Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate love, and nothing makes a man happier than the great outdoors. But guess what guys—I’m here to tell you that if you want to make us country-raised ladies as hot as an estrus cow elk, all it takes is a little thoughtfulness and some alone time with our man down a dirt road.
Warm up your truck, cancel your reservation for that fancy overpriced dinner and get ready to fling some mud off the tires—escaping from the hustle and bustle of city life, kids and work—in exchange for a little outdoor-centered romance.
Looking for a romantic outdoor idea that is sure to kick off the rut in your house? Valentine’s Day is over, but it certainly isn’t too late to show your doe how much you care about her.
Sounds corny? Well, let’s get this countrified. Grab a couple .22 LRs for plinking and make it an adventure date. Or, go 4-wheeling or on a hike for shed antlers. You can even make it really cute and set up an outdoor scavenger hunt leading your love to your picnic site.
No matter what you do, make sure that you load some of your favorite country jams on your iPod that are sure to set the mood: Luke Bryan, Chuck Wicks, Blake Shelton, Easton Corbin, Josh Thompson, Carrie Underwood, Mark Wills—they all have jams that are sure to get you both feeling the love.
Show your lady that Justin Moore was not talking about you in his song “Bait A Hook,” and that you can in fact can bait a hook—and later on you can show her how you skin a deer, unless she’s the one showing you what’s up.
Bring something good to drink. Put some thought into this, guys. Don’t just grab a 12 pack of buckskins because you like the refreshing cold taste of original Coors. Make sure you grab what she likes, too, even if it’s fancy red wine. Just don’t forget the classy red Solo cup to serve it up. In fact, when you serve her that fancy red wine out of her fancy red Solo cup, blast Toby Keith’s version and she’ll appreciate your extra thoughtfulness.
Roll Out The Romance
Make sure you bring along a big cozy blanket that you can lay out on the ground for the two of you to cuddle up on. Add a little wow-factor with a couple of little tea light candles for ambiance. Pick a spot that means something to her and you’re golden.
Flex Your Manhood
Ladies love a man who brings home the bacon, and fellas love a lady who can hunt—so serve up some of your favorite big game summer sausage with a variety of cheeses and crackers. While you’re at it, really make an impression by bringing along some olive tapenade (just ask for it in the grocery store). DO NOT forget paper plates, cutlery and napkins.
Surely you are a man who knows his way around a BBQ, so treat both of you to your favorite BBQ meat and side dish of your choice. There, I’ve given you an idea … the rest of the kitchen magic is up to you.
After lunch, this is where you once again profess your love with her favorite dessert for two. This is important: Women like hand-written messages, and men love a little romance, too. Buy a card, make one or write an old-fashioned letter but put in your own words how much your love means to you, how much you appreciate them and that you love them.
This little display of outdoor lovin’ is sure to impress your outdoorsman or woman, but if you’re looking for a few great gift ideas because you forgot Valentine’s Day, let me help you out of the hot water.
- Women LOVE boots, and the fella in your life might want to add a touch of the Wild West to his wardrobe, too. Cabela’s just came out with the new Open Range collection of cowboy boots, inspired by elk and mule deer. The boots vary in price from $79.99-$159.99.
- Montana Silversmiths’ jewelry, buckles and watches carries the spirit of the West in each piece of handcrafted silver. There is something for everyone and every budget at Montana Silversmiths.
- With a forever warranty, your new Buck knife might be the only thing that lasts longer than your love. From practical to collectible, Buck has something for every outdoorsman and woman.
Gift Ideas For Him And Her
Happy belated Valentine’s Day, and may the rut kick-off early for you this year.