Wilderdom VignettesFox
My story could hardly end without explaining my killing of that fox.  A week before my wedding I heard a fox in the chicken coop...Chickens squawking, in the final throes of terror. Backlight snaps on. I see his green eyes.  I walk to the coop.  I open the door and slip inside. (James Neill, 2001)


Wilderdom VignettesThe adaptational challenge for 21st century humans
It is very possible that there are amazing far distant futures for homo sapiens and what may evolve beyond.  It is also very possible that our speciesí future will be much shorter and less enviable than expected.  What happens during the 21st century will be critical.  What kind of world will the projected 10 billion or so people inherit in 2100? (James Neill, 2004)




Go to articleTeam building is about discovering how people think & work: Making people work together by playing games is not enough.  The real use of such activities is to reveal how people think & behave. (Heng Kai, 2004)

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Resilience & outdoor education
Developing psychological resilience is one of the most relevant applications of outdoor education in the  increasingly sedentary 21st century Western societies.
(James Neill, 2004)

Alternative to Winter Canoe Trip Cartoon by Frik Outdoors 


Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson went on a camping trip.  After a good meal and a bottle of red, they lay down for the night and went to sleep. Some hours later Holmes woke up, nudged his faithful friend and said, "Watson, I want you to look up at the sky and tell me what you see." rest...


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Twice in a lifetime we have seen war produce in quite ordinary men and women heroic qualities of courage, endurance and self-sacrifice and make permanently better citizens of those whom it did not destroy.  Twice we have had to recognize that our ordinary systems of education had often failed to educe those qualities in peace-time.
- Geoffrey Winthrop Young, June 26, 1943, Outward Bound, Aberdovey, Wales
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