Articles written by: Brad Nehring

8 Completely Insane Fall and Winter Sports

8 Completely Insane Fall and Winter Sports

Hockey and American football certainly have their brutal moments. But for all of the bone-crunching spectacle, both sports pale in comparison to some of the other athletic competitions held during the fall and winter months around the world.

Tips for Making Fantastic Jerky

Tips for Making Fantastic Jerky

Folks have been drying meat to chewy perfection for centuries. The Quecha tribe of Peru introduced the concept of cured meat to Spaniards in the 16th century; the tribe’s name for their signature snack, ‘ch’arki’,

How to Keep Wild Animals out of Your Backyard

How to Keep Wild Animals out of Your Backyard

Those who own property in rural areas of the United States are often forced to deal with animal intrusion. Whether it’s a pack of raccoons rummaging through the trash, deer or elk damaging crops or

Two Snowboarders Rescued on Mt. Rainier, Sense of Humor Intact

Derek Tyndall and Thomas Dale weren’t shy about how they survived two very cold nights on Mt. Rainier. “There was a little bit of spooning,” Dale told reporters on Tuesday evening, hours after rescue teams were able to locate the men and transport them to safety. “I’m not going to [...]

The Geoduck: Mysterious, Controversial and Delicious

The Geoduck: Mysterious, Controversial and Delicious

Most folks who visit the tidelands of coastal Washington encounter crabs, seagulls and other denizens common to any other beach in the United States. However, those who dig deep enough are likely to come face-to-face with a geoduck, the largest burrowing clam on Earth.

The Rooftop Garden Hall of Fame

The Rooftop Garden Hall of Fame

Aesthetics aside, rooftop gardens are highly beneficial to urban areas. They regulate temperature inside their buildings using organic means, absorb carbon emissions from traffic below, provide

The Fundamentals of Ice Fishing

The Fundamentals of Ice Fishing

Dating back to Neanderthals of the Pleistocene Age, ice fishing is the oldest winter pastime that still exists today (unless you count walking in the snow). While spears and jagged rocks have been replaced by

Halloween Costumes to Show Others You’re Eco-Friendly

Halloween Costumes to Show Others You’re Eco-Friendly

Every year, millions of Americans dress up on Oct. 31 – and each costume is like a little window into the soul of its wearer. This Halloween, show off your true (earth-toned) colors with a creative ensemble that calls attention to your eco-friendly spirit.

The Most Diabolical Ski Runs in North America

The Most Diabolical Ski Runs in North America

A lot of folks dread the autumn gloom, but not the snow bunny crowd – every onset of gray clouds and plump raindrops brings them closer to open slopes and waist-high powder. In anticipation of the forthcoming ski and snowboard season, we’re taking a look at some of the toughest, [...]

The World of Birds in 35 Colorful Images

The World of Birds in 35 Colorful Images

With more than 10,000 identified species, birds make up one of the most diverse animal classes on Earth. To celebrate our fine feathered friends, we’ve compiled a gallery of photos of birds doing what they do best. And don’t you go saying that bird-watching is a nerdy pastime… did you [...]