Winter Trekking

December 29, 2010 by  
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Beautiful and isolated, Northern Michigan has been a “home away from home” for many, sportsmen, movie stars, poets, writers, filmmakers,  inventors,  politicians and other gangsters looking to escape trouble. Read more

Simple Improvised Trapping Techniques (With Video)

September 12, 2010 by  
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I place a heavy emphasis on trapping skills.  Setting traps takes little effort to set up and the benefit of the protein and fat from animals will keep you going and your brain working during any emergency situation. Many people dismiss trapping and think they can shoot, spear, or by some other means catch their quarry. I am here to tell you that if you want to fill the pot and keep it filled trapping will do just that. Read more

How to make eating utensils in the field (With Video)

January 5, 2010 by  
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Unless you plan to be stranded for a very long time or are just board out of your brain. Chopsticks are very useful for both cooking and eating, and take a minute or two to make in the field. Read more

Hunting with a Spear (With Video)

November 21, 2009 by  
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A spear is a pole weapon consisting of a shaft with a sharpened head. The head may be simply the sharpened end of the shaft itself which can be hardened in a fire if necessary. Or it may be of another material fastened to the shaft, like we have done using the Cold Steel Bushman. Read more

Free Self Sufficiency EBooks

October 22, 2009 by  
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Here is a list of ebooks that person may find helpful, they are on gardening in limited space to, home canning, to hunting and saving money at home and in the kitchen. A lot of good info and projects for families who want to reduce their dependence on fast food and video games. Read more

World’s largest’ shooting range Opens LV

August 26, 2009 by  
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Reid NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre and U.S. Senate majority leader Harry Reid attended yesterday’s dedication of the $60 million Clark County Shooting Park. Located in North Las Vegas, Nev., the facility is considered to be the largest and most comprehensive shooting complex ever constructed. In the Las Vegas Review-Journal and NSSF.

Survival Soups and Stews

August 20, 2009 by  
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When you are placed in a survival situation, one of the best things to have with you is a way to make soups and stews. Why? Because food is scarce. You can stretch any meal including ones you make at home by incorporating the ingredients into a soup or stew. Read more

Carry part of your survival kit on your feet

August 20, 2009 by  
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One of the ways to lessen what you have to put in a pack or bag,  is by dividing up items in to strategic areas of your body. Replace your shoe or boot laces with 550 Parachute cord. This will give you plenty of cordage should you run into and emergency where you need it. Do not worry about going without boot laces. 550 Cord is 9 cords in one.  You can take what you need then, replace the main part of the cord.  It comes in many different colors I am sure you can find one to match your shoes.

How to Make Home Made Fire Starter

July 1, 2009 by  
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A way to make fire in the field is important in any kit. You should have two or three ways to start a fire. I carry a butane lighter, a magnifying glass and spark based  Fire Starter.These items alone are not enough. Weather you procure it from the field or bring it with you, tinder is going to be needed to make a fie. Read more

How to build a Debris Shelter (Photo)

June 28, 2009 by  
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By Steven L. Doran

A debris shelter is nothing more than taking available foliage and or debris and making a small hut to protect yourself from the elements.  No offense to the homeless,  but when they take found materials in the city to make a shelter it is the same thing.  Even in the desert you can use what is at hand to provide yourself with a shelter. Read more

How to make a Fat Lamp (Photos)

June 27, 2009 by  
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By Steven L. Doran

Fat lamps are known by the name of  stone lamps, cruise lamps, grease lamps, slot lamps, and Betty lamps.Lamps can be made of stone, wrought iron, sheet iron, sheet brass, heat resistant glass or clay, sea shells, fresh water shells like muscles, they can have a lid or not, but for use in the field simple is better, find a rock that has a depression and  will hold oil and you are all set. Read more

A Hunters Mindset

June 27, 2009 by  
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A hunters mindset  is nothing more than constantly looking for opportunities.  You can use what you see to your advantage or choose to pass it by. You can also choose unwisely and make things more difficult. Read more

Smith & Wesson Model 629 44 Magnum Revolver (With Video)

