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.

THERE'S FREE FOOD OUT THERE

 

What if I told you that there is no reason for anyone to go hungry? You would say, "Then how come there are so many people in the United States or the world for that matter, that are starving." I would have to tell you that it's a matter of education or not knowing what there is to eat out there and remind you that it's out there and free for the picking – at least in the United States – I don't know about the rest of the world.

Bradford Angier has written...

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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 – Where can I find a good outdoor cookbook?
A – Go to the Boy Scout store at 8315 Jefferson Boulevard here in Fort Wayne and get their newest one titled The SCOUT'S OUTDOOR COOKBOOK by Christine & Tim Conners. They should have them in stock. It contains 357 pages of mouth-watering recipes and some of them are award-winning recipes. Each...

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Look at what the Boy Scout Oath in just 40 words challenges youth to do.

 

 

THE BOY SCOUT OATH

On my honor, I will do my best - This doesn’t mean a boy will be the best. It doesn’t mean a boy will be better than anyone else. This promises that a boy will try to reach his own potential – whatever that is for him.

To do my duty to God and my country and – Our nation is founded on showing reverence to a higher faith. A Scout promises to recognize, to honor, and to respect his...

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I am glad to report that I received several letters and pictures regarding the “Up-side Down” tomatoes over the last two weeks and the results varied from very bad to very good. Professional containers to homemade, natural fertilizers to commercial brands and soils from top-notch, artificial to topsoil with mushroom compost were all tried.

Grace says, “Never again…” as she used the kit from Burpee that included the container, the soil, and even the tomato, a variety called “Sweet Seedless...

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HOW WE SPENT A LOW-COST GET-A-WAY WEEKEND FOR TWO

In an earlier column I told you that we had bought a small used, 1972, Boler camping trailer. It looks like a bowling ball on wheels and has a little more room than the inside of one. It’s perfect for two short people and maybe two small children.

If you’re over 6-foot tall then don’t buy one of these. It is 5 foot 11 inches from the floor to the ceiling and the bed is 6 foot 3 inches long and around 4 foot across. It was made for two...

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I usually end up with a lot of deerburger left in my freezer at the end of the deer meat. What do you do with 25 to 30 pounds (sometimes more) of deerburger??? Here are two ways to ‘save/use’ the ground meat. First, I never have pork mixed in with my deer burger like a lot of hunters do. To me it tastes rancid over time. Next I get out these two recipes and go to town. Sometimes I wrap the finished product in fancy paper and give it away to my huntin’ buddies. If I gave them deerburger...

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