Healthy Living

How to Catch Minnows and Crawdads with a Coke Bottle

How to Catch Minnows and Crawdads with a Coke Bottle

A 2-liter plastic bottle has infinite uses for the hiker or woodsman, but few people realize that it can easily be converted into a minnow/crawdad trap. A few simple alterations, using items already at hand, pay off in live bait few fish can resist. Items Needed 2-liter plastic bottle Swiss [...]

6 Trips Worth Taking Right Now for Fall Colors in the Rockies

6 Trips Worth Taking Right Now for Fall Colors in the Rockies

Sure, anyone can just head west from Denver and eventually find color. Unfortunately, you’ll also find stop and go traffic before you even hit the tunnels east of Idaho Springs. Try these routes to escape the jams. Peak to Peak Head up U.S 6 from Golden to Co 119 north [...]

The Grand Canyon: Should I go to the North or South Rim?

The Grand Canyon: Should I go to the North or South Rim?

Many people who visit the Grand Canyon express that is was “better than expected.” Impressive, because it has some very high expectations associated with its name. The Grand Canyon is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Nearly every person in the entire world knows of its vastness and [...]

Snares, Traps, and Survival Videos: 6 Videos to Prosper in a Castaway Situation

Snares, Traps, and Survival Videos: 6 Videos to Prosper in a Castaway Situation

You never know when you’ll be marooned on a deserted island with only a coconut as a friend. You might not be able to predict when you and your gang of angsty preadolescence boys are left on an island to govern themselves. And who says the zombie apocalypse isn’t that [...]

How to Prepare for Fall and Winter Outdoor Sports

How to Prepare for Fall and Winter Outdoor Sports

Perhaps you’ve felt a chill nipping at your nose as you dust off the turning and falling leaves. They stick to your shoes and you find yourself throwing on fleece every morning. Fall is here and winter in coming. For ski bums, boarding enthusiasts, and mountaineers alike, this means one [...]

Most Pedal-Powered Cities in the World

Most Pedal-Powered Cities in the World

Cities around the world, are embracing human movement and reducing carbon footprint with the use of bikes as public transportation. Yes you heard that correct, bikes rule the road and cars are the secondary option. Bicycle-friendly cities are known to have stellar paths, access to key locations, acceptable road use [...]

The Gear it Takes to Win: TransRockies Run Edition

The Gear it Takes to Win: TransRockies Run Edition

The TransRockies Run is a 6-day 120 mile ultra marathon with over 20,000 ft. elevation gain. For most runners, just finishing the race is an accomplishment in itself, but for others (like Sean), there is only one goal. And that is to win. Wenger Blog regular, Sean McCoy, finished 2nd place [...]

The Backcountry Chef: Fruit-filled Campfire Empanadas

The Backcountry Chef: Fruit-filled Campfire Empanadas

  This is a simple, albeit potentially sticky dessert.  You can tell your other backpacker friends (as they are fawning over your cooking prowess and culinary genius) that you spent hours making the perfect dough for this, when in reality, your labor is practically nothing.  You can thank me later. [...]

The Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Kayak

The Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Kayak

It’s easy to understand the appeal of owning a kayak. They are easy to operate in virtually any body of water, a day (or just a few hours) on the water constitutes a healthy workout, and most current models are reliable and relatively affordable. But when it comes to selecting [...]

5 Vital Outdoor Skills to Teach Your Child

5 Vital Outdoor Skills to Teach Your Child

The great outdoors just may be the most varied and real learning experience a person can get; it’s never too early to introduce your children to Mother Nature’s glories, as well as start preparing them to handle some of her harder lessons. Hydration Although we can go quite a while [...]