Tools

Even Cavemen Had Tools: The Starter Tool Kit

Hammering, drilling, nailing, and sanding -- these actions mean "building" to many people, but also they mean frustration and pain to rookies. In this case rookies include recent grads, youth who didn't take sh...
Timberwolf Mountain

Be the Rookie: Elk Camp!

For me, hunting started small, then grew, and now I'm totally hooked. Growing up in North Idaho, I had a small amount of exposure to hunting just from proximity to other friends and a hunting community. I to...
Kite Boarding

Rookie Wind Surfing

Kite Boarding Every time I drove by Hood River, Oregon I would look down into the Columbia river and watch all the windsurfers and kiteboarders whipping along on the river without a care in the world. We mo...

Rhythm vs Rut

Definitely a rut. Back in my Marine Corps days I was instructing rooks on Humvee (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) driving. A pretty fun albeit slightly crazy task. The basic idea was that the ne...
Goose Hunting

Pushing Boundaries

No, I don't mean annoying people. I'm talking about being the rookie. I'm challenging the notion that taking on the role of rookie is a bad thing.  Without rookies, every activity would die a short lonely death...