All of our well-meaning attempts to fill up our children’s summer with enriching activities may actually be harming them. Here is why we need to back off a little and let them just be kids. If you’re like many parents, […]
How connected are our kids to nature?
Trips to the zoo, collecting autumn leaves, reading Ranger Rick – sound like memories from your childhood? More than likely, yes, they do. But here’s a question: do they sound like a part of your kids’ lives today? It’s an […]
Outdoor Dads may just have more fun!
It sure seems like the outdoor dads that I know have a lot of fun. Playing indoors with your kids may sometimes look like tea parties or pretending to be a conductor. How much fake tea can you drink? How […]
[THE NEIGHBOR’S WIFE] Spring Fever
Spring is time for new beginnings, a fresh look and a new sense of self (Be the man!) Maybe social pressure has been getting you down, or the high expectations placed on you by others, whether family members, your coworkers […]
[REVIEW] Coghlans’s Magnesium Fire Starter: We Didn’t Start the Fire. Oh Yes We Did.
Ever since the dawn of time mankind has been fascinated by fire. Truth be told, camping helps many of us scratch that pyro itch in constructive ways. Think about your fondest memories of camping and some of them probably center […]
Seven Reasons to Fall in Love with Hiking
Hiking — some define it as simply putting two feet down in rhythm, and so it is. It is walking extended in terms of time and glorified by specialized gear, which brings it in touch with a universe of diverse […]
Introducing Kids To Outdoor Play
A Dad’s Perspective—Introducing Kids To The Outdoors Without Overwhelming Them I have been amazed at how open kids are to new experiences, especially in the outdoors. Whether it’s a walk down the street, exploring the local park, or going on […]
Fire Up the Grill!
Most guys know that it doesn’t get much better than grilled food. A nice steak done perfectly is one of the joys in life. And I’m hoping that you’ve already had a chance to pull out the charcoal (or gas) […]