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Soleader Wood Burning Backpacking Stove Review

Enroll in My Fee Course: How to Prepare for and Survive a Wilderness Emergency! When backpacking in the back country or kayak camping on a favorite body of water, the ability to prepare a hot meal is absolutely essential to a camper’s comfort and is a great morale booster. Thus, a high...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Hunting Feral Hogs

Click Here to enroll in our Master Course: A Comprehensive Guide to Hunting Feral Hogs! Unlike the North American Peccary, neither Wild Boar nor Feral Hogs are native to North America. However, ever since Hernando de Soto imported domestic pigs to Tampa Bay, Florida and allowed them escape...

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The Trijicon MRO vs. the Aimpoint Pro

Click Here to enroll in our Master Course: A Comprehensive Guide to Hunting Feral Hogs! Although many avid hunters prefer to mount scopes on their favorite hunting rifles or handguns due to the fact that scopes are specifically designed to magnify the sight picture in order to enable a...

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The 6.5 Creedmoor versus the .308 Winchester

Click Here to enroll in our Master Course: A Comprehensive Guide to Hunting Whitetail Deer! Back in the days of black powder metallic cartridges, the only means of increasing the kinetic energy delivered by a bullet was to increase its diameter and/or length in order to increase its...

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8 Popular Firearms Myths

Click Hereto enroll in our Master Course: A Comprehensive Guide to Hunting Feral Hogs! The first primitive firearms were invented and constructed by the Chinese in the 13th century A.D. to harness the explosive power of gun powder as a powerful weapon of war. Since then, firearms have...

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Speckled Trout: Our Very Own Southern Trout Species

Click Here to enroll in our Master Course: A Comprehensive Guide to Fly Fishing for Trout! When I was a little kid, I had a favorite story book by English author Rudyard Kipling called "Just So" Stories that used whimsical children's tales to explain such things as how the leopard got...

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​The 6.5 Creedmore vs. the .300 Winchester Magnum

Click Here to enroll in our Master Course: A Comprehensive Guide to Hunting Whitetail Deer! Despite the excessive report and recoil produced by magnum power rifle cartridges, big game hunters have long displayed a passion for larger and more powerful rounds for perusing large and/or...

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Mid-day Hunting for Mature Bucks

Click Here to enroll in our Master Course: A Comprehensive Guide to Hunting Whitetail Deer! Most people who are avid deer hunters are aware that the majority of the literature published on the subject of deer hunting tells us that deer are most active in the early morning and the...

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Why You Should Include "Greens" in Your Survival Diet

Enroll in My Fee Course: How to Prepare for and Survive a Wilderness Emergency! There can be little doubt that due to the exceptionally fast pace of our modern lifestyle, many people simply do not take the time to eat properly; thus the popularity of the various multi-vitamin...

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How to Chose the Perfect Pocket Knife

Enroll in My Free Course: How to Choose the Right Knife! When I look at a knife manufacturer's Web site these days, I have to admit that I am a little bit confused. You see, when I was growing up, our idea of an every-day-carry knife consisted of one of the many different types of...

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