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Deer hunting gear update | What can work best for you?

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Here are some gear items I wrung out during the Mississippi deer season. These can work for you!

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Survival Knives

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Best deer hunting knife? We review the Bark River Bravo EXT-2

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The Fox River is already one of Bark River’s most popular hunting knives. This version combines the Fox River blade and Bravo handle, and I’m betting it will be even more popular.

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Hunt|Fish|Camp

Mule deer bucks forage through the snow.

10 reasons your venison tastes “gamey” (and what you can do about it)

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Don’t like venison because it tastes gamey or musky? Solve these problems and enjoy the feast.

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Making Fire

Video: Dryer lint as wilderness survival firestarter? No way!

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You stake your life on your firemaking kit components. My recommendation is to substitute cotton balls in any application you might be using dryer lint.

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Emergency Shelter

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How to choose the best (cheap) tarp for survival shelters

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Tarps can be really valuable survival tools. But what if your budget is limited and you need several that will do the job? Here are some tarp materials that have worked for me.

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Survival Gear

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Add cut resistant gloves to your hunting/fishing gear

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Practicing safe knife handling is the best way to avoid cutting yourself. The second best may be to wear a cut resistant glove. Here is how to choose one.

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Survival Skills

How to Roast a Venison Hindquarter

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Easily roast a venison hindquarter in an electric roaster with marinade recipe and cooking instructions. Make delicious roast venison in a few hours.

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VIDEOS | TIPS & HOW TO's

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Best deer hunting knife? We review the Bark River Bravo EXT-2
600 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

The Fox River is already one of Bark River’s most popular hunting knives. This version combines the Fox River blade and Bravo handle, and I’m betting it will be even more popular.

Video and review: Irish Setter Pinnacle 7-inch hiking boot
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if I only had one pair of boots to wear for everything, the choice would be simple: sturdy, ankle-high, non-insulated hikers with a fairly aggressive  tread pattern on the sole. Like these Irish Setter Pinnacles.

Video: How to find dry firemaking tinder in wet weather
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The ability to start a fire under survival conditions can save your life. The inability can cost your life. Here are some tips for finding dry tinder under wet, stormy conditions.

Leon Pantenburg writes a survival skills blog with tips and techniques to help typical folks survive an unexpected urban or wilderness emergency, using their common sense and emergency preparedness training. Topics include survival knives, survival clothing and camp cooking, making a fire, emergency shelter, hunting and fishing, competent survival skills and survival gear reviews.