My world is a maelstrom right now, and it is only the occasional foray into nature that keeps me on an even keel.
Essays and Stories
Sage grouse have an undeserved reputation as poor table fare. Here are tips and tricks to cooking and eating your next sage hen.
A sage grouse hunt these days is a ceremonial act. But that does not make it less important. We need to remain able to hunt these animals, and that means doing the hard work to conserve them.
In this episode of Hunt Gather Talk, I team up with Minnesota’s Sean Sherman, the Sioux Chef, to talk about native American cooking and cuisine, and what everyone can learn by paying attention to how the various Indian groups worked the land for thousands of years.
Tidepools capture me like nothing else, and I am certain I am not the only one who has carried this fascination well into middle age. Tidepools capture us because they are a microcosm of life: A world in a puddle. And, as it happens, an edible world.
Whenever I dive into a new topic or hobby, I get a bit obsessive. But there is a method to my madness that can help you quickly learn new things, too.
In this episode of the Hunt Gather Talk podcast, I talk about silence — both of the mind and in nature — as vital to being able to truly enjoy the natural world. Maybe you don’t need to kill your cell phone, but putting it on airplane mode is a good start.
There is no form of fishing I am better at than bottom fishing in the ocean. And here in the West, that means rockfish (rock cod) and lingcod. Here’s how to catch more, from gear to technique, to little tricks and tips that have helped me over the years.