Doug Howlett

Doug Howlett

Doug Howlett is a contributor from Field and Stream magazine.

Stories by Doug Howlett

Stay in Ship Shape with These Simple Boating Tips

May 8, 2013

Recreational boating can be fun, but like any activity involving large machinery or vehicles, it can be dangerous if you’re not prepared. In 2011, the US Coast Guard (USCG) reported 4,588 accidents that resulted in 758 deaths and 3,081 injuries. While your odds aren’t terrible—one accident per 2,653 of the 12.2 million registered vessels—the injuries […]

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Don’t Get Stuck in the Muck: Follow These 6 Critical Off-Road Driving Tips

Mar 28, 2013

You might be a dedicated “mudder” who operates a big-tired, four-wheel-drive truck and looks for the biggest mud holes you can find, or a weekend warrior who must occasionally navigate a soft, rutted dirt road following a soaking of rain. Either way, all drivers who venture off the asphalt must know how to tackle the […]

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4 Ways to Pull a Truck from the Mud

Feb 5, 2013

Sometimes, you just can’t avoid driving through mud. Whether you’re parking in an unpaved lot at a concert venue or pulling off the pavement to go camping, odds are that at some point, you’re going to have to navigate some mud and muck. Drive through enough of it, and you’re probably going to get stuck. […]

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Tips for Loading and Towing Your Boat

Jan 23, 2013

Few things can be more nerve-wracking to the new or inexperienced boater than having to load or unload a boat on a trailer in front of an audience of people gathered at the boat ramp. The stress is even worse when they’re waiting for you to get out of their way so they can load […]

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Choose the Perfect Campsite

Jan 17, 2013

Choosing the perfect wilderness campsite can be the difference between turning your escape to the outdoors into a true weekend paradise or an experience of truly “roughing” it. While some may choose a giant recreational vehicle and sleep inside in their well-stocked tenement-on-wheels, “real campers” sleep under the stars and enjoy the challenges posed by […]

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Survive a Night in Your Car

Jan 3, 2013

It’s a harrowing statistic, but according to the National Weather Service, about 70 percent of winter weather-related fatalities occur in an automobile. You can bet many of those vehicle-related deaths began with someone simply leaving the house to run an errand, make a short trip to visit family or friends or take care of routine […]

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Secure a Load Safely

Dec 17, 2012

If you’ve ever stood outside of a Home Depot, Lowes or discount furniture store and watched consumers try to secure large items to the roofs of their cars or in the back of their trucks, it’s probably no surprise to you that sometimes, the loads aren’t tied down properly. More often than not, you’ll want […]

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What Should You Do If You Get Lost In The Woods? Be Prepared.

Sep 14, 2012

It’s one of the most frightening experiences you can endure: You’re hiking or walking through the woods and make a turn off a trail for a little untamed exploring. When you walk back to where the trail should be, it isn’t there. Or rather, you aren’t where you thought you were. You laugh nervously and […]

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