I've spent a lot of time in the wilderness, but there are two critters I need to see in the wild before I die... One of the coolest things about being an outdoorsman is spotting wild animals in their natural environment. As a hunter, I've spent countless hours sitting very still and being very quiet--as a result, I've had songbirds perch on my blind, foxes come within tickling … [Read more...] about 2 Wild Animals I’ve Gotta See (& 1 I Never Want to See Again)
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The fact that there's a rational explanation doesn't quite stop the shivers down my spine. Here's a bit of secret wisdom courtesy of everyone who has ever spent a significant amount of time in the deep backwoods: Sooner or later, you're going to see something freaky. Of course, not everyone is lucky enough to get a glimpse of a cryptid like Bigfoot (although I don't mind … [Read more...] about 3 Freaky Things Hikers & Hunters Find in the Woods
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
The most overlooked outdoor survival strategy is right under your nose—well, five or six feet under your nose. Ask any infantryman, and they’ll tell you that taking good care of your feet is one of the best things you can do to stay off the injured list. If you’re planning on doing some real hiking out in the backcountry, especially if you plan to be out for multiple days, … [Read more...] about Wilderness Survival: Take Care of Your Feet
Hiking through the wilderness is a great way to experience the outdoors. There are a lot of opportunities for the adventurous minded to connect with nature. If you would like to go on a trip but not quite sure where to go hiking, we have prepared a list of some of the best hiking trails in the U.S. that are sure to give you a great time. Acadia National … [Read more...] about Best Hiking Trails in the U.S.