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Easing into winter camping…

ROOSTING BOXES HELP BIRDS SURVIVE WINTER

An alternative to a bird “house” in winter is a “roost” structure that provides protection from the elements. Designed like a house with a few important differences: 1) a lower entrance hole prevents rising warm air generated by the birds from flowing out from… Continue Reading “ROOSTING BOXES HELP BIRDS SURVIVE WINTER”

EATING SNOW – YES OR NO?

Originally Posted:https://guide.sportsmansguide.com/eat-snow-yes-no/ You don’t need to have any backcountry experience to know – “Don’t eat the yellow snow!” But what about snow in general – particularly in winter emergency/survival situation? The partial answer is “No” and “Yes”! Caution reigns for both options. Because snow… Continue Reading “EATING SNOW – YES OR NO?”

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Battling Blisters – First Aid

Blisters manifest themselves due to several different medical factors. For the outdoor enthusiast, however, it’s usually an external irritation that gives rise to a blister from ill-fitting footwear (material rubbing against skin – referred to as “shear”, not actually friction) or using a tool… Continue Reading “Battling Blisters – First Aid”

The Versatile “Camp” Frisbee…

Paracord – Form/Function/Fashion

by Tom Watson – as published in the “Self Reliance In The Outdoors” column/Midwest Outdoors/April 2020 Among the essential survival/emergency gear everyone should carry (knife, fire-starting kit, whistle) is a section of all-purpose cordage. Pretty much everything you need to achieve towards surviving and… Continue Reading “Paracord – Form/Function/Fashion”

HOW TO HELP FIND LOST KIDS…

Maintaining Your Outdoor Gear Inventory

 The Three Rs – Restore/Repair/Replenish   While most outdoors enthusiasts are active all year long, once summer is over and the few days of fall hunting have passed, November is often the time to pack the gear away for the winter. All too often,… Continue Reading “Maintaining Your Outdoor Gear Inventory”

Ice Fishing – Native Style

Native ice fishing rig was simply line and sticks! Harvesting fish from beneath the frozen lakes and rivers of the Arctic/sub-arctic regions was a critical part of the subsistence lifestyle for most north-country native Americans. There were typically three methods for harvesting fish: traps/nets,… Continue Reading “Ice Fishing – Native Style”