Category Archives: Tips and tricks

How to ford a river or stream

Unless you are traveling in the desert, there is a good possibility that you will have to ford a stream or river. The water obstacle may range from a small, ankle-deep brook that flows down a side valley to a … Continue reading

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A little help from my mechanic friends, please?

Hey, my truck’s running like shit and the diagnostics says my #1 cylinder is misfiring. Seeing as a tune-up would run me anywhere from $500 to $800, taking it in to have it done is out of the question. I … Continue reading

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The Dutch Oven

An absolute “must have” for campfire cooking is an old-fashioned Dutch Oven. You know — the heavy cast iron, lipped lid, three-legged pan. The history of this cooking wonder goes back hundreds of years in various forms. In 1704, an … Continue reading

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Got preps?

Here’s an outfit that carries antibiotics that are effective with both human and animal and don’t require a prescription for purchase. Penicillin, amoxicillin, cephalexin, all kinds of good stuff. Delivery time is about 2-3 days. You’ve got food, ammo, water … Continue reading

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A better mousetrap… er, snow shovel

You can thank WiscoDave for this tip.

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Salt crust turkey breast

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Tips from Rob Leatham

Rob Leatham was one of those guys that I started paying attention to long before the internet came along. The man knows how to shoot. When I’m shooting fast out to about 25 feet I don’t even really think about … Continue reading

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Neat little trick


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Listen to me. Please.

Folks, now – not next week or the week after but now – is the time to buy your reloading supplies and ammo. I’m here to tell you that no matter who wins the election, there’s gonna be a run … Continue reading

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Pearls of wisdom

If she’s wearing matching bra and panties, getting laid was her idea, not yours. You just wasted money on dinner and a movie.

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Bought into that whole 4WD hype, huh?

It amazes me with all the people that think they’re invincible with 4 wheel drive. My whole line of thinking is that 4 wheel drive is useful to get you out of tight spots that 2 wheel drive got you … Continue reading

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For the bacon impaired

I was on a site the other day reading an article and when I got down to the bottom I saw a lead-in and a link to ‘The Art of Manliness’ on how to properly cook bacon. Manliness my ass. … Continue reading

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Your basic sauerkraut recipe

3 medium-size white cabbage heads – about 5 pounds 1 gallon clean glass jar 2–3 tablespoons sea salt Shred the cabbage and place it in a large metal bowl. Sprinkle over one tablespoon of salt and pound gently with a … Continue reading

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JC Dodge talks sheathes

Over the years I have gone through a number of carriers for different tools. Chief among them are my knives. Although the sheaths some knives come with are acceptable, I usually have a problem with them because I am a … Continue reading

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The simplest things…..

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A tip from your ol’ buddy Wirecutter

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Lights prevents angels

Many of you train on your shooting skills, by shooting hundreds of stationary paper targets in lighted area with your bullets neatly stacked before you. For anyone that owns a firearm, (or other defensive tool for that matter), how many … Continue reading

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Ten things about me

1) I was born in Stockton California 2) I was a lifeguard during my junior year in high school 3) I had a passion as a young adult for bear hunting 4) I’ve made (and lost) a small fortune mining for … Continue reading

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Got Kerlix?

Kerlix is a brand name of several different types of bandages but also is a catch-all name for any gauze bandage, kind of like Kerosene is to coal oil. Kerlix rolls are an all purpose type that I carry because … Continue reading

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These vegans are really starting to piss me off

Can a vegetable taste as good as crispy, freshly fried bacon? The answer for most people would be a resounding ‘no’. But many vegetarians and vegans have been searching for a meat-free alternative that tastes just as good as the … Continue reading

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