Video Under the Big Pine … The Real Deal

Video Under the Big Pine … The Real Deal

Though for the most part we’re not big on tech under the big pine, we did make a TV show there once. This piece reflects on homecoming hunts, and sharing wisdom from the Waldo Gang Camp.

I Knew Hank Shaw When …

I Knew Hank Shaw When …

Congratulations Hank Shaw for Hunter-Angler-Gardner-Cook winning 2013 Best Individual Blog at the James Beard Awards. Hank’s a hardcore hunter/ angler, and to earn this recognition from the outside world is big!

Cincinnati Chili? MMM! Get a Bowl!

Cincinnati Chili? MMM! Get a Bowl!

Texas friends might lynch me for calling this chili, but whatever it is Cincinnati-style chili is great camp cooking, fast and easy to make … and, most importantly … delicious! Try it.

Listen To Your Guide

Listen To Your Guide

Every call my guide made on the mountain was the right call. He was patient in listening to my pleading, but stood firm in his decision. In the end, listening to the guide accomplished one of my life’s dreams.

When You Have Time to Spare: Try These Braised Short Ribs in Ancho Chile Sauce

When You Have Time to Spare: Try These Braised Short Ribs in Ancho Chile Sauce

Braising is perfect for Dutch oven cooking because it means cooking low and slow. The beef melts under your spoon, and don’t forget to ladle some of that juice over a steaming piece of fresh cornbread.

What Does Ice Fishing Teach Us?

What Does Ice Fishing Teach Us?

It’s not likely many folks consider ice fishing a “religious experience,” but I believe my youthful exposure to old school, pre-high-tech ice fishing instilled virtues—especially faith and patience.

Mountain Wisdom for Today’s Woes

Mountain Wisdom for Today’s Woes

by Kevin Tate

What I’d learned … went well beyond tips and techniques for catching rainbows and browns … more about life, liberty, and about the pursuit of happiness in particular.

A Moment of Silence … PLEASE

A Moment of Silence … PLEASE

The greatest allure to soloing in wilderness endeavors is the complete control over one condition most lacking in our world – silence!

Hunting: First, Ultimate Extreme Sport

Hunting: First, Ultimate Extreme Sport

A good hunting story around the campfire can make your heart race and your breathing come fast and deep. There’s no denying it; hunting is indeed the first and ultimate “extreme” pursuit—as our Creator intended it to be!

Uncle Willie Fears’ Soda Bread Recipe (1928)

Uncle Willie Fears’ Soda Bread Recipe (1928)

From J. Wayne Fears

just found this recipe in an old cookbook of my mother’s. It came from Uncle Willie Fears who was a trapper and backwoods entrepreneur in north Alabama in the early 1900s.

How To Adjust Your Diopter Setting

How To Adjust Your Diopter Setting

Quality binoculars offer adjustments to compensate for the differences between your eyes. If you experience fatigue after looking through binoculars, improper diopter adjustment is likely the cause.

Casting Your Cares Away … Really Works

Casting Your Cares Away … Really Works

By K.J. Houtman

Are you planning for that first chance to go fishing again this spring? Or a first visit to the cabin and a chance to pitch a few casts from the end of the dock? Here’s a plan with great bonus perks!

How to Camo a Gun with Mossy Oak

How to Camo a Gun with Mossy Oak

With Mossy Oak Graphics, you can do a professional camo job on your shotgun or rifle in about half an hour. It will last long enough to qualify as Lifetime Gear if you want it to, but removes easily and with no residue if that’s what you want!


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