Home » Packs » The Best Fanny Packs of 2021 Call them what you will — waist packs, hip packs, lumbar bags — it all boils down to the same thing: a fanny pack. All the rage in the ’90s and the topic of much ridicule in the decades since, hip/waist/fanny packs are almost certainly here
Photo By Marlon Porter “While walking along the shoreline of the Lakefront Promenade Park in Toronto, Canada, a mother swan spotted us and swam over with her three babies in tow riding safely between her wings,” explains Marlon Porter. “She waddled up onto the sand, and her tiny chicks plopped out and curiously walked over
Home » Climbing » Yosemite to Require Special Permits for Overnight Climbing Expeditions A Wilderness Climbing Permit will be required for all climbers staying overnight, beginning this month. In an effort to understand climbing patterns and ensure ecologically safe practices, Yosemite National Park will soon require some climbers to purchase a special permit, park officials announced
Summer is almost here, and many photographers are itching to hit the road on a photography adventure after a year of having to stay close to home. We’ve compiled 20 destinations that offer interesting landscape, wildlife and atmospheric photography opportunities. These summer photography road trip locations are sure to provide stunning scenes, plenty of photographic
Take a peek at emerging products from the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design. Explore the grid or click through for a slideshow. May 6, 2021 | By Adam Ruggiero Share now: Support us! GearJunkie may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn more. View: ☷ Grid ☰ List ❏ Slideshow
We received over 1,000 entries to our Great Outdoors 2020 photo contest, capturing unique natural phenomena, dramatic, sweeping vistas and intimate portraits of wildlife. We will be announcing the winners soon. Here we’re pleased to share a slideshow of the 30 finalist images. “Snakes Alive” by Dan Mottaz Like giant chess pieces, the sea stacks
Ryan Chelius, over at Outdoor Life, recently penned this column on tips for bait anglers to consider when buying their first fly rod. I reckon there’s some good information in here for new fly anglers looking to upgrade their current outfit, as well. You can read the story here.
In a recent piece over at Hatch Magazine, Chris Madson continues the conversation that John Dietsch started, and to which I contributed. In the ongoing debate over influencers and their role in the fly fishing world, Madson has some slightly different comments on the state of fly fishing as an industry. That it is an industry,
David Coggins ‘ new book, The Optimist, comes out this week, and details some of his adventures from a lifetime of fly fishing. The New Yorker magazine did a story on Coggins, about a day spent fishing with the author. It’s an interesting glimpse inside the life of a fly fishing writer. Read the story here.
Domenick Swentosky posted this great story over the weekend over at Troutbitten. In it, he details his obsession over fishing line. Not fly lines, but the monofilaments that make up our leaders and tippet. If you’re not aware, Dom has long been a pioneer of a multi-use mono rig, which you can read about on his site.
When Ed Engle writes anything about fly fishing, I listen. When Ed writes something about another angler – praising their skill – I get interested. Ed is one of the best, and he just penned a story about Devin Olsen, a member of Team USA Fly Fishing. Olsen is well-known for his website Tactical Fly
It’s ice-off season here in the Rockies, which means a lot of standing on banks and throwing big streamers to cruising trout. If you’re anything like me, getting the hang of casting big streamers – especially on a heavy sink-tip line – was more work than imagined. That’s where Tim Rajeff’s double haul instructions can
So the spring break trip to Disney had to be canceled. While it’s sad to miss out on Mickey & Minnie time, there are many other spring break activities and fun things to do outside. Here are six magical spring break activities for kids! Early A.M. Fishing Pack A.M. treats and juiceboxes for them and
Looking for wildlife from the comfort of your car and taking a hike are two outstanding ways to enjoy National Park Week this year, but that’s not all you can do. Fishing in national parks is a sensational experience too! Can You Fish in National Parks? Yes, you can go fishing in national parks! The
As people across the world are coping with the recent uncertainties, we at Outdoor Families Magazine want to express our support to everyone affected during this time. As families gear up for school closures, spending time outside can be a great way for kids to naturally boost their energy and exercise their brain power while
Mother nature is a great teacher. Child-directed, play-based outdoor education curriculum provides learners the critical space to hone in on their personal interests and intentionally develop skills through practical, hands-on experiences. We know you don’t want to be glued to the screen. You want to foster a deeper practice of connecting yourself and your family
The observation of bugs creates a fascinating introduction for budding naturalists into biology, ecology, the environment, and even health, creating a challenging and inspiring environment for outdoor STEM learning. Our Junior Naturalist lesson plans are comprised of week-long curriculum, focused on one nature-based subject, inviting kids and parents to get outside and explore the world
The observation of trees creates a captivating introduction for budding botanists and arborists into the science of fungi, microorganisms, and giant trees, while providing a bold and exciting curriculum for outdoor STEM learning. Each one of our Junior Naturalist lesson plans contains a full week’s worth of activities, centered around a specific, nature-based theme, encouraging
by Jennifer Fontaine – Do you ever feel weighed down by your environmental footprint, but then get overwhelmed with taking that all-important first step to a greener, more sustainable life, not just for your health, but for the environment? Research already tells us that green dwellings, particularly those that make use of efficient and natural light,
Observing and learning about the importance of pollinators fosters a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of living things and their environment, while cultivating a profound desire to conserve and protect our delicate ecosystem. Each one of our Junior Naturalist week-long lesson plans takes kids outside with daily outdoor learning assignments that involve a wide variety
Whether she’s your adventure partner for life, your audaciously courageous sibling, or your resolute mother-in-law, if she loves experiencing the world, this outdoor gift guide was curated just for her, by women just like her. ~The OFM Gear Editors It can be tricky to find the perfect outdoor gift for an adventurous mom. We get it. You want
Let’s be honest. We are all exhausted. We are being pushed and pulled in too many directions, placed in difficult situations that we may not be prepared to handle. Homeschooling, co-schooling, digital schooling, hybrid schooling, worldschooling, roadschooling, wildschooling, unschooling. No mater what your family has chosen, it’s right for you. Since March, we have really
The outdoors are more of a refuge for us now than they’ve ever been before. From hikers, backpackers, and campers to road trippers, van lifers, powder chasers, and even outdoor-loving pets we checked off every box to make sure there’s something for every kind of adventurer in your life. Support us! Outdoor Families Magazine may
March marks Women’s History Month and to celebrate, we have compiled a great list of titles that can bring herstory to life. Use these inspiring books as a jumping off point to remember the achievements of women, discuss our individual opportunities to shine, and reflect on the impact women have had around the world. Snuggle
SHTFPreparedness may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Do you know that you are surrounded by wild medicines? There are little weeds all around us that can both feed us and heal us. The problem is that most people don’t take the time to get to know
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SHTFPreparedness may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. When it comes to hand radios we have all had an experience where you give your friend a radio to take home and you go to your room to phone him and realize all that comes through is fuzz.
SHTFPreparedness may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. I understand that reading about your digital footprint may not be the most exciting way to start your day but I will tell you it’s probably the most important. This article is exceptional because it not only challenges you
SHTFPreparedness may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Survival rule number one: Have the ability to make fire. While I would love to have the skills to use a hand drill in any conditions, I also hate being cold. Enter the lighter! Rubbing two sticks together is
SHTFPreparedness may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. The lean-to shelter is one of the simplest and yet most effective types of shelters to build. In a life-or-death survival situation where you’re exposed to inclement weather, a properly made shelter makes the difference between life and death.