Hiking with Rattlesnakes Present

If you are hiking in an area where rattlesnakes are present, you must be aware of your surroundings and take steps to avoid a snake bit. However, if you get bitten by a rattlesnake, it is essential to know how to deal with the situation appropriately.


photo of a rattle snake
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Here are some steps you should take if you get bitten by a rattlesnake while hiking:

  1. Remain calm: Feeling panic or fear after being bitten by a venomous snake is natural, but try to stay as quiet as possible. Rapid movement or increased heart rate can cause venom to spread more quickly through your body.
  2. Seek medical attention: If you are in a remote area, call for emergency medical assistance as soon as possible. Call 911 or a local poison control center if you have a cell phone. If you do not have a cell phone, try to get to a hospital or medical clinic as soon as possible.
  3. Remove any tight clothing or jewelry: If the bite is on an extremity, such as your arm or leg, remove any tight clothing or jewelry that may constrict blood flow. Doing so will help to prevent the venom from spreading.
  4. Keep the bitten limb immobilized: It is vital to keep the bitten limb immobilized to help slow the spread of the venom. Use a splint or other improvised support to keep the limb comfortable.
  5. Do not try to catch or kill the snake: It is important not to try to capture or kill the snake, as this can be dangerous and may cause further injury. Instead, try to remember what the snake looked like so you can describe it to medical professionals.
  6. Please do not use a tourniquet: Tourniquets are no longer recommended for snake bites, as they can cause tissue damage and may even be life-threatening.
  7. Do not cut the bite or try to suck out the venom: These methods are ineffective and can cause further injury.

In conclusion, if you get bitten by a rattlesnake while hiking, it is essential to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Remain calm and try to immobilize the bitten limb, but do not try to catch or kill the snake or use a tourniquet. Instead, follow these steps to help manage the bite and minimize potential complications.

Landlocked for Now

Landlocked in West Texas putting our expedition together. We have some good news that our friends in Honduras have agreed to host us for a short time. We’re going to trek into the jungle and see if we can’t capture some film of Panthers.

Exciting news. This part of our journey will be a massive leap out of my comfort zone. I have to overcome fears, like, bugs, snakes, and other creepy crawlies. Yes, I scream like a girl when confronted with creepy crawlies.

Today is also the first day of my diet. Need to trim off a few pounds and get into real shape. I would not be able to trek through a jungle this out of the way. So it’s time! Being here in the desert will allow me to train in pretty hot conditions. Also going to make some time to trek through the desert to confront some of my fears.

We’re working on what we could study here in the desert before we head out to the mountains in Colorado. Thinking we may do a little work with Roadrunners. The other morning I opened my door in my RV and right there next to my truck was a Roadrunner. That has to be a sign, right?

roadrunner, bird, birding

Currently, I’m talking with a sailing instructor in Seatle that seems very good. He has circumnavigated the world several times. Part of what I need to learn is open water sailing. So I have been searching for the right teacher for a couple of months. I love Seatle to it will be fun if this works out.

This amazing photo below was taken by Oliver Sjöström 

Oliver is an amazing photographer please check out his work: https://ollivves.com/

open water, sailing, boat

That’s the update for our expedition documentary. The title of our documentary is still up in the air. We have a ways to go and may go through several working titles. We started the Life Research Project, so that is a possibility.

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Big Changes For Us Update

As some of you may be aware, we have a sailing expedition scheduled for late 2020 or first quarter of 2021. We are also engaged in moving our landlocked office to Denver, Colorado.

“The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man, it is to know that and to wonder at it.”–Jacques Yves Cousteau 

sailboat, open ocean, canalOur sailing expedition operation is down to two cities, Vancouver, Canada or Seatle, Washington. I’m very excited about this expedition. Where we plan to study the Northern Passage on our first leg. Come back around to the Pacific and sail to Panama through the Canal and spend some time in Honduras, Argentina, and Brazil. We are reaching out to researchers around the world for research opportunities. To be announced as finalize our projects.

Each leg of the trip will part of our documentary film.

Gear onboard:

  • Underwater Drone
  • 4K Drone
  • Nikon D850 X 2 plus assorted lens capabilities
  • 4K Video Camera with full cinema capabilities
  • Scuba & Snorkel Gear

We’re also moving our offices to Denver, Colorado after the summer season is over. Okay, don’t laugh, we’re moving during the winter months. I can think of no better place to be landlocked than Denver. Very excited about our move. A beautiful city for creators.

rocky mountains, hiking, climbing

Very ready to enjoy the Rocky Mountains once again. My excitement is heightened because I get to do it with my granddaughter.

If you are a researcher, please reach out we would love to discuss with you our plans. The beauty is we can stay wherever for extended periods. Complete the form, and I will happily call to discuss with you potential help: