Category Archives: Outdoor Skills

Fish Snares – Yo-yos, Gill Nets and Trotlines

Fish Snares
Everyone has heard the saying "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and you give him an occupation that will feed him for a lifetime." This saying takes on more significance when you put that man in a SHTF scenario. If the world as we know it endures catastrophe and people [...]

The Lost Ways – A Truly Amazing Prepper Book

The Lost Ways
Learn how to build a self-feeding campfire. How to use herbs to heal a wound. How to forage for food, navigate by nature, and make your own knives. How to cook a survival staple that will keep for years. How to build a shelter and cook over open flame. Preserve food and water. Make homemade soap and [...]

Building Your Suburban Outdoor Archery Range

Backyard Archery Range
Several years ago, when we first bought our house, we did a Google search for "Houston archery range." The local archery range list was long but included nothing close to our home--yet another downside to living in a big city. The nearest was a Gander Mountain archery range about 12 miles away. It w [...]

Snaring is More Productive Than Hunting

I've always thought that snaring is something that you do after you run out of bullets and can't hunt anymore. But recently I read the Grid Down Reality Bites series of books by Bruce "Buckshot" Hemming and Sara Freeman and I realized I was wrong.I enjoy hunting. These days it's mainly a product [...]

Vermiculture – Fish Candy and Garden Gold

Vermiculture
My pappaw used to make me bait my own hook when we went fishing. That was the rule. His pond, his poles, his fish. If I was old enough to go fishin', then I was old enough to bait my own hook. And I dreaded it. The baiting. I am not being silly, or sarcastic, or overdramatic when I tell you that I a [...]

10 Tips To Improve Home Security

Improve Home Security
When it comes to home security, there's really no such thing as "enough." Most houses aren't built with security in mind. Builders put physical appearance and inexpensive construction at the top of their priority list. But you can do more. It's up to the homeowner to enhance security on their own. W [...]

Foraging: Harvesting Wild Edibles

Foraging: Harvesting Edibles
Knowing where and how to forage is a skill that I feel all Homesteaders need.  It’s also something that varies from location to location. There is some risk to foraging, especially for novices, as many safe and nutritious plants have toxic look-alikes. Since I’m a novice, I’m going to concent [...]

The Ultimate Archery Link List

Ultimate Archery Link List
The bow and arrow is such an iconic weapon used on almost every continent throughout history. Whether you are talking about the archery skills of Robin Hood, Genghis Khan or the Apache Indians. All of them used bows to change history. Movie and TV shows have really inspired a whole new generation of [...]

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