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
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
Nothing can ruin an outdoor event, BBQ, cookout, or camping trip faster than not having any protection from the rain, the sun, or the bugs. So, when you need a quick shelter for your next outdoor event that is going to protect you from the before mentioned event ruiners- you should think about buying a screen house (sometimes called a screen tent). Screen houses are … [Read more...] about The Best Screen Houses for Camping and Outdoor Fun!
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?
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!
There are several options when it comes to picking out a solid wax that can be used for waterproofing your leather boots. Whether you have an old reliable pair of hunting boots that has served you well but seems to be sprouting a leak, a reliable pair of snake proof boots that have kept you safe in snake country but whose waterproofing has become suspect over the years, or a … [Read more...] about Best Leather Waterproofing Wax for Hiking & Hunting Boots
Snakes. So many snakes and honestly so many of my worst nightmares involve these slithering members of our natural world. While well over 90% of the time a snake is going to be harmless to a human in the United States, there are plenty of venomous snakes you should be aware of, especially if you're visiting an area that is known to have them (especially if you're going to be … [Read more...] about Venomous Snakes Native to the U.S.
One thing we never want to be accused of here is not sharing an amazing outdoor resource because we're removing competition or doing anything self-serving. While I found some okay lists of 10 or 20 channels that were decent, many of them were promoting their own channels, had channels long since abandoned or were the ones everyone knew - in other words no digging for diamonds … [Read more...] about Top 50 Outdoor YouTube Channels You Need To Visit
2017 was a really fun year for Amazingoutdooradventures.com. We had well over 100,000 visitors to our site, and they got to read articles on so many great topics related to the outdoors. I know 2018 is going to be even more fun, with us making a much larger push on Social Media (including Instagram) – and we will also be bringing you much more guest content, and of course … [Read more...] about Jon’s Favorite Posts of 2017
Happy New Year! This might seem like a bit of a questionable greeting for those of us slammed by the stunningly cold polar weather this year (I thought I left behind -40 in Alaska - wasn't expecting that back in Iowa), but regardless of how the thermometer starts out the year, 2018 is here, and an entire calendar year set before you. So who's already planning for some … [Read more...] about Stay Warm (And Active) During This Happy New Year!