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Tentative Razor Clam Digs Scheduled in Washington

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Razor Clam DigThe Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced that razor clam diggers will be privy to a five-day dig scheduled to begin January 27 as well as a tentative dig in late February.

Both dig openings are contingent upon marine toxin tests showing that the clams are safe to eat.


Surviving Black Friday a la Coast

Friday, November 27th, 2009

C11Well, the busiest shopping day of the year is upon us. I was astonished to learn that stores were opening up as early 1 and 2 o’clock in the morning. I’ve heard of hunters getting up before the break of dawn, but it looks like bargain hunting is in a league of its own. If you’re like me, however, you’ll be missing all the early bird specials and deals Black Friday has to offer. In fact, you probably won’t see the inside of any stores today at all.

So, what exactly is my plan for finding the best deals on my holiday shopping? The Internet, of course. Thankfully, virtually everything you could ever need for your friends and family can be found for sale online. And what about the bargains, you ask? Well, I’d submit that the world wide web is practically the best place to pay the amount you want for the product you want.


Easy Tips for Fall Camping

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Fall CampingSome of you just read that headline and thought: What?! Camping in the fall? Are you kidding me? Well, you’re probably from the Pacific Northwest, like me. And it’s true: “camping” and “the fall” are not two terms often associated with one another here in the rain capitol of the United States. I’d submit, however, that fall camping can be just as enjoyable as in the summer – where ever you are. Don’t believe me? Keep reading.

Fortunately, Coast published an article last October detailing the fundamentals of fall camping. Among the advantages of camping during the fall season the article mentions increased campsite availability, limited numbers of families, kids, and teens, and, of course, the beautiful colors.


Razor Clam Season Opens Today in Washington

Friday, October 16th, 2009

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced earlier this week that a series of razor clam digs have been scheduled to begin today, Friday, October 16, on a number of Washington beaches. The scheduled digs come following multiple tests confirming safe marine toxin levels in the clams.

As of today, the following beaches are approved for clam digging*: (more…)

Remedies for the Rainy Weekend Blues

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Well, Labor Day weekend is finally here in typical Northwest form — wet and raining. It’s Saturday morning, and I’m sitting at my computer when I should be enjoying the Oregon coast. Unfortunately, the impending weather forecast scared me into staying home. As a result, I’m potentially missing my last opportunity to enjoy summer camping before fall hits in full force. Still, I don’t want to let this bad weather ruin my whole weekend, so I’ve brainstormed a few remedies to help cure my Rainy Weekend Blues.

1) I fully plan on pitching my tent inside this weekend. I figure, once I’m inside my tent I won’t know the difference anyway, except for the fact that I’ll be falling asleep to the sound of cars instead of crickets.


Spontaneous Camping

Friday, July 24th, 2009

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I made a last-minute decision to go camping over the weekend — spontaneous camping, as we like to call it. We had a wonderful time, but it could have been terrible if we hadn’t, in essence, planned our spontaneity.

Since camping can be time-consuming (and somewhat troublesome) to prepare for, we developed a system that enables us to leave last-minute without fear of leaving anything imperative behind. Instead of storing all our camping gear scattered about the attic or garage, we leave all our essential items in a Rubbermaid bin, so all we have to do is grab it and go. Our camp chairs and a small tent stay in the trunk of our car the whole season.


Camping 101

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Camping is for everyone. And it’s easy. All you need is the right location, the right equipment, and the right attitude.



Essential Gear for Novice Campers

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Spring is here, and it’s time to dig out your camping gear. If you’re looking to give a night in the Great Outdoors a try for the first time, Brooke Lorren offers novice campers some help by listing and explaining six essential items you’ll need for camping. Here’s a sneak peak.