If you spend a lot of time in the Great Outdoors then you quickly come to appreciate not only the beauty of nature but also the need to make sure it isn't spoiled. We don't have to tell you that hunters understand conservation, anglers understand the importance of healthy limits, just as timber men understand the need for reforestation. They go hand in hand with being a … [Read more...] about Can Fishing Line Be Recycled?
If you're the type who likes to camp in really isolated country or even spend multiple days backpacking and hiking, then suddenly the weight of your pack matters a lot more than if you're just going for a few miles here or there. While tent camping still tends to be a more widely used choice, hammock camping has definitely been spreading in popularity both inside and outside … [Read more...] about Are Hammocks Lighter Than Tents?
Handling snakes takes steady hands, careful action, and the right tools for the job. While it's always a good idea to call professionals, especially when dealing with a large venomous snake, for plenty of ranchers, farmers, or outdoorsmen this just isn't an option. When a large snake needs to be removed from an area, it's time to grab a pair of quality snake hooks, some proper … [Read more...] about Best Snake Hooks Reviewed
To say "conventional" fishing and fly fishing are different goes well beyond the realm of understatement. My first experience with fly fishing came in Alaska, when reading A River Runs Through It for an outdoor literature class. One of my favorite professors was obsessed with fly fishing and brought his rod to have everyone learn how to cast, chasing that perfect S-shape … [Read more...] about Wet Fly Vs. Dry Fly: What’s the Difference?
There are certain anglers that love ice fishing more than any other type of outdoor activity. I'm not in that club, but I certainly respect the anglers that are. I also know that ice fishing is more fun when you have the right equipment and are catching fish. With how popular St. Croix Ice Fishing Rods are, we thought we would help you pick the best St. Croix Ice fishing rod … [Read more...] about The Best St. Croix Ice Fishing Rods
Modern Definition of Primitive Campsite At its core primitive campsites are just like they sound like: basic areas set up for camping but without any amenities you might expect at a normal campground. However, what amenities have come to be expected as standard versus what type of site is truly primitive is something that has changed - especially over the last 30 years. The … [Read more...] about What Is a Primitive Campsite?
Sometimes it's the really seemingly basic questions that keep you up at night. While we've done plenty of really specific articles on important topics like telling copperheads apart from mimics, properly ID'ing water moccasins, or spending over 100 hours compiling the most complete list of venomous U.S. snakes found anywhere online, sometimes it's the basic questions that … [Read more...] about Why Do Snakes Have Forked Tongues?
If you grew up on a property that was overrun by snakes like my brother and I did, then it was only a matter of time before running into a big snake that could pose serious issues. While we were relatively lucky, venomous snakes were rare in our area and we only saw one rattlesnake over 15+ years, having good tools to handle big bull snakes that looked grumpy all the time - … [Read more...] about How to Make Homemade Snake Tongs
One of the big reasons I like KastKing as a company is there Company Vision and Company Mission Statement. If you ever checkout their website, they talk about "Affordable Innovation" and "Keeping Fishing Fun." How could anyone be opposed to these things? To help meet that Mission Statement and Company Vision, KastKing is always producing high-quality products that are very … [Read more...] about KastKing Crixus Fishing Rod Review
In case you missed it, some exciting fishing news came out from KastKing before the annual ICAST convention in Orlando, Florida that took place on July 10 - 12, 2019 (in case you were wondering, ICAST stands for International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades and is where all the new exciting fishing news tends to come from). Part of that exciting news was the release … [Read more...] about KastKing Resolute Fishing Rod Review
There are some brands that just stick out as being premium among active outdoor enthusiasts. Some of these will be very niche that serve a small but passionate group of obsessed followers while other brands might aim for the type of incredible quality demanded for one type of outdoor adventure but which makes it versatile enough for many others. We are firm believers that … [Read more...] about The Best ALPS Mountaineering Tents: Some of the Best in the Business
Kayaks are not especially lightweight, nor should they be. If you're going to enjoy the water you need to make sure that the boat you use can hold your weight and handle any challenges that the outdoors bring your way. Portable kayaks often come in two forms: inflatable models and folding models. So how much does a portable kayak actually weigh and how much of a difference … [Read more...] about How Much Does a Portable Kayak Weigh?