T. Edward Nickens

Nickens is editor-at-large of Field & Stream and the author of The Total Outdoorsman Manual. His articles also appear in Smithsonian and Audubon magazines.


Ramblin’ Man: Millpond Memories

A grandmother’s depiction of a favorite swimming spot preserves a moment in shades of yesteryear.


Ramblin’ Man: the Crawdad Hunter

Catching these elusive critters requires courage, quickness, and a healthy dose of childhood curiosity.


How the Great Fire of 1934 Changed Wrightsville Beach

More than 80 years ago, fierce winds whipped flames through the town of Wrightsville Beach, forever changing the look of this oceanside community.


12 Months, 12 Rivers, 12 Fish: A Guide to the Freshest Catch

From briny currents to bracing mountain pools, fish and rivers are always in cahoots. Our waters are stocked with true characters (fish, too) — if you know when and where to find them.