Improving Your Situation: Getting Back to Dry By Steve Opat
It is with near certainty that your great northern adventures will introduce you to a state of being wet, cold, and miserable. As we travel down the path towards becoming savvy outdoorsmen and women, we generally progress through an evolutionary process of dealing with this state. In their infancy, people often are not experienced enough to avoid getting wet – and thus cold and miserable.
Persistence vs Insanity by Steve Opat
There’s a spectrum of approaches when it comes to achieving your goals. One end of the spectrum is defined by deliberate practice so you continually improve until the goal can no longer avoid you. The other end involves banging your head against a wall. These two goal posts can be labeled Persistence and Insanity – there’s often a very hazy line separating them.
Give Your Rain Gear a Fighting Chance, By Steve Opat
Spring in Alaska is as any season throughout Alaska…wet. The extended forecast always calls for precipitation. Two of my bear hunts this spring were in areas known for their “big ole’ fat rain” forecasts and the other is renowned for its “sideways rain” tendencies. All these Alaskan odysseys have helped me become a subject matter …