Great Outdoors

Give wild animals plenty of room

June 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Those brochures they hand out at Yellowstone with a drawing of a person getting flung into the air by an angry buffalo aren’t just for the tourists. They’re a warning to [...]

Just get lost — in the woods, that is

June 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Most people try to avoid getting lost in the woods. I’ve long thought my dad’s goal was just the opposite. Every time we headed out into the wild, Dad would get us lost. [...]

Archery is back outside, where it belongs

June 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

I love this time of year. The bulk of the spring rainstorms have come and gone, and with any luck, the worst of the wind is behind us, too. But the best thing about this time [...]

The backpack with legs

June 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

When I was a kid, my dad used to take me into the mountains above Pinedale each summer. I was quite young when Dad decided I should carry my own weight – literally. Before [...]

Test gear before you buy it

May 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Don’t just buy your gear because it looks good. Buy it only if it fits you properly. Hiking boots that don’t fit you well will give you blisters, and you’ll spend your [...]

Practice for hunting season starts early

May 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’ve been getting up early the last few months. Real early. For most of my life, I didn’t even know there was a 4 o’clock in the morning. At least not on days when [...]

Summer’s already booked

May 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

How do I do this every year? Before the summer even starts, I’ve already committed myself for every minute of vacation time I have available. I guess I ought to point out [...]

How does a ’94 Ford stack up to a new Ram?

May 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

There’s nothing like a truck. I’d rather push my ’94 F-250 than drive some fancy new sedan. Granted, no sedan on Earth would make it down my driveway, so whether I like [...]
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