Riley Draper

Riley Draper is a writer and entrepreneur from Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a world traveler, he has been to more than fifty countries and hiked some of the most elusive trails in the world. He is the co-founder of WeCounsel Solutions and has published work in both national and global outlets, including the Times Free Press, Patch, and Healthcare Global. When he's not writing, he's probably on a hiking trip or climbing in the mountains.

Articles by Riley Draper

A man and his son fishing sunset.

50 Famous Quotes About Fishing & Funny Fishing Sayings 

Fishing is one of the world’s most universal pastimes, a traditional activity carried out for generations by people from every country. Fishing is a hobby,...
A buch of paracord.

10 Survival Uses For Paracord

It’s difficult to name a survival item more useful than paracord. You could argue that a knife or multi-tool is more important in emergency situations,...
Walleye fishing lures.

10 Best Walleye Lures & Jigs (Plus How To Use Them) 

Walleye don’t get much attention in the world of freshwater fish. Although most anglers know they make a challenging catch, as well as a fantastic...
A Holly tree.

10 Poisonous Wild Plants That Look Like Food 

Berries are some of the most varied and abundant naturally-growing foods, as trees and bushes bearing berry fruits are common across the United States. Strawberries,...
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How To Identify and Eat Hickory Nuts In The Wild 

Anytime you’re out on a hiking trail or taking a camping excursion, it’s good to have some emergency supplies. Food, water, and a way to...
Forest with a river running through it.

8 Ways To Purify Water In A Pinch (Key Survival Skill)

When you’re out on a camping trip or exploring in the wild, it’s vital to have a reliable supply of fresh water. Outdoor activities are...
A forest.

12 Common Types Of Trees (And How To Identify Them)

Trees are a form of plant life that are pedestrian to most people, a common everyday sight, and a sign of life. Trees generally live...
A spider.

The 10 Deadliest Spiders In The World

Arachnophobia is one of the most common fears across the world, so many people are terrified by eight-legged creepy crawlies. The fact that there are...
Camping tents at night.

28 Genius Camping Hacks To Improve Your Trip

Every avid outdoors-fan loves a good hack; these simple tricks can make your life easier in the most wonderful of ways! There’s a lot of...
A fisherman with a carp by the lake.

8 Carp Fishing Tips: How To Catch Carp Like a Pro

For the past few decades, bass fishing has been without a doubt the most competitive and popular angling challenge. However, the common carp, or Cyprinus...