The Outdoors Blog


Lighweight Packing

If you want to reduce the weight of your pack, you should do it gradually. Carry less on each trip that you make and for each trip find something that can be replaced with something lighter or left out completely. If you don’t have enough weight in your backpack, it can be dangerous or uncomfortable. […]


Lighweight Backpacking Food

If you want to go backpacking, there are plenty of choices when it comes to food that doesn’t weight much. A lot of people go with the prepackaged meals that are dehydrated. They usually taste good, have a low weight, they’re convenient and give you the right nutrition. The downside is their price. The dietary […]


Options for Shelter

There are a number of options at your disposal if you want to have protection while camping. The first option would be no shelter at all, if you can manage that. The others are a bivy sack, tent, tarp, bug screen or hammock (if they have enclosures). Choosing which one to get means that you […]




Best Rental Car Tips for Backpackers

Summary: Rental cars provide much-needed benefits for backpackers and travelers. Nothing beats backpacking in the great outdoors, especially when the weather allows for a beautiful day. But, visiting new places, especially out of state, might require you to rent a car, which ultimately defeats the whole purpose of renting a car right? Well, not exactly. […]


How to Approach Remodeling a Room

Summary: Whether your furniture is beat-up or you simply want to change things up, there are some tips you should keep in mind when looking for new outdoor furniture pieces. Stick to a Theme Buying new furniture for your outdoor patio can be an overwhelming task without a proper plan of attack. A good way […]


Kayaking for tips for beginners

Kayaking is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise. However, first-time kayakers may feel overwhelmed by the equipment, the environment, and the water before they even attempt their first kayaking adventure. Here are some tips to guide first-time kayakers make the most of their kayaking experience. Kayaking equipment – Most kayaks […]


Top Tips for Keeping Your Pit Bull Clean and Happy

Summary: Keeping your pit bull clean and dirt-free is the best way to combat any infection. Pit bulls are one of the least stressful breeds when it comes to bathing. They’re relatively easy to maintain and their short hair makes it easy for you to care for. However, it’s important that you do the necessities […]


Vacation Packing Tips for the Last-Minute Traveler

Summary: You’ve landed at your destination only to find out that you forgot to pack your allergy medication. Don’t be “that guy”, here’s a list that’ll ensure you have everything you need. Before you depart on your exciting vacation, you’ll want to double-check your belongings to ensure you have everything. Here’s a list that’ll make […]




Ski Lodge Savvy: Keeping Cabin Rentals Competitive

When it comes to maintaining and improving vacation properties, there are many things to keep in mind. New technology and contemporary trends can be of particular importance when you are running a rustic or more pastoral business, such as a B&B or cabin properties. With services like Airbnb on the rise, how can you keep your properties in step? You can make sure your log cabins don’t turn into... [Read more]


Kitchen gadget: The grill pan/griddle

On those rare Southern California days when the weather is not glorious and warm and absolutely perfect, there are alternatives to cooking outdoors. Read the original post:  Read More  Read More →


Johnson Outdoors Inc. (JOUT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 14, 2015

Johnson Outdoors Inc. (JOUT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 14, 2015 Read the original:  Read More  Read More →


Outdoors report: Apr. 12

Guide Harold Dworaczyk of Bay Flats Lodge reported limits of trout to 21 inches while drifting with live shrimp in 4-6 feet of water. Guide Simon Cosper reported good numbers of blue cats in 2-5 feet of water on shad fished on the bottom along main lake points. White bass have been found schooling under birds and good on topwaters and spinnerbaits. Go here to read the rest: Read More  Read More →


Outdoors notebook: Birds of prey have their days

Birds of prey (raptors) hold a fascination for bird watchers at all levels of involvement and understanding. The power and beauty of big birds, from bald eagles to kestrels, appeal to all interested in the outdoors. Read the original:  Read More  Read More →