Becoming a DIY Hunter: Planning Your First Hunt

Becoming a DIY Hunter: Planning Your First Hunt

I wish someone had sat me down before I started my personal development as a backcountry hunter to introduce me to some of the topics discussed during the Summit - so that’s the purpose of this article. I want to focus on what it takes to become a DIY backcountry hunter - with an emphasis on planning your first DIY western hunt.

Our First Garden: The Good Thymes and Bad

Our First Garden: The Good Thymes and Bad

Our journey with our garden so far has been a lot of trial and error in learning the most effective and efficient way to do things. We know that the idea of turning over untouched soil and starting a garden from scratch can be pretty overwhelming and lead to a lot of uncertainty (trust me, I’ve felt it). For this reason, we’ve compiled a list of 5 tips that we feel are most important based off of what we have experienced and the observations that we’ve made as we’ve watched our garden grow!

Needle in a Haystack: Finding a Mountain Bear

Needle in a Haystack: Finding a Mountain Bear

We knew we had a slim chance of seeing that bear again. Nick had caught a glimpse of him at more than 800 yards on the adjacent side of the basin in a patch of young pines just below the snow line. Like most of the bears we’d seen on this trip, he was moving quickly across an opening in the trees. Unless you had your eyes glued to your binoculars, you’d never catch more than a glimpse as they passed.

Chickens: Why We Should ALL Be Eggcited

Chickens: Why We Should ALL Be Eggcited

To date, raising chickens has been one of the most amazing and unpredictable endeavors that I have chosen to pursue. To understand an ornery and interesting creature as the chicken is extremely eye-opening and initiates a perceptual shift in what most of people view them as being. So, sit back, relax, and learn why each and every one of us should be beyond eggcited about raising chickens of our own.

The Cost of Being Industrious

The Cost of Being Industrious

I don’t think that I can truly say that I have ever felt bored in my entire life. Whenever I have been presented with any amount of free time, I have always filled it with something else on my to-do list. For as long as I can remember, I have dedicated this free time to working towards goals, staying ahead, or working on improving myself in one way or another. Once a major endeavor is completed, I have always been onto the next.