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10 gear items that can make deer hunting easier

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Once a hunter qualifies for AARP membership, hunting smart becomes the rule. Here are some gear suggestions that can make the experience somewhat easier for any hunter, but no less challenging.

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This Civil War replica and WWII canteen cup are very useful survival kit items.

Metal cup: Useful addition to emergency kit or survival gear

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Some of the best items for survival kits are common, easily-found products. One of those is a large metal cup. A tin cup can be used for many things.

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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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The best way to show respect for a harvested animal is to use every part.

Ten indispensable gear items for deer season

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Every year about this time the deer hunters are checking and reviewing their gear to decide about possible equipment upgrades. 
Here are some items I have tested thoroughly and regularly use, and that I would buy again.

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How to: Choose the right sleeping bag

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Too light a sleeping bag can put you in danger of hypothermia. Too heavy a bag may be too hot for comfort. Here’s how to pick a good one for your specific needs.

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Colorado elk hunting de-brief and advice for newcomers

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There is nothing like advice, tips and suggestions from someone who has been there and done that. This guest post (de-brief!) is from Nathan Cossey, who completed his first Over The Counter tag archery elk hunt in Colorado. He has some great insights on gear and hunting philosophy.

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What gear should you carry in your deer hunting daypack?

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A deer hunter’s daypack houses a very personal collection of gear designed to keep you safe, dry and warm under a variety of really different environments. It also must contain meat cutting tools and equipment. Here’s what works for me.

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7mm Remington Magnum | Best all around big game rifle?

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Finding that “best all-around” hunting rifle is as elusive as finding the “best overall hunting/bushcraft/survival knife. Like any outdoors gear, you have to look at what the item will be used for, what conditions it most likely would be used under, and how much you want to spend. Being a “seasoned” hunter, I am naturally drawn to classic knives and firearms.

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How long can you store ammunition?

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Maybe you’re storing some rifle, pistol and shotgun ammunition along with your prepper foods. How long will that ammo last before you can’t depend on it?

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Five tips to prepare for western big game hunting

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Got tags for that first western big game hunting trip? Start preparing now! Like right now!

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