Category: Outdoors

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A Hunter’s Tale: The Search for a Deer

It was early morning, and the woods were alive with the sounds of birds chirping and squirrels scampering. The air was crisp and the sun was just starting to peek over the horizon. I had been waiting all …

How to Use maps When Hiking

Experienced hikers will often rely heavily on maps or GPS units to navigate along trails and through wilderness areas, whereas many novice hikers will simply try to “wing it”. Amateurs will often reason that they can stick to …

A Guide to Hiking Etiquette

Occasionally, people who live in the city seem to forget that they came to a wilderness area to hike and to enjoy the peace and quiet and the great scenery. To ensure that everybody enjoys themselves, hikers generally …

An Introduction to Hiking Backpacks

Hiking backpacks come in all sizes and colors, in a range of materials, and with enough add-on extras to satisfy the most demanding gadget freak. To help you to find your way through the forest of hiking backpacks …

Hiking Tips for the Novice

Hiking over normal terrain means being able to keep up a steady pace for several hours, with just short rest breaks of ten minutes or so about once per hour. But steep or slippery slopes, crossing creeks and …

All About Trolling Motors

Trolling is a fishing technique that is practiced by experienced fishermen. If you are planning to try such a technique, purchasing a boat or kayak for your fishing activities may have already crossed your mind. Rod, line, bait, …

Never Have These Colors In Your Tackle Box

I have been fishing with an old friend lately named Joe. I have known him since he was born 38 years ago, 39 tomorrow. Happy Birthday Joe! We have been fishing at a lake I love to fish, …

The Temperature Rating is What You Look for When You Buy Camping Sleeping Bags

They make sleeping bags for different purposes. Units that are manufactured for the backpacker market need to be lightweight, as far as possible. These designs will compromise on everything – comfort and insulation included – to achieve the …