Posts by Angus Wingfield

Fast Facts: The Bushmen of Southern Africa

Four Bushmen of Africa using tools to create a fire outside their houses

  Who Are They? The San or Saan People who are also known as the “Bushmen”, are the indigenous people of Africa and believed to be the oldest inhabitants of Africa. They are known to be the descendants of the first modern man or Homo sapiens. Their name “Bushmen” came from the Dutch term “bosiesman”…

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What to Look Out for in a Good Venture Leader

three people with backpacks on walking down a trail in a wooded area

A lot of people these days are engaged in hiking, backpacking, kayaking, mountaineering, and many other outdoor activities available. We do it for adventure, camaraderie, challenge, exercise, competition and just the desire to get out into nature.   You may be able to manage a short hike or an overnight camping trip near where you…

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How to Select the Correct Tent

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  Camping is a great recreational activity held outdoors that can benefit us in so many ways including our physical, social, and mental wellbeing. It is fun, enjoyable, and challenging but it could also be uncomfortable if one is not prepared or one does not know what to do.   Most people think about where…

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The Most Successful Fundraising Ideas Ever!

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In the age of #YOLO and #FOMO, travel has become one of the most sought after experiences by so many people. But while the rich and famous can jet set in private planes and house themselves in luxury hotels, many of us mere mortals need to save up for an economy plane ticket.   If…

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Danger Zone: The African Rock Python

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  When you think about deadly, dangerous snakes, the first thing that might come to your mind is their venom. However, many people are unaware that there are non-venomous snakes that are equally dangerous. One example is the African Rock Python (Python sebae), notorious for its nasty temperament.   The African rock python is the…

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