Outdoor Gear Reviews and Buying Guides
I live in the high, dry Inter-mountain West. In warm weather, I carry at least four liters of water each day when hiking, scouting, hunting or fishing. On several occasions, I drank all four liters of water before noon and had to
When we bought our PLB in 2011, we also I looked at the Spot Satellite Messengers as a possibility for sending messages home when were were out of cell phone coverage. The reviews for Spot were so bad we decided not to buy one. Since then, Delorme has brought two-way messaging to the market.
I’ve been looking at the Spot Satellite Messenger for years thinking it would be a good idea to be able to send messages home when I was in the back country
Hunting Tips, Trials and Tribulations
I received the following email from Brady Gaughan of Florida: Thank you for your DIY guide. I used it to plan a first time elk hunt for my son’s 16th birthday.
I live in the Intermountain West and can hunt elk every year with Over-the-Counter (OTC) tags, but have been researching other western states for an out of state elk hunt. I gathered data from the state harvest reports
The last time we harvested an elk, we had 192 lbs of boneless meat after butchering. If that seems like a lot of meat, it is. But having that much meat presented an opportunity to try lots of different recipes and learn
The family that has been missing in the Nevada mountains were found alive Tuesday afternoon. Two adults and four children were taken to the hospital for mild hypothermia and dehydration and are expected to be released today. They were lucky. They did things wrong that put them at risk and
Lee Loader reloading kits are great for anyone that wants to try reloading without spending a lot of money for equipment because each kit only costs about $30. I bought the 45 auto
The mountains of the Western U.S. is an amazing place to live. With over 360 million acres of public land in eleven states, people come from all over the world to enjoy outdoor activities here. But like all mountainous areas, it can also be
Fishing Tips, Trips and Catching Great Ol’ Biggerns
The Blackfoot River is a well know “Blue Ribbon” fishery in Montana, so I perked up when Sonia said she booked a cabin
I have a different take on a hatch chart. Instead of thinking about what insect is supposed to be hatching at a given time of year,
My cousin Grayson came to visit and to learn how to fly fish. With the help of my fishing buddy Jim O’Neal, who happens to be one of the best fly fishing guides on the
Wildlife Conservation and Management
Too many homeowners today freak out and unleash chemical warfare at the first sign of a weed or bug in their lawn or garden. Why do we do that? Because that is all we know.
We constantly hear that many species are threatened with extinction. Extinction is a fact of life for every species as much as death is for every individual. More species (99%) have gone extinct in the past than exist on our planet today and most of those extinctions were due to
Several years ago, I heard of the term Nature-Deficit Disorder and trying to to learn what it was all about. I found a story, from Last Child in the Woods – Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, by Richard Louv about an organization