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I recently had a phone conversation with a very good friend of mine who casually mentioned to me that some outdoor activities seemed to be a bit pricey to enjoy.

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Posted In Rucksack on Tuesday, October 16th 2018
How safe you remain in the woods is a direct reflection on your knowledge and ability to use it to your advantage.
Posted In Rucksack on Tuesday, October 16th 2018
Cordwood has been used to heat and cook in dwellings in this country since colonial times, longer if you consider the Native American.
Posted In Rucksack on Tuesday, October 16th 2018
The opossum is the only species of marsupial that lives wild in the outdoors of North America.
Posted In Rucksack on Tuesday, October 16th 2018
Once we leave the relative safety of our abodes and venture outdoors no matter what we intend to do, we place ourselves at the mercy of Mother Nature’s temperament.
Posted In Rucksack on Tuesday, October 16th 2018
Outdoor recreation is an extremely important factor when considering relaxation, local and national economies, tradition and many other aspects of day to day life for millions of Americans.
Posted In Rucksack on Tuesday, October 16th 2018
One of the things that never fail to amaze me about the outdoors is right about when you think you’ve seen or done it all something new comes along to astound you once again.
Posted In Rucksack on Tuesday, October 16th 2018
When you think about it, color plays a vital part in the world outdoors. Brilliant hues can adorn the males of many bird species to attract mates while some species of animals...
Posted In Rucksack on Tuesday, October 16th 2018
Global warming is here to stay and it seems like all we hear about lately is damage control rather than solutions to the problem.
Posted In Rucksack on Tuesday, October 16th 2018
Poisonous snakes are a fact of life in many states in the US.
Posted In Rucksack on Tuesday, October 16th 2018
The changing of the weather in the fall doesn’t take a trip to the weather map to acknowledge.
Posted In Rucksack on Tuesday, October 16th 2018
I recently took the opportunity to stop in and visit with an old friend of mine whom I haven’t seen or heard from in about 27 years.
Posted In Rucksack on Tuesday, October 16th 2018
Snow means many things to many different people.
Posted In Rucksack on Tuesday, October 16th 2018
Most outdoor sportsmen have heard of the Pittman-Robinson Act of 1937 which through an 11% excise tax on rifles, shotguns, handguns, archery equipment and ammunition helps...
Posted In Rucksack on Tuesday, October 16th 2018
Of all outdoor activities, hunting is, by the strictest of definitions, completely unique among the various venues to be engaged.
Posted In Rucksack on Tuesday, October 16th 2018
Trying to figure out Nature has always been fascinating for me. Without fail, every time I go into the woods lately, it seems I learn a bit more ...
Posted In Rucksack on Tuesday, October 16th 2018
Predators are, by definition, “animals that hunt and kill others for food”. The woods and waters of the Northeast are ...
Posted In Rucksack on Tuesday, October 16th 2018
While there indeed is gold to be found in the mountains and earth here in the northeast, finding it can seem like a needle in the haystack when it comes to where to look.
Posted In Rucksack on Monday, October 15th 2018
Those who understand the important parts that both ecology and environmental perspectives play in the present recreational outdoor activities they enjoy owe a lot...
Posted In Rucksack on Monday, October 15th 2018
Spend enough time outdoors, especially in the Northeast, and it won’t take long to discover the importance of layering.
Posted In Rucksack on Monday, October 15th 2018
Once summer fades into fall and winter looms just over the horizon, it becomes far too easy to get caught up in a routine that seems like work, TV and sleep every day.
Posted In Rucksack on Monday, October 15th 2018
I spent some time this weekend engaging a bit of exploration and what might loosely be defined as “hunting”.
Posted In Rucksack on Monday, October 15th 2018
As I sat here at my desk pondering a new topic to explore, a quick glance outside my window revealed the first snow of the fall.
Posted In Rucksack on Monday, October 15th 2018
Ahhh, the Great Outdoors. I cannot help but consider what that term means to those who choose to embrace her.
