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 […]




Kayaking in Washington Seas – Orcas, Matia, and Sucia

If you’re looking at a kayaking trip through Washington seas, there’s possibly no greater adventure than an Orcas Island to Matia Island trip. This 7-mile sea kayaking route exploring Washington’s Northern Puget Sound lets you travel outside the ferry line, allowing you to completely enjoy calm waters, gorgeous island views, breathtaking mountain sights, and awesome […]


Safety Guidelines Any Pilot Should Follow

Summary: Flying an aircraft, much like any other vehicle, requires the right preparation to make the travels as safe as possible.   Before anyone can legally drive cars on public roads they must first learn the rules, practice, and pass a driving test. Understanding how to navigate the streets can make getting around the city […]


An introduction to the San Juan Islands

The San Juan Islands, an archipelago consisting of numerous small islands, is one of America`s hidden secrets. These islands make up part of Washington State. A variety of run and exciting activities await any visitors to the islands. Here are some interesting facts about the islands from San Juan PM: The year-long temperatures make for […]


Going Kayaking in Washington State

Are you looking for a Kayaking adventure In Washington? When considering kayaking Washington State, one is spoiled for choice. Washington is home to over a thousand lakes, rivers, and creeks. However, if you are thinking about going kayaking in Washington, here are some things that will be of interest to the inexperienced paddler: Be Safe. […]


Top Tips for Avoiding Injury in Youth Soccer

Summary: Every parent wants their child to stay healthy while playing sports. Here are some tips on how to reinforce safety for a youth soccer team.   As the head coach for a youth soccer team, you’re responsible for keeping each member safe from any major injuries. Before you start thinking that avoiding injury completely […]




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 →