June 25, 2016

Orvis Announces 2012 Commitment Projects

Ystone Bison

From the Orvis Conservation News The Orvis Company has announced five new recipients of its annual Customer Matching Grant program, the cornerstone of Orvis’s perennial commitment of 5% of its pre-tax profits to protecting nature. This year’s grants include more than $200,000 in direct funding, as well as an aggressive promotional campaign designed to solicit […]

Study Shows Spending at National Parks Pumps $31 Billion into Local Economies, Supporting 258,000 Jobs


From the U.S. Department of Interior: 02/28/2012 WASHINGTON – Visitors to the National Park System contributed more than $31 billion to local economies and supported 258,000 jobs in 2010, an increase of $689 million and 11,500 jobs over 2009, according to a report issued by the National Park Service today. Today’s announcement comes in advance of […]

F.A.Q. For the New Outdoor Blogger (and helpful hints for the seasoned ones)

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Since we started the OBN back in 2010, we’ve had a lot of requests for help, advice and direction when it comes to the act of Outdoor Blogging. We love to help, that’s what we’re here for, so hopefully this informational F.A.Q. page will help answer some of the questions we receive. The following are […]

Quickfire Outdoor Interview: The River Damsel


Name or Online Code Name: RD  Blog URL: www.theriverdamsel.com 1) Outdoor Activity of choice? Being a fly fishing “roadie”. Is that the same thing as a trout bum?? ; ) 2) Outdoor Mornings. Up at 5 a.m.? 6…7…8…9…Or when the sun heats up the tent and you can’t take it anymore? Easy…4:30 is my every day […]

Parks and Public Lands as 21st Century Education Centers


Initiative will help build skills among students in the growing outdoor economy 02/27/2012 Contact: Adam Fetcher DOI (202) 208-6416 DOE Press Office (202) 401-1576 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced a new agreement to build, develop and formalize programs that use national parks, national […]

Winner of the Ice Bay Glacier Gloves

ice bay glacier gloves

And now for the winner of the pair of Glacier Gloves. The RNG has picked comment #10 to receive the pair of Ice Bay gloves! Comment #10 makes aquaFire Fishing the big winner. We just need you to click that contact button above and send us your information so we can get these great gloves out to you asap. […]

Outdoor Giveaway: Passinthru Outdoors


Passinthru Outdoors is celebrating a 2 year Blog Anniversary this week and I’d highly suggest you all get on over there and celebrate with him. You’ll have to visit the giveaway to see the swag for yourself, so I’ll just tempt you with these words:  Pure Connecticut made maple syrup Handmade Wooden Items Hand tied […]

Outdoor Blogger Community Changes: Spring Sprucing

Outdoor Group

I have a case of Spring Fever. Whenever I’m feeling antsy, I have to do something radical and this weekend I focused the fever on the OBN. First off, I finally bit the bullet and changed the format throughout the entire site so that everything is cohesive with the exception of the Blog Directory – which […]

Outdoor Blogger Network Friday Notes: 2/24


Around the OBN this week… Well it’s been pretty quiet. Joe’s traveling, I’ve been busy/distracted/otherwise time occupied for several reasons, so ya know. It is what it is. Life! Some quick notes: This morning I posted a video/interview with Matt from The Functioning Fishaholics in the Outdoor Blogging Tips section. It’s a great video about using Social […]

Social Media and How it Connects Outdoor Enthusiasts


There’s no denying the fact that Social Media can open doors, create new friendships, build a reputation and pave the way for new opportunities. Some days I’m engaged in social media and when I do it, I really enjoy it. But the truth is, most days I don’t make, find,or create time for it. I’m […]