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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.

This pocket-sized box holds all the lures I need for a day of smallmouth bass fishing on Oregon's John Day River.

Should you include fishing gear in a pocket survival kit?

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Many commercial personal survival kits include hooks, sinkers and fishing line. I don’t see much value in fishing equipment as part of an emergency survival tool. Here’s why.

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Review: L.T. Wright Large Northern Hunter

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It’s one thing to call a knife a hunter. It’s another if the knife actually works in the field as a hunting knife. In this case, the L.T. Wright Large Northern Hunter is accurately named.

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Recipe: Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake Made With Storage Foods

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As much as I love sauerkraut, anything can get dreadfully boring if that is all there is to to eat day after day. This sauerkraut cake recipe came from an old cookbook, and could have been cooked on the Oregon Trail, or in any number of places along the frontier.

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The Ridge Runner paracord sling fits well on my 7 mm Magnum Remington 700. The sling is interchangeable with many of firearms. (Pantenburg photos)

Before you buy a gun | Here are some things to think about

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Few things require more fore-thought than buying a firearm. But more important than the style, caliber, action and size is the reason for buying a gun. Do you really need one? You might be surprised.

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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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Foil wrap campfire cooking | Make easy, tasty meals for outdoor energy

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What happens if you end up with a campfire, some food, and a piece of aluminum foil – can you combine those to make a tasty meal?

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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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