June 13, 2009 by  
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Smith & Wesson Model 29 and 629
By Steve L. Doran

The Model 29 is a Smith and Wesson N frame revolver, it was first introduced in 1955. The gun was made famous by Clint Eastwood who used the gun in the movie Dirty Harry.  It was also shown in the popular film Taxi Driver in 1976. After that they were hard to come by in the 6.5 inch version. Other barrel lengths were available Read more

Ruger MK III 22 Semi-Auto Pistol (With Video)

June 13, 2009 by  
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Ruger MKIII Semi-Auto 22 Pistol

By Steven L. Doran

Over the years Ruger has made a few changes to their Mark line of pistols they come in different barrel lengths, with different sighting options, magazine releases etc, but the basic function of the pistol is the same. Read more

Marlin 22 Magnum Rifle (With Video)

June 13, 2009 by  
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Marlin Model 25, 22 Magnum Bolt Action Rifle
By Steven L. Doran

Marlin has always made a great line of , accurate, handsome well built relatively inexpensive bolt action repeating rifles. The magazine fed versions have always been my choice because it is easy to keep extra ammo in a pocket or pack. Read more

Henry Repeating Arms AR-7 Survival Rifle (With Video)

June 13, 2009 by  
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The Henry Repeating Arms Company AR-7 Survival Rifle

By Steven L. Doran

The AR-7 Survival Rifle has gone through some changes over the years and some of the ones formally built by other manufactures had some problems which I experienced first hand and did not like. Read more

Test – North American Arms “PUG” (With Video)

June 8, 2009 by  
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North American Arms “Pug

By Steven L. Doran

I have been acquainted with North American Arms for many years they manufacture min-revolvers and auto loading pistols that are very reliable and are used in many different types of concealed carry applications. North American has even come out with pistols chambered in a proprietary .25, .32 and .380 ACP.  Police officers and private citizens carry their guns as back ups and primary carry weapons.  Read more

Am I Out Gunned

June 6, 2009 by  
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By Steven L. Doran

The snub-nose .38 revolver has really taken a beating over the last several years. In fact a lot of people who criticize the gun have never taken the time to even shoot one, or have only fired a few rounds. I have heard story after story about what a piece of junk they are and how they do not compare to any semi-auto on the market. Read more

Caribou Hunting in Canada

June 1, 2009 by  
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By Scott E. Becker

This was a lonely part of the Torngat Mountains, where the caribou trails ran up to the sky, where the caribou roamed with falcons and danced in the shadow of clouds. The ground rumbled. Above the rocks, two, then three sets of white tines appeared, like fingers reaching for the heavens, four by four antlers rocking gently back and forth in cadence. I drew back my bow. The first bull passed too quickly to get a good shot. Behind it sprinted the biggest bull of the group. I led it by a nose and loosed my last arrow. Its neck stretched, foaming at the mouth, muscles tough and defined; my arrow sped towards the target… Read more

National Park Gun Ban lift will take place February 2010

June 1, 2009 by  
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Steven L. Doran

Both the U.S. House and Senate supported a bill this past week that would allow guns in national parks. A ban on such weapons has been in place for 26 years, but the Bush Administration overturned that ban shortly before President Obama took office; a temporary injunction had stopped the Bush action from becoming law.

Lifting of the ban on guns in national parks was attached by Republicans as an amendment to the bill imposing new restrictions on credit card companies, and Democrats, who potentially could have blocked it, instead chose to let the amendment go through.  Once the bill was put before Congress, both chambers supported it. While President Obama opposed lifting the restriction, he chose to sign the bill, rather than jeopardizing credit card reform so he says,  but I am sure he was not ready for the fall out he would receive from the people of the United States.

The liberals have gotten the Department of the Interior to agree  to assess the anticipated environmental impacts of allowing loaded, concealed firearms into the national parks,” in an attempt to thwart the new law and they will probably make some ridiculous claim like to much lead will leek from the bullets and endanger some microbe we never heard of.  I can not wait to see those results.

Lifting of the ban will take place in February 2010.

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