Camping Tips

Camping In The Rain? How To Prepare

With the weatherman calling for rain, Clint gathers the essential gear for preparing the campsite for rain on the Field Trip: Great River Road.

Setting Up Camp For Rain Ever notice among your friends or co-workers the campers exhibit certain traits that make them standout? One sure sign he or she is headed on a camping adventure in the weekend ahead is the increasing ...

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Basic Rig For Catching Catfish

catfish just caught lying on the rocks next to a spinning reel and rod

There are so many tackle rigs to catch catfish, deciding which to use can be confusing for a beginning angler. Here’s one of the simplest to cover a wide range of fishing situations. Thread the line from your rod through ...

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How To Make Catfish Bait That’s Camping Friendly

In a row boat on Chicot Lake in Arkansas fishing for catfish.

Camping Friendly Catfish Bait When it comes to catching catfish, you’ll hear about all kinds of weird concoctions used for bait. Some sound so strange, you can’t imagine what the fish that would eat it is thinking. Some smell so ...

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Basics of Catching Catfish

catfish just caught lying on the rocks next to a spinning reel and rod

The iconic image of fishing for catfish is Huckleberry Finn in repose beneath a willow tree along the mighty Mississippi. His straw hat is pulled down over his eyes. One buckle on his bib overalls is undone in case the ...

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5 Important Hot Weather Driving Tips

Driving Through The Heat We’ve covered winter tips and survival when taking your vehicle to an outdoor destination, but looking back through the archive discovered we’ve never talked about preparing your vehicle for the heat. Let’s fix that! We sure ...

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Where To Find Fish in Streams and Small Rivers

Some of the biggest differences between fishing still waters like lakes and ponds and flowing waters like rivers, streams, and creeks are locations where you’ll most likely find the fish. In flowing waters, fish frequently seek out places where they ...

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Learn How To Fish Rivers With The Right Tackle

Learning how to fish rivers is a valuable skill in the outdoors. A simple joy of the outdoor experience is walking up to a stream or small river, finding a comfortable spot on the bank or a boulder, casting out ...

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Beginners Guide To Caving

What comes to mind when you hear the words “spelunking” and “caving?” Likely you think of young, athletic types with pale white skin decked out in gear from head to toe. They are wearing helmets with headlamps, carry ropes over ...

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Quick Tip For Repelling Ticks

Let’s face it. Ticks are creepy. Nobody likes them. If you’re introducing someone new to the outdoors, a tick encounter can be a real turn off. And it’s important for health reasons to do all you can to repel ticks. ...

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Get Kids Off The Grid at Camp Piomingo

Remember going to “camp”? Life is crazy. Too often our definition of camping is mostly about squeezing a quality family activity in between swimming and piano lessons, dance classes and baseball games. Collecting the whole family, piling in the SUV, and ...

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