Going into Christmas last year I had a little bit of extra cash to spend so proving both that outdoor enthusiasts can get excited about weird things and that adults don't Christmas as well as kids, I decided to splurge a bit on some high quality socks. Being someone with large lower legs and giant feet, I know the difference that a great pair of comfortable socks can … [Read more...] about Quick Hitter: Extra-Wide Sock Company Extra Wide Comfort Sock Review
If there's one thing you need as a gunsmith, whether you're just looking at getting started or are a twenty year old hand, is a library. There are so many different designs, gun types, gun models, that there's always a little bit more that can be learned or another book that can offer insight, knowledge, or skills. I know several people who have 10+ books just before getting … [Read more...] about Best Gunsmithing Books for Beginners
Having spent four years in the great white north, and having lived decades in the Midwest before that, I feel especially qualified to talk about surviving the cold of a long Alaska winter. We're not talking about temperate off the coast winters (looking at you Anchorage) – but I lived in the Interior of Alaska. Hello endless -42 degree days & nights. That is about the … [Read more...] about The Best Winter Gear to Survive an Alaska Winter
Last year we didn't get nearly the number of blog posts out as in 2017, but going back through the past year definitely showed one thing: we really hit the quality button hard. There were a lot more truly epic blog posts this year, so even with about 60 articles to choose from instead of nearly 100, it was harder to actually narrow the traditional favorite blog posts list to … [Read more...] about Looking Back: Shane’s Favorite 2018 Amazing Outdoor Adventure Posts
Okay, the long delay on this review is just on us. The Scrubba Wash Bag was one of the first one of those "videos on YouTube" that Jon and I saw around the time we started this site back in 2016, and having a site to review these sorts of outdoor inventions and to really boost up the outdoor entrepreneur was a major one of the reasons we even started Amazing Outdoor Adventures. … [Read more...] about Quick Hitter: Scrubba Wash Bag Product Review
A major reason I love Paleo meals to go is because they remind me of some of my best memories from my childhood. One of the things I loved about camping with the Scouts or family while growing up was the food. We knew how to cook, and it's hard to beat a great meal cooked over an open campfire! Plenty of you out there know exactly what I'm talking about. Then again if you … [Read more...] about Paleo Meals To Go Reviewed: Can You Backpack On Paleo?
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
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!
One of the goals we had this year at amazingoutdooradventures.com – was to share more of our personal stories and outdoor adventures to our readers. Shane & I just finished our 3 Day Walleye Fishing Trip to Lake Erie and thought that would be a really nice experience to share with everybody! This is a trip we have taken a few times in the past – I even won a team … [Read more...] about 2018 Lake Erie Walleye Fishing Trip Review
There are many different types of camp saws out there. If you're looking for a specialty saw to help with some serious landscaping or a good survival piece that can help increase your chances of survival out in the wild, or somewhere in the middle, a hand hand folding saw combines the best aspects of a survival saw and a lockback pocket knife. This combination creates a … [Read more...] about Best Folding Saws Reviewed
Spring is right around the corner, or if you're in a state like Iowa you enjoyed two weeks of it before 3rd winter showed up for a week, and that means aside from yourself plenty of wildlife is also making its way back out. This includes snakes, venomous and not. While the far majority of snakes are perfectly harmless, and even most of the venomous ones would rather be left … [Read more...] about Copperheads Vs. Look-Alikes: How To Tell Them Apart
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