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 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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A letter to Waynedale from a Boy Scout



Are You Interested in Joining Scouting? There are many troops near Waynedale you can join. You can meet new friends and learn a lifetime of activities through merit badges. Merit badges for Boy Scouts can be earned at Summer Camp. Summer Camp is so fun, and has many activities. The Food is good and everybody is friendly. Every day we learn something different. Time seems to go by fast. There’s no time to think about music...

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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 we go to enjoy primitive camping?

A – By primitive, you mean a campground that doesn’t have a dance floor, vending machines, showers, electricity, and peace & quiet? If you don’t know a farmer with a patch of woods where you can camp then my next suggestion would be a nice little campground just east of Mongo, Indiana about 40 miles...

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Kookin’ On A Shoestring


If you’re going camping for the first time or the first time since you were a Girl/Boy Scout then you’ll want to do it as cheaply as possible until you get the hang of it; then you can go on and invest in some more sophisticated equipment and be more adventuresome, cooking wise.

Food: Keep the food simple. “The less you cook, the less you burn,” is a good motto. Take some food that you prepare at home before you go out into the wilds. This beats making mistakes in...

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