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The home page and category pages on this site have Previous and Next buttons at the bottom.  The buttons help you navigate to older posts.  But many of you asked for an online archive to make it easier to access older material.

This page has links to all the articles on NatureOutside, up to the current month.  It is divided into two sections.  The Best Of section highlights some of the most popular posts on the site.  The Archive section has all posts and is ordered chronologically so you can browse them.

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The Best of NatureOutside

 

Rattlesnake Dance!

Bushcraft Knife Safety – 9 Tips to Avoid Accidents

The Secret to Make Piping Hot Doughnuts while Camping

Building a Tule Boat! (Part 1 – The California Boat)

How to Use a Firesteel

10 Traditional Skills You Should Learn

Stalking the Black Bear – High Adventure in the Forest (Part 2)

How to Choose a Wilderness Survival Class

How to Make a Deerskin Pouch – 5 Easy Steps!

Mysteries on the Beach (Part 1)

Off the Map Adventure – The Sandstone Caves

An Air Disaster and Historical Hike

You’re no Ray Mears, and Here’s Why!

Turn Acorns into Spinning Tops in just 10 Minutes (Children’s Toys)

How to Make Acorns into Food (Part 1)

Death and the Grey Fox

Mountain Kingsnake – Beauty and Danger!

The High Sierra Loop – Introduction

Insect Safari

Mountain Lion Tracks – Learn to Read Them

My Hundred-Dollar Hamburger

Stinging Nettle – Yum!

Tick Aware – Get a Free Tick Identification Card

How to Build a Debris Hut

Steve’s Best Outdoor Tips

 


 

Steve's Nature Outside

The NatureOutside Archive

 

October 2016

October 29 – Don’t use a Condom when a Chicken Bag will do! (for wilderness survival)

October 21 – 10 Equipment Gifts for Bushcrafters, Nature Lovers, and People Who Love the Outdoors (2016)

October 15 – How to Catch a Polar Bear (bushcraft Joke)

October 07 – Bushcraft Knife Skills – Practice with the Masters (Video)

 

September 2016

September 29 – Feral Apples – A Snack for the Sharp-eyed Hiker

September 22 – Backpack Review: Exos-Gear Bravo

September 08 – Trees Talk! (To each other)

September 03 – Pine Sap Glue (Video)

 

August 2016

August 26 – Rattlesnake Dance!

August 18 – Rattlesnake Safety for Hikers

August 12 – Bushcraft Knife Safety – 9 Tips to Avoid Accidents

August 05 – 16 Tips to Stay Cool on the Trail

July 2016

July 30 – 7 Funny Bushcraft Jokes and Stories

July 25 – My Survival Class Gets Press Coverage

July 16 – 5 Reasons Why You Should Keep a Journal (and my secret for how to do it!)

 

June 2016

June 22 – If you Meet a Mountain Lion – Safety Tips for Hikers

June 15 – Seagull Tikka Masala (Humor/Video)

June 15 – Urban Bushcraft and the Capacity to Wonder

 

May 2016

May 14 – The Secret to Make Piping Hot Doughnuts while Camping

May 19 – Acorn Woodpecker – This Bird is Nuts! (Video)

May 29 – Fox Tracks in a Salt Marsh – Making Plaster Casts

 

April 2016

April 26 – 5 Tall Tree Tales and 10 Activities for Arbor Day

April 20 – Two Terrific Earth Day Projects for Hikers and Backpackers

April 15 – Free Entrance Days in Our National Parks

April 07 – Fire Roll – Fire by Friction Technique (Video)

 

March 2016

March 06 – Oh My Goshawk! (Video)

March 12 – Hypothermia Claims another Hiker

March 18 – Ray Mears on Bushcraft (Video)

March 26 – How do You Know it’s Spring?

March 31 – Alpine Kangaroo Found in United States!

 

February 2016

February 27 – Adventure Monkey – Getting Young Children Outside!

 

January 2016

January 17 – Ancient Knowledge is New Wisdom

January 09 – What’s Your Bushcraft Goal?

January 01 – Prescription Strength Nature – A Hilarious Commercial for the Outdoors (Video)

 

December 2015

December 24 – How to Carve Swedish Spoons (Video)

December 20 – How to Waste Money on Expensive Lightweight Gear

December 10 – Shocking Lightning Myths – Get the Current Information! (Video)

December 06 – Change Your Trail to Change Your Attitude

 

November 2015

November 27 – Make Your Own Field Strop (Video)

November 22 – Building a Tule Boat (Part 2 – The California Boat)

November 15 – 10 Books for People Who Love the Outdoors (2015)

November 09 – 10 Equipment Gifts for People Who Love the Outdoors (2015)

 

October 2015

October 31 – Building a Tule Boat! (Part 1 – The California Boat)

October 25 – Use Your Knife – Make a Whimmy Diddle Bushcraft Toy (Video)

October 18 – Tell me Your Spooky Story!

