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Cream Can Cooking Basics

In my last post, I talked about Dutch Oven Cooking basics I learned while at Ponca State Park cooking weekend in Ponca, Neb.  I also learned a very interesting cooking technique for large parties called “Cream Can Cooking.” I’ve never heard of this before, but after learning the basics, it is super easy and will…

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Adopting a Military Working Dog (MWD)

This week marks the premiere of Sportsman Channel’s latest TV series “Saving Private K9” hosted by R. Lee Ermey, aka The Gunny. (Thursday nights at 8:30 p.m. ET). The network is already receiving inquiries as to how and where civilians can adopt a Military Working Dog (MWD) and while there is MUCH information out there,…

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Dutch Oven Cooking Basics

I finally learned the art behind Dutch Oven cooking! (And actually a few other fun outdoor basic cooking too, which I’ll talk about over a series of blog posts.) Earlier in April, I visited the Ponca State Park in Ponca, Nebraska for their Outdoor Cooking Weekend. For only $50, participants learned the art behind several…

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My Super Awesome Set of Buck Knives Cutlery

If you don’t know Buck Knives – allow me to introduce you to this family-owned/operated, made-in-america company in Idaho. And if you really want to know A LOT more about Buck Knives, tune in to a documentary created by Rusted Rooster Media and Sportsman Channel called “Edge of a Legend – the Story Behind Buck…

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My Time at the NRA Annual Meetings – In Pictures

I’m off around this great country once again – this time landing in Indianapolis to herd Sportsman Channel talent at the 143rd Annual NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits. First up is an idea Pigman’s Business Manager came up with – “Breakfast with the Pig.” Now Pigman isn’t such an ego-freak that he wouldn’t take time…

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Q&A with Benny Spies – Field Host of “Amazing America with Sarah Palin”

Unless you’ve lived under a rock the past month, then you know about the new show on Sportsman Channel “Amazing America with Sarah Palin.” I’m partial to one of the field hosts, Benny Spies (as seen by this trip and subsequent blog post I wrote last July). Benny is unlike any other host in outdoor…

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How to Get the Most from Your Conference

You are on the flight back from your latest conference and in next few days as you tally your receipts, the question comes up over and over again, “What did I gain from this? What take-aways am I bringing into my work?” My last conference was the Professional Outdoor Media Association conference (POMA) held in…

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My Time at CPAC – in Pictures

I spent the last few days attending the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in D.C. on behalf of Sportsman Channel in order to promote their latest and greatest show, “Amazing America with Sarah Palin.” I wasn’t sure what to expect. Was there much excitement? Yes. Did people gravitate to our Sarah Palin-ized booth. Yes.  Did…

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Testing Yourself for 40 Days and Nights

Seeing as one of my most popular blog posts EVER on this site is a random post about giving up procrastination for Lent, I thought I should repeat it, because hey, why mess with success? The age-old question of “how am I going to recognize these 40 days and nights?” is here. (BTW – the…

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7 Things You Might Not Know About The Gunny

During the Great American Outdoors Show, or more affectionately known as “the Harrisburg Show,” I was able to spend some time with R. Lee Ermey, better known at The Gunny from the film Full Metal Jacket. But he’s going to be BETTER well-known for his role in the new Sportsman Channel series “Saving Private K-9”…

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