Finding joy in the outdoors since 1988
The inter-web hasn't done much in the way of getting more people out and about climbing mountains, trekking back-country alpine trails or netting trophy rainbows on scenic hidden streams but there is as many outlets to score cheap gear as ever. I'm sure there are countless others that could be added to the list but here are some that I've dealt with personally and give the thumbs up to. Before you read any further lock your cash up in a hard to reach space because some of these sites are going to put you in front of premium gear at an awesome price.
Here's my go-to for cheaper than dirt adventure gear:
The Sportsman Guide has a wide variety of items from snowshoes to military surplus items. All prices are pretty reasonable but if you catch the site at the right time for the right item you can grab some absolute steals for premium no-gimmick gear.
What would the world be like if every kid had the opportunity to camp, hike, hunt, fish, or boat in the outdoors? What would my life be like if I hadn't of gone fishing with dad or sat in that cold stand when I was a kid? Better yet what if we could get kids if only just once to be amazed by the outdoors and see it as the valuable adventure escape it is? Here's what I'm thinking.
When you cross the Mackinaw bridge you know your entering a different place. There are no major billboards or shopping plazas, fast food joints, Wal-Marts, hotels or anything else you would expect from a tourists destination. The land is covered with evergreens, almost too much green to take in. The contrast from the bright sky and the dark forest floor is incredible, it's like someone has shut the lights off in the forest without letting the sun know about it. This land is dense. Expect a mixup of dense swampland and evergreen forests as well as small cold streams carrying trout, salmon and steelhead to and from the major surrounding great lakes. In other words if you really want to camp and experience a kind of unexplored frontier that mimics and an Alaska, Montana, or Washington.... This should be on your list.
How to let your woman let you... go outdoors.
It seems silly to think that the big bad man of the house is sometimes caught up and the outdoor adventures took the hit, but hey it's happened to all of us. The look; the one where you give your woman the nod from your frosty truck window and her expressionless thousand mile stare says it all. How many times can you play it off with a grin?
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Seriously.
If your tired of getting the mid-season nag and want some support in the women department, maybe some of my up the sleeve tricks can land you a buck with your woman smiling along. Hey at least you tried...
Robbie is the creator of WF and loves to spend time in the outdoors chasing steelhead, upland birds, and the beauty of nature.