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BioLite CampStove Review

  By Jason Herbert Being a self described “Modern Backwoodsman”- I thrive on opportunities to get out and “unplug,” but I still also depend on a limited amount of technology. I also pride myself on being prepared for emergencies, and I like the peace I have in my heart knowing …

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Is A Monocular Worthwhile?

  By David Link You may have seen monoculars listed alongside other sport optics like binoculars and spotting scopes and wondered if they were really worthwhile optics. They tend to be relatively inexpensive and they look very small when compared to their binocular and spotting scope cousins, so they must …

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Prepping On A Budget

  By Jason Herbert Being blessed with four very active and hungry children leaves my life full of joy- and my wallet rather empty. I remember watching Doomsday Preppers a few years ago and thinking to myself if something were to happen, we’re screwed. I can’t afford all that stuff. …

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Hunt Protected with ScentBlocker’s Bug Blocker

  By Jason Herbert I’ll never forget the moment I realized I needed to bring bug spray with me while turkey hunting. I was perched along an old fence, overlooking a spring wheat field. The wise old tom had earned his stripes, and wasn’t coming in without a fight. As …

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How To Select A Tent

  By David Link It’s almost camping season again, and whether you’re enjoying nature only a few feet from your car or you’re heading into the backcountry for several nights, the selection of the right tent is paramount to a comfortable night in the wilderness. We’ll walk you through all …

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When Turkey Hunting: Stick To The Plan

  By Jason Herbert When I turkey hunt, I like to go out until I have a bird or it’s dark, whichever happens first. I remember a hunt a while back where I’m glad I had a plan in place. Driving to the new farm reset my patience. I had …

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Home Emergency Preparation

  By David Link The most immediate threats aren’t long term, far-reaching disasters. They are short term ordeals that you and your family must navigate safely. This is not meant to be a commentary on long-term prepping, but this article is meant to be a companion to such preparation. Not …

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Turkey Calls Overview And Selection

  By David Link Turkey hunting in North America has been a tradition for hundreds of years before European settlers settled upon the continent. According to the NWTF (National Wild Turkey Federation), Native Americans first began crafting turkey calls over 4000 years ago, and today the practice is more popular …

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Land Management Madness

  By Jason Herbert My 60 acre family farm has seen it all. I’ve created bedding cover and foodplots, mineral sites and water holes. As a result of my efforts, we’ve killed some great bucks on our small Michigan farm. I’m having so much fun with improving our habitat that …

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How To Choose Hunting Binoculars

  By David Link Whether you’re flying out for a guided adventure hunt or you’re just taking the truck a few miles to your coveted hunting hole, a good set of hunting binoculars is an investment that is well worth your hard earned dollars. However, don’t just pick out any …