7 New Year’s Resolutions for the Outdoorsman

While everyone is working on their “eat better and lose weight” list of New Year’s resolutions, those that love the outdoors should make a list of their own. To help put your New Year’s resolutions together, here is a list of a few options to consider adding. 1. Introduce Someone New to the Outdoors Between our cell phones, computers, televisions, video games and social media, the number of people that actually spend time outdoors is declining. Let’s work together to start increasing that number and the best place to start is with kids. Grab your child, your nephew/niece, your grand-kids, or your neighbor’s kids and introduce them to what you love about the outdoors. Whether it’s hunting, fishing, hiking or …

Safety Precautions for Boating and Hunting

Boating and hunting are most definitely two of the most popular outdoor activities. In the following article we will take a look at each of them and discuss some of the safety risk involved. Boating The term boating usually refers to the recreational use of a pleasure craft. Fishing and waterskiing are two common boating activities along with many other sports. Millions of boaters can be found all around the world as it is an incredibly popular activity. Hunting Hunting can be defined as the practise of pursuing some type of animal while attempting to capture or kill it. Hunting dates back many, many years and is a very celebrated pastime. Hunting Safety Unload all firearms when not in use. …

Weekly Review: Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

When they all woke up, they were in a dark room. Awaken… the sound of a voice saying this word is all that they remember. They are here now, in the world of Grimgar. The fairly large group of people find themselves in a sort of medieval time. They are gathered up and told that the way to make money is to join the Reserve Army Forces and kill monsters. They have to kill monsters in order to make money. Their items make good trade in the market. Groups are soon formed, and of course, there are always the rejects. These rejects came together, for alone their survival would be impossible. In order to become a successful party, they must …

Recovery for Co Participants Injured in Outdoor Sporting Activities in Michigan

The question I address here is what happens when a co participant in an outdoor sporting activity injuries or kills someone while engaged in that activity? An accident can occur in a vast array of activities such as golfing, dirt bike riding, skiing or hunting. The lead case concerning recovery for outdoor sporting activities in Michigan was decided in 1999. In that case, the court granted leave to consider the appropriate standard of care for those involved in recreational activities. The court ruled that co participants in recreational activities owe each other a duty not to act recklessly. Hypothetically, let’s consider the case where someone is injured while skating. The Midwest contains numerous ice rinks open to the public for …

Finding Out The Best Hunting Knives Brand

From the earliest days of man on earth up until now, hunting knives have remained as one essential tool that we used for our survival. With the passing of time, they too have evolved in form, size, shape and purpose alongside with the changing needs of the humankind. In our modern era, each hunting knife that we see today is a direct result of hundreds of years of customizing them to fulfill our needs and satisfy our requirements. If you check out some of the most well-known brands for pocket hunting knives, you will see that they come in varying blade shapes, blade materials and blade lengths. Such variation serves us good since certain kinds of pocket hunting knives are …

Gambling With Your Shooting : A Sporting Clays Article by Daniel Schindler

The worst thing about being self-taught is the teacher. It’s not that we men aren’t smart because we are. In this case, it’s kind of like the Driver’s Ed teacher saying, “Look, we’ll talk about the brake tomorrow, right now just get your coat and I’ll get the keys.” You’ve been hunting pheasants, quail and ducks for many years. By now, good shooting should pretty much be a no-brainer. Facing your first clay bird, we heard, “Yeah, I can do this, throw me a target.” It’s pretty much a jock mentality. After all, while you may be a bit washer and dryer challenged, you can shoot a shotgun! From 1960 to 1980 I was a very respectable shot in the …

Everything You Need To Know About Canvas Tents

Many camping enthusiasts enjoy the comfort of canvas tents while they are out in the wilderness. The only thing that is certain about nature is that nothing is certain. Canvas tents are durable and can withstand rain and wind much better than standard tents. They are generally well constructed using quality materials and are simple to set up. This is especially beneficial to the most common purposes for canvas tents, which is shelter for hunting and fishing trips. Canvas tents offer sturdy walls, floor and roofing. They are usually accompanied by metal bars to secure the tent on site. In this instance, you will definitely get what you pay for. Canvas tents offer heavy duty zippers and high walls and …

Colorado Dude Ranch Vacations

The usual summertime activities can be enjoyed at many Colorado dude ranches, including swimming, hiking, and fishing. During the winter months, guests may find that sledding, sleigh rides, ice-skating, snowmobiling and cross-county skiing are available. The season shouldn’t be a deterrent in choosing to vacation at a Colorado dude ranch, because there’s always something to do. Dude ranches in Colorado offer numerous trails for riding or hiking. You can ride your horse over mountain trails, alongside rivers, or through open meadows. Your level of experience and comfort will determine your rides, and friendly staff are there to assist you at every turn. There are also a number of adventures to be found off of the horse. River-rafting, mountain biking, and …

Arrowhead Hunting and Rock Collecting

We weren’t planning to go rock and arrowhead hunting in Arizona. My wife and I just liked that hotspring in the desert. It was agood place to escape the Michigan winter for a while. Then we met Felix, an old Mayan Indian living in an old RV. After sharing meals and campfires for a week, he took us into the desert to show us ancient metates (grain-grinding stones) and arrowheads. We also found hundreds of beautiful rocks of every type, including Apache Tears, Fire Agate, and various quartzes. Irina, a nineteen-year-old “rainbow kid,” who had been living in her van for months, rode with Felix in his old pickup. We took our van. We spent two hours at the first …