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.

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



(Information gleaned from a DNR press release.)


It is not uncommon for coyotes to be seen occasionally in urban and suburban areas of Indiana at this time of year, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there are more of them (this includes Waynedale). This is their mating season and the normally nocturnal...

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I’ve been asked what kind of tent I prefer and I always tell people that it depends on what season that I will be camping in, and do I have to carry the tent with me on my back or will I be tailgate camping?

Of course the weather has the most to do with the type of tent I want for that outing. For warm weather I like a tent that opens up and has lots of ventilation. For cold weather I like an open tent so that I can build a fire in front of it and reflect the heat back into it...

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Wild Stew For 25 Hunters or maybe 6 or 8 Hungry Boy Scouts


6 lbs. deer, moose, elk, buffalo, antelope, or beef cut in stew meat size pieces

4 lbs. onions (peeled and sliced)

3 cloves garlic (diced or use equivalent of garlic powder, not garlic salt)

12 bell peppers (sliced)

10 (6 oz.) cans tomato puree/paste

10 cans of water

2/3 bottle of hot sauce (optional)

2 tbsp. brown sugar

2/3 bottle of Worcestershire (pronounced Wooster Shire) sauce

3 tbsp. parsley flakes

1 tbsp...

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Every Scouting unit is encouraged to bring its membership to full strength for a summer full of fun! With the 100th Anniversary of Scouting being celebrated all throughout 2010, there’s no good reason to wait until fall to do some significant recruiting of members.

Two Scout campouts with the Fort Wayne TinCaps are planned for May 22nd and June 26th

Cub Scout Day Camps in June

Boy Scout, Cub Scout, and Webelos Adventure camps take place in June and July

The summer...

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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.)



When we get company at the house and they notice our little 10-foot, walk-in camping trailer parked in the back, they ask or comment actually, “We’d like to go camping but we don’t have all the fancy stuff that you have and it would cost too much to get started now. You’ve probably been doing stuff like that...

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An Object

By Any Other Name


I have a lecture that I give to Scouts and it’s about looking at things from a different angle or point of view. It’s a base way to broaden their minds and be able to create or to think differently about objects and situations.

I sometimes hold up an object like a coat hanger and then I’ll ask, “What is this?” I get a lot of hands up when I ask this question because almost everyone knows what a coat hanger is and what it’s used for. I then ask again, “What...

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