CompTIA Security+

Next Career Step – CompTIA Security+

After having spent the last two years living my dream of being self-employed and selling an independent product I developed, build, and support for some of the most well known acts in the entertainment world, it is time to begin re-entering the traditional work force. Due to the commoditization of what I developed, and the […]

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Water BOB

A Hurricane Preparedness Water Essential

Something I learned over the many years of living Florida: 1) hurricanes are inevitable, and 2) at the slightest mention of a hurricane, the water at the stores sells out immediately. So what does one do? There is a solution. Buy a WaterBOB and have it on hand for the next emergency. The WaterBOB goes […]

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Camp Pellissippi

First Cub Scout Campout

This was the first campout for the boys as Cub Scouts, a “District Camporee”. Cub Scouts, from what I understand, do not camp as often as Boy Scouts, and have age-appropriate restrictions on┬áthe types of activities they can participate in and the weather conditions they can camp in. This was also my first BSA campout […]

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1938 Zenith 5S127

1937 Zenith 5S127 Radio Restoration

I found this little project via a local estate auction. Got it for next to nothing – like $7.50. I bid based only on a couple of photos I had seen of it. It looks like someone started the project and was never able to finish it. The cabinet finish was stripped, the speaker was […]

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com.

Hiking Challenge

I grew up going camping in the Smoky Mountain National Park every fall. Some years we would camp in Elkmont, some years at Smokemont, and a couple of times we actually got to camp at Cades Cove. You see, Cades Coves seemed like the holy grail of camp sites – we loved their scenic loop […]

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Beginning my Amateur Radio Technician Ticket

Beginning my Amateur Radio Technician Ticket

When I was younger I spent many hours looking through catalogs from Radio Shack and Heathkit at all the cool 2-way radios. My 8th Grade year in Middle School my dad promised to buy me anything of my choice if I would finish with straight A’s in all my classes. I just knew I would […]