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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Look for clues when field judging black bears

Field judging black bears isn’t always easy. But there are some clues that will tell you just how big or small a bear might be.

November 8, 2018

Hiking with children can be fun, memorable if you do it right

Hiking with children can be both challenging and rewarding. There are some things you can do to make sure it’s fun, though.

November 8, 2018

Hunters ask for changes to PA fall turkey hunting

At least some Pennsylvanians want changes to fall turkey hunting seasons. Others want to tweak the spring. That and more is under consideration.

November 8, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a fall fishing tip and campfire recipe

Successful fall fishing means making it easy for trout and other species to take your bait. Plus, we look at a new lure and a campfire breakfast.

November 8, 2018

A seismic change may be occurring in the whitetail woods

There’s a change, and a pretty big one at that, going on in the whitetail woods nationwide. Whether it’s good, bad or indifferent remains to be seen.

November 1, 2018

Cross country skiing essentials start with the feet

Enjoyable cross country skiing requires securing a few essentials, starting with boots, then skis and poles. Just don’t overdress or you’ll regret it.

October 31, 2018

Tips on choosing the right flashlight for outdoor adventures

Which flashlight is the right flashlight for outdoor adventures? That depends on a number of factors. Answering a few questions can reveal answers.

October 31, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a hiking tip and rabbit recipe

Here’s a rabbit recipe for the small game hunters out there. Plus, we offer up a tip for staying fueled on fall and winter outings and examine a predator hunting tool.

October 30, 2018

Become an outdoor mentor to perpetuate appreciation for nature, wildlife, adventure

Becoming an outdoor mentor is the perfect way to ensure that your love of the outdoors gets carried on from generation to generation.

October 25, 2018

Penns Creek trout get new protections

Penns Creek trout are being managed under some new rules these days. It’s one meant to protect a fishery some label among the best in the East.

October 24, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a pheasant tip and recipe

We offer a pheasant tip that may help you take more ringnecks, and a recipe for preparing any you bag. Plus, here’s a fishing lure for cold-water bass.

October 23, 2018

Exercise now for rock climbing later

Rock climbing in all its forms can be a lot of fun. But you’ve got to be in shape. Now is the time to develop and stick to an off-season training regimen.

October 23, 2018

Fit, function key when choosing a first mountain bike

When it comes to choosing your first mountain bike, keeping in mind where, when and how often you’ll ride are important, So, too, is proper fit.

October 18, 2018

Squirrel hunting remains fun despite changes

Squirrel hunting isn’t as popular overall as it once was. But don’t be fooled. It’s still a fun hunting experience, promising action and camaraderie.

October 17, 2018

Might mandatory boat registration be coming to Pennsylvania?

There is no mandatory boat registration requirement for kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards in Pennsylvania. not yet, anyway. But some want to see it.

October 17, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a venison meatballs recipe

Venison meatballs? Yes, we’ve got a recipe for that. Plus, we look at a warming piece of gear and a fall and winter camping tip.

October 16, 2018

Whitewater rafting safer, more accessible than might be imagined

Whitewater rafting, especially when done with a guide, is exciting, yes. But it’s not as dangerous as some might think. And it’s accessible.

October 16, 2018

Five steps to sighting in your rifle

Sighting in your rifle is critical for success in hunting seasons. it’s not necessarily difficult to do, but it does require some thought and technique.

October 11, 2018

Ruins among the most memorable parts of some hikes

Ruins exist in forests and fields all across America. Hikers with a passion for exploring can wander among them and their stories.

October 10, 2018

Hibernating bats focus of new white-nose syndrome efforts

Hibernating bats are struggling because of white-nose syndrome. But efforts to save them nationwide continue, with one new project underway in Pennsylvania.

October 10, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a campfire recipe for grilled peaches

A campfire recipe for grilled peaches? We’ve got that, plus a look at a new fishing lure and a tip for hunters in ground blinds.

October 9, 2018

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

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.