Hunting Stories Told Here
The benefits of an outdoor lifestyle are many: beauty, experience, clarity, peace… It’s endless, really, but the greatest benefit seems to be the memories. Insert yourself regularly into the harsh beauty of nature and you’ll come out with some dramatic stories for the ages!
Since I’m currently on a bowhunting adventure, I’m taking a break from deer talk and focusing on stories from the past that haven’t been published.
The next few posts will be exciting stories of success and failure; stories that beg to be told…
Best Outdoors Quote Ever
I found this awesome quote by Francis Parkman (American historian and outdoor writer, 1823 – 1893). This quote occurs at the end of Parkman’s book, The Conspiracy of Pontiac, and pretty much sums up my whole philosophy on nature, bowhunting, and the outdoor lifestyle:
“. . . To him who has once tasted the reckless independence, the haughty self-reliance, the sense of irresponsible freedom, which the forest life engenders, civilization thenceforth seems flat and stale. Its pleasures are insipid, its pursuits wearisome, its conventionalities, duties, and mutual dependence alike tedious and disgusting. The entrapped wanderer grows fierce and restless, and pants for breathing-room. His path, it is true, was choked with difficulties, but his body and soul were hardened to meet them; it was beset with dangers, but these were the very spice of his life, gladdening his heart with exulting self-confidence, and sending the blood through his veins with a livelier current. The wilderness, rough, harsh, and inexorable, has charms more potent in their seductive influence than all the lures of luxury and sloth. And often he on whom it has cast its magic finds no heart to dissolve the spell, and remains a wanderer and an Ishmaelite to the hour of his death.”