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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.

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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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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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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