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Sneaky Goose Hunt

Taking advantage of Maryland’s late season resident goose season I have not waterfowl hunted much this hunting season. The schedule seemed to accommodate chasing whitetails more than goose hunting. At some point last week, I realized I still had time to get out and enjoy a goose hunt or two. The Maryland late season resident … Continue reading »

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Coins on a Gravestone

Coins Placed on a Soldier’s Gravestone Last Sunday in the cold winter weather with a light dusting of snow on the ground, I traveled to Arlington National Cemetery for a photoshoot. Right before Christmas, at the request of a friend, I photographed a family friend’s tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery. After our FaceBook conversation of … Continue reading »

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Choosing The Right Vehicle

  The topic of which vehicle do I buy for an overlanding vehicle has been popping up regularly in a few Facebook groups I follow and the answers always seem to be something like, “I’ve got XYZ and it is the best for overlanding, you should get one just like me.” Thing is, the commenter’s needs and … Continue reading »

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Traveling Incognito / Overlander Style

Traveling Incognito Overlander Style The trend in the 4×4 world these days seems to bolt on as much stuff to the outside of the truck, jeep or SUV to give it that “overlander” look. Roof top tents, extra fuel tanks and traction aids mounted on the rear bumper with the spare tire are just a … Continue reading »

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The Christmas Season

The Christmas Season Augie’s Adventures is about living a fulfilling life, a life filled with experiences and adventure. That includes bad experiences and misadventures, for without bitter, the sweet is not so sweet. The following is not a typical Augie’s Adventure story, but as the Christmas season quickly approaches, I feel compelled to relate a … Continue reading »

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Tacoma Slides Off The Trail

The intentions were good. The results not so much. While on a recent bear and deer hunt in Western Maryland, I went out to glass for bear in an old clear cut and take a few photos of an old abandoned cemetery, when the trail bit the Tacoma.

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Nashville Road Trip

Adventure comes in all shapes and sizes. On this adventure, I left the fishing rods and guns at home and the truck never left the asphalt. Interesting enough, that put me a little out of my comfort zone. But isn’t that what adventures is all about, exploring outside your norm and comfort zone? Nashville here … Continue reading »

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Paddling the Batsto River at Wharton State Forest NJ

Wharton State Forest float trip down the Batsto River When I first started to research the New Jersey Pine Barrens and the Wharton State Forest in New Jersey, I was pleasantly intrigued by the blue lines marking creeks and the little launch site symbols on the Wharton State Forest map. My excitement grew even more … Continue reading »

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Tacoma Trailer Plug Relocation

    There are no immediate plans to replace the stock rear bumper on the Tacoma. The stock one is fine for how we use the truck. However, the location of the trailer plug is just asking to be ripped off and damaged. So, I moved it.  This simple modification cost $0.00 and took about 45 … Continue reading »

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Bending Branches kayak paddle review

Bending Branches Kayak Paddle Review Last summer I purchased an Old Town NEXT canoe, which is a hybrid canoe / kayak for a solo paddler. I’ve been super happy with the boat but I felt I was not getting the most out of it because of the paddle I was using.  A bunch of years ago I … Continue reading »

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