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Battling Blisters – First Aid

Battling Blisters 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… 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”


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”

Gear Gift Ideas for the Outdoors

Looking for a gift for someone who enjoys the outdoors at any level? Here’s my gift list of practical outdoor gear that comes in handy for anyone – from beginners to seasoned adventurers – these particular items are always critically handy – and having… Continue Reading “Gear Gift Ideas for the Outdoors”

Drowning for Real!

Drowning for Real! As we approach the season where we can start enjoying a comfortable day out on the water, it’s a good time to refresh ones self on the hazard of drowning.  What to look for might be quite different from what you… Continue Reading “Drowning for Real!”

Camping Quick Tips…


Simulated wrist injury demonstration…