Category Archives: Outdoor Knowledge

Outdoor Adventures in the Southeast

For those who are fairly new to my blog, I wanted to go back and list some of my past posts dedicated to outdoor adventures in the Southeast. The South is rich with places to see, trails to hike, lakes … Continue reading

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Sixthday Sportsmen Magazine

For my sportsmen (and women) friends who read this blog, I want to make you aware of a fairly new magazine—Sixthday Sportsmen. Recently I’ve become acquainted with the publisher, Dave Iverson. We’ve been exchanging emails, and I hope the magazine … Continue reading

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Animal Tracks ID Infographic

I found this great animal tracks ID infographic over at Hiking Michigan. For those who love nature and enjoy getting outdoors, I thought you might be able to use this guide. On the spiritual side, this infographic reminded me about … Continue reading

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Nature Provides

This beautiful Red-shouldered Hawk perched on a tree in our backyard on Saturday. My wife snapped the picture. It’s pretty common to see these hawks being chased by crows and to hear their distinctive kee-yeeear vocals. This particular snapshot also … Continue reading

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Outdoor Adventure in North Georgia

Call it outdoor adventure, medicine, or therapy, but it works! This past week I took some time off to enjoy the outdoors with my wife and friends. My spiritual, emotional, and physical energy banks have been recharged. One day, my … Continue reading

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Finding Great Deals on Outdoor Equipment

As spring infects the landscape, I find myself more and more consumed with the outdoor fever. I’ve been turkey hunting a couple of times, and am gearing up for the fishing season. Been on a few hikes. Even visited a … Continue reading

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Family Time and a Southern Barbecue

One of my reasons for starting this blog is to encourage strong family bonds. My own family often comes together around a great meal. We actually put the electronic devices down for a few minutes and do this thing called … Continue reading

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Time to Go Fishing

Spring has arrived here in Georgia, and the weather is getting warmer each week. My son has already beat me to the lake and scored big time. During spring break he caught several largemouth bass and was able to spend … Continue reading

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An Understanding of Hunting

In recent months my son and I have been chasing the ever elusive Whitetail Deer. The season has now closed, but turkey season and spring fishing are just around the corner. This is a heritage my father has passed on … Continue reading

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The Eagle Trip

Once again, our family traveled to Guntersville State Park to see the great Bald Eagle. We were able to see several eagles soaring overhead. This year, however, the nest we usually visit was empty–no adult eagles or eaglets. We did … Continue reading

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Wisdom of Wolves

God has shown us that we can learn from His creation. So, what can we learn from a particular animal–the gray wolf? Whether you lead a team, a Sunday school class, discipleship group, a business or you are raising a … Continue reading

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Go To The Honeybee

The Book of Proverbs has wisely advised people to go to the ant.  For a good portion of my life, I’ve gone to the honeybee.  You see, my dad is a beekeeper.  (Wait for it–he is about to share some … Continue reading

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Three Amazing Birding Apps

Ever been on a hike and wanted to ID a plant, insect, or bird?  With the advent of apps, it’s become easy to pack a number of electronic guides in your pocket or your pack.  These guides can be stored … Continue reading

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The Art and Science of S’mores

A friend of mine sent me this awesome info-graphic about S’mores.  Don’t forget to take the family camping sometime.  Hope you enjoy!

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Drinking My Coffee While Saving the Planet

No, I’m not an environmental activist, but I believe we owe this planet some tender loving care.  Has not God commissioned us as stewards of this world?  I believe He has. Earth has always been our unique home.  Just about … Continue reading

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Summer Safety Tips

I hope you take an outdoor vacation this summer, but not a vacation from safety!  All of us want to enjoy our time in the wild places, but we should be aware of the potential dangers.  Here are a few summer … Continue reading

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A Great Day on the Lake

Any day is a great day on the lake, but this weekend proved to be very productive.  Between my son, my father and myself, we caught about 40 fish and kept 20.  The weather was beautiful–sunny and relatively calm.  The Hula Popper, … Continue reading

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Waterfall Walks and Drives

During my visit to Amicalola Falls State Park, I came across this wonderful book, Waterfall Walks and Drives by Mark Morrison.  It’s a wonderful guidebook for discovering well-known and not-so-well-known waterfalls throughout Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. Morrison provides great directions … Continue reading

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Geocaching – Family Outdoor Fun

Thar’s gold in them thar parks!  Well, not actually gold, but hidden treasures can be found through the outdoor activity called geocaching.  All you need is a handheld GPS, access to a website like geocaching.com, a small notebook, and a … Continue reading

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Honey, I Forgot the Toilet Paper

Have you ever been on a camping trip, out in the middle of nowhere and realized you forgot an important item?  This happens to the best of us, but having good checklists can help jog our memories and make our … Continue reading

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