The fascination with fire, and its integral role in the success of the development of us as a species, continue to inspire and “spark” discussion across any campfire, and I am sure yours too. It’s a subject I never get tired of. It is easy to restrict thoughts on the subject of fire solely to the campfire, cooking, and warmth. However, fire also provides us with many other resources, one of which is light.
Tracking with dust and other natural substances and using environmentally friendly substances to enhance sign, have been in existence since our ancestors used them for hunting prey. Indeed, recorded examples, ancient sketches, and cave paintings show tracking methods using powders and dust as far back as prehistoric times.
Back in the old days, the native people of North America used various plants to obtain the needed sugar for their diets. With the arrival of the first settlers, a few of the plants the American Indians used become very popular, and they stay so throughout the years, now being sold commercially.
Dogs are famously some of the kindest and friendliest animals known to man, owned by tens of millions of Americans and renowned for their loyal and loving nature. Unfortunately, while many dogs are cute and kind, others can be quite aggressive or lash out unexpectedly, and anyone who bumps into a rabid or vicious dog could find their life in danger in a matter of seconds.
When it comes to shotgun sizes and game, there’s not a one does all best gauge. Let’s see how they measure up when you’re out in the field.
As the first long hunters and early settlers explored and tamed this country, they fit the very definition of the term, “hunter-gatherer.” Absent were cultivated crops or convenient trading posts at which a person could obtain needed supplies. These early settlers killed and foraged for just about all the food they consumed.
No matter where you live in North America, there’s likely a tasty wild fruit available for picking sometime during the year. While Native Americans and early pioneers actively picked and ate wild fruit, few people bother to seek out and pick them today.
Living in the wilderness is not as easy as movies and TV shows portray it. In fact, becoming self-sufficient in the wilderness takes years of experience, and there are certain skills one should master in order to survive in the rugged outdoors.
The world seems to be boiling this year, and an unexpected confrontation in a market or even in a parking lot can have a dire outcome. If you have to face an assailant armed with an edged weapon, the danger level of such a confrontation can turn into a life or death situation.
Despite the best preparations, accidents and sudden illnesses sometimes happen. Typically, your role in an urban medical emergency is to summon help and perform urgent first aid. All other decisions and actions are handled by the 911 operator, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), the ambulance crew, and the hospital emergency team. When an accident or illness occurs in a remote place, you are much more involved.
The fast-growing twin sports of knife and tomahawk throwing began some years after the end of World War II as a revival of the sporting activities on the American frontiers of a century or more ago.
Surviving in the wild is not easy since every dangerous situation is different. Moreover, there are several factors that contribute to the challenge of being able to survive in the wild such as location, season, and equipment available.
The early fur trappers who worked the icy streams of the Rocky Mountains lived a hard, lonely life. With the westward push of pioneers and gold seekers still years in the coming, the trappers of the early 18008 had the alpine meadows, the craggy peaks, and the rolling hills of the high country virtually all to themselves.