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.



I usually keep two ‘chuck boxes’ packed in my garage ready to go at a moment’s notice. All I have to do is load them in my Jimmy (GMC) and I’m off and running. What is a chuck box? It’s a box to transport chuck. Ok, so I put in a little humor. Let’s just say it’s a box used to contain your cooking equipment and/or food. Cowboys use them but theirs have wheels and they call them chuck ‘wagons’ and they’re a lot bigger. Mine, you can carry in your car trunk.

If you...

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(Great for snacking.)


5 lbs. venison round steak, tenderloin, back strap, etc.

10 oz. bottle of soy sauce                            5 oz. bottle liquid smoke

1 heaping tablespoon garlic powder         Hot sauce to taste (optional)

Slice meat into pieces about 1/2 inch thick. Cut pieces into strips about 2 inches long, and about 1 inch wide. Put meat pieces into a...

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A letter to Waynedale from a Boy Scout




Rumor has it that Troop 38 (sponsored by Calvary United Methodist Church at 6301 Winchester Road here in Waynedale will be re-chartering or registering as a troop with Miami District come February or March of 2010. At least two leaders and 5 boys are required for a group to register as a troop. The names of the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster have yet to be announced. The boys that will form the troop are Cub...

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(A column, whereas, you the reader may ask questions about camping, cooking, hunting, fishing, and living in our Great Waynedale Outdoors.)


Q – Where can I buy camping equipment?

A – Personally I buy my gear at garage sales, the Salvation Army, Goodwill, and etc.  Sometimes I will find bargains in the markdown at Meijers, Wal-Mart, or Target. A lot of the camping gear on the market is stuff that you already have around the house; it’s just packaged to make you think you have to have...

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Ways To Take Eggs Kampin’


I know most of you have taken eggs camping by carrying them in store bought plastic containers (really the best way), the containers they were purchased in, buried in a box of cornmeal, wrapped up in your underwear, or you’ve cracked them open and put them in a Mason jar with a tight lid and just poured out whatever you needed in camp. Am I right?

I have found not the perfect way to take eggs camping but one that works but will vary your menu a mite. Try pickled...

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(So simple a Boy Scout can do it.)


5 lb. venison or beef roast -

(It need not be thawed but will take a little longer to cook)

1 (10.5 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup

1 (1.35 oz.) pkg. dry onion soup mix

Garlic powder to taste (optional)

Pepper to taste (optional)

Heavy duty aluminum foil

Smear undiluted soup over roast and sprinkle on the dry onion soup mix. Season to taste with pepper and garlic powder (dry soup will have plenty of salt in...

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