No matter what type of outdoor sport you are planning to participate in, you are going to need the right kind of equipment to get the most out of the experience. So, when it comes time to buy that equipment, where do you go?
For the past two or three decades, big-box retailers have declared war on small businesses by undercutting them on prices and selection. You have to decide where you want to get your sporting gear. There is no reason why you Read the rest of this entry »
You have two options when securing sporting good equipment for a hobby. You can buy new or used equipment, or you can rent or lease used equipment. Renting and leasing generally mean the same thing, but in some cases a lease may give you access to the equipment for a longer period of time. Renting often refers to borrowing equipment for a single day or a short trip.
When to Buy
When you purchase your own equipment, you have the responsibility of maintaining the Read the rest of this entry »
Winter’s icy temperatures can make an indoor hibernation tempting. But a vacation in Wyoming offers lots of outdoor fun. Here are some must see best winter spots for a great time.
Hiking in Yellowstone
Whether you prefer to run at a fast pace or walk at a snail’s pace, Yellowstone National Park is the perfect place for a winter hike. See the Old Faithful geyser in person and stop to take a photo. Enjoy the wildlife that other parts of the Read the rest of this entry »
Whether you live in Wyoming or you’re out of town looking for a challenge, you should come down to the Wyoming wilderness if you want a hiking experience like no other. Just print out some directions, lock up, turn on the ADT home security if you got it, and saddle up for an experience you won’t soon forget. I have also created a small list of things to consider before you take your journey.
1. Get some comfortable boots – Preferably you are going to want some durable, comfortable and, most of all, water proof boots. Make sure you put them on and take a light hike or walk before you take them to Wyoming. Just to break them in.
2. Long sleeves and pants – I know this sounds ridiculous, especially in the heat, but which is worse – sweating a little or catching Lyme disease? Long sleeves can also help protect your skin from the sun and will help conserve your body’s heat in case of an emergency.
3. Bring plenty of water – This one seems pretty obvious but can’t be stressed enough. Be sure and bring plenty of water for your trip because you can’t drink what’s flowing all around you. Too many chances of it being infected.
As the time to hit the slopes approaches, skiers and snow boarders will be out on the fluffy white stuff, taking advantage of the cold and snow while they can. It is important that everyone remembers courtesy for one another to make it an enjoyable experience for all. As boarders and skiers take to the trails, there is proper etiquette to follow for safety and to share the mountain in an amicable way. Most importantly, everyone needs to be Read the rest of this entry »
Grand Teton National Park is not just a winter wonderland; it’s a Winter Health Spa. Picture sparkling, blinding, white slopes and a sky bluer than anything you have ever seen in any city. The contrast takes your breath away and leaves you wanting more. You begin to rejuvenate. To cross-country ski through pristine forests to a snow-surrounded stream, dotted with snow-covered rocks, gives you a feeling that this place has been disturbed by neither man nor Mother Nature for eons. You feel your heart lifting. As you snowshoe across a Read the rest of this entry »
There are three main types of bait: live, prepared or artificial. Which kind you use depends on what time of year it is, where you are fishing (streams, ponds, rivers, or the ocean), and the kind of fish that you’re trying to catch.
When using live bait, many prefer just to purchase it. Still, a lot of fisherman like getting their bait the fun way on a wet lawn at night, looking around compost piles, exploring campsites, or scanning boat launches Read the rest of this entry »
Wyoming is the least populated state in the USA and has long been known as a sportsman’s paradise. The eastern third of the state is made up of high grassy plains and is home to large populations of pronghorn antelope. The western two thirds rise into majestic mountains forested with pine and cut up by an abundance of rivers, lakes and streams and is the habitat of deer, elk, moose and bear.
For the Read the rest of this entry »