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Three reasons why a small town is good

3 Points You May Not Know About Country Life

Reading Time: 4 minutes Still talking about living out in the country and the different activities about living in a small town or out in the country. I believe a small town is actually good in many aspects. Yeah we have our drawbacks. Nosey neighbors and a very active rumor mill. Yet those few negatives are vastly out weighed by the positive. So for my link collection this Friday I wanted to share why small towns out in the country are great. Many of the reasons are also outside or at least out of the house. Happier people The Washington Post writer Christopher Ingraham wrote …

The 7 person tent Wenzel Blue Ridge

The Wenzel Blue Ridge 7 person Tent (Review)

Reading Time: 3 minutes You looking for a tent? I found a tent. This is not any normal tent. It is a whole family tent. This is a tent that you are able to seriously pack some family and friends into. You can put the kids in their own room in this tent and so you don’t have to worry about junior sneaking out. The Blue Ridge is a fun tent to use, and I am glad I have the pleasure to own one. The Wenzel Blue Ridge tent is pretty much open air. When the weather is nice. The roof is airy mesh …

Get out into the country

Outdoors in the Country

Reading Time: 9 minutes Let’s look at getting outdoors in the country. Now last outdoor post I made was about being outdoors in the city. I talked about different activities you could do when you are outside. It is now to go look at the country mouses way of enjoying the outdoors. Where My Love for the Outdoors started I would call myself a country mouse. I grew up in a small town in the Texas Panhandle. It was a good size town 2000 souls live within the city limits. I was a part of at the time one of the largest graduating classes. …

Small town life has it own benefits

Life in a Small Town

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ok, I will admit it I do like small town living. Don’t tell the people from my hometown cause I will never hear the end of it. Yet living is a small town does have its perks. Well, and it has its drawbacks too. This week is an outdoors week. Time for me to extol the benefits and glories of being out in the open air and getting healthy. Last time we had an outdoor week I talked about outdoor activities you could do while in the City. Since I did the city mouse angle it is time to do …

Who doesn't love a good happy dog?

Its International Dog Day

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Today is man’s best friend’s day. Isn’t it awesome? What can a person say about the loyalty of a dog? So much about how a dog can make a guy feel welcome and appreciated.

Dogs they make us happy. That seems to be their primary goal in life.

So today we celebrate the purest of friendships and adoration from one of the creatures to ever walk the earth. That is because this animal is more than just a pet they are mourned when they pass. They are celebrated and shown off when they are adopted. They are Instagram stars and some of the biggest comical personalities I have ever witnessed.

So go buy you Fido, Scooter, Fifi, Rex, Scout, Snickers, Pixie, Dasher, and Dante a bone from the town butcher, take them for a walk, scratch their belly till their leg does the flopping thing.

Dog here’s to you.

Thanks, James Barker for the featured Photo

Are you becoming a good leader?

Are you Becoming a Leader?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Leaders we have them and we can be one. Sadly many people don’t become leaders they don’t know how. There are people who feel that they could be a leader but don’t know how to get people to follow them, or the potential leader feels that people don’t respect them. Being a leader is tough especially if you don’t know where to start. So that is what this weeks link post is all about? Becoming a leader. These are 2 of these posts are from blogs that I have lots of respect for when it comes to finding that inner …

Be a good strong leader

What Makes a Good Leader

Reading Time: 8 minutes Men, you are being called to lead. Even when you don’t think you are a leader. People are looking for your direction and influence. Your leadership skills may not be military oriented or as the leader of the free world but you do have the opportunity to lead and lead effectively. From kids and pets to your boss seeing something in you. We all have a little bit of leader in us and sadly we don’t see that leader in ourselves. This leads to us guy either not being a good leader or even worse we self-sabotage and send ourselves …

most effective leadership is ego free

Leadership without Ego

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leadership is one of those things that many people seem to start out as a good guy but end up being full of themselves. They develop an ego if they don’t have one to start with. Now some argue that it is good to have an ego. Especially if you know what you are doing. If you are egotistical and you don’t have a clue then you end up looking like a douche bag. So Bob Davids Gives a great talk about the rarest of rare commodities out there. and that is leadership without an ego. Bob talks about the …

Your confidence can be made confidently

Why are Confident Decisions so Tough?

Reading Time: 6 minutes What is one of the scariest things we do as guys? No it isn’t entering the room of the teenager, nor is it trying to decipher the “Sure Go Ahead” your wife just gave you. Though that last is more suicidal than scary. How many people do you know who falter when it comes to making a decision? Decisions seem to trip us men up on so many levels. What? No way. Yeah,  and it’s not just men but women too struggle with making decisions. That is why there is a saying that it’s a woman prerogative to change her …

outdoor products hydration backpack

Outdoor Products Hydration Pack (Review)

Reading Time: 3 minutes Time to hit the Trails. If you are like many new hikers you may carry a canteen or even several bottles of water. In my youth, I use to lug around 2 gallons of water at a time when I would go trekking around Palo Duro Canyon. So you always want to have plenty to drink. Without having to fight the swaying of water. Canteens are the norm and can hold around 34 oz of water. Which if you are in a hot dry area will not last you long. Good for the kids but then you also have to …

4 Self Coaching Tools for MenStart changing your mindset.

We have worry and concerns. Then pile on the anxiety and fear that you have made the wrong choice in our life. What are you supposed to do?

Maybe you have fear of money or the lack of money. Perhaps you want more out of life. You want to achieve goals you have always wanted to pursue. You may even realize that you are not where you want to be and your attitude is in a way that you don't even recognize yourself anymore. 

Here are 4 tools that will help you change your mindset and get you on the path you so rightfully need to be on.