Eddie Horvath

52 reviewer rep
20 forum posts
joined Apr 29, 2007

I am a: 47-year-old backpacker
Location: Price, UT
Occupation: Master Body Piercer
Website: http://www.diversityinutah.com


Hiking for raptor research


Height5 feet 7 inches
Weight200 lbs.
Boot/Shoe Size7.5
Jacket/Shirt SizeLarge
Pant Size32 X 30

I'm Eddie. I'm 37 years old and come from an avid hunting, fishing and camping family. I no longer hunt with guns, instead I became a falconer and hunt with raptors like hawks, eagles, owls and falcons which I've done for nearly 26 years. I also volunteer much of my time doing raptor research on our nesting raptors with particular attention paid to the North American Goshawk due to the detrimental effects of West Nile Virus; but, all nesting raptors are included in the research.

By trade I am a Master Body Piercer and I was also an EMT and a Paramedical Examiner. I have also hand raised several species of parrots for about 27 years.

As for camping I prefer the mountains over the desert but I do go to our Southern deserts to research nesting falcons. I prefer to camp in areas where there are a lot of trees and a lake or river. The desert is just too uncomfortable for me for several reasons. I am kind of pasty; have blue eyes and red hair.....needless to say I burn extremely easily, usually within 10-15 minutes and I despise sand blowing in my eyes and mouth. Wilderness camping is the best for me, LOL.

We used to go camping in a trailer but over the years, since my family no longer goes, I rely on my tent and Dutch Ovens! Backpacking into a place that is not as crowded as regular camp grounds is awesome for the privacy and the exceptional wildlife which can be seen!

Gear Reviews (8)

user rating: 4.5 of 5 Outdoor Products Cyclone 6/16/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Coleman Northstar PerfectFlow InstaStart Propane Lantern 3/29/2008
user rating: 4 of 5 Coleman 1-Mantle Compact Propane Lantern 5/13/2007
user rating: 5 of 5 Coleman NorthStar Duel Mantle Perfectflow InstaStart 5/13/2007
user rating: 5 of 5 Ozark Trail 2 Burner Propane Stove 5/13/2007
user rating: 5 of 5 Texsport Big Bend Sleeping Bag 5/12/2007
user rating: 5 of 5 Chinook Cyclone 3 4/30/2007
user rating: 2 of 5 Ozark Trail 16' x 10.5' Family Dome Tent 4/29/2007

Forum Posts

Wanted: Tent Donations July 3, 2010
American Coots March 19, 2010
Is there life out there? March 19, 2010
Enter the Trailspace photo contest March 15-31 March 14, 2010
Her Royal Highness, Mother Nature 1 March 17, 2010
Looking for a Tent Donation for Raptor Research (Part 2) September 27, 2009
Don't Under Estimate Mother Nature! May 28, 2009
Tent for windy places April 27, 2009
What is a good saw to get for camping/backacking December 31, 2008
Should I go North Face?? Help please.. February 23, 2009
Looking for a Tent Donation for Raptor Research April 16, 2009
Pros and cons of Scout equipment April 13, 2009