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Outdoor Cooking Primer - Dutch Oven Bacon Cheddar Corn Pudding
Anything you make in an oven can be made in Dutch Oven cooking. With the right number of coals on top and underneath, your Dutch Oven can produce casserole, desserts, bread and other...

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Product Spotlight - Bone-Dry
Bass Pro Shops Altoona Greeter Ted Witthoft has hunted for years. Recently he went to South Dakota on a goose hunting trip and has nothing but wonderful things to say about his BONE-DRY hunting gear. Bone-Dry Hunting Clothing "I am an avid hunter of everything - waterfowl, pheasant, quail, deer,...

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Outdoor Cooking Primer - Dutch Oven Bacon Cheddar Corn Pudding
Anything you make in an oven can be made in Dutch Oven cooking. With the right number of coals on top and underneath, your Dutch Oven can produce casserole, desserts, bread and other delights! Here's a recipe compliments of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources program Becoming an Outdoors-Woman...
Check It Out List: Fly Fishing Pack
A growing passion of mine has definitely been fly-fishing. It will never fully replace the way regular fishing has hooked my heart, but it definitely gives a new aspect to the thrill of fishing. As many will tell you, it is much more technical than spin-fishing. With fly-fishing you really have to...
This Weekend @ BPS Altoona - "How-To's" for Family Fun!
Cooking, camping, hiking...it's time for the FAMILY to have some fun! It's the second weekend of our Go Outdoors Event - Join us for free seminars on how YOU can get started enjoying the great outdoors! The grill shack will be open both days, too, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.!   Saturday, May 23 11 a.m. - Capable...
Product Spotlight - Fold-Up Utility Wagon
Tis the season! Farmers' markets, soccer, baseball and softball games, flea markets, beach time, garage sales, and just good old being outside and needing to tote stuff! Here is the little red wagon that's going to make your life easier! Mac Sports™ Fold-Up Utility Wagon This handy-dandy,...
FOXPRO Ultimate Predator Hunter
Last year we had an amazing variety of professional hunters come to our store as part of our Fall Hunting Classic event. This was one of the best Fall Hunting Classics I have ever seen, and a good part of it was due to these speakers and their seminars. Word got to me a little while ago that we were...
Why it Matters: Leave No Trace
So back in March I told the story of when a group of us Bass Pro Shops associates went out to a local trail and picked up trash along the hike. We had a lot of fun, got a great workout in and did some good for our beloved outdoors. Before we all took off on the adventure one of our managers...
Spring Means Chacos!!
SPRING HAS SPRUNG, so of course that means it is time for some outdoor adventures. But, don’t forget the most important thing…. You guessed it, a good pair of outdoor sandals. Here at your Independence Bass Pro Shops we have MANY wonderful choices to say the least. Although, there is one brand that...
Fly Fishing Made Easy
Although I'm not sure anything truly worth while comes easy, it sure is nice when someone comes out with a publication or video that helps newcomers leap in with both feet without a fear of epic failure and ultimate defeat.  Fly Fisherman magazine has produced an exceptional magazine that has just...
Urban Critters
Not too long ago I had embarked upon a career that was quite fulfilling but unfortunately, didn’t bring in the money necessary to carry on living in the manner we were used to.  Critter control is a never ending job here in central Florida with all sorts of things getting into places we humans would...
What Makes a Leader?
We could ask this question quite often as it relates to some of our past and present leaders of the country but right now those aren’t the ones I’m referring to.  I’m thinking about the leaders used in fly fishing set ups.  They're probably the most misunderstood and misused part of the complete...
How to Choose the Correct Insole!
  When hiking, backpacking or running your feet hurt, you get blisters or hotspots that might mean it is time for new insoles. Types of Insole   Comfort Insoles   These can be flat or shaped and can be made of gel or foam. There are different size choices for insoles. Full length, 3/4 length or arch...
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