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.

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Otters doing increasingly well across Pennsylvania

Once scarce, otters are doing increasingly well across Pennsylvania. That may lead to new opportunities for trappers in the near future.

June 23, 2017

Camping weekend offers opportunity to look at nature deficit disorder

Children don’t get outdoors as they once did. We know that. But how to fix it? A day spent outdoors is always worthwhile. But two days? Or three? or even more? Camping offers opportunities to extend time in the woods and on the water.

June 22, 2017

Lake Arthur prime for bass, Crooked Creek for crappies

Lake Arthur has long been a prime spot for largemouth bass and that remains the case, according to some recent survey work. Crooked Creek, meanwhile, is prime for crappies.

June 21, 2017

Pymatuning improvements and other outdoor news

Structures intended to create fishing “hot spots” were recently installed in Pymatuning Lake. There’s plenty of other outdoor news here, too, from giant catfish to hunting licenses to stuck moose.

June 20, 2017

Technology likely coming to the duck blind, deer woods

Pennsylvania is traditionally pretty restrictive when it comes to allowing electronic devices for hunting. But that’s likely about to change, at least with regard to three products.

June 19, 2017

On the hunt for blue catfish

Pennsylvania’s rivers hold flathead and channel catfish now. once, they also held blues. Might they be returning? It seems a question of when rather than if.

June 16, 2017

It’s time to think about trail cameras

Hunting season may seem a long ways off given the heat of summer. But licenses are going on sale, so it’s time to start thinking about where you’ll be chasing deer. Trail cameras can help, starting now.

June 16, 2017

Outdoor extras, including a coconut catfish recipe, fishing jigs and a new bait product

There’s a new product on the market meant to bring fish to stationary fishermen. Plus, a bass fishing tip and a catfish recipe.

June 16, 2017

Essential gear for paddling adventures

There’s no denying just how much fun paddling can be, whether in a canoe or kayak. The difference between a really enjoyable trip and one that ends in misery can be as simple as a few pieces of equipment.

June 15, 2017

Investigation of tree stand accidents to begin

Tree stand accidents seem to be on the increase. But what’s causing them and why? An investigation aims to figure that out.

June 13, 2017

A bear of an opportunity for teachers and more outdoor news

Here’s an opportunity for teachers to learn about black bears from, if all goes well, an actual bear. Plus a fishing tip and wild trout, drug money, waterfowl and lead ammunition news.

June 12, 2017

Young fly anglers to compete on the world stage

It’s one thing to be able to fly fish well. But to be able to represent your country while doing it, in competition against young fly anglers from around the world? That’;s just what these young anglers are preparing for.

June 9, 2017

Largemouth bass are the fish of summer

All fish have their time and place on the angler’s calendar. When summer hits, though, it’s time to think of bass, and oftentimes largemouths.

June 8, 2017

Outdoor extras including a fishing tip, recipe and new lure

Looking for a fun meal to cook over the campfire? here you go. Plus a new fishing lure and a bass fishing tip.

June 8, 2017

Bait fishing maybe not as lethal as thought

Are stocked trout caught on bait more likely to die than those caught on lures and flies? Not necessarily, says one researcher. But some people aren’t buying it.

June 8, 2017

Water purification while in the woods, on the trail

Go on a multi-day excursion outdoors, or find yourself in a disaster or survival situation, and purifying water quickly becomes a priority. here’s a handy product that does just that.

June 7, 2017

It’s time to get outdoors and fish, paddle, hike

Get outdoors now to enjoy a special paddle or a benefit bass tournament for a slain police office. Plus, news on turkey hunting accidents, an unusual catch and a state record.

June 6, 2017

Bringing balance to Pennsylvania forests

Pennsylvania’s forests are largely old. That’s got consequences for certain species of wildlife. One state agency is looking to add a little balance across tree age classes.

June 5, 2017

Hunting the northern goshawk, the ultimate forest raptor

They’re an exceptional bird, one considered by many to be the “ultimate forest raptor.” But they may be in trouble. Researchers are trying to figure out how many are out there and where they’re at.

June 2, 2017

Topwater frogs of a different color

Topwater frogs catch bass. There’s no doubt about that. but what colors and styles to use? Two experts weigh in.

June 2, 2017

Outdoor extras, a fishing tip, new crossbow and Cajun recipe

Looking for some extra outdoor news for your weekend? Here’s a new crossbow on the market, a fishing tip and a recipe for Cajun cooking.

June 2, 2017

Hunters Sharing the Harvest continues to surprise

Hunters weren’t the only ones to benefit from all of the venison they collected this past hunting season. They shared the bounty with families in need in a huge way.

June 1, 2017

Yellow perch, other panfish impressive at Colver Reservoir

If you’re interested in panfish, and yellow perch in particular, consider Colver Reservoir. It may be relatively small, but it performs well when it comes to producing quality fish.

May 31, 2017

Air rifles a fun new opportunity, but require understanding

They’re fun to shoot and potentially lethal in the woods, there’s no doubt about that. But choosing the right air rifle and then getting good with it takes some knowledge as well as practice.

May 26, 2017

Seven air rifles for 2017 tested and reviewed

Hunting with air rifles is a new and exciting way to explore the woods. But which rifle to choose? Here we review seven currently on the market to see how they perform.

May 26, 2017

Talk of tinkering with PA’s elk herd

Pennsylvania’s elk herd is important on both the hunting and wildlife tourism fronts, so it’s understandable managers want to keep it healthy and strong. But might those efforts backfire?

May 26, 2017

Planning your food for outdoor adventures

Time spent outdoors is often made even more memorable by the food we eat. It takes some planning, though, to make sure things go well.

May 26, 2017

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.