Great Outdoors

Horses are great, but they’re a lot of work

July 27, 2022 // 0 Comments

In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. [...]

Be prepared for the unexpected

July 26, 2022 // 0 Comments

Being prepared for the worst is never a bad idea. However, if you carry everything you might need for any emergency, you won’t have room for your tent or sleeping bag. A [...]

Active muffs increase range safety

July 25, 2022 // 0 Comments

There are a lot of electronic earmuffs and earplugs on the market, and most of ‘em are worth every penny you’ll spend on ‘em. The best ones are generally more [...]

Biking is good exercise when the bike works

July 22, 2022 // 0 Comments

Last week, I tossed my mountain bike in the truck to go get some exercise. I’m hoping to be in good enough shape to get through my elk hunt without going into cardiac [...]

Firewood cutting is hard work, but I love it

July 20, 2022 // 0 Comments

I’m not afraid of a little hard work. In fact, I enjoy it. It gets me moving, keeps me somewhat in shape, and most hard-work tasks come with the reward of being able to [...]

Get your Cutt-Slam if you haven’t already

July 19, 2022 // 0 Comments

If you haven’t completed a Cutt-Slam yet, now’s the time to get it done. The Cutt-Slam is like other grand slams in the hunting and fishing world. It requires you to get [...]

Just sit and watch the shadows grow longer

July 15, 2022 // 0 Comments

Everything’s all wacky this year. You can’t watch the news without raising your blood pressure, and the election insanity is starting up again. I hope life gets back to [...]

Beat the heat by escaping to the backcountry

July 14, 2022 // 0 Comments

I can’t stand heat. I’d rather be cold than hot. Part of it is just how I’m wired. I just don’t do well when I’m overheated. If I’m doing any kind of exercise, I [...]
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