The Great Outdoors

Archery practice is going to have to wait

August 10, 2022 // 0 Comments

My neighbor Kevin and I are both avid bowhunters. I try to practice with my bow as much as I can the rest of the year, too, but the last few years, it’s been more and more [...]

I’m meeting my new pup this weekend

August 8, 2022 // 0 Comments

I have a feeling this week is just going to seem like it crawls by. Time always seems to slow down when you’re waiting for something. And for me, that something is getting [...]

3-D archery targets are a bit pricey

August 3, 2022 // 0 Comments

I have an old 3-D archery target I’ve been poking holes in for years. For the first few years of its life, it lived in a shed out behind my garage. When I moved to a new [...]

Get the bow out of its case now

July 29, 2022 // 0 Comments

Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges [...]

Keep your GoreTex fabrics working right

July 28, 2022 // 0 Comments

There’s not an awful lot that’s worse than a rain coat that doesn’t keep the rain out. What’s the point of packing it along if it just turns into an extra layer of [...]

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 [...]
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