Posted In Rucksack on Monday, October 15th 2018
It occurred to me that the decision to become parents and the responsibilities therein is not one usually made callously; at least it wasn’t that way for me.
Posted In Rucksack on Monday, October 15th 2018
The advent of modern technology, with its iPhones, iPods, androids, more advanced cell phones, texting, Twitter and the rest of that world is slowly creeping into our lives ...
Posted In Rucksack on Monday, October 15th 2018
While falconry might suggest just using falcons, it is also a term to describe all raptors utilized to hunt small game with.
Posted In Rucksack on Monday, October 15th 2018
Rabbits and hares are extremely important creatures in the working ecosystem both in undesirable undergrowth control as they munch away...
Posted In Rucksack on Monday, October 15th 2018
The fall in New England is a time of color and colder temperatures as the season changes and residents begin to make preparations for the winter ahead.
Posted In Rucksack on Monday, October 15th 2018
I recently had a phone conversation with a very good friend of mine who casually mentioned to me that some outdoor activities seemed to be a bit pricey to enjoy.
Posted In Rucksack on Monday, October 15th 2018
When it comes to survival regardless of circumstances, climate or situation, no one excels like Navy SEALs.
Posted In Rucksack on Monday, October 15th 2018
Many times the flavors of wild game are compared to and judged by the tastes we associate with the “Big 3”, chicken, beef or pork.
Posted In Rucksack on Sunday, October 14th 2018
In the olden days, the thought of a good “birching” struck fear into the minds of those whose deserving ways would bring out the switch and a lesson would be painfully learned...
Posted In Rucksack on Sunday, October 14th 2018
In Part 1 of this article we looked at what you’ll need to know to get started tanning animal hides.
Posted In Rucksack on Sunday, October 14th 2018
First Aid kits can be either bought as a package deal or all of the necessary components purchased separately and organized as you see fit.
Posted In Rucksack on Sunday, October 14th 2018
Every generation it seems has had its concerns and worries.
Posted In Rucksack on Sunday, October 14th 2018
While most animals can bite or scratch if they choose to, the porcupine has other ways to defend itself, somewhere in the neighborhood of about 30,000 other ways.
Posted In Rucksack on Sunday, October 14th 2018
Ask any outdoorsman or experienced enthusiast their secret to staying warm (or cool for that matter) and the chances are pretty good you’ll hear one word a lot, “layer”.
Posted In Rucksack on Sunday, October 14th 2018
I have always been, by nature, one who pays attention to details, for some too much so. But it is with the details that the big picture is painted...
Posted In Rucksack on Saturday, October 13th 2018
Hunting and the other shooting sports by the numbers is an interesting way to perceive those recreations...
Posted In Rucksack on Saturday, October 13th 2018
As we all feel increased pressure and time constraints thanks to the current state of financial affairs of both the private sector and our government...
Posted In Rucksack on Saturday, October 13th 2018
There are several species of squirrels that live in North America. While they may be considered cute or desirable to have around, they do indeed belong to the Order Rodentia, aka the rodents.
Posted In Rucksack on Saturday, October 13th 2018
“Thar she blows!” the cry rings out as all eyes search the horizon for the tell-tale “spoutings” of the fin whales.
Posted In Rucksack on Saturday, October 13th 2018
With possibly the exceptions of the wind or extreme cold, when it comes to the outdoors no other element has as much impact on “recreation” as does precipitation.
Posted In Rucksack on Saturday, October 13th 2018
There is a tree in the woods of the Northeast that might not get quite as much press as the oaks or pine trees but the American Beech tree is of the most beneficial deciduous plants ...
Posted In Rucksack on Saturday, October 13th 2018
No, I’m not talking about a trip to the Sunshine State and a week on the beach; I’m referring to preserving and making use of animal hides either for...
Posted In Rucksack on Saturday, October 13th 2018
Mother Nature can be a fascinating thing at times. The wonders to be found outdoors are captivating and at times mesmerizing.
Posted In Rucksack on Saturday, October 13th 2018
Using a compass in conjunction with a topographical map is a basic skill in the outdoors.