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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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Review: Vortex Red Dot sight 2 MOA extends hunting life of old blackpowder rifle

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My first choice for a hunting rifle is generally one with a traditional design that shoots black powder and loads from the muzzle. Tradition is wonderful…but what happens when iron sights don’t work for you any more?

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Review: Lon Humphrey Bird and Trout knife is great for upland hunting and fishing

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A bird and trout knife is designed to process fish and upland game. This Bird and Trout Knife by Lon Humphrey will do the job and is good looking and hard working.

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Why do you hunt?

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Every hunter will probably come across someone who questions, or possibly attacks, the activity of hunting. Here’s how to answer.

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Ten top field tested knives for deer hunters

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The best knife for deer hunting must be able to handle several tasks, including gutting, skinning and quartering the carcass. Here is what to look for.

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Add cut resistant gloves to your hunting/fishing gear

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Practicing safe knife handling is the best way to avoid cutting yourself. The second best may be to wear a cut resistant glove. Here is how to choose one.

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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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Hunting photos should tell the whole story.

10 tips for taking better hunting photos

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That once in a lifetime photo of your trophy didn’t quite turn out like you planned? Here are some tips to help capture that elusive moment.

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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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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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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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