Editor's Note: Today's great outdoorsman tip comes to us courtesy of the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources. Have you ever had to end a great fishing trip early due to accidentally hooking yourself? Even advanced anglers may find themselves needing to remove an embedded hook in their skin. It's one of the more common accidental injuries that fishermen endure. It’s … [Read more...] about Fishing Foul-Ups: How to Un-Hook Yourself
Gators, snakes, and bears--oh my! If you live in the path of Hurricane Laura and have chosen to shelter in place, there's something to remember: The swamp critters are seeking higher ground, too. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) urges the public to be especially alert to wildlife forced into populated areas by flood water from the storm. It happens … [Read more...] about Hurricane Warning: Critters Evacuating, Too!
Have the events of 2020 made you start dreaming of going off-grid? If you've ever daydreamed about buying a few acres of American soil and setting yourself up in a self-sustaining homestead, no doubt the year 2020--complete with the COVID-19 pandemic, food shortages, and riots before the quarantines were completely lifted countrywide--has caused the intensity and specificity … [Read more...] about Want to Go Totally Off-Grid? Introducing Current Homesteading!
Whether or not Bigfoot lives, his legend is immortal. Here's why. Since the beginning of recorded human history, people who spend a lot of time in the outdoors (and, not so long ago, that was almost all of us) have reported seeing supersized and hairy humanoids. From the giants of the Bible, to the Himalayan yeti, to the Native American Sasquatch legends, Bigfoot's enormous … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons the Bigfoot Legend Will Never Die
Fancy meteorological software, pshaw. Here's how to tell when the weather's about to get Western on you. One fine May a few years ago I found myself in a turkey blind with a hunting guide, an older fellow who bore the many nicks and scars of a life well-lived in the outdoors. As the afternoon warmed, he winced, shifted position, and informed me that he had an urgent bulletin … [Read more...] about Mountain Man’s Guide to Surviving Spring Weather