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

Commission answers angler questions on voluntary permits

Anglers seem willing to buy voluntary permits to support their favorite fish — but only if the money actually benefits them. It will, officials say.

January 22, 2019

Frank Addington, the aspirin buster, has a message in every arrow

Frank Addington Jr., also known as the “aspirin buster,” makes sure to encourage families and children to spend more time outdoors together.

January 17, 2019

Commission struggling to maintain its deputies

The Fish and Boat Commission has relied on deputies to carry aid in law enforcement for more than a century. But volunteer numbers are shrinking.

January 17, 2019

Winter hiking with dogs requires caring for your canine

Winter hiking with dogs can be great fun. But you’ve got to take a little care to make sure your canine companion enjoys it, too.

January 17, 2019

Outdoors extras, including ice fishing lures

We take a look at ice fishing lures designed to catch everything from crappies on up to walleyes. Plus, we talk predator hunting and a bluegill recipe.

January 17, 2019

Maintaining public lands access goal of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers

America’s public lands are vast and varied. Backcountry Hunters and Anglers wants to make sure people can use it for hunting, fishing and more.

January 10, 2019

Practicing winter tree identification adds fun to outings

Learning winter tree identification is a fun way to add to winter woods jaunts. It’s matter of being able to see and interpret clues.

January 10, 2019

Outdoor extras, including outdoor shows and a campfire recipe

The season for outdoor shows is here, and if you don’t want to overspend, take some inventory. Plus, we look at a campfire recipe and new gear.

January 10, 2019

Making time to live an adventurous life

Living an adventurous life takes commitment. how can you help make this the year that you get outdoors more? We offer some ideas.

January 3, 2019

Remember ice fishing safety as season gets started

You want to feel a tug on your line, sure. But think ice fishing safety before you venture onto the hard water. Otherwise, the consequences can be severe.

January 2, 2019

An attempt to simplify regulations, starting with orange

Think the regulations governing hunting in Pennsylvania are too complicated? You’re not alone. So a couple of attempts to address that are underway.

January 2, 2019

Outdoor extras, including a freaky fishing lure

Want to check out a freaky fishing lure, or at least THE Freak? Well, here you go. Plus we’ve got a venison recipe and bird feeding tip.

January 2, 2019

Muzzleloader bear hunting among possible changes coming to PA

Muzzleloader bear hunting? Pennsylvania could see that in 2019, as well as some other changes to hunting and trapping seasons,.

December 24, 2018

Winter driving to experience outdoor adventure requires planning, thought

Winter driving, especially when going where snow plows don’t, can lead to adventure. But staying safe requires planning ahead.

December 24, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a discussion of winter boots

The right winter boots go a long way toward making time in the winter woods fun. Plus we look at a rabbit recipe and new radios.

December 24, 2018

Opening day of deer season may change in 2019

Opening day of Pennsylvania’s statewide firearms deer season has been the Monday after Thanksgiving for more than 50 years. Might next year be different?

December 20, 2018

Stand up paddleboard basics to get started

Have you tried riding a stand up paddleboard yet? It’s a lot of fun and easier than you might imagine, provided you understand some basics about getting started.

December 18, 2018

Incidents show need for awareness in living with bears

More and more people find themselves living with bears. That won’t change: black bear populations continue to grow. So here’s how to responsibly share space with the omnivores.

December 17, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a flintlock deer hunting tip and new fishing lure

Flintlock deer hunting seasons are just about here, so we offer up a simple tip that can produce big results. Plus, we look at a new fishing lure and campfire recipe.

December 16, 2018

Cold water boating fun, but safety paramount

There are a lot of really good reasons to go cold water boating. But if you want to come back alive, safety should be priority #1.

December 13, 2018

First Day Hikes a growing way to celebrate the season

First Day Hikes offer the chance to start off the new year with adventure. And, potentially, they can be the start of something bigger, too.

December 13, 2018

outdoor extras, including how to dress up a camper breakfast staple

Here’s an option for making a camper breakfast staple a little — or a lot — more palatable. Plus, we look at a winter hiking tip and fun tool for archers.

December 13, 2018

Crayfish research turns up exciting finds

What’s there to learn about burrowing crayfish? Well, a lot, especially when you’re the first people seeking them in more than 100 years.

December 5, 2018

Porcupines and the winter woods

Porcupines are one of the most unusual and fascinating creatures in the woods. And if you;re going to spot one, winter is the best time do it,

December 4, 2018

Wildlife watching, fishing, hunting all powerful economic forces

All that wildlife watching, fishing and hunting people do? It’s more than just fun. it’s healthy and a powerful economic force in America, too.

December 3, 2018

Outdoors extras, including a steelhead bait good for salmon, too

We take a look at a steelhead bait also great for salmon. Plus, we talk winter squirrel hunting and how to make that pheasant great for the table.

December 3, 2018

Outdoor reading for the naturalist, survivalist, hiker, hunter and more

Looking for some outdoor reading, maybe for the days when you’re stuck inside? Here’s a look at some new books that are worth checking out.

November 29, 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.