Category Archives: Outdoor Skills

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 [...]

Four Axes That Every Prepper Should Own

Four Axes Every Prepper Should Own
When the SHTF and there is no electricity or fuel, hand tools -- and the knowledge of how to use them -- Axe Type OverviewType Bit Weight Haft LengthHatchet 1 ½ pounds 12 - 14 inchesLimbing 2 pounds 24 inchesFelling 3 - 4 pounds 36 inchesSplitting / Maul 8 pou [...]

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