October 10 – My most popular first aid supply of the year!

October 03 – Bear Eats Sea Kayak! (Video and Lessons learned)

October 02 – Litter Bugs Me!

 

September 2015

September 24 – How to Make Manzanita Punch

September 12 – 5 Great Acorn Articles!

September 04 – Make a Wild Foods Calendar (Free Download)

September 01 – The Winner of the Madrone Firesteel is…

 

August 2015

August 29 – Put Red Fred in the Shed!

August 23 – Quiroste Revisited (Video)

August 22 – Touch This Frog and You’ll Croak!

August 15 – How to Use a Firesteel

August 14 – New Animal Tracking Class for Beginners!

August 08 – Moths – Amazing Creatures of the Night!

 

July 2015

July 31 – Bushcraft Dessert – Make a Lavender Dip for Strawberries

July 27 – Walking in Nature Changes Your Brain!

July 24 – The Refrigerator Tree

July 17 – Win a Madrone Firesteel!

July 11 – 10 Traditional Skills You Should Learn

 

June 2015

June 27 – How to Make Cattail Pancakes

June 20 – This Coot has a Secret!

June 14 – Stalking the Black Bear – High Adventure in the Forest (Part 4)

June 13 – For Kids: Numbers in Nature

June 07 – Great American Campout

 

May 2015

May 31 – Discover Aliens in your Backyard!

May 25 – Survivor: “I Never Want To Be This Cold Again”

May 24 – Stalking the Black Bear – High Adventure in the Forest (Part 3)

May 17 – Stalking the Black Bear – High Adventure in the Forest (Part 2)

May 09 – Stalking the Black Bear – High Adventure in the Forest (Part 1)

 

April 2015

April 25 – Ranger Night Patrol (Humor)

April 18 – Earth Day Project 2015 – Make a Screen Door Food Filter

April 12 – How to Get Yummy Sunflower Seeds from Wild Plants

April 04 – How to Choose a Wilderness Survival Class

April 01 – Florida Officials Ban the Word ‘Alligator’

 

March 2015

March 26 – Wildflowers of the Serpentine Realm

March 23 – Tragedy as Arch Rock Collapses – One Hiker Dies another Injured

March 20 – The Tuibun of Coyote Hills (Part 2)

March 18 – The Winner of the Deerskin Pouch is…

March 14 – The Tuibun of Coyote Hills (Part 1)

March 10 – Product Review: Black Diamond Orbit LED Lantern

March 07 – Return of the Elephant Seal

 

Febuary 2015

February 28 – Have You Refreshed Your Kit?

February 19 – Ego Vs. Eco – Where Is Bushcraft?

February 16 – How to Make a Deerskin Pouch – 5 Easy Steps!

February 11 – It’s Knot Funny!

February 9 – Mobile Technology and our Wilderness Experience

February 4 – Earth – A New Wild

February 3 – Rare Red Fox Spotted in Yosemite National Park

 

January 2015

January 28 – Willow Bark – Using Ancient Aspirin

January 23 – Mysteries on the Beach (Part 2)

January 20 – See Sheep, Eat Sheep, Expense Sheep!

January 14 – Mysteries on the Beach (Part 1)

January 10 – Off the Map Adventure – The Sandstone Caves

January 06 – New World’s Tallest Tree?

January 04 – 2014 Retrospective

 

December 2014

December 28 – Holiday Fire by Friction

December 24 – To See More Wildlife, Learn Bird Language

December 17 – An Air Disaster and Historical Hike

December 15 – Where do Birds go When it Rains?

December 12 – Birds Think You are a Scary Dinosaur!

December 11 – Discount on American Red Cross Online Training for NatureOutside Readers

December 07 – 10 Equipment Gifts for Bushcrafters, Nature Lovers, and People Who Love the Outdoors (2014)

December 07 – And The Winner Is…

December 04 – Owl Class – The Harry Potter School of Bushcraft

 

November 2014

November 24 – Happy Thanksgiving, Indigethanx, and a Turkey Story

November 21 – Half Dome – Almost!

November 18 – Top 10 Videos for Bushcrafters, Nature Lovers, and People Who Love the Outdoors (2014)

November 14 – You’re no Ray Mears, and Here’s Why!

November 10 – 10 Books for Bushcrafters, Nature Lovers, and People Who Love the Outdoors (2014)

November 10 – Gift Guide for Bushcrafters, Nature Lovers, and People Who Love the Outdoors (2014)

November 06 – Enter to Win an Autographed Copy of “A Year of Watching Wildlife”!

