July 1, 2016

OBN Friday Notes: Last One This Year!

Outdoor New Year

Out with the old, in with the New and all that fun jazz. After basically taking the week off, we’re ready to get rolling on the New Year around the OBN and look forward to seeing what 2012 will bring all of us. Until then, a few things that have been posted up around the […]

Outdoor Parents – Outdoor Kids: A Book Review

Outdoor Parents Outdoor Kids Book

This Outdoor Book Review was originally posted by Gretchen Steele at Heartland Outdoors Recently I had the good fortune to be one of the recipients of a “gear” giveaway at Outdoor Blogger Network.  My reward was this book. It is published by Fox Chapel Publishing. What a great publishing company! Fox Chapel Publishing offers a wide variety […]

Quick Fire Outdoor Blogger Interview: Sole Adventure

Sole Adventure

Name or Online Code Name: Mark / Sole Adventure Blog URL: Sole Adventure  1) Outdoor Activity of choice? I love almost anything outdoors, but my true passion is bowhunting.  I am also getting into trail running quite a bit. 2) Outdoor Mornings. Up at 5 a.m.? 6…7…8…9…Or when the sun heats up the tent and you […]

Gear Review Opportunity Winner: Eastern Mountain Sports

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday weekend!! Now in case someone didn’t get a new Outdoor Shirt for Christmas, the fine people from Eastern Mountain Sports has one of you covered. The lucky comment number is….#21 and that turns out to be…(looking)….Chris Hunt Congrats Chris!! Please visit the EMS Men’s Techwick page and pick […]

Wishing You All the Very Best This Holiday Season


It’s time to turn off the computer for a couple of days. Entertain out of town guests. Bake like calories don’t count. And experience the magic of the season. Joe and I wanted to send our very best out to each and every one of you. May Santa spoil your Outdoor Spirit rotten… Rebecca and […]

LWCF by the Numbers


In response to the post about funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund I received a few questions about funding levels for programs and projects. I conferred with my former colleagues at the Trust for Public Land and the Wilderness Society who were kind enough to give me a breakdown of funding. Having worked […]

TU supports EPA’s new rule governing power plant emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Trout Unlimited today supported the Environmental Protection Agency’s court-ordered final rule that requires coal- and oil-fired power plants to reduce mercury and other toxic emissions into the air.   Emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants are blamed for “acid rain,” which can eventually make rivers and streams uninhabitable to native fish and to other […]

Winners of the GreenFish Photo Contest and Giveaway


Here’s an early Christmas Present for 3 (yes, that’s one extra winner then promised!) Outdoor Bloggers from GreenFish.  There were some great pictures and posts shared, but GreenFish has narrowed it down to the following 3 winners. The Winner of the GreenFish CPR Hands Free Camera Mount is:  ***The Flying Kayak. *** Congrats to You! For a […]

Conservation, Business and Sportsmen’s Groups Applaud Congressional Efforts to Protect LWCF Funding in FY12 Budget


NEWS RELEASE CONTACT: Kathy Westra, 301-754-0711 (desk), 202-258-6661 (mobile) westrake@rcn.com CONSERVATION, BUSINESS & SPORTSMEN’S GROUPS APPLAUD CONGRESSIONAL EFFORTS TO PROTECT LWCF FUNDING IN FY12 BUDGET Spending Bill Reflects Broad Support for LWCF Across Demographic and Political Spectrum Washington, DC—A broad coalition of conservation, recreation, business and sportsmen’s groups praised House and Senate leaders for providing a much-needed boost […]

Gear Review Opportunity: Eastern Mountain Sports

EMS Men's Techwick Essential Crew

This gear review opportunity is Plan B for those of you who don’t get a new Outdoor Shirt from Santa this year! Coming to us from Eastern Mountain Sports is an opportunity to try out one of their EMS Men’s Techwick Essential Crew, L/S shirts. Shirt Details: With exceptional Techwick moisture management, and a soft feel, the Essential […]