Just because the lake is iced over doesn't mean that the fishing is done. While this might not be anything a Southern or even certain Midwestern anglers will ever experience if you head far enough north, you'll eventually hit the realm of the ice fisherman. Just because it's 20 below zero doesn't mean you can't hit the water for some quality fishing! At least not if you're of a … [Read more...] about Best Ice Fishing Gloves for Winter Fishing
Fishing might not be on the top of everyone's mind around Christmas time, especially when it comes to getting gifts, but maybe it should be. Walleye fishermen know any time of the year can be a great one for walleye fishing, and if you want to to get a gift from the heart then appealing to the angler side of them will never fail! If you're a passionate walleye fisherman … [Read more...] about Top 5 Christmas Gifts for the Walleye Fisherman in the Family
There are many different types of hiking poles out there, and you would be amazed by just how many different opinions are out there on which brand or type are best. We've gone over this topic a few times, and while our best tri-fold trekking poles article was extremely popular, there was a high demand for more content in this area. You never have to ask me to try out more … [Read more...] about Best Carbon Fiber Hiking Poles Reviewed
Don't end up the victim in a horror movie. Okay, so maybe that's over the top, but how many horror movie victims could have been saved with a cell phone and a few bars? More than just a handful. Maybe we'll get a 10 minute short horror movie where it ends with a cell phone booster getting that 9-1-1 call out? Not going to hold our breath on that one. But hopefully our little … [Read more...] about Best Cell Phone Boosters Reviewed
There really is just something amazing about chasing those hard-hitting freshwater fish - and bass can fit that criteria. While I appreciate the patience of trout anglers, the precision of fly fishing, or the insane obsession of muskie anglers, the feeling of a big largemouth bass slamming into a crankbait, for me, is hard to top. Our father was not a patient angler - we … [Read more...] about Best Bass Fishing Rods
For many of my fellow outdoor adventurers, the leaves changing color going into autumn can only mean one thing: it's time to start getting ready for the local bow hunting season. For other people the beauty of archery is its own reward and every day you can make it outside is a great day to polish off the bow and get some target shooting again. I mean let's face it - the two … [Read more...] about Best Compound Bow Sights Reviewed: Getting Ready for Bow Hunting Season!
There's no question that comfort is a pretty big factor for many people when it comes to how much they enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you're looking at a camping chair to give the legs a rest after a day of hiking, some extra seating for the tailgating before a college football game, or as a natural piece of gear for a weekend family camping trip to the lake, there are … [Read more...] about Looking For The Best Camping Chairs Reviewed?
When I was a really young kid my interest in rice was to absorb soy sauce and serve with Mom's stir fry. Obviously at a really young age I didn't realize how good a survival food rice was or that we ate it so much because it was so cheap on the food budget. However, the fact that I'd quickly grow to love the outdoors and survival meant it was only a matter of time until I … [Read more...] about Survival Food: Can Uncooked Rice Go Bad?
The Rule of 3 is a crucial, even foundational, bit of wilderness survival wisdom. There are many various pieces of wisdom out there when it comes to survival and not all of them are created equal. While modern society makes living easy, being able to survive in an emergency situation or wilderness survival situation is a chore. Even many educated & skilled individuals … [Read more...] about The Survival “Rule of 3” & Why You Need To Master It!
Despite our amazing 20,000+ word article that we still brag about being the most comprehensive blog post on US venomous snakes, or the follow up articles about how to identify a coral snake or copperhead look-alikes, there were still apparently plenty of questions remaining about venomous snakes. In fact, we receive plenty of e-mails asking what are actually some pretty good … [Read more...] about Rattlesnake FAQ: Do Rattlesnakes Hibernate & More!
There's something really satisfying about seeing that stringer of fish after a successful outing. Even more than looking back at the pictures in the future, it's hard to argue with the promise that the smell of freshly fried fish brings to the table! While it's easy to imagine jumping right from netting another beautiful walleye (or pike or trout or bass) to rolling it in … [Read more...] about Best Fillet Gloves For Fishing Reviewed
I've made no secret of my love for a good survival knife. Without question when you find yourself stuck in the forested or wild you'll feel much better having a saw than not. That being said, even the best survival saws tend to be larger pieces of equipment that don't exactly jump to the top of the list when you think "portable easy to pack essential survival gear." However, … [Read more...] about Best Survival Saws Reviewed