Whether you’re lost in the woods or stranded in a vehicle in the cold of winter, being able to start a fire can mean the difference between comfort and cold or, in extreme cases, even life and death. That’s where FireStarters packets come into play as a great addition to any survival kit.
There is a lot of folklore and old wives’ tales associated with animal and insect winter predictors. Maybe the most famous on a yearly basis is Punxsutawney Phil, the world-renowned groundhog prognosticator from north-central Pennsylvania.
National wildlife refuges — there are several of them within a two-hour drive of Grand Forks — provide a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hoping to get that message out to more people.
Turtle River State Park is offering visitors the opportunity to “borrow a naturalist” — and choose the topic — the next two Saturdays. Schedule a hike between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday or Sept. 21 on a nature or park history topic of your choice.
I don’t do many product reviews, but I finally got a chance last weekend to try out a new headlamp that had caught my attention earlier this summer.
I’m pretty sure I won’t be in the market for another headlamp again anytime soon.
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