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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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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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Typical Idaho elk hunting terrain. Out here, you earn any game animal. (Pantenburg photos)

Review: Choose the best elk hunting boots now

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Elk hunting footwear is really, really important. Before you invest in expensive boots for that first western hunt, here are some suggestions.

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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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This pocket-sized box holds all the lures I need for a day of smallmouth bass fishing on Oregon's John Day River.

Should you include fishing gear in a pocket survival kit?

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Many commercial personal survival kits include hooks, sinkers and fishing line. I don’t see much value in fishing equipment as part of an emergency survival tool. Here’s why.

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Five things to know about hunting and eating snakes

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One way to deal with invasive species is to make them profitable to harvest. If a market for python meat and hides develops, it could help solve the Florida Everglades snake problem. Eat snake meat? Nigel Robert, founder of morereptiles.com tells what you need to know.

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How to cook Dutch oven rabbit and gravy

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Whether you hunt small game, or raise rabbits for food, knowing how to cook the meat of these animals could be a very important survival skill. by Leon Pantenburg The U.S. Department of Agriculture circular #549 calls rabbit: “The most nutritious meat available.” Rabbit has 795 calories per pound, according to the USDA, compared to chicken with 810; veal, 840;…

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Foil wrap campfire cooking | Make easy, tasty meals for outdoor energy

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What happens if you end up with a campfire, some food, and a piece of aluminum foil – can you combine those to make a tasty meal?

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Review: Naturehike® lightweight down sleeping bag for backpacking and canoe camping

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Few items are more important to backpackers or prepper/survival types than a quality sleeping bag.

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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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