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Trout Slam Highlights Nebraska Trout Fishing

At Ordinary Outdoorsman, we are all about encouraging the everyday person to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. Fortunately, we…

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Unique Christmas Gift Ideas for Outdoorsmen

I know what you are thinking…Christmas is great, but it can be so hard to know what to get for…

three flashlights every outdoorsman needs

3 Flashlights Every Outdoorsman Needs

How many times did I hold my mini Maglite in my mouth in order to work on something with both…

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Is It Safe To Eat Fish You Catch?

In the middle of summer the smaller midwestern lakes are almost like pea soup. With water temps at their peak,…

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How to Strip Your Fishing Reel with Your Drill

As I was getting ready for spring fishing, I proceeded to do what I normally do…replace the line on my…

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luminAID PackLite Max USB Solar Inflatable Lantern Review

I generally hate lanterns. They can be so fussy. You have to have the right fuel, extra mantles, and you…

10 Tips for Visiting Glacier National Park

10 Tips for Visiting Glacier National Park

It’s called the “crown jewel of the continent” for a reason. Glacier National Park in Montana is one the most…

How to Make Hiking Enjoyable

How to Make Hiking Enjoyable – 4 Tips

My wife and I are Colorado natives and enjoy hiking in the Rockies as often as we can. So after…

I Think I Caught the World’s Smallest Fish

A couple Friday nights ago I took a couple of my kids out to the lake to do a little…