Coral snakes are one of the most interesting venomous native to the United States, and the only venomous snake species that is not a pit viper. While rattlesnakes, copperheads, and water moccasins all fall under pit viper, the brightly colored coral snakes are actually elapidaes (same family as cobras, black mambas, and many sea snakes), instead. These snakes tend to be very … [Read more...] about Quick Hitter: Coral Snake Vs. King Snake – Telling Them Apart
Jon and I get a lot of request for guest posts - and we don't even answer most of them. We then reject more than we accept, because anyone who reads our blog knows, we really care about quality. So the guest posts we allow we're pretty proud of, and this one from Nick on his top 10 Alpine adventures is a real doozy in the best sense of the word! Ideally, we love to see guest … [Read more...] about Top 10 Great Alpine Adventures: An Awesome Guest Post
You have two choices when it comes to picking out the perfect reel for your fishing rod: open faced reels or closed face reels. While Jon and I have traditionally been all about the open faced reels growing up, as some fishing buddies have shown us: closed face has some pretty good options out there! Admittedly part of my early reinforcement bias came because many of the … [Read more...] about Best Closed Face Reels for 2018
Many of us have a special preference, some type of gear that we feel really attached to based on what we grew up with, and I feel that way about open faced spinning reels. While there's nothing against closed face reels or baitcasting reels, I grew up learning how to fish with spinning reels so those are the ones that hold that special place in my heart. That's why we really … [Read more...] about Best Open Face Spinning Reels
Yes, hiking hats are definitely a thing. Let's face it: there are many different pieces of gear you need to think about when taking a hike, and while it is true that the list of gear is going to vary greatly between a one-day day hike versus a multi-day, week, or month thru hike. That being said, there are base pieces of gear that are appropriate no matter what type of hiking … [Read more...] about The Best Hiking Hats Reviewed
Pup tents is one of those terms that almost everyone has heard at some time or another, and while it often brings up a fairly accurate mental image, for a lot of people they realize they don't actually technically know just what a pup tent is compared to say any other tent. Pup tents aren't just one or two person tents (regardless of what many online websites bring up as search … [Read more...] about Best Pup Tents for Camping
One trait my brother and I both share is the old family stubbornness. When we set our minds to something, we keep pushing ahead until it gets done, no matter what obstacles are in the way. So when we decided we wanted to turn our love for the outdoors into a blog that would become one of the best online resources for the outdoors anywhere, we didn't lament the fact it wasn't … [Read more...] about Wow 200 Posts & Counting: So What’s Ahead?
When it comes to hitting the slopes, you want to make sure you have all your gear properly packed up and ready to go. For those of us who have only skied a couple times, and always rented skis and ski boots from the counter, the idea of a bag just for ski boots might seem funny or obsessive. However, as skiing becomes a more consistent form of winter sport, this starts making a … [Read more...] about The Best Ski Boot Bags Reviewed
I'll never forget the excitement and adrenaline rush that came from the first times my brother and I ever got to ski. I was only 10, but we were visiting Grandpa in Colorado, and one of the gifts over Christmas were ski lessons over 4 days. So some of my early childhood memories are learning to ski on the Rocky Mountains, rushing down the slopes, learning to slow and stop, and … [Read more...] about Best Ski Boots to Hit the Slopes
We don't get too many guest posts here at Amazing Outdoor Adventures, and when we do give someone a shot we let them know just how important it is to us for the content we share to be outstanding. We value our readers and we don't want to betray the trust they have put in us. So without any further wait, here's Irvan's exceptional guest post: "Just get the one that looks … [Read more...] about 8 Things To Consider When Buying A Pocket Knife
Emergency locator beacons are an important piece of equipment. While often called avalanche locators for winter warriors who are a bit worried about what the slopes or winter trails might bring, the truth is that there are actually many types of emergency receivers or beacons that serve a wide variety of purposes and they are better than ever. Whether to set off in case … [Read more...] about Best Emergency Locator Beacons: For More Than Just Avalanche Season!
Just how expensive can a truly special fishing rod get? Does that extra money translate into better quality? What exactly are the differences between a $50 fishing rod and a $500 fishing rod? These are just a few of many questions we've received from readers when it comes to finding the perfect fishing pole and hey let's be honest: we often wondered the same things … [Read more...] about The Best Premium Fishing Rods Money Can Buy