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Dick Proenneke Lived Alone In The Alaska Wilderness For 31 Years

Few off-the-grid naturalists have inspired us more than Dick Proenneke. He was an American naturalist that lived alone in the Alaska wilderness for 31 years, from 1968 to 1999. In his previous life, he was sought after diesel mechanic, which ...

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Best Road Trip Apps 2020

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There’s one thing that every camping adventure has in common: the road trip. Say what you want about technology at the campsite, but in our opinion, the fact that we all have a tiny computer in our pockets has drastically ...

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National Park Posters Based On Their Worst Review

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We’ve all had a bad experience in the outdoors, right? Maybe it rained or maybe the mosquitos were the size of chicken hawks. It happens. For some people, it doesn’t stop there. They have to get online and let everyone ...

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No One Asked For A Tick Cake

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Tick Cake? Thanks. We hate it. If you spend a lot of time outdoors as we do, you’re familiar with the disgusting transformation that wood ticks undergo. They start out as a little brown fleck, and they don’t bother us ...

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Perfect Steaks Every Time With This Grilling Apron

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You haven’t been messing around with complicated Bluetooth thermometers, have you? Or maybe the little trick where you touch your finger to your thumb to estimate firmness? There’s a better way! We’ll be experimenting with this timing method this summer ...

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Have You Seen The Log Bridge Trail Cam?

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Let’s pretend you’re walking through the woods and you see a log over a creek. Would you think anything of it? Well, if you’re Robert Bush you’d wonder “are animals using this as a bridge?” He decided to set up ...

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Yes! You Can Ice Fish Overnight In Your Pop-Up Shelter!

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Pop-up ice fishing shelters are common, and a lot of anglers find themselves wondering, “can I sleep overnight in this thing?” The Women On Ice club slept overnight in their shelter for four nights on Lake Minnetonka in MN, and ...

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Tips To Improve Your Ice Fishing Game

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Ice fishing is one of those things that’s easy to start and difficult to master. The “Women On Ice” Club is out there every weekend, and they know what works, and what doesn’t. Here they share a few of their ...

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Getting Started With Ice Fishing |Women On Ice Club

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Getting started with ice fishing is easier than you think. It’s a sport that takes a lifetime to master, but can be done with a basic set of gear. In this video Barb Carey, the founder of the Women On ...

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