Friday, May 14, 2010





It was my brother's birthday.





I just got back from a camping trip at the Natchez Trace State Park. I found it to be quite awsome because we set up camp right next to a huge lake. The only probem was the lack of trees. I was a little dissapointed about this, but having the lake close by made up for it.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Why you should always wear your PFD (life vest) when paddling!

I was rafting with some friends the other day, on what was supposed to be a three hour paddle. We were coming out of a cove that we were exploring along the river. As we were just about to let the strong current of the river turn us back toward our take out, I spotted a red canoe filled with water, almost enough to sink it. Following the canoe was a guy struggling to keep up with it in the heavy current. After that, all of the equipment, including the PFDs, that had been on board the canoe floated right on by. As the guy with the canoe finally is able to pull the boat to the river bank, he asks (shouting over the background noise) us if we could rescue his sister (around the same age) who didn't have her PFD on when the canoe had flipped. As I looked back too where he was pointing, I saw her clinging onto a log. Me, as well as the others on board the raft paddled as hard as we could up stream. Unfortunately, the current made it impossible to advance up to her location. Fortunately, another friend of mine paddling a small kayak was able to fight the current and reach her. Eventually, the two brother and sister were able to set out on their way once more. However, the two were a little wetter than they had planned on being. The moral of this story is to always wear your PFD, especially when you can't swim!

Monday, February 08, 2010

Can't Wait for Spring



As you can see by the picture above, I just can't wait for Spring to arrive.
It has been soooooo cold here lately. I will post some pictures and videos when
I finnaly get to go camping once again. KS

Monday, November 02, 2009

I was sitting and waiting to go out and trick or treat with my friends in my neighborhood, when all of the sudden I got an idea. "I should build something to drop pumpkins with", I thought. So I did, and here are the results. Hopefully soon I will be able to try my idea of loading the pumpkin with a waterbottle pressurized with acedic acid and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda and vinegar).

video




This is the pumpkin as it smashes into the ground.






This is the pumpkin seconds before impact.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Flying Cows

This is a cartoon I made that features a guy named Pin Head.

video

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My Trebuchet

This video is of a wooden trebuchet that I built this past week. It shoots pretty far and I am happy with the way it turned out. I would like to thank the Kalb family for donating most of the lumber used on this project.


video

Monday, March 02, 2009

Hidden Bluff

At one of the camping places that I have been to, I found a rock face that nobody knows about, that goes up to about 60 feet, I call it Hidden Bluff. It is sort of hard to tell but the top picture on my blog was taken at the top of one of the coolest cliff faces in the whole area. You can see the edge in the bottom left corner. Any ways, I got a chance to rappel from the highest possible place, and had a lot of fun. Unfortunately, I was unable to climb because of the moss covering the rock.






This is the whole rock face.


Maggie
Jessie
Our campsite

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

This Place is Amazing


This is Morgan climbing out of the large entrance.


Here is Conner Climbing out of the small entrance.


Hello there...



Morgan an JC on the other side of the lake.



Large entrance.

These are pictures of me, Conner, Morgan, and Julia Clare (JC), my neighbors
exploring the cave area. It is pretty much just a long tunnel that goes on for about 30 meters. At points, it is about 50 feet under ground with a ceiling height of about 3 to 3.5 feet