Our Bloggers

Andy McDaniels

Andy is the Sportsmen’s Outreach Coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation’s Vanishing Paradise Campaign. He works with hunters, anglers, outdoor media and the hunting and fishing industry throughout the United States. Andy has committed himself to educating others about the conservation issues that will affect our children and grandchildren.

Andy is also a freelance writer with a focus on outdoor sports and outdoor recreation. Andy and his favorite outdoor companion, his wife Tami, are dedicated to promoting sustainable living, conservation and outdoor recreation on their blog Andy-n-Tami Outdoors.

You can read more from Andy at AndynTamiOutdoors.com


Doug Hay

Since his first marathon in 2008 Doug has run four additional road marathons before transitioning to trails and ultramarathons. Since 2010, he's completed 12 ultramarathons, including and the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 mile run, along with several other independent ultra distance outings.

In 2014 he received his coaching certification from USATF (USA Track and Field), and began coaching runners in distances ranging from half marathons to 50 mile ultramarathons.

In addition to his own running and coaching others, Doug is the co-host of No Meat Athlete Radio, a contributing writer for many running columns and manages the Rock Creek Runner blog.

You can read more from Doug at RockCreekRunner.com


Hilary Oliver

Hilary is a contributing editor at Adventure Journal and a freelance writer, focusing on outdoor writing.

Hilary is also the co-manager of the Verticulture blog for Outdoor Research where she works with a team of sponsored athletes to assign, edit and write blog posts about climbing, paddling, backpacking and snow sports.

On her own blog, The Gription, she enjoys to write stories and share tales of outdoor experiences and how they change us.

You can read more from Hilary at TheGription.com


Outdoor Adventure Skills

Outdoor Adventure Skills specializes in education, focused on teaching skills that increase nature awareness and comfort within it. This includes skills in bushcraft, wilderness survival, naturalist training & disaster preparation.

These techniques are meant to provide basic necessities for human life: water, food, thermoregulation, shelter, habitat, the ability to think straight, to navigate safely, to avoid unpleasant and possibly fatal interactions with animals and plants, and to cure any incurred injury or ailments. Outdoor skills are often basic ideas and abilities that ancients invented and used themselves for thousands of years. Outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, fishing, and hunting all require basic wilderness survival skills, especially in handling emergency situations.

To read more from Outdoor Adventure Skills visit their blog at OASkills.com


Tami McDaniels

Tami is a freelance writer and certified English teacher. She has published numerous articles on a variety of outdoor topics such as, conservation, outdoor recreation, outdoor sports, and more.

With her husband Andy she started a blog, Andy-n-Tami Outdoors, committed to living a sustainable lifestyle, promoting conservation, and encouraging families to get outdoors.

You can read more from Tami at AndynTamiOutdoors.com