Traveling with knives abroad is a daunting challenge, and it can get you in trouble if you don’t pay attention to a few particularities. Even a pocket knife can be considered a dangerous weapon, and you may have to explain yourself to people that are not familiar with the preparedness lifestyle and, even worse, the English language.
Becoming a proficient hunter and shooter certainly isn’t easy. It’s often a challenging proposition that involves many frustrating experiences. Most of my own abilities have developed throughout five decades of squeezing the trigger in various shooting and hunting venues around the world.
Backcountry travel has a way of showing us how our daily lives are killing us with too much comfort. In the great outdoors, you carry your home on your back, each day you have to dress as Mother Nature tells you to, and showers become a luxury compared to “back home.”
From the first pigs introduced by Christopher Columbus and Hernando De Soto up until 50 years ago, hogs in America were a diverse lot. Breeds from all across Europe and the Far East were imported by various cargo ships that docked along the East Coast.
Horses require a lot of time to train. When you add up tack, feed, and pasture fees as well as vet bills, the cost of ownership can be startling. They can be stubborn or even a bit ornery, too, pushing even the most patient person to a breaking point.
For years my trout fishing included tiny jars of dried salmon eggs, brightly-hued marshmallows, processed garlic cheese, and canned corn. We never stopped to ask ourselves why any self-respecting fish would eat such decidedly unnatural fare — we just found they caught trout.
Most of us, at one point or another, dream of owning a cabin in the backwoods. Be it a hunting camp, a vacation spot, or a place to live for all or part of the year, and such a lifestyle is appealing to just about anyone who enjoys the outdoors.
Have you ever wondered what the most popular protein source worldwide is? You might be surprised to learn that it is goat meat. Nearly 70 percent of the world’s population chooses goat as its main meat supply.
Being able to retain mobility when disaster hits is even more important than hoarding supplies. You can use your car or truck to move around when things are in good shape. However, when the infrastructure is damaged, moving to a safe location could get tricky. While you can use your feet to go from point A to point B, nothing beats a bug out bicycle on the long run.
Vegetable gardening is a tremendously rewarding endeavor for multitudes of people. Not only is it very therapeutic, but much satisfaction is derived from planting, cultivating, harvesting, and ultimately consuming vegetables grown with personal labor of love.
Hunting is a strenuous sport under the best of circumstances, but when it’s coupled with extreme cold and inclement weather, dire consequences could be in the making. Obviously, whenever it turns cold, a person generally recognizes those conditions and dresses appropriately for them.
The Tomahawk has been an integral part of the pioneers kit for centuries. It is lightweight and has a handle long enough to propel the relatively light metal head with the right amount of speed to do the chopping and fighting chores it has become famous for in North American folklore, as well as in actual practice.
In everyday life, we all experience pressure situations. As a result, we feel stressed. Sometimes it’s due to tight deadlines or heavy workload. Mostly external factors, to which we have no control, contribute to it.