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Andy P.

Owner and editor

Andy Porse is an avid outdoorsman, having travelled the world for outdoor adventures, but also loves to observe the wildlife of his own backyard!
Andy holds a PhD in biological science and loves writing nerdy articles about funky animals, hiking gear and their material properties!

Björn L.


Björn Larsen, an outdoor enthusiast from Norway, is the adventurous blog author at OutlifeExpert.com. Raised amidst Norway’s breathtaking mountains and fjords, Björn’s passion for nature shines through his captivating tales of summer hikes and thrilling winter skiing and snowboarding escapades.

William J.


William Johns is a passionate biologist and field working scientist, dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of tropical ecosystems. As the blog author at OutlifeExpert, he shares his expertise and deep love for the outdoors, providing valuable insights into wildlife and the wonders of nature.

Featured Posts

  • 10 Quietest Sleeping Pads For Backpacking In 2023!

    10 Quietest Sleeping Pads For Backpacking In 2023!

    I admit it. I am a light sleeper and I hate when people are snoring or otherwise making noises during the night. I enjoy the soft sounds of the outdoors, but I hate synthetic man-made noises and especially when caused by my own gear! Therefore I set out on a journey to find the absolute…

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  • Blue Jay VS Cardinal: Do They Get Along?

    Blue Jay VS Cardinal: Do They Get Along?

    The Blue Jay and the northern cardinal are both brightly colored, charismatic birds featured as sports mascots and state icons in North America. Both are common birds in urban gardens throughout Southeastern Canada, and eastern and central United States.

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  • Is 190T Polyester Waterproof?

    Is 190T Polyester Waterproof?

    Having spent countless nights beneath the stars and braving various weather conditions, one question has always lingered in the minds of many outdoor enthusiasts and camping aficionados: “Is 190t polyester waterproof?” As an outdoor expert with personal experience, I’m here to break it down for you. Yes, 190t polyester can be waterproof, but its ability…

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  • 30 Animals That Look Like Groundhogs!

    30 Animals That Look Like Groundhogs!

    The Groundhog, also known as the woodchuck, is a remarkable creature known for its ability to predict the arrival of spring. However, there are several other animals that share physical characteristics or behavior patterns similar to groundhogs. In this article, we will explore 30 animals that resemble groundhogs in some way. Beginning with animals that…

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  • What is the waterproof rating of 210T polyester?

    What is the waterproof rating of 210T polyester?

    You’ve probably come across the term “210T polyester” while shopping for tents or outdoor gear. But have you ever wondered what its waterproof rating is? As someone who’s spent years working with and testing various fabrics in the outdoor industry, I’m here to shed light on this subject. The waterproof rating of 210T polyester primarily…

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  • Nylon vs Polyester: Which one is better for backpacks?

    Nylon vs Polyester: Which one is better for backpacks?

    Backpacks are an essential item for travelers, students, and outdoor enthusiasts alike. When it comes to choosing the right material for a backpack, nylon and polyester are two popular options. Both materials have their own unique characteristics that make them suitable for different purposes. Nylon is stronger (rip strength) for its weight but expands in…

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  • Do Deer Eat Hot Pepper Plants? (Here’s What To Do!)

    Do Deer Eat Hot Pepper Plants? (Here’s What To Do!)

    As a gardener, it’s important to know which animals pose a threat to your plants. One of the animals that can cause damage to your garden is deer. Deer are known to be selective eaters and tend to avoid plants with strong flavors or scents. While it is not common for deer to eat hot…

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  • What Attracts Shrews to Your Yard?

    What Attracts Shrews to Your Yard?

    Shrews are small mole-like creatures that live above as well as underground. They are often found in North American yards, where they will feed on everything from vegetables to pet food and bird seeds. Shrews are attracted to yards with lots of plants, fruits, grains and vegetables. They like moist and fertile soil with lots…

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