You have a passion for sipping on beers and tasting a broad variety of brewed beverages, particularly craft and small batch brews. But how does this passion come across to others? Do your friends and family think that you have become an arrogant beer drinker who comes across as a know it all and is critical of anyone who doesn’t share their tastes?→ Read the rest
Guest post by Kevin Smith.
Are you planning a camping trip for your next vacation? If so, then you should consider trying out hammock camping. Using a hammock can be both fun and relaxing if it’s set up correctly. There is no use setting up a hammock which can easily fall off the tree.→ Read the rest
Looking for something interesting to do for a few days in Kentucky? How about a trip along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail? Sounds like fun but what exactly is Bourbon? For a whiskey to be called Bourbon it must be made with at least 51% corn.→ Read the rest
In a not so uncommon scenario, you find yourself truly lost deep in the backcountry. Did you come prepared enough to get yourself out? Or maybe you didn’t. Or maybe even your bag with your phone and compass is now floating down the river after an unfortunate stumble.→ Read the rest
When hiking and camping in the backcountry, care must be taken to bear-proof your camp. The goal of bear-proofing your site is to keep odors that might attract bears to a minimum, and to safely store your food and garbage out of reach of bears and away from your sleeping area.→ Read the rest
The Appalachian Trail, or less commonly know as the Appalachian National Scenic Trail or simply the A.T., is a 2,190 mile hiking trail between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. Completing the entire length of the Appalachian Trail in one trip is a monumental undertaking. → Read the rest
Tying a secure knot is a critical skill for anyone planning to spend time hiking, camping in the backcountry, fishing or boating . But, you have to know which knot to tie and how to tie it. So make sure you know what to do with your rope or line the next time you head into the wild by learning these 12 essential outdoor knots.
With fall now heading into winter, that familiar chill is beginning to set in. Many less adventurous campers don’t enjoy camping, much less, sleeping in the cold, but there are lots of benefits to winter camping. Campsites that have remained open, will be less crowded, and often times, a reservation isn’t required.→ Read the rest
Whether you are taking a weekend trip to Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains or week-long trek along the Continental Divide trail, your cell phone has become a regular piece of Every Day Carry (EDC). Although handy, it’s not hard to imagine that it might end up not working when you need it in an emergency situation, either due to no cellular service or from a tumble down a rocky slope. → Read the rest