Trail Walkin' Christian Hikers

"Behold, I am weighted down beneath you as a wagon is weighted down when filled with sheaves." - Amos 2:13 * If this reminds you of your backpack, it's time to lighten up!
"An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered." - G.K. Chesterton
"The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise." - Tacitus - Annals, Book XV
° JP - Waking Up From a Coma in 2022
° BB - Climate Change Is Real. Here Are 10 Undeniable Proofs
° PU - How Much Energy Will the World Need?

2022 Events

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You'll Miss Fossil Fuels When They're Gone

° WSJ - Apr 05, 2022 - A15 - You'll Miss Fossil Fuels When They're Gone - By Allysia Finley
° What would a world without oil and gas look like? We’re getting a preview: surging prices for food and other everyday goods. Oil and natural gas aren’t needed to only generate energy. They’re also critical for an array of products including face masks, diapers and vegan leather.
° Consider fertilizer, which is produced using hydrogen from natural gas (the molecule CH4). Natural gas accounts for about 75% to 90% of fertilizer production costs. Russia and Belarus are large producers, and uncertainty about sanctions has reduced their exports. But skyrocketing natural-gas prices in Europe have also pushed fertilizer producers such as Norway’s Yara and Hungary’s Nitrogenmuvek to curtail production. Some suspended operations last fall when Russia slowed natural-gas deliveries.
° As a result, fertilizer prices last month hit a record. Many farmers are scaling back land in cultivation. Some say they plan to use less fertilizer, which could reduce crop yields. Others are switching from planting corn and wheat to soybeans, which require less fertilizer. The fertilizer shortage couldn’t have come at a worse time. The war is disrupting grain shipments from Russia and Ukraine, which account for a quarter of global wheat exports. Wheat prices last month hit a record. While Americans will have to pay more for cereal and pasta, Africans could experience severe food shortages.
° At the same time, food manufacturers report that the cost of plastics for containers and packaging is soaring. Plastics are made from oil and natural gas, which are in short supply globally. Hydrocarbons known as natural-gas liquids are used as feedstock for petrochemical plants. Ethane (C2H6) is isolated from natural gas and then processed into ethylene, which is converted through a chain of chemical reactions into polyethylene—the most common plastic in use today, found in shopping bags, water bottles, catheters and even bulletproof vests.
° U.S. shale fracking produced a gusher of natural-gas liquids including ethane. As a result the cost of plastic feedstock plunged and petrochemical investment exploded. Ethane prices today are about half of what they were in 2011, though they crept up this past year as demand increased. In 2018 the American Chemistry Council estimated that 333 chemical-industry projects valued at more than $200 billion had been announced since 2010.
° With so much gas from shale fields, the U.S. in 2015 became the world’s top exporter of ethane, surpassing Norway. Ethane exports have increased to 508,000 barrels a day from nothing in 2013 and have become a major feedstock for petrochemical plants in Canada, China, Europe and India.
° One little-appreciated fact is that some cheap plastic products imported from China are made from ethane fracked in the U.S. Overseas petrochemical plants also use the petroleum-based hydrocarbon naphtha as a feedstock. Russia is a major exporter of naphtha, but fracking has made low-cost American ethane more globally competitive.
° Another common byproduct of natural-gas processing and oil refining is polypropylene. There’s a good chance you’re wearing something with polypropylene. It’s in iPhone cases, fitness apparel and female sanitary products. Early in the pandemic, Exxon Mobil tapped its petrochemical supply chain to ramp up polypropylene production for face masks. Polypropylene is also often used in appliances, medical sutures, food containers, furniture and plastic drinking straws. Progressives in places like Seattle and San Francisco have banned single-serve plastic straws. Yet they mandated face masks, which are made from the same raw material. Surgical masks are now among the most common kinds of litter in California, especially near schools.
° The inconvenient truth for progressives is that petrochemicals are ubiquitous and indispensable. Replacing oil and gas as an energy source poses enormous technological challenges. Replacing them as a product feedstock would be next to impossible. As much as progressives loathe fossil fuels, they can’t live without them. Drive an electric car or rideabike? Streets are paved with asphalt, which is made from petroleum bitumen. The cost of asphalt, by the way, is also soaring in tandem with oil prices.
° Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has highlighted how even a modest decline in the supply of oil and gas can send prices for energy and raw materials soaring. Government policies that restrict oil and gas production won’t only increase energy prices. They will raise prices and lead to shortages across the economy. Welcome to the wonderful world without oil and gas.

