Waynedale Outdoors Guide

Enjoy outdoors activities like gardening, camping, hiking and more? This section is for you! These articles contain the latest local outdoors news and entertainment from around the Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana area.

Happy Birthday
Boy Scouts of America

The BSA turns 100 years old next month and there are celebrations galore planned all over this land. I won't go into their history but you can bet they have helped make history and have been a big asset to this country in times of war, in times of disasters, in times of peace, and in every day living by what they have accomplished in the many Eagle service projects they've done throughout the area.

In our own metropolis of Waynedale, Indiana the Boy Scouts...

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(A column, whereas, you the reader may ask Ben questions about camping, cooking, hunting, fishing, or anything concerning living in our Great Outdoors.)

Q – What is there to do outside at this time of the year?

A – Here's a whole list of things to do to keep busy, to enjoy the outdoors, and to support our DNR's effort to bring the outdoors to you. Enjoy.

Beat the Winter Blah's Jan. 28, Feb. 11 & 25, March 11 & 25 at 1 p.m. $2 each plus supply expense for some programs. Stamping and...

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Aboite New Trails ("ANT") announces a $25,000 pledge over three years from Do it Best Corp. The Do it Best Corp. commitment goes through 2013 and will help to complete the Make the Connection initiative, which now needs only 2.5 more trail miles on Homestead Road and the Towpath Trail to create 50 continuous miles across Fort Wayne, linking together the Aboite Trails, downtown's Rivergreenway and New Haven's scenic trail system. For the first time in Fort Wayne's history, thousands of area...

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Little River Wetlands Project, a local nature organization protecting over 1000 acres of wetland preserves southwest of Fort Wayne, offers interesting and informative nature events this winter and spring. All are free and open to the community.

Little River Ramblers Nature Hikes at Eagle Marsh every Tuesday 9-11 am. Meet at the Boy Scout office parking lot, end of Olde Canal Place Road, Fort Wayne, to explore the flora and fauna present.

Breakfast on the Marsh: 8–10 am, Second Thursday of...

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Tip – When buying a new tent don't forget to purchase a can of seam sealer. Although tent cloth itself may be waterproof, the seams are not always so. After a sewing needle has moved in and out of nylon cloth a few thousand times it becomes heated and does not punch holes through the cloth as much as it melts the holes through. These holes let water pour in unless they are plugged with 'seam sealer'. I'm not sure which is the best to use but I have used Camp Dry on my own tents as well as my...

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(A column, whereas, you the reader may ask Ben questions about camping, cooking, hunting, fishing, or anything concerning living in our Great Outdoors.)

Q – Which is better to use when cooking; propane or white gas (Coleman fuel)?
A – I think it's a personal matter of taste (no pun intended). I have found that propane is safer and easier for Boy Scouts to use than liquid fuel. It won't spill or leak out onto your clothes or food. It's easier to change out an empty cylinder than re-fill a tank...

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