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Recipe: Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake Made With Storage Foods

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As much as I love sauerkraut, anything can get dreadfully boring if that is all there is to to eat day after day. This sauerkraut cake recipe came from an old cookbook, and could have been cooked on the Oregon Trail, or in any number of places along the frontier.

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A major benefit of deer and elk hunting is the superb meat. (Pantenburg photo)

Sight in your rifle for maximum hunting success

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I hunt wide open spaces out west, and in southern swamps with standing water. The zero setting on my rifle is never changed, and it always works really well.

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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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Off grid camping lessons from the Northwest heat wave

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 The recent Northwest heat wave caught my wife and me camping in our new camper off grid. Here are some things I learned.

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Knife review video: First look at the Benchmade Meatcrafter

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The right knives make backcountry meat cutting a lot faster, more efficient and safer. Two knives can do the work: a skinner/gutting knife and a boning/fillet knife. Make good choices in both categories.

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Try this simple rig to catch fish anywhere

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What’s a good rig for beginners to catch fish with? Try the so-called “Carolina” or slip-sinker rig. It relies on a sliding slip sinker, swivel and snelled hook.

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Five wool clothing tips to keep you from itching

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Can’t wear wool because it makes you itch? Here are some things to consider before you give up on the natural fiber.

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Tips for effective cold weather deer hunting – Northern Minnesota style

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Deer hunting is different all over the United States. A southern hunter might be fighting mosquitoes and heat stroke at the same time a northern hunter’s big concerns might be frostbite and hypothermia. Here are some tips for that northern deer hunter.

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It's amazing how many people like this photo of my hunting boots!

Gore-Tex® boot liners and how I use them

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The boot has to match the chore, and that depends on the climate, terrain, and activity.  When you’re in a situation where you rely on your feet for survival – protect them at all costs.  Moisture barrier liners? Maybe.

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My dad rescued this shotgun from a pile of captured Nazi weapons that were supposed to be destroyed

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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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