If you’re a lover of long hikes, chances are you’ve hiked the local trails again and again. And as wonderful as those familiar locales are, sometimes it’s good to branch out and explore new territory. How do you find new places to hike?
Have you seen this? FishyPic.com is a social network designed just for fishermen to show off their catches, share gear they like, and just generally engage in online social interaction. It’s built a lot like Pinterest, and it pretty much looks like Pinterest except every photo pertains to the fishing lifestyle in some way. There are plenty of smiling catch-of-the-day photos, as well as flip-flop and sunglass product shares and a few recipes. So yeah: Pinterest for fishermen.
For a lot of hunters, killing without eating is a profound faux pas. Either they place great importance on reverencing the animals they hunt, or they are drawn to hunting specifically as a food source. In any case, this particular demographic of hunters would never consider making a kill if they weren’t prepared to put the animal to good use, and most hunters enjoy the gratification of eating meat they worked hard for.
Recently a new bill was introduced in the Senate that many avid fishermen are applauding. The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act, part of the Farm Bill, is designed to enlarge hunters’ and fishermen’s access to public lands and to prevent legislation regulating the use of lead in ammunition and equipment. It also seeks to recognize the National Fish Habitat Partnership, which describes its mission as “to reverse declines in fish habitat across the United States.”
Do you have a summer reading list? Are you anxious to find some new books that will satisfy your appetite for wilderness adventures? Here’s a roundup of reviews for books about life in the great outdoors.
So, this is interesting. Apparently, some gun owners are launching not a boycott against Starbucks, but the opposite—a “buycott.” Calling it “Starbucks Appreciation Day,” they’re encouraging people to shop Starbucks in support of their policy of allowing customers to carry firearms wherever open carry laws allow it. The buycott comes in response to a boycott by the National Gun Victims Action Council recently launched to encourage Starbucks to disallow weapons in their stores even where laws permit them, as some other retailers do.
When you think of fishing, you might recall vibrant sensory memories—the soothing lake sounds, the smell of the outdoors (not to mention the bait), the chill of the water. Or you might think of the sporting element in fishing, the contest of man versus nature, or simply the chance to do something outdoors. But some [...]
Maybe you’re new to hunting and have yet even to purchase your first firearm. Or maybe you’re an old hand at the hunt, but you’d like to explore your gun options and buy something new. Where do you start?
Maybe you love the cabin lifestyle because it gives you the opportunity to get closer to nature. You love the thrill of outdoor activities, but it’s also nice to spend a little quiet time by the window with a warm mug, observing the wilderness just outside. A cabin offers the opportunity to see wildlife in a way you usually can’t in urban or suburban settings. One great way to get a little closer to nature is to feed the birds who live near your cabin.
Skiing can be a thrilling part of outdoor living. It’s something the whole family can do together, and it totally fits in with the whole lodge lifestyle with its affection for the outdoors and cabins full of traditional rustic décor. Even if your cabin isn’t located near a large ski Mecca, never fear: ski spots are tucked away in all kinds of corners of the U.S. No need to travel to a tourist-packed resort. You can probably find one off the beaten path that will offer great skiing.