How To Increase Awareness Of Your Surroundings

how to increase awareness of your surroundings

The story of Christopher McCandless, whose journey to self-discovery in the Alaskan wilderness was documented in the book and movie “Into the Wild,” has been extensively written about and explored. Therefore, it is unnecessary for this narrative to focus on an anonymous individual. After embarking on his idealistic journey, McCandless was discovered weeks later in the Alaskan bush, having perished from starvation.

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Ice Fishing For Trout

ice fishing for trout

Deer hunting ends, frozen rivers/lakes approach, and cabin fever grips hunters. Not for couch potatoes, ice-fishing trout combats winter boredom and yields tasty meals. Many view ice fishing as a panfish sport in Midwest, but trout fishing is often considered open water.

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Must-Have Skills For The Outdoors

must have skills for the outdoors

The best outdoor equipment in the world is useless if you don’t know how to use it. Knowledge of key outdoor skills and when to use them always trumps the best gear.

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Selecting A Proper Wilderness Campsite

selecting a proper wilderness campsite

Anyone who has ever slept under the stars will be familiar with the standard advice for selecting a wilderness campsite. When looking for a place to pitch a tent at the end of a long day in the outdoors, the recommendation is to look for a flat, stone-free area with dry ground.

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How To Protect Your Camp From Invasive Trespassers

how to protect your camp from invasive trespassers

Whether you’re camping with your family or find yourself in a survival scenario, your camp should be a location where you can find protection and security while also recharging your mind and body to face any obstacles that may arise.

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How To Pick A Bushcraft Knife For Your Outdoors Needs

how to pick a bushcraft knife for your outdoors needs

A good-quality knife is one of the most vital instruments to have, according to most bushcraft instructors. Therefore, it is important to learn how you should select a bushcraft knife based on various principles because your knife will become your best wingman in the wild.

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What To Do When You’re Lost

what to do when you’re lost

There are two main approaches to dealing with being lost: Don’t get lost in the first place, and make sure you’ve told someone exactly where you’re going and when to expect you back just in case you do get lost.

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Suggestions For Avoiding Ticks During Your Next Outdoors Trip

suggestions for avoiding ticks during your next outdoorsttrip

I love spending time outside and interacting with the environment around me. However, nothing bothers me more than ticks, and ever since I can remember, I’ve hated these little buggers. While you can’t totally avoid interacting with ticks, you can do certain things to prevent being bitten.

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Busting The Myth Of Dealing With Frostbite

busting the myth of dealing with frostbite

In the wilderness, the biting winds and the subfreezing temperatures are always a recipe for disaster. The wintery scenery is beautiful, but it can also become a dangerous trap for the ill-prepared adventurer. If you find yourself suffering from the onset of frostbite is better to follow the proper procedures to keep yourself warm and ignore the myths.

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Tips For The Ice Angler To Get That Much Needed Panfish

tips for the ice angler to get that much needed panfish

The kind of water that is easy to overlook. Easy to drive by and assume that the diminutive size or depth isn’t worth the effort. From Nebraska to Illinois and far beyond, the same story seems worth repeating. Some of ice fishing’s best opportunities for panfish can sometimes be some very unassuming water.

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15 Of The Most Common Wilderness Survival Myths

15 of the most common wilderness survival myths

I’ve been a prepper for a while now, and everyone that knows me can swear that I would rather spend as much time as possible in the great outdoors rather than living in the concrete jungle. Over the years, I’ve heard many wilderness survival myths, and there are many versions circulating out there that make people believe everything is possible in the outdoors.

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Learning The Art Of Fly Fishing

learning the art of fly fishing

Words paint a mental picture, and, oftentimes, certain words immediately bring to mind a specific image. For instance, the mention of fly fishing often brings up a very vivid and nostalgic scene. Many folks immediately imagine an angler standing knee-deep in a pristine trout stream, attired in waders, a fishing vest, and a wide-brimmed hat.

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The Basics of Footcare In The Field

the basics of footcare in the field

Footcare should become a priority to those that spend a great deal of time in the outdoors. After all, your feet are perhaps the most important part of your engine, and they carry you wherever you need to go. Here is an introduction to footcare in the field.

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