Watch Adventurist Coyote Peterson Get Stung by Yellow Jackets

If you haven’t seen the video where Coyote Peterson – the online adventurist with more than (7.5 million followers!) – intentionally gets stung by a yellow jacket, you’re missing out! Intrigued? Everyone is! The video has racked up nearly 14 million views in a little over one month! Remember, just because warmer weather is winding down doesn’t mean that yellow jackets are slowing down. If anything, they become more aggressive in the autumn months – eek. Read more about how and why here. So basically no matter the season, it’s smart to watch out for these aggressive stingers. Coyote Peterson …

Are yellow jackets more aggressive during fall? Here’s What You Need to Know

Have you ever noticed that yellow jackets are more aggressive during fall? You may be surprised but sometimes, apple picking brings more of these aggressive stings than a summer picnic does! Well, there’s actually a scientific reason for it. Autumn is a particularly vital time Yellow jacket colonies are at their largest (1,000-4,000 workers) by late summer and begin dwindling down as the weather gets cooler. So, they aren’t trying to intentionally bother you, they’re actually just dying off. Resources are also depleted[i] during this time making yellow jackets grow hungry which is why they may be swarming your cider …

Killer Hogs Recipe: Apple Glazed Pork Loin

Ingredients 1 Whole Pork Loin 6-8lbs 4oz BBQ Rub 8oz Apple Juice 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup BBQ Sauce 2 Tablespoons Apple Jelly 2 Tablespoons Apple Sauce (from jar)   Instructions 1. Prepare smoker or grill for indirect cooking at 250⁰. 2. Combine Apple Juice, brown sugar, and salt in small sauce pan over medium heat stirring often until sugar and salt dissolve. 3. Allow the mixture to cool and evenly inject mixture into pork loin. 4. Season the outside with BBQ Rub and place on smoker with 2 chunks of Cherry wood for smoke. 5. …

Can You Identify the Different Types of Bees?

Bee-lieve it or not, there are more than 20,000 species of bees in the world, and not all of them sting. While they may seem like a nuisance when you are outdoors, these creatures are critical for our ecosystem, including our food supply (click here to learn more about the importance of bees).  Here are some of the more common varieties in North America: Honeybees – Talk about an important insect: honeybees pollinate one in three of all of our crops! If you have a garden in your yard, you should welcome them (that’s right, we said attract bees to …

Sting-Kill Gets Put to the Test with Outdoor Adventurist Coyote Peterson

  Would you get stung intentionally just to feel the pain of yellow jacket stings? We didn’t think so (and we don’t recommend it either!). However, Coyote Peterson, the online, nature adventurist who has racked up more than 7.5 million YouTube subscribers (and over 1 billion views on his videos) getting stung and bitten by some of nature’s most painful creatures, has done just that to put Sting-Kill to the test. Daring, perhaps! Believe it or not, end of summer and early fall is prime time for yellow jacket aggression and stings. As their natural food supply dwindles, they are out …

Killer Hogs Recipe: Grilled Tri Tip

Get your grill on with this delicious Grilled Tri Tip recipe by the Killer Hogs BBQ Team! Ingredients: 1 Tri Tip Roast (2.5-3lbs avg.) 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 2 Tablespoons Salt 1 Tablespoon Granulated Garlic 1 Tablespoon Pepper Instructions: Drizzle Olive Oil over both sides of Tri Tip roast. Season both sides of Tri Tip with salt, garlic and pepper. Allow Tri Tip to sit on counter for 45 minutes – 1 hours to reach room temperature before grilling. Prepare charcoal grill for 2-zone cooking with coals (to create your hot side) on one side and a void on other …

Killer Hogs Recipe: Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork

Mouth watering already? Read below for instructions on how to make a savory pulled pork with a delicious sweet and spicy glaze! Ingredients: 8-10lb Pork Butt Roast 2oz Yellow Mustard 4oz BBQ Rub 8oz Red Wine Vinegar 8oz Water Sweet and Spicy Glaze Recipe: 1 cup BBQ Sauce ¼ cup Apple Juice ¼ cup Apple Jelly 1 Tablespoon Hot Sauce Heat jelly in a microwave-safe container. Add remaining ingredients together and mix well. Instructions: 1. Remove Pork Butt from packaging and pat dry with paper towel to remove moisture. 2. Apply mustard to the outside of Pork Butt. Then liberally …

Competition-Style BBQ Sauce Recipe

This is my recipe for my sweet and spicy barbecue sauce that I use at competition bbq cooks. Plus, it makes a great base to start your own BBQ sauce. You can make this BBQ sauce recipe and then add a few more ingredients to make it your own, or you can use it as-is (that’s what I do)! Ingredients: 16 oz Tomato Sauce 16 oz Ketchup 12 oz Chili Sauce 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar 1 cup Brown Sugar 1 cup Corn Syrup 1/2 cup Honey 1 TBS Worcestershire Sauce 1 TBS Soy Sauce 1/2 cup Dry Rub 1 TBS Hot …

Sting-Kill Pecan Sandies

I remember being allergic to chocolate as a child and my Mother would purchase Pecan Sandies at the grocery store for a treat. So happy I outgrew the allergy but didn’t outgrow my love of the Pecan Sandies. The Sting-Kill Pecan Sandie is my version of the recipe I remember as a child. Full of pecans, butter, eggs and they melt in your mouth. There is nothing but sweetness in this cookie and so good with a cup of coffee, tea, or lemonade. I substitute the pecan in so many recipes, which call for other nuts. The pecan is my …

Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookies

Sometimes you start to bake and all of sudden you are out of certain ingredients, sugar of all things. Even after I emptied the sugar bowl I was short one half a cup. I decided to have some fun with baking, as they say nothing ventured nothing gained. Now, we all know this can be really good or really bad! I am happy to report the outcome was beyond my expectation and passed the taste test of five young men. I love the ability to choose to add yummy pecans or leave them off. Hard to believe one son doesn’t …

Tip #43 from Hiker Mike

Tip #43 From Hiker Mike: Don’t eat pizza in your tent. No, seriously, it could save your life! Here are a few more bear safety tips for your next hiking trip. Always have bear deterrent pepper spray in its holster ready for immediate use. Don’t bury it in your pack. If a grizzly makes contact with you, play dead. Curl up into a ball with your knees tucked into your stomach and your hands laced around the back of your neck. Leave your pack on to protect your back. If a black bear makes contact with you, fight back. Store your food …

Introducing Hiker Mike

We’d like to introduce you to our new buddy, Hiker Mike. He always has Sting-Kill, and the best intentions, but nothing else ever really seems to go his way. We encourage you to learn from his mistakes, and to laugh a little in the process. Here are some tips on how to stay safe around bees! Don’t wear perfumes or citrus after shaves. Bees are sensitive to odors and are more likely to come near you if they can smell your perfume. Wear light colors. Research has shown that bees tend to attack dark things. If you run into a …

Caribbean Style Hot Wings

If you’re looking for a way to spice up your average chicken wing, I have a great recipe that I want to share with you.  This is my take on a Caribbean Style hot wing cooked over charcoal.  There’s nothing wrong with deep fried hot wings but the flavor that the grill gives these wings is much better, and it’s a little healthier for you too! I start with 4lbs of frozen wings that you can find at any supermarket.  Look for the bag that contains both 1st and 2nd wing sections.  You can also buy whole wings and cut …

Grilled Lamb Loin Chops

When I think of lamb, fresh herbs and garlic come to mind, and that’s the ingredients I’m going to use for this dish.  Herbs like Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano compliment the natural flavor of lamb, and  I’m using them in a marinade for the loin chops. Here’s the recipe for the marinade: ½ cup Olive Oil Juice of 2 large Lemons Zest of 2 large Lemons (heaping Tablespoon) 4-5 cloves of fresh garlic chopped 1 Tablespoon Fresh Rosemary finely chopped 1 Tablespoon Fresh Oregano finely chopped 1 Tablespoon Fresh Thyme finely chopped Pour the lemon juice in a mixing bowl and …

Korean Style Short Ribs

You can find these beef short ribs at your local grocery store for around $3 per lb. They’re cut about 1/4” thick from the chuck flanken area of the beef rib which makes them perfect for quick grilling.  You’ll want to give the short ribs a good rinse under cool water when you take them out of the package.  I found that there are tiny bits of bone shard left on the meat from the butcher process.  Rinse this away and you won’t have to worry about biting down on any hard bits of bone after it’s cooked.  Be sure …

Kickin’ Cajun Deviled Eggs

The Annual Crawfish Boil was this weekend and the weather was outstanding. Who thinks of a crawfish boil in New York but our friends have them flown in and it feels like Cajun country even if the zip code reads New York! Nothing makes a crawfish boil or cookout more fun than deviled eggs. Wonderful finger food or use a fork, the choice is yours. For every deviled egg there is a “special” recipe but these are easy, “kickin” and a bit different than your Grandmothers stuffed eggs. Yes, I guess I have a bit of “the devil” in me, …

St. Patty’s Day Corn Beef and Cabbage

Corn Beef & Cabbage is a traditional meal served on St. Partick’s Day in the U.S.  This year I’m adding my spin to this delicious dish and preparing it on the smoker.  Corn Beef actually doesn’t have anything to do with “corn”. The term comes from the type of salt used in the brining process.  These salt grains are as big as a piece of corn hence the name “corned beef”.  Brisket is the typical cut of beef used for this method.  It can be either the flat or point end.  I choose the flat portion because it’s more uniform …

Irish Soda Bread

March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day. While Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland, he is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland, Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated with gusto in the United States, especially New York. I am not Irish but I appreciate so many gifts from Ireland. Who doesn’t enjoy the Irish traditions and music, Riverdance, Waterford, linens, Beleek, woolens, foods and beverages? I have learned everyone has his or her “special” Irish Soda Bread recipe and I haven’t eaten one that wasn’t wonderful! My recipe is a combination of several recipes with a small …

Smoked Oyster Dip Recipe

Wine, roses and song, love is in the air. Yes, Valentines Day brings out the romantic in me, even after many years of marriage. Some of my happiest memories are watching my kids sporting events on Valentines Day with my husband. Basketball, ice hockey, wrestling, February 14th is fair game for scheduling games, and matches. I know it doesn’t sound romantic but sausage and peppers or hot dogs at the game can be romantic with the right attitude. Sometimes you just have to create your own special day. This Smoked Oyster Dip recipe, is wonderful for any occasion and can …