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The gear, Breathe Like A Fish. Where, Lakeland, Florida. Who, Kent Hickman.

If you haven’t checked them out yet, you really are missing out on the most incredibly cool (ha ha) shirts on the market! We are getting geared up at Chicks with Ticks to field test Kent Hickman’s shirts. He has added new styles and more choices in women’s wear so don’t be afraid to get your gear too! In fact, he has the whole family covered – LITERALLY!

To check out his stuff just go to breathelikeafish.com

We really do have caves in Florida!

Leave it the CWT family and friends to get together and do something crazy….CAVING! That’s right, we have caves in north central Florida.

This is an amazing family adventure!

This is an amazing family adventure!

Vandal Cave entrance is very open and easy!

Vandal Cave entrance is very open and easy!

The Dames Caves in the Citrus Tract of the Withlacoochee Forest (Trail 22) is an amazing place to enjoy the outdoors with the entire family. You don’t have to be world-famous cavers or hikers. You just have to have a sense of adventure and half a day of good weather.

The usual suspects.

The usual suspects.

We arrived with the usual suspects at the obscure parking area on the roadside. Thus began a fun-filled day of exploration and testing of our courage!

The caves vary from easy entries with large rooms to multi-level systems with some fairly interesting tight spaces to get into. There is something for everyone. We recommend this even for those who might be claustrophobic. Some of these caves are wide open!

Bring water, lunch, cameras, headlamps, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty! Mind you, Chicks with Ticks NEVER mind getting dirty!

The kids love the adventure of exploring the cave levels.

The kids love the adventure of exploring the cave levels.

If you need information, please don’t hesitate to call Eddie at the division of forestry for Withlacoochee. He was amazing and very helpful.

Just another day of adventure for the Chicks with Ticks Family

Just another day of adventure for the Chicks with Ticks Family

Friends helping friends.

There's something for everyone to try.

There’s something for everyone to try.

The Compleat Wetlander

The Compleat Wetlander: The Contemplative Blog of the Association of State Wetland Managers

It’s so exciting and flattering when we are recognized  by our peers. Recently, we were chosen as Wetlander’s Pick of The Posts. You should check this blog as there are countless resources for those interested in wetlands. Thanks Wetlander!!

http://aswm.org/wordpress/  Wetlander's Pick of the Posts

The Chicks With Ticks have been thinking about having some strange videographer follow us into the swamps and film our crazy misadventures. We always say that no one would want to see us as we fall face first into the mud or scream when we step on a stick that looks like a big snake! But hey – if someone out there wants to watch a kooky man catch turtles or a toddler pitch a tantrum on a fake stage – who are we to criticize! We watch all kinds of stuff on television.

Sing in waders!

Wish you could have been there….

What we want to know is….would you take time out of your very busy day to watch a short segment if we made it? Would you enjoy watching John spout on and on about this and that morphology blah blah blah and then BAM fall because he wasn’t watching where he was going? Would you want to see the beauty and wonder that we discover behind the forests? Basically – do you find what we do interesting enough to watch it in a mini show?

We will begin filming in October. We may do some mini trials first to see if we are just plain stupid! Let us know what you think! We want to hear what you find the most entertaining or interesting. There may be a subject you have been dying to ask us about! Go ahead – now is the time!

So, here we go. Ready to make the next chapter of the Chicks With Ticks story.

Hope you will join us!

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