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When most people go hunting, they are able to quickly field dress any animals they are able to kill, and either take them home or to a processor to be properly butchered.  For many people, especially those in survival situations, this is not an option.  Being able to properly cure your meat in the field will allow it to last for significantly longer without going bad, which could be life saving. In order to properly preserve meat, you need to act as quickly as possible after a successful hunt.  You need to have raw meat either frozen, smoked or dried so that it won’t go bad.  During the winter months, it is possible to allow the meat to freeze without […]

Introduction to Hunting Dangerous Animals

Posted: 17th December 2013 by Michael Levanduski in Animals, Hunting & Trapping, Wilderness Survival
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Hunting is an essential survival skill for anyone who wants to be prepared for the worst. In most cases, hunters go after minimally threatening animals like deer, antelope, or any type of small game.  Of course, all hunting can be dangerous, but for the most part a hunter is pretty safe when targeting these types of prey.  Whether for the thrill, or necessity, however, some people also hunt dangerous animals that can fight back.  In order to be prepared for this type of hunting, you’ll need to keep some things in mind. Types of Dangerous Animals There are many different animals you can hunt that can be extremely dangerous.  The following are some of the most commonly hunted dangerous animals […]

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Survival camping is an activity which is growing in popularity for survivalists, preppers and others who just like to experience the great outdoors in a more natural way.  Rather than camping in an official camp ground, survival camping can occur in just about any open, public area.  Each person will have a different set of rules they must follow, but typically they only have a tent and some basic survival equipment with them.  Surviving off of what you can hunt or fish in the wild for as long as you decide to go camping. This is a great way to test and sharpen your survival skills, but it does come with some risks.  If you want to take kids out […]

Choosing a Hunting Rifle

Posted: 4th October 2013 by Michael Levanduski in Hunting & Trapping, Survival Gear & Weapons, Weapons & Ammunition
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Whether you’re an experienced hunter or looking to go out for the first time, choosing a hunting rifle can be difficult.   Walking through a sporting goods store will most likely leave you even more confused because there is a seemingly endless number of different options to choose from.  These guns come in a wide range of different sizes, materials, prices, looks and feels.  You can find a rifle that shoots a variety of different types of ammo, or one which takes only specific types. Taking the time to make sure you choose the right hunting rifle is extremely important.  If you take care of this weapon, it will last you many years.  When choosing a hunting rifle, don’t be afraid […]

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Imperial Pro Series Traps Professional Series Box Traps with Rear Door Chipmunks, Rats, Squirrels  17″ long x 5″ x 5″ The most rigid and durable traps on the market. Constructed of long lasting GalvaPerm wire. This revolutionary coating provides up to three times longer life than galvanized-after-weld wire. Mounted with reinforced spring loaded front door. Trap rear door slides on steel frame for easy critter release and locks into place when shut. Steel reinforcing around trap body. Fully assembled and easy to set.  

Tanning Hides

Posted: 24th November 2010 by admin in Hunting & Trapping, Leather Working, Wilderness Survival
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Tanning Hides  The Indians Tanned hides in several ways and by different substances according to the tribe. It is always well to keep in mind that Indian tribes were different and that many of them had their own style of doing things. Indian buckskin is NOT tanned at all. It is just worked soft. A fresh skin is immediately soaked in water for several days, usually from 3 to 6. Sometimes the hair is cut off, or at least as much as possible. A lye made of wood ashes is used for removing the hair from the pelts of elk & moose (not necessary on deer) In some cases the ashes are sprinkled on the hair, rubbed in, and then […]