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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.

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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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Five reasons to own a .22 rifle

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A firearm using the diminutive .22 rimfire cartridge should be in every survival/preparedness gear collection. Here is why you should consider adding one to yours.

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Hunting photos should tell the whole story.

10 tips for taking better hunting photos

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That once in a lifetime photo of your trophy didn’t quite turn out like you planned? Here are some tips to help capture that elusive moment.

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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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Best survival fishing lure: Is it a leadhead jig?

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Is there a do-it-all lure for survival fishing? My money is on the plain lead head jig. Here’s why.

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Video recipe: Try this no salt, heart healthy fish fry

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You don’t have to give up all your favorite foods to stay heart healthy, but you may have to cook them differently. Here is how to do a healthy fish fry.

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One good deer rifle: 35 years with a Remington 700 BDL in 7mm-08

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Hunt deer for a while, and you develop strong opinions about the best rifle, bow or blackpowder firearm. I’ve been using this Remington 700 for 35 years, and here is why it is the best deer rifle for me.

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A dependable flashlight should be part of every emergency kit.

What’s the best light for deer hunters? Here are several choices

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A flashlight should be part of your deer hunting equipment. Here are several that do the job for me.

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Five reasons why I hunt

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Here some thoughts on being a hunter, and some reasons why hunting is a good idea.

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How to survive: Choose the best fillet knife for preparing fish

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A fillet knife is a specialty tool for filleting fish. Here is how to choose one that will fit your needs.

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