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Survival techniques to enjoy hunting and fishing with emergency preparedness, survival kits, survival gear, food and cooking, dutch oven recipes and how to cook wild game.

Nine tips for getting and keeping hunting access on private land

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Finding a place to hunt can be really tough. Here are a few tips that might help you get onto that prime habitat. by Leon Pantenburg When I was growing up in Iowa, my dad and several of my uncles were farmers. My access to good hunting in Central Iowa was virtually guaranteed. Learn how to access private lands through…

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The Ambush Tundra has a great blade/handle combination for a hunting knife.

Check out these 12 top knives for deer hunting

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Here are some blades worth checking out.

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I made this .50 caliber Lyman Great Plains Rifle from a kit in the early 80s. It's one of my favorite hunting rifles.

Blackpowder review: Lyman Great Plains rifle may be the best choice for a hunting rifle

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Anyone wanting an authentic-looking mountain man rifle need look no further than the Lyman Great Plains Rifle.

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Mule deer bucks forage through the snow.

Why do you hunt?

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Every hunter will probably come across someone who questions, or possibly attacks, the activity of hunting. Here’s how to answer.

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An added attraction to hunting is the mountain scenery. These are the Owyhee mountains near Silver City, Idaho. (Pantenburg photo)

Living off the land – here’s the reality check

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So when everything goes down, you plan on using your wilderness survival skills to live off the land. Here’s some things to think about first.

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Small fish are easily cooked in a wrapping of aluminum foil over a grill or campfire.

Marinade recipes | Make fish, wild game meat tender and flavorful

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A common complaint is that wild game meat tastes “gamey” or that fish taste “fishy.” A good marinade can change that.

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Go squirrel hunting to learn wilderness survival skills

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You can learn basic wilderness survival skills by learning how to hunt squirrels.

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Lon Humphrey Sterling knife with flintlock rifle

How to start a survival fire with a flintlock rifle

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The frontiersmen, longhunters and settlers who relied on a flintlock rifle, shotgun or pistol knew how to start a fire with the firearm. Here’ one way to do it.

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This spoon fishing lure was made from a common kitchen spoon. It works very well! (Pantenburg photo)

Make a fishing lure from a kitchen spoon

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One of the most useful, and effective fishing lures is the common spoon. Here’s how to make a good one, for pennies, from recycled materials.

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These leadhead jig lures were improvised from available materials. The body in both are composed of wool yarn. The tail on the top lure is made of a marabou feather, and the bottom tail is part of a pheasant feather. Both these patterns are proven and effective.

Don’t Waste Anything: Survival kit and craft projects from big game animals

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There is more to harvest from a big game animal than just the meat. With a little thought and ingenuity, you can find useful projects that will use most parts of the animal!

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