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Basic Wilderness Survival Tips

  By David Link We just recently covered how to build a bug out bag in two parts, and stocking up a bug out bag for emergencies can get you thinking about wilderness survival. While your bug out bag won’t always be needed for wilderness survival, it should have all …

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Saving the Family Vacation… and Waging War Against Mosquitoes!

  By Jason Herbert Since I can remember, my family and I have taken at least one summer vacation into God’s Country- Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We love the UP for several reasons: the wildlife and scenery, new adventures and old favorites, and most of all- time together. Adventuring in the …

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Extra Items For Your Bug Out Bag

  By David Link In our previous article, we outlined the most important gear to put in your bug out bag and ranked it by importance. You can read the full article here. In this article, we’ll cover the second tier of equipment that may or may not make it …

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The Basics On Building A Bug Out Bag

  By David Link There may come a time where you have to grab a few things and go. Natural disaster, evacuation, or yes even the unexpected breakdown of society could force you out of your home and into a place where there are few if no resources. Time may …

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Choosing Shooting Glasses and Eye Protection

  By Luke Brandenburg Anyone who handles firearms knows that safety is extremely important, but have you thought about protecting your eyes? Quality shooting glasses can provide great protection from dangerous accidents and help you better handle any conditions you may face in the field. Although any shooter with common …

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How To Select Waders

  By Jason Herbert The icy water was pounding my waist, at times almost up to my chest. The things we do for our kids. If it weren’t for my insulated chest waders there’s no way this duck hunt would be possible. The late fall rain had filled the river …

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Fred Bear And Bear Archery

  By David Link Even those who aren’t intimately familiar with bow hunting culture have probably heard the name Fred Bear. He was one of the first stewards of bow hunting culture, and he is just as well known for his adventures around the world and exploits on film. He …

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Tips To Stay Comfortable In The Outdoors

  By David Link Swarming bugs, itchy bites, pesky rashes, and sore sunburns…ah the great outdoors! The places so many love aren’t always as inviting as they could be, but no matter, we still go there anyway without hesitation. From the growth of the camping culture in the early 1900s …

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Make Fishing With Kids Fun With These Tips

  By Robin Follette Kids and fishing. Be it from a boat, on shore, off a dock or on the ice, teaching kids to fish is an investment in their outdoors lifestyle. Getting started is simple, even if you’ve never been fishing. These tips will help you create a good …

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Evaluating Camo Patterns

  By David Link Pairing the right camouflage pattern with your chosen hunting activity or environment can be a key element to your success. While some game can be fooled with basic camo patterns, other animals will be able to pick you out if your camo is grossly different than …