Category Archives: General Outdoors

New Vacation Idea – Live In A Michigan Lighthouse For a Week

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a fresh idea in vacation destinations. The DNR is seeking volunteers to spend a week or two between March 1 and Dec. 20 acting as lighthouse keepers for the Tawas Point Lighthouse during the 2013 lighthouse keeper season. The lighthouse is located on the grounds of Tawas Point State Park along the shores of Lake Huron in East Tawas. Continue reading New Vacation Idea – Live In A Michigan Lighthouse For a Week

#HuntFishTravel 027 – 2012 in Review

The Wild World of CarrieZ Podcast Episode #27  – “New Years Resolutions”.  In this short holiday episode we’ll be talking 2012; we’ll hear New Year’s Resolutions from some friends of the show and we’ll chat a bit about 2013. Continue reading #HuntFishTravel 027 – 2012 in Review

Outdoor Survival – a Rule of Threes

My hunting buddy and I scouted this area months before, it looks a bit different in the fall without any leaves as when it did in the summer, all lush and green.

We part ways at o dark thirty and I make my way along a logging road to the spot I’d picked out.

I’ve been sitting for hours. There is still a lot of afternoons left but I’m hungry and it’s well past lunchtime.

A few hours after first light I’d decided to sit a bit further upwind. I’d left my spot and made my way deeper into the woods. Taking note of landmarks as I’d forgotten my compass in the truck. Continue reading Outdoor Survival – a Rule of Threes

Sporting Clays Classic at Milford Hills Hunt Club to Benefit the Boy Scouts of America

When I received the invitation to participate in the 2012 Sporting Clays Classic at Milford Hills Hunt Club to benefit the Boy Scouts of America, I was pretty excited.

I’d never really participated on a shooting clays event before and was eager to give it a shot.

I picked up a co-worker from a Park N Ride we arrived at Milford Hills promptly at 11am.  We registered with the volunteers and waited for the rest of our team to get there.

My employer’s benefit administrator was a Star Sponsor and Benefit Services Group had graciously extended the invitation to us.  Putting a face to an email address was great and Melanie and I were very excited to have been included.

Milford Hills Hunt Club was where “Campfire Segment” I was in for the Deer Hunt 2011 with Dan Small was filmed.  That was a fun experience and seeing the huge stone fireplace dominating the main hall brought back memories. Continue reading Sporting Clays Classic at Milford Hills Hunt Club to Benefit the Boy Scouts of America

Memorial Day Camping Trip

You don’t always have to travel far away to enjoy time with the family outdoors.

For us this Memorial Day weekend we chose to go camping at Kohler-Andrae State Park, it’s only an hour away and provides us with a plethora of outdoor activities.

We do a lot with my first cousin and her family, I am grateful to have family that enjoys the outdoors as much as I do.  Zach and I both love their kids and we always have a lot of fun camping with them.

Comprised of 125 campsites, we made our reservations about 2 months prior.