Deer Camp Cookery

Many folks view life in a hunting camp as a rather Spartan existence, especially in terms of food, but nothing could be further from the truth! Whether you are staying in a tent, or will be living in a cabin or vacation home, there is enough easily prepared food at the grocery store to make with the sophisticated new cooking gear.

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Continuing Your Outdoor Education

Women practicing at the gun range

Where can one go to learn new skills and enhance old skills? Luckily, we live in an active generation of outdoor organizations that promote and encourage men, women, and children to try their hand at some of the traditional outdoor activities. I have found a few such organizations and websites that are blazing new trails in the world of outdoor education.

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Escape To The Cape: Oregon’s Cape Lookout

Cape Lookout is a massive rock outcropping on the northcentral Oregon Coast about an hour and a half west of Portland. Along with Cape Kiwanda and Cape Meares, it provides the focal point for Three Capes Scenic Drive just outside the town of Tillamook. Whale watching is popular from late December through May, when thousands of gray whales move right past the cape on their annual migration north. Summer brings birdwatchers, flower fans, and the usual assortment of tourist families.

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Fall Camping — Kicking it up a Notch

Fall camping is a time to make modifications in our gear to maintain our daytime and nighttime comfort.

Two things change how we fall camp: darkness comes earlier, and night temperatures hint at frost. It’s time to make slight modifications in our gear to maintain both our daytime comfort "cool" as well as give us an edge against the nighttime chill. There are several ways we can accomplish this without too many changes in our camping gear.

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