Articles written by: Brad Nehring

Telltale Signs You’ve Just Discovered a Meth Lab

Telltale Signs You’ve Just Discovered a Meth Lab

Let’s paint a scenario. You’re walking through a beautiful forest (possibly with a loved one by your side), when you stumble upon a ramshackle hut

Ticks 101

Ticks 101

Of all the critters one may encounter in the woods, ticks are among the most dreaded. The Centers for Disease Control lists 10 different diseases carried and spread by American ticks alone,

American Bison Restoration: No Easy Task for the National Wildlife Federation

American Bison Restoration: No Easy Task for the National Wildlife Federation

History has not been kind to the American bison. Though as many as 40 million bison roamed the Great Plains when European explorers first arrived, the herds were decimated in the centuries that followed. By 1900, only 1,000

3 Unconventional Backpack Items (That Could Very Well Save Your Life)

3 Unconventional Backpack Items (That Could Very Well Save Your Life)

Most experienced hikers know the 10 essentials by heart, but the list of outdoor gear that can save your life is certainly not exhaustive. Before

The Difference Between National Parks, State Parks and National Forests

The Difference Between National Parks, State Parks and National Forests

Most outdoorsy folks don’t know the differences between regulations imposed by national parks, national forests and state parks. It’s usually not a big deal unless you’re a dog lover, recreational shooter, or multi-day camper.

9 National Parks That You’ve Never Heard Of

9 National Parks That You’ve Never Heard Of

National parks may have originated as an American institution — but today, with more than 1,800 established parks worldwide, the idea is hardly limited to the 50 states. And as this list proves, a national park does not have to be well-known to take your breath away.

What To Do When You Encounter a Mountain Goat

What To Do When You Encounter a Mountain Goat

Mountain goats are among the most majestic creatures in the wilderness; unfortunately, they are also one of the most aggressive. Numerous reports of aggressive goat populations led to the closure of the Mount Ellinor Trail in Olympic National Forest last month and

The 5 Best Views of Mt. Rainier

The 5 Best Views of Mt. Rainier

Admittedly, everyone has his or her ‘favorite Mt. Rainier viewpoint’, so this list should be considered entirely subjective. One thing is for sure, though – any of these five spots will offer a breathtaking view of our state’s most iconic natural wonder.