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Video recipe: Try this no salt, heart healthy fish fry

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You don’t have to give up all your favorite foods to stay heart healthy, but you may have to cook them differently. Here is how to do a healthy fish fry.

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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 dependable flashlight should be part of every emergency kit.

What’s the best light for deer hunters? Here are several choices

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A flashlight should be part of your deer hunting equipment. Here are several that do the job for me.

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Five reasons why I hunt

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Here some thoughts on being a hunter, and some reasons why hunting is a good idea.

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How to survive: Choose the best fillet knife for preparing fish

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A fillet knife is a specialty tool for filleting fish. Here is how to choose one that will fit your needs.

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How to: Make jerky from small game meat

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Venison or big game jerky is common, but few use small game animals as the basis of that frontier staple. Making jerky is a great way to clean out the freezer at the end of the season and create tasty snacks out of last year’s harvest.

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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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Recipe: Dutch Oven Duck and Sausage Gumbo

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To say you’re going to make gumbo is more a statement of purpose. This recipe has evolved over many years to fit my personal preferences.

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Survival fishing video: How to bait your hook with chicken liver

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One of the most effective baits for catfish is chicken liver. Here is one method for keeping it on the hook.

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Best .22 rifle for hunting or survival? Take a look at the Ruger 10/22

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Everybody needs a .22 rifle in their survival firearms battery. Some 50 years ago I bought a Ruger 10/22, and I still think it is the best choice for a .22 rifle. Here is why.

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