Monthly Archives: February 2011

Take Your Stress Outdoors

Two years ago, I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation; an irregular heartbeat. The diagnosis by my doctor was a blow to my outdoor lifestyle. Placed on several medications and eventually surgery, the ten months following the doctor’s news was stress … Continue reading

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Lake Erie Ice

Last Saturday morning, at 3:15 a.m., friends picked Rob (my 17 year-old son) and I up and we began our three-hour trek north to frozen Lake Erie. This would be mine and Rob’s first trip on Lake Erie hidden under … Continue reading

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Wonderful Winter Outdoor Shows

The vision of shopping, in my mind, is being forced by a need or dragged by my spouse in search of her need, and none of the vision is pleasant. It’s like going to the dentist and having dental work … Continue reading

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Tie A Fly For Fun

The largemouth bass stalked the floating bug for several yards before slurping up the fluttering insect. Watching the predator chasing its meal was my 14 year-old son Rob. Rob had just released a healthy crappie back into the lake when … Continue reading

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An Easy Way to Help Ohio’s Natural Areas

Each day, I receive dozens of press releases from state and national conservation agencies. I’ve decided to post the press release below, because I’m often asked how an individual can help Ohio’s natural areas. Following is an easy solution. A … Continue reading

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First-aid Packed First

These late winter months keep many outdoors enthusiasts close to the fireplace. Not a bad idea. But instead of walking around the house, moaning like a spoiled kid with nothing to do, why not tackle some gear replenishing or refurbishing … Continue reading

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Wildlife Winter Survival

The winter season creates wondrous landscapes and chilly sunsets, but something is not as visual now as it is during Ohio’s warmer seasons—wildlife. What happens to the animals that have given us much entertainment during the other three seasons? Have … Continue reading

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