Outdoors

Onward and Upward

Onward and Upward

ALPS Brands continues Missouri’s outdoor gear legacy All over the state you can see signs of the season approaching. Tent flaps are patched while the bent poles and missing stakes are replaced. Wrappers from hand warmers and granola bars are emptied out of backpacks. The chuck box is being dusted of woebegone ladybugs. The sound of spring cleaning is in the air. If last year is any indication,...

Walking in a Late Winter Wonderland

Walking in a Late Winter Wonderland

Ring in spring with a hike in Paddy Creek Wilderness Budding trees are beautiful, falling leaves are better and lazy summer float trips can’t be beat, but winter truly opens up the wonders of nature in Missouri. Animal tracks and birds are easier to spot, and if you...

Tales to Tell

Tales to Tell

Fishing, hunting and fantastic creatures focus of new book The phrase, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime,” has an unwritten addendum: “And if the fish gets away, the angler’s likely to lie about it.” For...

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Stone Age tool scores points in state David Lohr’s skill set ranges from Space Age to Stone Age. For 11 years, he was a professor of aviation technology, teaching people how to overhaul jet engines. He also honed his outdoor survival skills, showing people how to knap...

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