November 04 – Wolves Teach a Master Class (Part 3)

 

October 2014

October 29 – The Rain Brings Old Friends

October 24 – Wolves Teach a Master Class (Part 2)

October 21 – The Missing Arm of William Waddell

October 16 – Wolves Teach a Master Class (Part 1)

October 13 – The Mystery of Invasive Species

October 13 – Turkey Vultures Smell

October 08 – Lembert Dome and Dog Lake

October 03 – John Rae – Has a Wrong been Righted?

October 03 – How to Make Orange Acorn Bread

 

September 2014

September 28 – Wilderness First Aid and the Duty of Care to Yourself

September 24 – Turn Acorns into Spinning Tops in just 10 Minutes (Children’s Toys)

September 17 – How to Make Acorns into Food (Part 3)

September 11 – How to Make Acorns into Food (Part 2)

September 11 – People Rescue Bear Cubs (Video)

September 09 – Mountain Lion Attacks Six Year Old Boy

September 07 – How to Make Acorns into Food (Part 1)

 

August 2014

August 31 – Death and the Grey Fox

August 27 – September is Acorn Month!

August 23 – The High Sierra Loop – Merced Lake to Vogelsang

August 14 – The High Sierra Loop – Sunrise Camp to Merced Lake

August 11 – Simple Leather Project – Coyote and Night

August 07 – Twisted, Tangled, Trapped and Rattling!

August 04 – Calero Bat Hotel – We’ll Leave the Lights OFF for You 

 

July 2014

July 30 – Don’t be a Fool, Carry this Tool – A Store Discount Card and Duct Tape!

July 25 – The High Sierra Loop – May Lake to Sunrise Camp

July 20 – Mountain Kingsnake – Beauty and Danger!

July 18 – The High Sierra Loop – Glen Aulin to May Lake

July 14 – The High Sierra Loop – Tuolumne Meadows to Glen Aulin

July 10 – The High Sierra Loop – Arrival Day

July 05 – The High Sierra Loop – Introduction

July 02 – Bannock Disaster

July 01 – Mountain Lion Quiz Winner!

 

June 2014

June 29 – Yosemite Turns 150!

June 25 – I am a California Naturalist!

June 22 – Just in Beaver Makes a Comeback

June 19 – Talking Turkey

June 15 – Insect Safari

June 12 – Give of your skills, even if you don’t think you have any!

June 09 – What we can learn from a Harrier’s Butt

June 05 – Beginner Leatherworking Project

 

May 2014

May 31 – Mountain Lion Tracks – Take the Quiz

May 26 – Mountain Lion Tracks – Learn to Read Them

May 22 – California State Parks License Plate Art Contest

May 21 – How Old is that Tree?

May 20 – The Best of NatureOutside

May 16 – Trailing a Mountain Lion

May 13 – Gopher Snake – Master Impersonator!

May 10 – My Hundred-Dollar Hamburger

May 07 – Yampah Romping!

May 05 – Animal ID Joke

 

April 2014

April 30 – As Seen On TV

April 26 – My Life as a Mule Deer

April 23 – Archaeology, Technology, and Native Peoples

April 19 – Earth Day Project 2014 – The Bottle Bag

April 19 – An Earth Day Message

April 16 – Alligator Lizard Reprise

April 12 – Stinging Nettle – Yum!

April 09 – Fallkniven F1 Knife Review

April 07 – Alligator Lizard

April 07 – The Naturalist is an Endangered Species

April 02 – Bedrock Mortars

April 01 – Horsetail (Equisetum sp.)

 

March 2014

March 29 – Kule Loklo

March 29 – Animal Tracking Joke

March 26 – Tick Aware – Get a Free Tick Identification Card

March 19 – How to Build a Debris Hut

March 17 – Mouse Released into Wild Snatched by Hawk Ruins Good Deed

March 13 – Create Your Own Field Guide

March 12 – Don’t get burned: Carrying matches in the outdoors

March 11 – How do you measure a Redwood Tree?

March 07 – Making a Skin Salve

March 06 – Bushcraft at Home: Penguicula Weser

March 06 – How to fold a USGS Topo Map

March 03 – California Newt on The Move

 

February 2014

February 26 – The Elephant Seals of Ano Nuevo

February 22 – Steve’s Best Outdoor Tips

February 22 – Wildflowers and drought

February 20 – The Forager’s Feast

February 19 – Nature Phobia?!!

February 18 – Excuse me while I whip this out

February 15 – Make a Pine Needle Basket

February 15 – Tide Pooling! (Post 2 of 2)

February 14 – Tide Pooling! (Part 1 of 2)

February 14 – Maxpedition Individual First Aid Pouch

February 14 – Feline Tracking

February 13 – Sierra Nevada Field Camp

February 13 – Basic Fungimentals

 

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Looking back in the Archive… There is no more!

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