Curling up with your pet to stay warm certainly does work, just ask the authorities of Elgin, SC, who have recently credited one family dog with keeping a missing 2-year-old boy safe and warm as he spent a night lost outside with temps in the 40s.
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Besides our favorite firearms and bows, one of the most popular pieces of equipment used by many of us deer hunters is the tree stand. But every year, dozens of hunters in the U.S. are injured or killed by mishaps in and around their tree stands.
A 10-year survey of deer hunting injuries at two major trauma centers in Ohio found that falling from trees and tree stands accounts for the majority of injuries to deer hunters each year. Tree stands can be dangerous if they are used improperly or carelessly.
On average, one in three hunting injuries involves a tree stand. Falls from tree stands can be caused by a variety of factors, including structural failures, incorrect installation and unfortunate mistakes. To help prevent these accidents make sure that you, your friends and your family members follow these easy safety tips: [ Read Full Post ]
A young Virginia boy who suffers from autism has been reunited with his family, nearly six days after he wandered away from them while they were hiking in a wooded park north of Richmond, Virginia, reports The Huffington Post.
Hanover County Sheriff David Hines said that Robert Wood Jr. was found in a creek bed near a quarry--about a mile from North Anna Battlefield Park where he disappeared while on a walk with his family on Sunday, October 23rd--curled up in the fetal position around two p.m. on Friday. Young Robert was dehydrated and suffered from a few bruises, scratches and bug bites, but was in good condition. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Wood was the focus of an intense search involving thousands of volunteers, local law enforcement and search-and-rescue teams. [ Read Full Post ]
I love a good survival kit. Whether it’s home-made or store bought, a good survival kit is like an insurance policy against bad luck on the trail and Murphy’s Law on the hunt.
Gerber’s Survival Series of equipment now includes the Bear Grylls Basic Kit, which is an 8-piece survival kit, designed to provide the user with some of the foundational requirements for wilderness survival. Let the testing begin…
The Kits Features and Components
The kit’s blaze orange, rip-stop nylon pouch, which contains a zip top waterproof bag for the gear. The overall weight of the full kit is 4.2 oz, which makes it small enough to fit just about any pocket, so there’s no excuse to leave it at home. [ Read Full Post ]
Even the least savvy outdoorsman, and most couch potatoes for that matter, is dimly aware that the sun rises in the East and sets in the West.
But what about using celestial bodies to navigate at night time?
Using the moon and stars to find your way is a lost art to most modern people. The ancient Polynesians hopped from tiny island to tiny island, with no maps or navigation devices, using the sun, moon, stars, wind and ocean current to guide them. Our recent ancestors used sextants and other navigational aids to maintain a bearing and even to determine longitude and latitude from the moon and stars.
Obviously, you should always have a compass and/or GPS for navigating in the wild. But what happens if you get caught after dark without those modern conveniences? [ Read Full Post ]
Did you know that a rock full of moisture, when placed in or over a fire, can explode like a grenade?
It’s true, and with that disclaimer out of the way, we can now talk about the right way to use a low-tech, backwoods rock frying pan.
To get started on your culinary adventure of “rock frying,” you’ll need a flat or concave stone that is about an inch thick, and is not too gritty or rough. Gritty sandstones and other rough-surfaced stones will make frying very difficult. Quartz, obsidian and other “glassy” looking stones are prone to exploding. Slate and shale will have the right thickness, but they also trap water inside and are very likely to pop or explode.
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The irony should not be lost on us, that when we need a fire the most—in cold, wet weather—that building a fire is at its most difficult. But what if you had some aces up your sleeve that could help you get a fire going in the wettest weather?
Here are ten tips for starting a fire in less-than-optimal conditions: [ Read Full Post ]
As with the Zombie Apocalypse itself, the question has always been more “when” than “if” a major ammunition company would introduce a line of zombie-specific ammo. Today that question was answered with the announcement of Hornady’s new Zombie Max ammunition and Proven Z-Max bullets. The announcement didn’t come in the form of some boring old press release, though. Check out the video sent by Hornady’s marketing department at lunchtime today (GRAPHIC IMAGE WARNING):
So, yeah, lots to discuss there. Here are a few talking points that rush to mind: [ Read Full Post ]
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