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The Backcountry Chef

The Backcountry Chef

Welcome to the first edition of backcountry chef!  I’m Kathy, and I seriously LOVE food and being outside…so as you imagine, I especially love eating outside.  Every week I’m going to give you some inspiration to heat up over your campfire or camp stove, as well as a tidbit or [...]

What to Pack for a Coastal Hike

What to Pack for a Coastal Hike

Summer has returned and the time for planning camping trips along coasts is now. With beaches, forests and mountains covering the coastlines, the variation of scenery keeps any attentive hiker captivated. However, before you journey towards the roar of the Pacific or Atlantic, make sure to pack accordingly. Lacking the [...]

Top 10 Songs for the Campfire

Top 10 Songs for the Campfire

As you sit around the campfire this summer, with your beer in hand and friends and family by your sides, it might be nice to have a little music to compliment the crackling of the fire. But some of the classic songs we learned as children don’t always fit the [...]

6 Ways to Celebrate the 4th Without Blowing Something Up

6 Ways to Celebrate the 4th Without Blowing Something Up

It’s the 4th of July and personal fireworks are illegal just about everywhere these days. What’s a fella to do? Go watch the Pros You’re not allowed to shoot them off on your own, so why not watch the pros do it. No matter how much money you spend, theirs [...]

Getting in Touch with Your Inner Pioneer – Wild Harvesting on National Lands

Getting in Touch with Your Inner Pioneer – Wild Harvesting on National Lands

Before the wilderness of the United States was neatly divided and bounded, the earliest pioneers and natives of the land foraged and hunted for their own food. Some believe there is no better way to connect with the land than to harvest and partake in its bounty. Although there are [...]

Camping in Grizzly Country: Bear Fences

Camping in Grizzly Country: Bear Fences

If you’ve camped in bear country, then you’re probably familiar with the hassle of hanging a bear bag. First, there’s the difficulty of finding a sturdy tree, preferably one with long, straight limbs. In some regions, this just isn’t a possibility. Then there’s the throw, which you invariably miss the [...]

4 Reasons Why Women Love an Outdoorsy Man

4 Reasons Why Women Love an Outdoorsy Man

First of all, cramming all of the sexy, sleek, raw, manly awesomeness that encompasses Outdoor Men into a mere four reasons why we gals love and swoon over them wasn’t easy, but somehow it was managed. Not to mention, we did the legwork: taking some polls and reading up on [...]

4 Successful Spearfishing Tips

4 Successful Spearfishing Tips

Spearfishing can be a very exciting activity, bridging the gap between man and beast as you are up close in the elements, navigating the same waters as your foe.  Under the water, you are immersed in the undersea world as you come head to head with the very fish you [...]

7 Unusual Independence Day Celebrations

7 Unusual Independence Day Celebrations

Independence Day isn’t all about the fireworks. Although, a good fireworks display can really inspire the ooh and ahhs inside each of us. If you’re looking for more than just a glittery showcase in the night sky, and want to expand your horizons past the typical marching band and fried [...]

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 [...]