Category Archives: Tips and tricks

And now you know…

One week, alcohol is bad for you. The next week, alcohol is good for you. It’s a debate researchers are constantly in search of proving. Or disproving. While the jury may still be out on alcohol as a whole, the … Continue reading

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AR-15 Tech: Extraction and Ejection Tips and Tricks

I recently inked an article for these pages on the AR-15 bolt assembly—all the pieces-parts, watch for it over the next couple of weeks. Two of those pieces-parts can be problematic, especially with particular AR-15 platforms. Extractors. Ejectors. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Easter Egger: Everything You Need To Know About This Chicken

Whilst not strictly a purebred, the Easter Egger has become a backyard favorite across America. With its cute looks and vibrant personality what’s not to like? They are known as Easter Eggers because they can lay a wide variety of … Continue reading

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Golden Laced Wyandotte: Egg Laying, Broodiness and Temperament

The Golden Laced Wyandotte is possibly one of Americas most beautiful and beloved chickens and one that is hard to mistake with its stunning plumage. It is a breed that was created in the fairly recent past by poultry farmers … Continue reading

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Chicken Diseases: 5 Common Flock Problems And How To Treat Them

Today’s topic is common disease and problems found in your flock that you can usually treat at home. Some of the diseases and problems that can plague chickens are easily dealt with at home using common remedies that you likely … Continue reading

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Here’s something a lot of folks don’t think about

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Tips and Tricks for Quicker Gun Drawing

You have the right gun. Your cutting-edge holster is made with some lightweight, futuristic material. Your belt is even specially made to carry your defensive rig in a comfortable and sturdy fashion. You have then taken your shiny new blaster … Continue reading

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The Dakota Fire Hole

The Dakota fire hole (or pit) is a great method to use for a quick cooking fire that generates very little if any smoke if you use dry wood. It’s a method I’ve used my entire life, especially when I’m … Continue reading

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Poultry Waterer: Which Is Best For Your Flock?

Chicken waterers are an essential part of your equipment for flock care. You can find them in farm stores and online – but so many choices, which do you choose? We are here to help you decide which will be … Continue reading

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5 Common Shotgun Shooting Mistakes And How To Correct Them

Shooting a shotgun is easy, right? Everybody knows you just point the muzzle in the general direction of the target and pull the trigger. With all those hundreds of shot pellets it’s hard to miss. But — somehow — we … Continue reading

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Speed cleaning big catfish

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How to choose the perfect egg incubator

Once you get an incubator, I think you can officially be labelled a ‘chicken addict’! I always said I would never get an incubator – now I have two. The fun of hatching your own chicken eggs is like having … Continue reading

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AR Basics: The Indispensable Gun Light

For defensive use, a light on your AR is mandatory. Yes, there are techniques for using a hand-held light — and you should know them — but there’s no reason not to have a flashlight on your AR. A proper … Continue reading

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Hatching Eggs

That time of year is almost upon us again – hatching season! Many of us get the hatching bug and long to hatch out some of our own chicks – after all, they are very fuzzy, cute and endearing. In … Continue reading

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Buckeye Chicken: Is This All American Chicken Right For Your Flock?

The Buckeye chicken comes from the Buckeye State (Ohio). Why is it called a Buckeye? The color of the bird is said to be exactly the color of buckeye tree nuts (horse chestnuts). This American treasure almost disappeared from the … Continue reading

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Spicy Jalapeno Mustard

This is a fairly easy canning recipe. The mustard is a sweet and zesty mustard that goes great on sandwiches, and is also pretty amazing for dipping! MORE -Doc

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Building Your Own Precision AR-15

It was one of those across-the-lunch-table conversations that occur often with guys who like guns. My friend and shooting companion of more than 30 years, Mike Byrd, and I were eating chips and salsa at a local Mexican restaurant and … Continue reading

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The Complete Guide to Chicken Feed

Chicken feed may not be something you give a great deal of thought to – you go buy a bag for your hens and that’s it. Companies that manufacture chicken feed actually give a great deal of thought, time and … Continue reading

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How to Download the Books That Just Entered the Public Domain

Starting at midnight on January 1, tens of thousands of books (as well as movies, songs, and cartoons) entered the public domain, meaning that people can download, share, or repurpose these works for free and without retribution under US copyright … Continue reading

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Red Ranger Chicken: The Complete Care Guide

The Red Ranger has become quite popular as a dual purpose backyard breed. It is primarily a meat bird but does lay eggs if it is allowed to. We have received a couple of inquiries regarding this particular bird, so … Continue reading

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