Author: T. Edward Nickens

The Best Places to Camp in National Parks

The Best Places to Camp in National Parks

This land is your land—national forests, national parks, and other treasures that comprise the 640 million acres of federal land ownership [...]
11 Best Knife Blades for Any Job

11 Best Knife Blades for Any Job

The shape of a knife blade determines how well that blade will perform specific tasks. It’s a world of tradeoffs: Piercing ability, tip st [...]
How to Pack a Canoe or Kayak for a Camping Trip

How to Pack a Canoe or Kayak for a Camping Trip

Think of canoes and kayaks as giant, 16-foot-long duffel bags with few dividers, compartments, or pockets. Packing one for a camping trip [...]
What to Do if Your Dog Gets Quilled or Skunked

What to Do if Your Dog Gets Quilled or Skunked

Camping dogs live the good life—until they stick their snouts where they don’t belong. If your pooch has crossed paths with a skunk or por [...]
How to Make Waterproof Matches

How to Make Waterproof Matches

These easy-to-make fire starters provide an all-in-one solution to starting a blaze: ignition, accelerant, and fuel in a single, handy, ch [...]
Interview with Oliver White on Fly Fishing

Interview with Oliver White on Fly Fishing

Stories from the Wild, the 2022 YETI Film Tour, recently wrapped its coast-to-coast road show—so too bad, so sad if you never scored a tic [...]
Oliver White’s Golden Masheer YETI Film Adventure

Oliver White’s Golden Masheer YETI Film Adventure

“Stories from the Wild,” the 2022 Yeti Film Tour, recently wrapped its coast-to-coast road show—so, too bad, so sad if you never scored a [...]
Catch More Bluegills by Being More Patient

Catch More Bluegills by Being More Patient

THE FLY LINE straightens out 3 feet above the water, and the popping bug hits the pond with a pleasing splat. I see the popper try to roll [...]
Fly Fishing for Blacktip Sharks off North Carolina

Fly Fishing for Blacktip Sharks off North Carolina

“We’re looking for an EF5 Sharknado,” Captain Gifford Scott said, dumping a 5-gallon bucket of bloody chum water over the gunwale. “These [...]
How to Tie Flies for Shad Fishing

How to Tie Flies for Shad Fishing

What’s curious about shad flies is that no one is convinced that migrating shad even eat the dang things. At least, not this time of year. [...]
How to Kill Wary Late-Season Ducks

How to Kill Wary Late-Season Ducks

By now you might think you have your duck game dialed in—your calling is tuned up, your jerk spreaders are untangled and working perfec [...]
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