For hikers who took the Red Pill

The Pfizer Inoculations Do More Harm Than Good
Billions Of People Affected by Mass Formation Psychosis
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Monopoly - Who owns the world? by Tim Gielen
COVID Charts CNN Forgot - Tom Woods

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° Jul 02 - January 6 Committee’s Bombshell Testimony Against Trump!
° May 26 - She Can't Define "Woman" - Biden's Supreme Court Pick
° May 22 - Virtue Signaling About Ukraine!
° Mar 12 - BOMBSHELL Safety Data Released on “Life Jackets”
° Mar 09 - Russia and Ukraine Explained by Kamala Harris!
° Mar 08 - How To Become a Woke Celebrity!
° Mar 05 - Is Klaus Schwab the Most Dangerous Man in the World?
° Mar 02 - Ukraine and Russia: What the Media Wants You To Think!
° Feb 25 - 6 Facts About Trudeau That'll Make Your Blood BOIL!
° Feb 19 - What Science Class in 2022 Is Like - What Your Kids Are Learning!
° Feb 15 - Truth is Terrorism! - New Update from US Government
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° Feb 08 - The Go Fund Me Crisis - It’s Not What You Think!
° Jan 22 - Biden’s Brain - Proof Nothing is Wrong!
° Jan 18 - Learning the Masterful CHARM of Kamala Harris!
° Jan 17 - Why Good People OBEY Harmful Mandates
° Jan 15 - The Narrative is Crumbling - 16 Reasons Why - CDC Credibility R.I.P.
° Jan 11 - Nancy Pelosi - Insider Trader of the Year! - $25M house in Florida? right on the ocean??
° Jan 01 - How Liberal Mayors Run Their Cities!
° Dec 21 - Advice for the Authoritarians
° Dec 18 - Why You Need a Second Life Jacket! 
° Dec 11 - How Liberals Are in Denial About What’s Going On
° Dec 07 - CDC - Critical Thinking is Dangerous!
° Dec 04 - The Omicron Variant is Here! What You Need to Know
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° Nov 27 - The Left is Normalizing Pedophiles? A Special News Report
° Nov 24 - What the FDA is Like...
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Past Hiking Log

Trail Log
Date Start Finish Miles Time Ascent GaiaGPS
6.13.21 Clear Fork Gorge Overlook Clear Fork Gorge Overlook 4.2 2:14 349' GaiaGPS
Notes - A bit warm, but a beautiful day with 19 hikers gathered at Mohican State Park. Two more joined us for the picnic lunch afterwards.
6.05.21 Massillon pt 08 Massillon pt 15 10.48 3:25 118' GaiaGPS
Goal was to have people hike all 1400 miles of the Buckeye Trail on National Trails Day
5.14.21 Andy Layne TH Tinker Cliffs 7.43 5:03 1,711' GaiaGPS
Hiked up the Andy Layne trail to Tinker Cliffs for another day of climbing up more than 1,000'. We passed several small groups heading up the mountain including a hiking club.
5.13.21 Dragons Tooth TH Dragons Tooth 4.99 4:14 1,146' GaiaGPS
Hiked up to Dragon's Tooth from the trailhead parking lot with no issues. We checked the Warning sign and made sure we were prepared. Pic 1 Pic 2 Afterwards we enjoyed a late lunch at Three Li'l Pigs and looked around at Outdoor Trails outfitter store.
5.12.21 Campbell Shelter McAfee Knob TH 4.00 1:28 122' GaiaGPS
After supper as the air cooled Couscous had terrible leg cramps in both legs. He had forgotten to fill his baking soda container. 🤦️ We discussed our options and found a fire road near our shelter that lead back to the car where he had more baking soda. After 3 Ibuprofen and lots of water, we walked 4 miles in the dark back to car for a 14.4 mile day. 7pm CC couldn't stand - 10:30pm in a hotel. God is great!
5.12.21 McAfee Knob TH Campbell Shelter 10.39 6:37 2,210' GaiaGPS
Rough day .. after pausing at McAfee Knob we passed the Campbell shelter where we planned to stay that night and headed toward Tinker Cliffs 4.9 miles away. After 3 miles we decided it was time to turn back.

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  1. Plan Ahead & Prepare
    Adequate trip planning and preparation helps backcountry travelers accomplish trip goals safely and enjoyably, while simultaneously minimizing damage to the land.
  2. Travel & Camp On Durable Surfaces
    The goal of travel in the outdoors is to move through natural areas while avoiding damage to the land or waterways. Understanding how travel causes impacts is necessary to accomplish this goal.
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
    The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics encourages outdoor enthusiasts to consider the impacts that they leave behind, which will undoubtedly affect other people, water, and wildlife.
  4. Leave What You Find
    Allow others a sense of discovery by leaving rocks, plants, archaeological artifacts, and other objects of interest as you find them.
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts The use of campfires, once a necessity for cooking and warmth, is steeped in history and tradition. The development of lightweight, efficient camp stoves has encouraged a shift away from the traditional fire for cooking—and they Leave No Trace.
  6. Respect Wildlife
    Learn about wildlife through quiet observation. Do not disturb wildlife or plants just for a “better look.” Observe wildlife from a distance so they are not scared or forced to flee.
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
    One of the most important components of outdoor ethics is to maintain courtesy toward other visitors. Excessive noise, uncontrolled pets, and damaged surroundings take away from the natural appeal of the outdoors.
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