Get lost! I mean that in a good way.

May 24, 2023 // 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. [...]

Get your outdoor chores done early

April 7, 2023 // 0 Comments

Don’t wait to do the things you’ll need to do to enjoy the summer. Get your fishing license and conservation stamp now, while your checking account is still fat from your [...]

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. [...]

There’s plenty to do this time of year

June 21, 2022 // 0 Comments

Fishing season is finally here. The die-hards have been hitting the water for the last several weeks, but now even a lot of the higher country is free of ice. Be careful, [...]

Outdoor lessons learned the hard way

June 6, 2022 // 0 Comments

While thinking about some of the wisdom I’ve gained from experiences in the outdoors, I thought of the most obvious piece of wisdom first: Don’t eat yellow snow. But [...]

Camping can get expensive if you let it

June 1, 2022 // 0 Comments

If you’re at all serious about camping, you can spend a small fortune – or even a large one, for that matter – on camping gear. Every time you head for the hills, you [...]

Thank you to all those who have served

May 30, 2022 // 0 Comments

This day has become the unofficial beginning of the summer, even though it won’t truly be summer for another month. But the weather is getting nice enough to get away to [...]

Cramming a summer into just one week

May 18, 2022 // 0 Comments

My oldest son has been talking about joining the National Guard since he graduated last spring, and he took a year to think about it and get a couple of semesters of college [...]
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