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Go squirrel hunting to learn wilderness survival skills

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How do you learn  the basic survival skills of marksmanship, stalking, concealment and skinning and processing game animals? Take up squirrel hunting.

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Video: Five reasons I don’t like hiking shoes with moisture barrier liners

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Before you invest in quality hiking boots or trekking shoes, decide if you want some with moisture barrier liners. It could be the difference between hot (or cold), sweaty, sore feet or hiking in comfort.

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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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Review: ‘Five Years After’ – a realistic look at what happens after an EMP disaster

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The John Masterson series of  books are scary realistic. The books tell about a small North Carolina community of Black Rock, and how the town works together to survive after an EMP strike sends the area back 100 years. The latest in the series, “Five Years After”, is about community survival in a hostile world.

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Video and Review: Irish Setter Elk Tracker XD® boots

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A pair of rugged, sturdy boots should be the foundation of your elk hunting trip. But not just any boots will do. These Irish Setter Elk Tracker XD boots may be what you’ve been looking for.

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10 tips for staying cool during an intermittent power outage/heat wave emergency

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Some parts of the country are already suffering through a heat wave. An emergency situation, caused by a summer storm, may be worsened by hot weather! How will you stay cool during the heat wave/disaster? Here are some tips.

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How to make medicinal mullein tea

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Some “weeds” have medicinal properties that can be very useful. Mullein is one of those useful plants you should consider finding and using.

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Soapmaking 101 for a survival situation

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In a real survival scenario there won’t be any grocery stores to go buy soap or supplies. Learning to make soap is a very good skill to learn…before you actually need to use it!

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It's amazing how many people like this photo of my hunting boots!

How to avoid sore feet | Ten tips for comfortable hiking

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Take care of your feet, and they will take care of you. That overused, mossy old cliche’ is in every survival manual, and that’s because it is true. If you can’t walk because of sore feet, your safety is compromised, and all sorts of problems will develop.

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10 reasons why your kids should get involved in bushcrafting

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 Bushcrafting can be a defining activity in someone’s life and more and more people are starting to realize that. Get your kids (and older adults) involved now!

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