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.

Doug Hackbarth

If you are like most people you still have one “hole to fill” or you have found a couple of empty containers in the garage or basement or storage unit that you want to plant with something that will grow fast. Good news, there are fast growing annuals such as the wave petunia or impatiens that will grow so fast that they will amaze you and both can be planted in the ground or in containers such as hanging baskets, window boxes or just regular pots.

When planting late in the season it is a good...

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NATURE’S PINK LEMONADE -

HOW TO MAKE IT

(Caution – try just a little at a time. Make sure you aren’t allergic to this plant.)

It was in the month of July and Troop 44 was at summer camp at Camp Chief Little Turtle on the Anthony Wayne Area Council Boy Scout Reservation just outside of Angola, Indiana. It was hot and the boys were thirsty. Most of them had already spent their camp allowance on pop, candy, camp T-shirts, and fishing paraphernalia. The boys were thirsty but not for water; they...

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WHERE CAN I GO CAMPING

THAT’S CLOSE BY?

(I don’t like to rough it)

I would suggest you head to Ouabache (pronounced Wabash) State Recreation Area with your air-conditioned motor home, tent camper, or hard side camper:

•it’s close - it’s just east of Bluffton, Indiana

•it has a dumping station

•it has electrical hookups

•it has showers

•it has playgrounds for the kids

•it has picnic areas

•it has boat rentals

•it has canoe rentals

•it has paddle boat rentals

•it has a wild life...

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THE 30th INDIANA CIVIL WAR VOLUNTEERS

THE 30th INDIANA CIVIL WAR VOLUNTEERS WANTS YOU!

We need you to invite us to your Scout meetings. If you would like to learn more about Civil War History or more about what we do as re-enactors, give us a call. We would be glad to come and talk about the different aspects of the way we camp and have fun at this hobby. Our members include Infantry, Medical, Navy, and Civilian re-enactors. We also know a few people who man cannons and other impressions. If you are interested to have us come and...

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PURE FISHING Teams Up With The BSA
PURE FISHING has been named the exclusive fishing tackle provider for the 2010 Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree, celebrating 100 years of the Boy Scout organization.
PURE FISHING will operate educational exhibits such as the Berkley Power Bait Fish Tank, a fishing line knot tester, casting technique demonstrations and an Eco Conservation Display. Scouts can earn a one-of-a-kind special issue Fish Hook Lake Patch by catching a fish during the Jamboree....

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WHAT ARE SOME TIP$ THAT $AVE?
Always have several rolls of toilet paper stashed around like in the glove compartment, chuck box, car door pockets, trunk, coat pocket, toilet kit, and cupboard. At the cabin, install a towel rack with a removable rod that can be filled with several rolls of toilet paper. Excess? Do it and we’ll let you be the judge after camping all summer. I find that if you let a roll of paper dwindle down to about half size at home and then replace it with a full roll that the...

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