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Gifts for OffGrid  Outdoor Enthusiasts

Gifts for Off-Grid & Outdoor Enthusiasts

Need some gift ideas for the outdoorsy off-grid enthusiast? Survival expert and outdoorsman, L. Woodrow Ross, shares his top gift ideas for the...

5 Hunting Podcasts To Inspire the New Hunter

5 Hunting Podcasts To Inspire the New Hunter

New hunter Sarah Seufer shares the podcasts that helped her get started hunting as an adult. 

When It's Time to Stop Feeding the Birds

When It's Time to Stop Feeding the Birds

People who feed birds find it rewarding and time well spent. Usually, they can rattle off the species at their feeder like they were family names. ...

Following the Hunter's Moon

Following the Hunter's Moon

Regardless of where you live in the South, there is probably a healthy population of whitetail deer nearby. Even in a development located in a rural...

Squirrel Hunting: the Right Game for Young Hunters

Squirrel Hunting: the Right Game for Young Hunters

Experienced hunter, father, and grandpa Jim Mize reflects on the life lessons and self-sufficiency skills he learned during his first hunting...

Recognizing the Evidence of Wildlife Around Us

Recognizing the Evidence of Wildlife Around Us

Wildlife exists almost everywhere, even in the shadow of civilization. We have only to perceive it in another dimension. Our human senses have been...

How To Buy The Right ATV or UTV For Your Rural Land

How To Buy The Right ATV or UTV For Your Rural Land

Learn how to buy the right ATV or UTV for your rural land with these simple tips from a 20+ year industry expert.

How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

For many rural folks and homesteaders, a fireplace or woodstove is an essential part of the home. However, finding a safe and efficient place to...

Tips For Implementing Nature Journaling With Children Of All Ages

Tips For Implementing Nature Journaling With Children Of All Ages

We talked to a veteran homeschooling mom in Western North Carolina, for details on what a nature journal is, and how to get started with one.

Worm Charming and DIY Worm Farms: Summer Fun For Kids (And Anglers) Of All Ages

Worm Charming and DIY Worm Farms: Summer Fun For Kids (And Anglers) Of All Ages

Need a fun activity to occupy the kids before school starts? An outdoorswoman and mother of 2 shares her experience trying out worm charming with her...