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Today we have a treat for you, because we’re not just featuring a state park—we’re featuring a state park AND a museum, in one! So, if you’re interested in learning about Utah’s Anasazi State Park Museum, keep reading. Who were the Anasazi? A Native American tribe, as you may have guessed. According to the park’s […]
We’ve all seen articles about delicious camping recipes for all occasions, but what about ones specifically for vegans and vegetarians? Don’t worry; we haven’t forgotten about all of you! We understand it may at times be difficult if you’re the only vegetarian or vegan in your group of friends (and especially at dinner parties), so […]
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Contributed by Michael Restivo of Mike off the Map Here in the Pacific Northwest, the cool fall days have been replaced by sudden winter blasts. If you aren’t one of the lucky people who have access to a snowboard or a pair of skis or snowshoes, the winter can be a tough season of inactivity. I recently […]
Contributed by Al Quackenbush, The SoCal Bowhunter My brain has been flooded with ideas for my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. There are so many cool new toys, gadgets, apparel, and quality merchandise out there for hunters. There are more than enough items on my list and many I have reviewed over the past year or two. Believe […]
As we head into the winter season it becomes harder for some of us to get out as much as we’d like. Now is as good a time as any to grab a good book about the outdoors to read in the comfort of your own home, or perhaps on one of your own winter […]
We love regular ole’ hikes and climbs and hunts as much as the next outdoor enthusiast, but sometimes it’s fun to mix it up. That’s why we’ve rounded up a few unique wilderness excursions happening in 2014 for adults! Just scroll down and get excited. Outdoor Adventure Under The Expansive Southwest Sky Feel like spending […]
The list of things we love about winter recreation is long. It’s so long, in fact, that we’d be hard-pressed to list any things we don’t love about it. BUT, if we had to (like, if we were forced to pick between saying something bad about winter or giving up the state parks), we’d have […]
The post How to Keep Your Feet Warm When You’re Outdoors This Winter appeared first on Pocket Ranger® Blog.
Contributed by Alex Vail, The Flying Kayak When it comes to deer hunting, particularly in places like my home state of Florida, most hunters hunt from a tree stand. And in areas where tree stands aren’t able to be hung, a blind is usually constructed. But there is, however, another hunting method that can easily be […]
Contributed by Katie Levy, Adventure-Inspired Winter is such a spectacular time of year. Between tiny snowflakes, beautiful frozen waterfalls and the pure quiet you can’t seem to find in any other season, it’s an amazing time to be outdoors. Familiar trails will look completely different and it’s a great chance to observe sights you’ve seen […]
Contributed by Al Quackenbush, The SoCal Bowhunter By mid-November, most of the California deer seasons have ground to a halt. But, a few options remain for the archers who may have drawn one of the coveted either-sex tags that are good until the end of the year, and there are also other options for late season bowhunting, […]
We love camping because it gives us a chance to leave behind all the stress, all the technology, all the appliances, all the people, all the social media, all the television and video games…all the things that are fun? Let’s face it, sometimes camping can be boring. There’s usually one surefire way to bring some […]
Contributed by Al Quackenbush, The SoCal Bowhunter Right out of the box the SOG Woodline fixed blade knife separated the elk hide from flesh like it was warm butter. It was sharp, fit perfectly in my hand and was a comfortable weight. Even though I had bloody hands, the SOG Woodline fixed blade knife is an […]
Contributed by Bill Howard. I keep a backpack I use on those “special” hunting trips where I may be gone from home for several days in the wilderness. I keep things such as an extra fall restraint system (in case my safety vest were to either get damaged or get used for its purpose, I […]
Bill Howard‘s second offering of free gear is here! To enter, tell us in the comments section what you need for your next outdoor—you might just win your very own! We’ll announce the winner next Friday after our third installment. Good luck! LifeStraw Personal Water Filter I once posted that I find it as a […]
Just when you thought a busy mother of three young children couldn’t possibly add one more thing to an already jam-packed schedule, Tiffany Akin proves there’s always room for adventure. The Campy Mom, as Akin’s known in the blogosphere, not only makes time for the outdoors but she also makes sure it’s part of her […]
Starting today, and running consecutively for the following four Fridays, our contributor Bill Howard (Bow America) will be sharing his suggestions for best hunting and fishing gear under $20. Do you agree with his favorite finds? Be sure to tell us in the comment below, as we will be giving away some of these items […]
Contributed by Al Quackenbush, The SoCal Bowhunter Over the past two decades I have seen hunting backpacks grow in popularity and size. Not only cubic inches, but number of pockets and where we can strap things. Don’t be sucked into the thought that you have to fill each and every pocket or empty space with something. […]
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Contributed by Jacqueline Basallo, The Basallo Brainery. I have a confession to make: I’m a born-and-raised Miamian who can’t swim. (Even those of us who live within close proximity to the water have a hard time staying afloat.) I’ve mastered the doggy paddle and my underwater skills are up to par with Ariel but, beyond […]
Christie and Tyler Pelton may not have gotten married in a state park, but they came pretty close. After meeting at Lafayette College in 2005 (they were both on the crew team) and dating for about four and a half years, Tyler proposed at Elk Neck State Park, in North East, Maryland, on March 7, […]
Contributed by Katie Levy, Adventure-Inspired Though we’re well into summer now, there’s still plenty of time for beach lovers to get out and explore some of Delaware and New Jersey’s most scenic coastline. Whether you’re like me and prefer avoiding crowded beaches and busy towns, or you tend to enjoy the hustle and bustle as long […]
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