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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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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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My Remington 700 in 7 mm Remington Magnum has always performed well. Though I bought it in 1991, and used it hard since then, it remains my go-to rifle for nasty weather big game hunts. Here is why it works for me.

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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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Review | Caribou Hunt: Hunting in British Columbia

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How do you preserve history, learn from experienced outdoors people and interest newcomers in outdoor activities? One proven method has worked for eons: tell stories. Here is a good hunting story.

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Video | Best rain suit? We review Beretta’s Active WP Packable Jacket and pants

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Go outside much, and you’ll inevitably end up in the rain. Good rain gear can make the difference between enjoying the experience or having a really miserable time.

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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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How to Roast a Venison Hindquarter

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Easily roast a venison hindquarter in an electric roaster with marinade recipe and cooking instructions. Make delicious roast venison in a few hours.

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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 shovel and toilet paper (in a waterproof container) are vital aspects of any backcountry privy construction. (Leon Pantenburg photos)

Make a portable privy or ‘How to do number two’ in the woods

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Where’s the bathroom? Where will you do Number Two? If you’re camping, or setting up a campsite, one of the first and most important tasks is to set up the latrine.

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