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.

In the Everybody Adventures shop you’ll find a wide range of products that will outfit you and your crew for every kind of adventure. VISIT THE SHOP.

The Adventure Starts Here

A tip for the trail and other outdoor extras

Maintaining energy on the trail is key if you want your hike to be fun. We offer a tip there, plus look at a hunting blind and a kid-friendly camp recipe.

August 20, 2019

Disease management focus of new wildlife program

In a new era of wildlife disease, a one-of-a-kind partnership is looking for answers. Here’s what it is and who it works.

August 20, 2019

Albino deer sighting a real outdoors treat

It was a rare treat, spotting an albino deer in the woods near home. Perhaps one in 30,000 fawns are born that way. They don’;t usually fare well, though.

August 14, 2019

Keys to camping away from the crowds

You go camping to enjoy nature and escape the crowds? You;re not alone. Literally, the crowds are following you. Here’s how to find a little solitude.

August 14, 2019

Hunters feed the hungry via venison donation programs

HUnters know how delicious venison can be. And each year, all across the country, they’re sharing that wonderful protein with families that really need it.

August 14, 2019

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act could prove historic

In a nation where a surprisingly large number of fish and wildlife species are at risk, one piece of federal legislation offers hope. Here’s what it is and why it’s getting attention.

August 14, 2019

Outdoor extras, including a dog training tip

Dog training now pays off later. But keeping your companion healthy means following this advice. Plus, we look at a topwater lure and a campfire sandwich.

August 13, 2019

Henry Long Ranger outshoots need for compromise

The Long Ranger from Henry Repeating Arms isn’t your daddy’s lever action. It looks the part, but offers something a little different. Here’s what we found.

August 6, 2019

Fisheries surveys reveal a mixed bag for largemouths

Largemouths, and the occasional smallmouth bass, are waiting to be caught at a few lakes around the state. At others, the fishery is a work in progress.

August 6, 2019

Outdoor extras, including a look at and recipe for the CanCooker

The CanCooker Jr. makes cooking while camping not only fun, but easy, too. Plus, we look at a campfire recipe and a tip for camping with kids.

August 6, 2019

What to do if your dog gets bitten by a snake on a hike

So, you go on a hike and your dog gets bitten by a snake. Then what? Experts offer a list of do’s and don’ts to keep your furry companion alive and well.

August 6, 2019

Who, how of wildlife management in PA a mystery to most

Who pays for and carries out wildlife management in Pennsylvania? You’d be surprised how few know the answer. A survey had surprising results.

August 6, 2019

Legendary hunter Barry Wensel offers advice on killing mature bucks

When Barry Wensel talks white-tailed deer, it pays to listen. And right now, the legendary hunter is dishing out advice he’s never shared.

July 31, 2019

Hostels serve as fun, unique rest stops along Appalachian Trail

Hiking the Appalachian Trail doesn’t have to mean roughing it all the time. Hostels provide comfortable and unique opportunities to restock and refresh.

July 31, 2019

Help sought with dead bald eagle and live ones, too

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking information about a bald eagle killed illegally. It could also use some help with live birds.

July 30, 2019

Outdoor extras, including a recipe for whole fried bluegills

It’s hard to beat whole fried bluegills when it comes to simple yet good eating. We offer up a recipe, plus look at a panfish lure and a hunting prep tip.

July 30, 2019

Fisheries surveys reveal solid walleye populations

A couple of Pennsylvania inland walleye fisheries look to be doing well. One is solid if not spectacular, while the other offers a chance at trophy fish.

July 29, 2019

Belt with no holes perfect for everyday carry

You want a gun belt that looks good enough to wear every day, without being overly obvious? Here’s one option to consider.

July 26, 2019

Fisheries survey shows Allegheny River prime for big smallmouth bass

When it comes to smallmouth bass, the Allegheny River is producing lots of fish right now. But where are the best spots for big fish? Read this to find out.

July 24, 2019

The short-barreled revolver still viable, fun to shoot

The snub-nosed .38 revolver has been around a long time. Two new models show their worth, as does a unique belt meant to carry them and other handguns.

July 23, 2019

Large online license sales mixup still being corrected

Online license sales are growing in popularity in Pennsylvania. This year, though, glitches have left thousands of hunters and trappers waiting.

July 22, 2019

Outdoor extras, including a campfire recipe pairing peaches and bacon

Fresh peaches and bacon? Cooked together over a campfire? Yeah, sign me up. Plus we offer a catfish tip and look at a new piece of gear.

July 22, 2019

The great bait debate ends on Spruce Creek

Bait fishing won;t be permitted on a Pennsylvania stream with loads of wild brown trout. Is that the right way to manage the fishery? Here’s the debate.

July 18, 2019

Tips on choosing the right sleeping bag

Any old sleeping bag can get you through one night. But to be really comfortable long term requires making sure you have the right bag for the conditions.

July 18, 2019

Outdoor extras, including a tip on archery practice

Archery deer seasons are less than two months away in spots. Now’s time to practice, but you must do it right. Plus, we examine a lure and a walleye recipe.

July 17, 2019

Fisheries surveys show lakes on the rebound for tiger muskies, yellow perch, more

Tiger muskies are back in a big way on one rebounding lake. Others are home to yellow perch, bullheads, crappies and more. but time is the key.

July 16, 2019

Hiking safety key no matter how short the trip

HIking safety isn’t just something to think about on extended outings. Statistics reveal day hikers need to plan as much as those wandering far afield.

July 11, 2019

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.