George Washington Sears, aka Nessmuk, wrote in the 1800s of the outdoors that, "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it. We go to smooth it." That’s as true now as ever. The outdoors are for refreshing the soul and lifting the spirit.

Try convincing yourself of that – or better yet, your spouse, children or friends – when their feet are cold, their line is tangled, their sleeping bag is soggy, or their paddle is broken. Having the right gear can make all the difference.

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Boondocking a way to adventure for free in solitude

Boondocking is terrific for exploring the outdoors. It’s generally free, offers solitude and provides access to hunting, fishing, hiking, paddling and more.

October 4, 2018

Homemade fire starters can really help get that campfire going

Homemade fire starters can take you from zero to hero. They make it easy to get a campfire — that most loved of all camping ingredients — going.

October 2, 2018

Outdoors extras, including a fall paddling tip and venison recipe

This week, we’ve got a fall paddling tip, as well as a great recipe for grilling venison. Plus, we look at a handy tool for hikers.

October 2, 2018

Pennsylvania Sunday hunting push tied to coming elections

The push to Pennsylvania Sunday hunting is ramping up, with supporters saying sportsmen and women need to get involved in the coming election.

October 1, 2018

Overlooks a fall hiking destination worth the effort

Overlooks are awesome hiking destinations, especially in fall, when the woods are ablaze in color. They’re worth the effort it takes to reach them.

September 26, 2018

Fall trout fishing is about to pick up

The time for fall trout fishing is here. Fresh fish are being stocked around the country to supplement wild and holdover fish.

September 26, 2018

Changes to fluorescent orange delayed, revised again, but still coming

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is trying, still, to simplify its fluorescent orange requirements for hunters. A final proposal is now expected in January.

September 26, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a honey salmon recipe

Here’s a honey salmon recipe with a hint of root beer, of all things. Plus, we take a look at a new fishing lure and offer up a steelhead fishing tip.

September 26, 2018

Yes, sleeping well outdoors, in a tent, is possible

Sleeping well outdoors in a tent is certainly possible, despite what some might say. The key lies in choosing the right equipment and maintaining habits.

September 20, 2018

National Public Lands Day highlights opportunities

National Public Lands Day is Sept. 22 this year. it’s a chance to pay homage to America’s bounty of open spaces, and maybe even give a little back.

September 19, 2018

Calling whitetails successfully a matter of being aggressive at the right times

Calling whitetails can be an effective hunting technique. But you’ve got to know when to do it and when not to, and what sounds to make, say these experts.

September 19, 2018

Outdoors extras, including a channel catfish recipe

Channel catfish are not only fun to catch, they’re tasty, too. We offer up a recipe, as well as look at a carp and catfish bait and an archery hunting tip.

September 19, 2018

Hawk watching season a spectacle not to be missed

The season for hawk watching is upon us. It’s an opportunity to see majestic migrating raptors as they surf their way south in search of easier living.

September 13, 2018

PA may simplify fluorescent orange rules for hunters

The fluorescent orange rules hunters follow in Pennsylvania are the most complex in the nation. Are these proposed changes the key to simplifying them?

September 12, 2018

Keys to successfully camping in the rain

Camping in the rain doesn’t necessarily have to be a terrible experience, not when done right. Here are some tips for beating the weather.

September 11, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a paddling safety tip

Paddling safety is paramount when it comes to being on high water. We look at that, as well as a new lure and a camping recipe.

September 11, 2018

An owl prowl a fun way to add excitement, mystery to an evening hike

An owl prowl is a fun way to add excitement and mystery to an evening hike. And right now is the time to look for these nighttime predators.

September 6, 2018

First-time campers and lessons learned and shared

First-time campers sometimes become lifelong campers. But not always. Hooking them long-term requires making sure they’re properly equipped.

September 5, 2018

Duck numbers, lake troubles, grizzly battles and more outdoor news

Duck numbers won’t be as high this fall as last, but there remain plenty of birds for hunters. We look at that, plus other outdoor news.

September 5, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a tip for focusing binoculars

Focusing binoculars is a two-step process when done right. We talk about that, plus look at a great Dutch oven recipe for camp and a versatile survival too.

September 4, 2018

Talking about moving the deer season opener to a Saturday

Pennsylvania’s statewide firearms deer season opener has been the Monday after Thanksgiving for decades. Debate over whether that should change continues.

September 4, 2018

Summertime bluegills a family-friendly outdoor battler

Summertime bluegills are the perfect fish to target on family outings. But that doesn’t mean they’re just for kids. Some serious fish are out there.

August 30, 2018

Hammock camping offers a new twist on familiar adventures

Hammock camping has some challenges associated with it, most tied to technique and gear. But done right, it’s a whole lot of fun.

August 29, 2018

Wildlife politics and other outdoor news

Wildlife politics often mean elected officials ignoring the advice of their own scientists. We look at that and some other outdoor news.

August 29, 2018

Pennsylvania elk hunting season could see changes

Elk hunting in Pennsylvania might look very different, and sooner rather than later. A proposal to break the hunt into three segments, one archery only, is moving forward.

August 28, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a bullhead catfish recipe

Bullhead catfish aren’t the first species anglers think about when it comes to trophies. But they’re tasty. We offer a recipe and more.

August 28, 2018

Float tube fishing for channel cats and other species

Float tube fishing isn’t something every angler has tried. But there are times when a tube is the perfect vehicle for chasing hungry fish.

August 23, 2018

Bob Frye is a storyteller with a passion for all things outdoors. He hunts, he fishes, he hikes, he camps, he paddles, backpacks and snowshoes depending on the season. If he’s not an expert at anything, it’s because he’s passionate to try a little bit of everything.