A Guide to Outdoor Knives

A Guide to Outdoor Knives
If there's ever a situation when an outdoor enthusiast could be overwhelmed with choices, it's when deciding on a knife to buy and/or use. As simple a tool as a knife might be, there are many variations with functional differences that alter a knife's intended use and performance. Skinning a ...

5 Unassuming and Dangerous Wild Animals

5 Unassuming and Dangerous Wild Animals
When thinking of killers in the wild, a few specific animals instinctively come to mind. Bears, snakes, sharks, big cats, and spiders are the species with nasty reputations. They're well-known, well-feared, and everyone from outdoor lovers to homebodies know that they should be avoided. Meanwhile other even more dangerous animals ...

Camping Tips: Finding the Right Campground

Camping Tips: Finding the Right Campground
When looking for a good campground, there are many different factors to consider. Questions like “What kind of facilities will my family need?” and “Am I willing to pay for a private campground?” are all valid, and should be taken into account in the decision making process. The consequences of ...

5 Great Freshwater Fishing Lakes to Visit

5 Great Freshwater Fishing Lakes to Visit
No matter what species of freshwater fish you’re looking to catch, odds are you’ll find a lake that holds it in the United States. Sport fishing has become a sort of national pastime for millions of Americans, and for good reason. The contiguous U.S. is peppered with world class fishing ...

Outdoor Optics: A Guide to Binoculars

Outdoor Optics: A Guide to Binoculars
Whether you’re bird watching, hunting, or even just taking an exploratory hike in the wilderness, a good pair of binoculars is one of the most useful things you can bring along with you. Though they’re not immediately thought of as a necessity by those who don’t have a direct need ...

How to Fish for Carp

How to Fish for Carp
In the United States, carp aren’t exactly a highly sought after game fish. In fact, they’re typically seen as a pest in the bodies of water they live in. Introduced in the U.S. from Europe and Asia, their hearty nature and persistence have given them something of a bad reputation. ...

5 Uses for Dental Floss in the Outdoors

5 Uses for Dental Floss in the Outdoors
Believe it or not, plain old dental floss has many uses aside from teeth cleaning. When you think about it, it actually makes sense. Because it has to fit in tight, abrasive spaces, floss is made of very strong nylon fibers. If you’ve ever tried to pull off a section ...

How to Paddle a Canoe

How to Paddle a Canoe
For outdoor enthusiasts who like to incorporate some water into their adventures, knowing how to canoe efficiently is a must-have skill. While anyone could step in a canoe and paddle without much difficulty, it’s not as easy to control speed and direction precisely or avoid wearing oneself out too quickly ...

5 Creative Camping Tips

5 Creative Camping Tips
So, you've become a master at the art of camping. Your checklist, itinerary, and packing routines have all been whittled down to a science. You've got an outdoor emergency kit always at the ready, and you can set up the tent or build a fire blindfolded (though it's not exactly ...

3 Poisonous Plants to Watch Out For

3 Poisonous Plants to Watch Out For
In the outdoors, poisonous plants are just a fact of life. North America’s wooded landscape is riddled with a variety of plant species that irritate the skin and even cause severe allergic reactions. Even experienced outdoorsmen unknowingly come in contact with them from time to time because they blend in ...