Monthly Archives: January 2011

Walking on Water (Humor, or at least an attempt at)

The following story is a reprint from Robert’s humor column published in Ohio Valley Outdoors magazine. The fictitious character, Frank Brite, has the knack for getting himself into a bind. Frank kicked the canoe several times as if he was … Continue reading

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Covered in Ice

January is normally the month that ice fishermen are speckled across ice-covered waters in pursuit of frigid fillets. Winter came early to Ohio and ice fishing is underway. Farm ponds are first to freeze, mainly because of little to no … Continue reading

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Major Camping Trailer Maker Closes Doors

Coleman Camping Trailers ceased operations on Wednesday. The plant in Somerset PA has built folding camping trailers (pop-ups) at that location for over 40 years. The owners of the company, Blackstreet Capital, bought the company in 2008. The investors claim … Continue reading

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Things You See On The Trail

The family and I arrived at the Old Man’s Cave parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. I was concerned the parking lot would be filling quickly but turns out we were one of the first to arrive. The 46th Annual … Continue reading

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2011 Winter Photo Contest

Okay readers, it’s time to break out your best photo to enter in my 2011 Winter Photo Contest! I’m often asked by readers of the several print publications I regularly write for, as to how they may improve their outdoor … Continue reading

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Winter Hiking in Hocking Hills

If you are an avid hiker, what attracts you to the sport? Is it the solitude or one-on-oneness with the natural world that cruising through forest and fields provides? For me it’s both and then some, and hiking with the … Continue reading

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Talking to the Birds

While walking through a stand of 25 year-old white pines last week on my property, I heard wings flapping against small branches near the top of a big pine. By the time I focused on the large bird soon into … Continue reading

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Bows and Arrows in the Schools

A couple decades ago, could you imagine students lined up in the gym, with a bow in hand and an arrow nocked and drawn? During a school day? Yeah, I didn’t think so. How many of you have heard of … Continue reading

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