Good news, everyone!
Dear OutdoorHub readership,
I wanted to take the opportunity to lay out the path forward for OHUB, and outline our new focus on our core topics that make up the majority of what OHUB is all about. For the most part, this will not mean major changes to the OHUB you know and enjoy, just a better, more streamlined, and clearer focus on out core topics. This will both help better define your reader experience here, and help our authors bring you more of the content you come here for. Read on to find out more about our core focuses!
From animal pursuit itself, to the gear you need to get the job done, to the land and locations that offer either plentiful or challenging hunting opportunities, we are here to cover the topic of hunting for you. Hunting for food is a primal, essential part of who we are as humans. For many of us, it’s a source of delicious sustenance. Hunting can be a way of continuing family tradition, and a way for multiple generations to come together. And on the more practical side of things, it can be the easiest and quickest way to rid oneself of vermin and dangerous pests. For most of us, its a core passion of life, and we will continue to celebrate that at OHUB.
Fishing can be so many things: Relaxing and contemplative, exciting and dangerous, a wonderful way for parents to teach children more about life than “just fishing”, a competitive sport, and so many more things. Fishing runs the gamut from having your favorite fishing hole in the local creek to being an exciting conduit for world travel in pursuit of innumerable exotic species. And of course, what better than a Friday fish fry with your own catch. We are lucky here at OHUB to have writers who pass on the old ways, new tips and tricks, and know all the ways to make those keepers into an absolutely delicious meal!
Trapping, when done right, is an extremely effective method of predator and varmint control. Trapping is also an extremely calorie conservative away of harvesting game in a survival situation. For some like myself, knowing how to trap is more important as just a survival skill to have in case you really need it someday. I have, however, trapped dangerous predators (like live trapping a nuisance bear that kept trying to break into my house) and destructive vermin alike, and it is an important knowledge base to have but it needs to be done carefully in the right way as to not cause harm or stress to untargeted species.
You don’t have to read every headline nowadays to know that self-reliance is just as important now as ever. One doesn’t even have to be in an “end of the world” mindset to understand that something as simple as a labor or materials shortage, or exorbitant labor cost increases, can make one’s ability to “DIY” paramount. We have excellent writers on staff who come up will all sorts of cool and creative ways to practice self reliance and embody the can-do spirit that has moved mountains throughout history.
No, I don’t mean going on a shopping spree at the mall (do those even exist anymore?), but I do mean the substantial act of getting everything everybody needs together for extended wilderness excursions. Plenty of outfitters rely on me for fodder for their stock, and hearing from them about what they prepare for puts my weekend camping prep lists to shame. Stay tuned to OHUB for good ideas about how to get ready for the great outdoors, whether it’s a solo trip or a family reunion (only if your extended family gets along better than mine, though!)
Whether it’s getting that small scratch or cut clean and sealed off to prevent a larger infection, or dealing with an immobile and potentially unconscious patient, knowing and being prepared for some degree of wilderness medical care is paramount when venturing into areas with no cellphone coverage where a hospital can be hours or even days away. This goes the same for companion animals and livestock as it does for people. Wilderness medicine is a fascinating and continually evolving topic. We here at OHUB will continue to be dedicated to bringing you information, tips, and relevant gear reviews and news about wilderness medicine.
As you can see, dear readers, nothing is changing for the worse, we are just providing our readership with a more focused reading experience, and our authors with more guidance on how to bring our wealth of outdoor knowledge to the world. Stick with us, it’s going to be a fun and enlightening adventure.