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A Fourth of July Wild Game Barbecue

  By Nancy Jo Adams During the Fourth of July, a celebration of our great nation in the midst of the dog days of summer, backyard barbecues, fireworks, family, and friends are on the agenda. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the amount of red meat and pork purchased …

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The Bug Out Bucket

  By Jason Herbert I’m fortunate enough to live near one of the best ice cream places in all the land. Equally fortunate, they give me their old food-grade 5 gallon buckets. Each bucket comes with a lid, and I can’t get enough of these things for several reasons. I …

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Cooking With Cast Iron

  While we’re smack in the middle of the frigid winter months, we’d like to take some time to examine an important cooking tool every outdoor enthusiast should own: cast iron. In fact you shouldn’t just own one piece of cast iron cookware but many different sizes. This time-tested form …

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2017 Camping Resolutions

  It’s resolution season, and right now everyone is resolving to lose weight, save more money or quit smoking. There are a lot of important goals to plan for this 2017, and one you shouldn’t lose sight of is getting outdoors more this year. What better way to enjoy the …

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Game Meats For The Holidays

  Showcasing and sharing game meats like venison sausage and jerky can be a highlight of the holidays, but unfortunately not everyone is able to make their own. Still, it can be a lot of fun to try something exotic with family around the holidays, and wild game meat can …

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Bear Sausage Recipes

  By Robin Follette Bear hunting is my favorite season. I love the work of setting up bait sites, lugging bait, and especially studying game camera photos. We’re able to bait here in Maine because our bear population is too high and increases each year. It sounds like it should …

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Staying Healthy Around The Campsite

  There are a lot of appeals to roughing it on a camping trip, but maintaining proper hygiene and health at the campsite is not usually one of them. The absence of sinks and toilets at primitive sites can make food preparation and hygiene challenging, but certainly not impossible. Still …

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Gear For Your First Rafting Trip

  This summer if you head to a nearby canyon or riverbed, you’re bound to encounter a unique type of outdoor adventurer: the rafter. These folks prefer to spend their days on the water, and most of their nights are spent on the banks of a river, their rafts pulled …

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Fiddlehead Fern Recipes

  By Robin Follette Fiddleheads are almost a holiday in the northeast. If we could pin down the date of the first fiddlehead popping through the duff it probably would be a holiday. It’s a day we wait for, talk about, and celebrate. Text messages, Facebook statuses and phone calls …

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Dandelions, A Weed We Should Eat – Recipe Ideas

  By Robin Follette Dandelions get a bad rap. We poison this pretty yellow-flowered “weed” to make our lawns look perfect when really, we should be eating them. They’re a free, nutritious food that’s easy to pick and readily available. With only 25 calories in a cup of raw greens, …