Outdoors columnist John Schandelmeier reminisces about his early years in the state, where he learned how to thrive in spartan conditions.
Outdoors columnist John Schandelmeier reminds us a playground of free exercise — and potential accomplishment — is right outside your door.
Fewer teams running to Nome could mean less crowded checkpoints, fewer disruptions on the trail and better care of sled dogs returned to checkpoints.
From the expeditioner to the joy riders, there is great riding in the Interior and it generally extends into the early spring.
Outdoors columnist John Schandelmeier breaks down the prospects and best practices of a number of areas throughout Alaska.
Found along the western coast of the state, Arctic hares’ limited and remote range in Alaska keeps them out of sight to most.
Outdoors writer John Schandelmeier breaks down the budget and the benefits of fishing.
Outdoors columnist John Schandelmeier provides a guide for visitors, both in-state and out-of-state, for the various options near his home in the Interior.
Outdoors columnist John Schandelmeier has kept chickens for decades. Here are some best practices he’s learned over the years.
On the history of snowshoes, how they’ve developed over the decades and why they’re valuable for people traversing in snow.
Most snow falls at 1.5 mph, taking about an hour to touch down. The heavy stuff, more like sleet, can ramp that speed up to 4 mph.
Outdoors columnist John Schandelmeier grabs his poet’s pen and offers an Interior Alaska version of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
A veteran of many winters in Interior Alaska, outdoors columnist John Schandelmeier gives his best practices for techniques and machinery to keep the snow from piling up.
Despite diminished interest in the fur trade, outdoors columnist John Schandelmeier predicts trappers will be the last among us.
Outdoor columnist John Schandelmeier questions the wisdom of showcasing the symbol of a tragedy and says there are plenty of other places the funds could make a positive impact.