14 Sep 2016

100 years ago, people were eating things that most of us will never taste. So what happened?

Time travel back to 1905. Back in 1905, a book called “The Apples of New York” was published by the New York State Department of Agriculture. It featured hundreds of apple varieties of all shapes, colors, and sizes, including Thomas Jefferson’s personal favorite, the Esopus Spitzenburg. That was 110 years

26 Jul 2016

No Cell Phones, Wi-Fi Allowed In Small W.Va. Town

GREEN BANK, W.Va. (KDKA) — Would you believe there’s a place where no one can use a cell phone? Where Wi-Fi is not allowed? Where even finding a radio station can be a difficult task? There’s a town in West Virginia a few hours to south of Pittsburgh where all

13 Jul 2016

6 tracker-approved skills you need for wilderness survival

Have you seen “The Hunted”  with Tommy Lee Jones? Fugitive tracking that leads LEOs through the thicket of the woods may be rare, but having the skills necessary to outwit other survivalists is a pretty cool badge to earn. Some extreme survivalists consider the techniques an adventure and have taken

21 Jun 2016

15 Survival Skills Everyone Needs To Know

You’re stranded in the woods, your phone is dead, your GPS is not working and your compass is broken. There is much to do – find shelter to stay dry, start a fire to keep warm, and hide food sobears won’t come. But you don’t have time for all of

21 Jun 2016

A Meteorologist Explores Survival Skills and Climate Change as a ‘Heat Dome’ Sears the Southwest

On Monday, the first day of summer, it was hard not to focus on the scorching Southwest, where 110-degree-plus temperatures spilled far outside their typical geographic range for this time of year, in part thanks to an atmospheric feature called a “heat dome.” (Back in 2011, this phrase had an

20 Jun 2016

10 Handy Survival Uses for Seashells

When we think of paradise, plenty of OL readers (myself included) may think of a deep forest full of wild game, or a tall mountain without another soul in sight. Many folks also think of a lovely beach as the backdrop for their “happy place.” But would a beach still

17 Jun 2016

Tiny houses gain popularity in Bay Area

Tired of watching their earnings evaporate every month to cover rent and other basics, Aaron Castle and his fiancee, Candace Anderson, made a decision to go tiny. They downsized their closets and got rid of many other possessions and today live in a 139-square-foot cedar shingle cottage on wheels that

16 Jun 2016

Gun Shop Owner: AR-15’s Flying Off Shelves at $500 a Pop

Since the Orlando nightclub shooting on Sunday, gun sales have rapidly increased throughout the United States. Adventure Outdoors Owner Jay Wallace told Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney that sales of AR-15s and other firearms have “really kicked up” since Sunday. AR-15’s may look like military rifles but they are actually

15 Jun 2016

These Are the Most Inspiring Nature Photographs of 2016

Today is the eleventh anniversary of Nature Photography Day. The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) designated the day as a time to “promote the enjoyment of nature photography, and to explain how images have been used to advance the cause of conservation and protect plants, wildlife, and landscapes locally

14 Jun 2016

​Nature up close: Yellowstone’s grizzly bears

By contributing “Sunday Morning” nature videographer Judy Lehmberg: One of the few places in the lower 48 states where grizzly bears (a.k.a. North American brown bears) can still be found in healthy numbers is in the Yellowstone ecosystem. As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Park system, changes