10 Ways that Recovery is Like Camping

Camping can teach you and me some important things about recovery. ___ When I get home from most camping trips I am in need of recovery. Not because I drink a lot, but because I have not eaten properly or slept well, because I have more blisters than I need and because I have a […]


Father Time is a weekly column dedicated to the concept of time in a parent’s life, particularly a father’s life. The point of view comes from a father of two young sons, both under three-years-old, and how time really is just that: a concept. ◊♦◊ FEATURING GUEST COLUMNIST: RANDY SIMONS It was early October. Cold. […]

Life & Times Series: Part 1

Father Time presents: “Life & Times – Fathers and Their Views about Time” Featuring a real-life dad giving his take on time ◊♦◊ Randy S. (Idaho) Age: 34 Occupation: Department Manager in an ammunition manufacturing plant Status: Married with two daughters, ages 4 and 6 Wife is a full time RN, working night shift   […]

The Power of a Father-Son Road Trip

Sometimes all it takes to reconnect is a little bit of travel and time in nature.

Extreme Camping Challenges

Camping isn’t just s’mores and fishing. Rich Monetti talks with Outward Bound about teens and teamwork in nature.

Mosquitoes: Nature’s Flying Vampires

Prepare yourself against mosquitoes, from your backyard to the great outdoors.

Fishing for Bass and other Warmwater Species

Fishing for warmwater species provides opportunity for anglers of all skill levels.

Camping and the Stories that Make Us

One weekend, four people, one tent. Family camping. Do I need to say more?

Bites and Rashes: Things to Avoid While Seeking Outdoor Adventures

This summer, protect your body’s biggest organ… your skin.

5 Spring Cleaning Chores for the Outdoorsman

Get your gear ready now for summer outdoor adventures

Full Moon, White Sands

The late poet Reginald Shepherd called Kenny Fries “a poet of the luminous moment and the luminous landscape,” a title Fries more than lives up to in this poem.

Why I’m Okay with Dad Missing the Big Things

My husband may miss the “big things”, but the little things he does may be even bigger.

“The Season of Rain is Coming. Hold out Your Hand.”

The right gear and the right attitude help prepare you for the season of fall doldrums.

The One Log Bonfire

Summertime means camping, and camping means bonfires.

A Gathering of Men

Rick Sweeney shares how men’s gatherings became an important part of his life.

Gay Dad: Do As I Say, Not As I Did

John Jericiau of The Next Family wants his sons to have adventures…just maybe not the kinds he had.