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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.

Video: My favorite deer hunting place

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Some places become very special places by virtue of long association. I’ve hunted this southern swamp for some 43 years.

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I love sleeping out under the stars. While I will not use my tarp or tent, I won't forgo my Downmat 7!

Choose the best sleeping pad for camping or backpacking

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Getting a good night’s sleep in the wilderness depends on a lot of variables. Don’t forget the sleeping pad! Here’s how to pick one that works for you.

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10 tips for warm sleeping in cold weather camping

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Nothing is more miserable that a night spent shivering from the cold or where you just can’t stay comfortably warm. Here are 10 tips for staying warm and getting a good night’s sleep.

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Fantastic gear I used last deer season – and that I will use again

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The best endorsement for any type of outdoor gear is continued hard use. Here are ten items that I used a lot last deer season, and that I would not hesitate to use again.

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Video: What to carry in your big game hunting daypack

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A hunter’s daypack houses a very personal collection of gear designed to keep you safe, dry and warm. It also must contain meat cutting tools and equipment. Here’s what I carry in mine.

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10 tips for hooking kids on fishing

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Want to wean those kids away from the video games and TV binge watching? Teach them how to fish. Here are some tips for getting beginner kids started.

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Lobo Minnesota from Downriver: A Mississippi River Canoe Voyage Chapter 4

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In the 1930s, a giant wolf became infamous for slaughtering deer in the Lake Itasca area. Here’s the story of the man who ended the wolf’s bloody career….

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My dad rescued this shotgun from a pile of captured Nazi weapons destined for destruction

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My dad’s shotgun was a handmade drilling shotgun/rifle he brought home from Germany in World War II. It’s my personal connection with the last days of the war in Europe.

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Hunt with a flintlock rifle, then make squirrel mulligan stew

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Some recipes feel like old friends, and this recipe for squirrel mulligan stew is a perennial favorite.

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Videos: Nine mistakes that can ruin cast iron cookware

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Taking care of your cast iron cookware is not difficult, but ruining the finish is easy. Here are some things NOT to do.

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