Team OYB's Hollywood & Radio Adventures
May 25, 2015 - Here's a little update about the cultural adventures we've had around here lately.
It's been a bit of a whirlwind. On a wide range of fronts. Where to start?
A couple years ago a food reporter heard about my roadkill tendencies at a Chicago cocktail party.
He wanted to write a story about roadkill and the OYB way of life. He first got inte... > Read Article
"Hey, I'd Eat This At Home!" -- BEST Camping (and quick at home!) Cooking $18.00 (inc. S/H) Purchase |
From the Desk of OYB HQ...
Welcome to the Indie Field'n'Stream HQ for News, Stories and Goodies!
January 02, 2013 - Hook'n'Bullet is a shop that keeps hard-to-find indie outdoor books/media available and great old books alive. It's also a resource for fresh info on outdoor culture, heritage and lore. 100% of your purchases goes to supporting this mission.
Hi! I'm Jeff Potter and I keep things moving here. H'n'B is a spinoff of the Out Your Backdoor world of ... > Read Article
Robert Mosher: New OYB Staffer!
March 09, 2012 - I am pleased to mention that for the past while OYB has had the privilege of the assistance of an enthusiastic and talented outdoorsman, a fellow bike and boat buff (and old climber besides): Robert Mosher.
He is a local kindred spirit who wanted to pitch in. He's been making it possible for OYB to get twice as much done as before, on the much-n... > Read Article
OYB has an eBay Store!
March 07, 2011 - I've launched an eBay store for OYB.
I've had the Outyourbackdoor username there for a few years, which I've used to sell luggage, books, magazines and other goodies. Heck, Martha and I have been eBaying since it started and we together have 1000+ sales with a 100% rating since, like, 1994.
But I've ramped things up there, with over 100 items... > Read Article
Donate! Help the OYB cause...
March 06, 2011 - I've had several people recently ask how they can support the OYB cause. I've been relying on my offerings of great books'n'goodies that you can't hardly get anywhere else as being the best way. "Money for stuff" is the only way I can understand making a living.
But I can accept that OYB *stuff* isn't right for everyone. Also, I don't want to ... > Read Article
Let's See Your Comments!
December 01, 2010 - Each of our OYB articles is now followed by a brand new, easy to use "Reader Comments" section, hosted by the 3rd party provider, Disqus. If you have a reaction to the story or had a similar experience or a tip to pass on, please do! (No more tricky registering via my Forum.)
The OYB Forum is probably disabled right now, but really you should fe... > Read Article
OYB Wall Calendars?
November 30, 2010 - What if each year I started offering Wall Calendars in the various main OYB themes?
That is, diverse, candid, indie presentations of...
*outdoor activities (w/ XC ski come winter!)
*DIY fun in Michigan
*traditional seasonal outdoor subsistence sport (hunt, fish, trap, bow, gun, dog, snare, atlatl, flint, osage, net)
*XC ski ... > Read Article
OYB Retro Pannier -- Modified Vintage Swiss Army!
April 14, 2016 - [$75 postpaid in USA for ONE pannier. Internat'l customers pay excess postage.]
Presenting the Original OYB Classy Retro Pannier!
Dang, they're sharp. (And I just received fresh inventory of base bags from Switzerland!)UPCYCLED The base cases I use to create this pannier are high quality, rare, vintage Swiss militar... > More Info > Purchase
Backyard Biathlon Ski Party! ...has it all!
February 20, 2016 - We've had a low-snow winter. Last week the forecast was for coming days of 55degF that would nuke what little snow we had. Suddenly we got a dusting of fresh snow. The yard had a solid inch of semi-firm base.
Our local ski gang suddenly realized that this would be our last night of good snow after the work-day. So we sprang into action and text... > Read
Announcing: Type B Coaching!
February 08, 2016 - You're not a Type A personality? Don't worry! Oh, you don't worry, anyway. Good!
You still might benefit from some skills development if you wanna do outdoor sports. They do all involve skills after all! Nobody can do them automatically, except at the total-duffer not-actually-using-the-gear level. But you don't have to buy fancy stuff or suffer... > Read
Backyard Ski Biathlon: More Fun than You'd Think!
January 25, 2016 - Wow, what fun! We just did a little backyard ski biathlon yesterday with our Sheridan pellet gun. Our yard trail has good snow so I re-routed the course to leave half the yard free for a very simple shooting range.
So we'd ski a 5-minute main loop then come around by the house and shoot a couple times at plastic juice bottles that I hung from st... > Read
100+ Finnish Knife Items Coming Soon!
September 28, 2015 - I should get a shipment from Finland in a couple weeks of 100+ knives and blades and sheaths and kits. These will be unique, gorgeous, ever-so-handy knife things like are hard to find in the USA. Only a few places stock or promote them.
The Scandi blade shape and grind and especially the HANDLE shape are just so good for actual bladework, cutti... > Read
Review: Woody's Dutch Oven -- light, compact
November 21, 2014 - Dutch ovens are huge, heavy, cumbersome cooking tools that people love and have in their families for generations.
How do they fit in with canoeing and backpacking? ...Not very well. They weigh 15 pounds! They're round and take up a lot of space.
Well, outdoor guide pal Michael Gray and a friend revived a nifty old Dutch Oven that actually w... > Read
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