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URL: http://pinoyapache.blogspot.com
Site Description: The travails of a warrior weathering out a mid-life crisis...
Date Joined: Sep 5, 2008

Tags: mountaineering, environment, bushcraft, trail running, exploration


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EDC SEMINAR FOR PAGCOR SECURITY
on Apr 10, 2013 in everyday carry training MY CONTINUING ADVOCACY regarding the introduction, the spreading of information, the development or the carrying of the Everyday Carry (or EDC) Kit to all persons, regardless of their social status or profession, begun its full swing when I conducted...



PINOYAPACHE SAYS "NO STAIRWAY TO MOUNT APO"!
on Apr 4, 2013 in environment advocacy Mount Apo This article is also featured at iSTORYA.NET. THE WHOLE PHILIPPINE mountaineering community had been in a state of agitation lately ever since the news of the planned construction of more than 16,000 trail steps that will be undertaken by the City...



A CAMP RED EDC KIT PARLEY
on Mar 31, 2013 in everyday carry Camp Red THERE IS A NEED to convene the Camp Red Bushcraft and Survival Guild today, January 27, 2013, to start a tradition. Every start of a year should be the time for every member to renew, strengthen and reaffirm his association with Camp Red. It could...



BUSHCRAFT BUHISAN XIX: Snakehawk Wilderness
on Mar 21, 2013 in survivalcraft firecraft Cebu City bushcraft camp Snakehawk hunting tool making WIL RHYS-DAVIES AND I had been meeting regularly many times since October when Wil broached the idea of establishing a wilderness skills school here in Cebu, Philippines. This is unfamiliar territory for me but Wil assured me that the playing field...



WARRIOR REVIEW: Rivers 3514M Hike Boots
on Mar 14, 2013 in footwear review THERE ARE ONLY TWO things that are very valuable to me when I am outdoors: a functional knife and a good pair of shoes. Why the shoes? Good question. The shoes protect my feet from sharp stones, pebbles and thorns. I cannot travel a good dist...



NAPO TO BABAG TALES LVII: The Last Wild Place
on Mar 2, 2013 in Liboron Trail Cebu City Tagaytay Trail Alingatong Trail exploration THERE IS A PLACE on the Babag Mountain Range that have been tingling at the back of my mind for some time ever since I have known of its existence in 2009 through Feleciano Roble. Then on Freedom Climb 2010, I happen to meet five people with hunting...



ONCE UPON A TIME IN LARENA
on Feb 28, 2013 in Larena Siquijor reminiscing I ALIGHTED AT the wharf in Larena, Siquijor in the afternoon of May 1, 1984. Inside my head, the Queen's hit “Radio Gaga” kept ringing in my head thanks to my sister's Walkman. I walked a little distance and I saw my neighbor, Allan Salazar, na...



PARABELLUM ROUTE
on Feb 22, 2013 in Osama bin Laden Al Qaeda training Cebu City running reminiscing Sic vis pacum parabellum If you want peace, prepare for war.  This is the route that I used to run twice a week from April 1993 to July 1994 while maintaining my physical conditioning as a former counter-terrorist operative. This routine a...



NAPO TO BABAG TALES LVI: The Battle of the Bulge
on Feb 11, 2013 in Wil Rhys-Davies East Ridge Pass training Cebu City NST Trail Mount Babag I CAN FEEL THE ADDED weight and I am not comfortable with it. The month of December had pampered my stomach and intestines so much that my bodily desire to crave for more of the fats and sweets that I have been regulating for the past eleven months...



POEM #8: Crossing Bantayan Channel
on Feb 8, 2013 in Guintarcan Island poem Just a speck on a map is an island on the Visayan sea; I cross the channel on a trimaran guiding a group of Danes and friends. Swollen waves, white-crested; shook the small craft splashing spray. I hold on to the mast and gripped a cam; ass...



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