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.
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.
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.
There is more to successfully trapping than making lures and setting traps, hoping that an animal might walk by and step on the pan. That rarely happens. What many new trappers do not realize, and some experienced trappers ignore, is the importance of getting their traps ready.
Sometimes around the year AD 1100, the Chinese developed the first practical compass for helping people navigate in unknown territory. But before that auspicious day, mankind had other ways to know which way was north, south, east and west that didn’t involve using a tool.