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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 good 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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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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Winter camping requires a whole different set of survival skills. This snow cave makes a good emergency shelter.

Why you need a plastic sled for big game hunting

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The euphoria from the successful shot starts to fade as you stand over the fallen big game animal. Here is a good-sized carcass that needs to be transported. The ground is muddy, and the animal just doesn’t slide. Of course, it will start to rain. You need a game sled.

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Five reasons why I hunt

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Suppose you, a hunter, are approached by a person neutral on the subject who is genuinely seeking some information. Here some thoughts on being a hunter, and some reasons why hunting is a good idea.

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Save the Planet: Nalgene water bottles can help reduce plastic trash and pollution

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It seems Nalgene water bottles have been around forever. But actually, it’s only been 70 years. Here is why they have lasted so long, and why I have to many of the Nalgene 32 ounce wide mouth bottles.

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Best survival fishing lure: Is it a leadhead jig?

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Is there a do-it-all lure for survival fishing? My money is on the plain lead head jig. Here’s why.

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These three long guns are good, reliable choices for the beginner with no experience.

Video: The top three firearms choices for beginner outdoorspeople

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A consistent ” Where do I start?” firearms question keeps coming in from newcomers. If you don’t have any firearms, what should you buy and what do you need? Here are my top three choices.

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