Back in the eighth grade, Christian Liden hadn't so much as met his future bride, but he had a plan: He would design and mine the engagement ring he'd put on her hand. How does an outdoorsman go about that? Well, Liden started by panning for gold around his home state, Washington. But when it was time to get a stone, Liden traveled to Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park to … [Read more...] about Man Pans & Mines DIY Engagement Ring
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Just about a year ago, as it became clearer that the initial "two weeks to flatten the curve" COVID-19 lockdown was going to transform into "indefinite lockdown until there's a vaccine," we ran an article about the three idiots you Popular Outdoorsmen readers were going to encounter in the wilderness. I stand by those words, but it's pretty obvious that I missed a fourth … [Read more...] about The Fourth Idiot You’ll Meet in the Backwoods This Spring
My God, it's full of stars... Stanley Kubrick would be proud: On November 18, 2020, the Utah Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau found a mysterious monolith deep within the worst of southeastern Utah's badlands. The metallic plinth, which looks just like the one in 2001: Space Odyssey, appeared in an area so remote that Utah's DPS isn't releasing its location for fear that … [Read more...] about Thus Spake Zarathustra: Mystery Monolith Found and Lost in Utah
If you have to ask, you can't afford it. But a guy can dream... Krieghoff just announced their Gun of the Year 2020: the K-80/S “Galapagos Islands” side-plated shotgun, and it has me in a very 1% kind of mood. This exquisite over/under was designed for people who appreciate the beauty and mystery of the Galapagos Islands, but cannot (yet) afford a Galapagos Island of their … [Read more...] about Krieghoff’s 2020 Galapagos Shotgun: If You Have to Ask…
Say it with me: 2.3 million acres. Ahh...that's nice. Recently, Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced the biggest increase in hunting and fishing opportunities in American history. The announcement now includes a final rule establishing and expanding hunting and fishing opportunities across more than 2.3 million acres at 147 national wildlife refuges … [Read more...] about Today: Biggest Increase of Hunting & Fishing Opportunities in History!