4 Secrets to Being An Outdoors Type Girl

6 years ago, I would have never seen myself as the Outdoors type Girl I am becoming today. 

I absolutely DESPISED camping. But when I met Nick, he convinced me to try a few more camping trips, so I packed the items the Internet had told me to pack and set out for my first overnight canoe camping trip down the Root River. 

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Safety in Adverse Winter Conditions

Preparing for unexpected consequences.

Pig, flag, cow, sheep clip art black and white.

Poor quality winter weather is common in rural areas, there are times when your ranch might experience inconvenient conditions at a time when other relaxed folks are barbecuing and planning which shrubs to put alongside the garage. Adverse conditions resulting from the impending blustering storms manifest themselves in a variety of ways, many of them unexpected and consequential.

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Is Your Outdoor Equipment an Asset or a Liability?

3 ways to make sure your gear is paying for itself.

At the request of a colleague, I recently read the book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. You can buy the book if you want, but the TLDR version is that rich people take more risks and buy more assets. He makes the case that most things that the lower/middle classes buy are actually liabilities, especially our cars and houses. 

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On the Ruggedness of Women’s Clothing

Like many millennial females, I sneak and steal my significant other’s rugged clothes. Mostly, his sweatshirts and insulated button-up type shirt jackets. 

At this point, it’s not so much an obsession with him, or even the way the oversized garments look cute… after all, I’m just working on the farm.

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Low Water River Hike

Too low to float doesn’t mean rivers are out!

The best, most isolated, and unmanaged public land isn’t really land at all. At least not for most of the year, until the fall dry season reduces rivers to their base flow to expose sandbars, rocks, and calm ripples that are ripe for the intrepid explorer. 

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