June 26, 2016

About The OBN

Mission Statement, and a little bit about Outdoor Blogger Network


The idea for the Outdoor Blogger Network was born, appropriately enough, on a riverbank, via a conversation between two Outdoor bloggers.

Joe and Rebecca

Rebecca Garlock – The Outdooress – and Joe Wolf – Flowing Waters – were talking about a myriad of topics and blogging ideas after spending a day fly fishing for trout in Oregon.  It was one of those times when things just clicked.  They shared a vision that we needed a centralized place on the web for the people to find the best Outdoor related blogs.

They also believe that a unified group of Bloggers has a much better chance of being taken seriously by the Outdoor industry as a viable part of the media.  It seemed that the strength of one of them complimented the strength of the other.  The idea gained momentum, they bought the domain, and the Outdoor Blogger Network is the result of that stream side vision.

Email Rebecca: Rebecca@outdoorbloggernetwork.com
Email Joe: Joe@outdoorbloggernetwork.com


The Outdoor Blogger Network – OBN – was developed with the following goals in mind.  We hope the site keeps us so busy that we rarely have a chance to look back at this page, but it is our intent to always keep these goals as our driving force.

1)   Establish OBN as the primary site on the web for writers and readers of Outdoor related blogs to come and peruse a vast listing of the best Outdoor blogs in existence.

2)   Make OBN a place all Outdoor bloggers want to check in with on a regular basis.  Provide Outdoor products to bloggers to do gear reviews.  Run contests.  Issue challenges to bloggers to write timely and appropriate posts with regard to current issues, legislation, problems, and opportunities.  Keep it fresh and enjoyable for the bloggers.

3)   Offer tips to bloggers on ways to maximize their readership and create an enjoyable blogging experience.

4)   Connect with the Outdoor industry as a viable part of the media.  Establish a catalog of Gear reviews.  Procure and send out gear to be used and reviewed by the OBN bloggers. (See more detail on reviews under the Gear Review tab)

We welcome and encourage feedback as it applies to the site.

You can email us at contact@outdoorbloggernetwork.com and we’ll get back to you asap.

Help us make Outdoor Blogger Network THE place for everyone to come, find the best Outdoor blogs, and enjoy our great outdoors just a little more!

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We would like to thank Graphic Designer, Kirk Werner of Itchy Dog Productions for creating the official Outdoor Blogger Network Logo and Header. Kirk is an Outdoor Blogger who writes about his fishing adventures on the Unaccomplished Angler. He is also the Author of  Olive the Little Woolly Bugger: A series of children’s books about fly fishing that are entertaining, informative and fun for those who are young or just young at heart!

For inquiries about having your own logo or header made, email: Kirk (at) itchydogproductions (dot) com

This website is hosted on Hostgator and is run on WordPress via  the Genesis framework.


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    I just gave a shout out to the OBN on my twitter.


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    I just posted shout out as well. Please stop by and browse and don’t be shy to say Hey.


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    Hey Joe and Rebecca,

    Awesome site! I love the idea!

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    Cool site! I’ll be following on Twitter…

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    Hi Joe n Rebecca,
    Just curious about something, since starting this bogging thingy I’ve also dabbled into a little writing (and I mean little) upon another blog of mine. It has an outdoory theme (ish) and I was wondering if it would of any interest to the OBN as well as my usual drivel? the blog address is
    If you think that it may hold some interest for others here then, with your permission, I’ll go ahead and register it here on the OBN. Oh by the way, I know that the last post on it is a while ago but there are two more hopefully being posted this month.
    Regards John (murphyfish)

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    Great Idea, I look forward to reading these blogs more than the newspaper headlines, much more positive. Hats off to you Rebecca, and to all you contributors.

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    sorry rebecca
    I can you get the widet onto my site
    says something about a security_token
    help when you have time

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    Hi everybody!
    Please stop by my site and say hi! My emphasis is wilderness and urban survival, and I write stories designed to help you stay safe and get back from the wilderness! I’m also an avid upland and small game and deer and elk hunter. I think you can find something interesting on my site!

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    hey i just joined this site and i love it. i submitted my blog to be selected how do i know if it passed and is now one of your blogs?

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    Don’t know how it’s taken me so long to find your site. It looks great! I’m submitting my blog — my reflections on awareness, curiosity and wonder — and look forward to exploring your blogs. Thanks for doing this!!

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    Ross aka the flytyinfreak Slayton says:

    Nice focus point for the outdoor enthusiast. Makes me wanna blog myself. Now to figure out how and where to start.

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    I happened upon the network via Snug Harbor Bay when I clicked on the link to learn more about your Goodbye Summer photo prompt! (great idea by the way!). As an outdoors lover there’s definitely lots for me to read in here, it’s wonderful to find so much info in one place!

    Here’s a question about submitting a blog to the network: what if it only covers outdoors stuff part of the time? And not just one single aspect of it? On my main blog I write about scuba diving, hiking, conservation among many other random subjects (books, movies, crazy local holidays…) I also keep up another blog (albeit less frequently) with a more focused theme: travelling (a lot of outdoors in there with hikes and dives in random places around the world). Can I join in some how?

    In the meantime, I’m off to browse through my photos and try and find my favourite summer shot. It’s been a busy summer, won’t be easy to choose just one! ;)

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    I would just like to say that this is an “awesome site.” I’ve just started to blog and wanted to share my passion of good clean living, enjoy nature, doing family oriented activities, good eating, and school of hard knocks tips for those that like to read and learn about the great state of North Carolina. We have the beach (OBX) to the mountains (Blue Ridge Parkway), and everything in between.

    I will write about gear, festivals, hunting, fishing, and of one of my all time favorites FOOD! I have lots of cool photos as well. You can do anything here from indoor skydiving to flounder gigging. And as always “Have a nice day.”

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    Hi – Thanks for listing my site. I also wanted to say thanks for pulling this all together as it saves me heaps of networking time and I’m very grateful.

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    Although it’s not a blog, a website that is very helpful to outdoorsmen and women OS http://www.gearchase.com hope you enjoy it.

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