For the last few years my main hunting property was a hardwood tract with too much leaf litter, rocks and boulders, and poor soils that I never figured could grow anything other than the existing trees unless serious work was done. By serious, I mean cutting the timber to create openings and then working your butt off to clear out rocks and stumps. But the landowner had checked into having the timber cut and it wasn’t financially viable.
As much as I love to eat different foods, combining meat with fire and bread to create a sandwich — in this case, the traditional summer hamburger — may be one of my favorites. Meat, of course, is delicious when cooked properly and not ruined. Bread? Good grief, the different kinds of bread are mind-boggling. Just consider your traditional white bread burger bun and other options today: pretzel buns, onion rolls, Kaiser rolls, or something deliciously unholy like buttered French garlic toast. Yum.
To what lengths do you go to break in your new hunting boots for deer season, those fresh out-of-the-box boots that look so handsome but will be gloriously covered with mud, blood and other awesome things this season? Are you in the “just stick ’em outside” camp? Or maybe you don’t even worry about it at all, eh?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".