Articles written by: Brad Lane

Originally from the great state of Iowa, Brad now works in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia as a wilderness guide.

5 Team Building Games to Build Cohesiveness

5 Team Building Games to Build Cohesiveness

One basketball player doesn’t win a championship, the entire team does. And this mentality can apply to everyday life. Whether you are sending a team up the mountain, shooting for end of the year business goals, or looking for increased human connection; individuals can only do so much on their [...]

Summer Side Dishes: 10 Corn Recipes to Make You Smile Ear to Ear

Summer Side Dishes: 10 Corn Recipes to Make You Smile Ear to Ear

Nothing says summer like teeth full of corn kernels. And to get your summer going strong, here for you today are 10 delicious corn recipes to keep your toothpick supply limited: 1. Corn Salsa Bring out the tortilla chips and pita bread, this corny take on a traditional appetizer will [...]

The Greatest Riddle Ever Told

The Greatest Riddle Ever Told

What goes into a great riddle? The delivery goes a long way. Make the details your own and your audience will be captivated. The timing helps as well. Yelling a riddle to a random group of people doesn’t prove to be very effective. Grab a crowd around a campfire or [...]

6 Ways To Build a Fire in the Wild

6 Ways To Build a Fire in the Wild

If there is anything that goes well with a solid camping experience it is a great campfire. To come unprepared to the campsite without adequate gear or knowledge would disrespect the caveman before you. So here for you today, are 6 methods to build that quintessential campfire. But remember, no [...]

What Your Shoes Say About You

What Your Shoes Say About You

I hate to stereotype people by what shoes they choose to slip on when they get out of the bed in the morning. But if you make a decision to wear a particular type of shoe, it may not be saying necessary something directly about your personality, but it is [...]

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: 8 Essential Items for Adventure Dogs

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: 8 Essential Items for Adventure Dogs

If you think you enjoy the great outdoors, wait till you get your canine partner in crime on the trail. So many smells so little time. Here to get you started on training your mountain dog for the switchbacks are 8 items to outfit your four-legged friend: Dog Pack - Perhaps [...]

Dave Patton: Bringing Recreation to the Cornfields

Dave Patton: Bringing Recreation to the Cornfields

Dave Patton is the director of the University of Iowa’s Touch the Earth Outdoor Program, a program recognized by Outside Magazine as the 19th best outdoor program in the U.S. – not bad considering the “geographic disadvantages” the state of Iowa poses for recreational purposes. I pulled Dave from his [...]

8 Knots to Know

8 Knots to Know

Looking to start getting into the sport of climbing? Get started on your knot knowledge with this introductory list of knots and knot instructions: 1. Figure Eight Knot - Maybe one of the most common knots to know is the figure eight knot. This knot is used to attach a climber’s [...]

Disc Golf: Sport or Sideshow

Disc Golf: Sport or Sideshow

Disc golf, Frolf, Frisbee golf; call it what you want, just don’t call it a fad. I reached out to the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) to get the scoop on which direction the disc flies and the direction that has taken this sport from obscurity to borderline mainstream. The [...]

Backpacking Buffet: 5 Recipes that Pack Light and Deliver a Big Punch

Backpacking Buffet: 5 Recipes that Pack Light and Deliver a Big Punch

There is a fine line when packing food for backpacking. On the one hand you want something that’s light to carry, something that is space conscious, and something that can hold up in a packed pack. But on the other hand, you’re working hard out there, you need to carb [...]