Out Your Backdoor

Indie Outdoor Lore 'n' More

Careful out there! ...Who gets busted

I don't want to be conspiratorial, but it's worth considering how the bureaucratic mind works as regards Normal Citizens as we try to live in creative and DIY ways.

A sustainable culture functions to support those who contribute.

But our world is dysfunctional. Many haven't gotten the memo…

Latest Articles

Exercising on a Train? ...Theraband!

Our family has taken a couple long distance Amtrak trips in recent years. (They're pricey but we use an Amtrak credit card for our gas and groceries and every 2 years we find we can book a round-trip adventure for our family of four for free…

Sharpness!

Sharpness and edges... I'm selling knives! I'm emphasizing a cool type of knife that is seldom-seen in the US: the Scandinavian puukko. See my listings in my OutYourBackdoor eBay Store!

Thanks, NPR, for covering OYB & Roadkill! ...Twice!

It was fun chatting live with the Northern Minnesota NPR radio people about roadkill. I got to relate a few of the basics. You want to check that the deer is fresh and not damaged…

Jordan Jam 2015: Freestylin' in a Corn-ucopia

Hardcore cornography. That's what this year's Jordan Jam was. Actually, it's almost always like that. It's a session of intense ski-swimming…

Latest Products (under construction)

Momentum: Chasing the Olympic Dream

by Pete Vordenberg, US Team Head XC Coach Reg. list price $18. Paperback, with photos. 191 pages. What's So Special About This Ski Book? Momentum is "the best XC ski read ever," says Bob Gregg, editor of Master Skier magazine. ...

Pot Shots from a Grosse Ile Kitchen by Lucy & Sidney Corbett

Pot Shots from a Grosse Ile Kitchen by Lucy & Sidney Corbett ...

POTLUCK, a Florida smuggling thriller, Jack Rudloe, new

A modern-day small-town smuggling thriller written by an inside expert in the region, and published by OutYourBackdoor, here's a candid and realistic thriller about the interactions of small-town coastal fishermen, the special interests who ruined th...

Primitive Technology: Ancestral Skills, V.2, ed. by D. Wescott

Primitive Technology: Ancestral Skills, V.2, ed. by D. Wescott ...