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I hope by sharing a technique I used when I hunted upstate New York helps someone get that big buck they are after.  I need snow, and it doesn't matter how much. I don't start to "hunt" until I have tracks to follow. I cover ground quickly on foot until I find a good buck track, then I follow it until it hooks left or right and starts to meander, this tells me that the buck should be just up ahead, either feeding or bedded. If a buck track is lining straight out along the easiest path he is covering...

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Char cloth has been used to make fires for centuries. Char cloth is created by combusting material in a way that releases its gasses without burning it up completely

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The 10 C's are the base of any kit, and should always be carried when you go out into the woods. The 10 C’s of survival Gear is a concept created by Dave Canterbury.  It is a list of essential tools needed in a survival situation that are difficult to reproduce in the wild.   1. CUTTING TOOL This is the most important of all our items and it must be capable of several other tasks. I like a knife that has 4 ½ – 6” in blade length. I like my blades to be made from High Carbon Steel due to...

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Cover Items are an important part of any outing. Cover is your first line of defense from the elements. 

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From as far back as 3100 BCE there is evidence that the outdoors man carried cutting tools. Otzi had a copper bladed axe , a flint dagger, and had arrows that had flint tips. Today we have a large selection of cutting tools. A good fixed blade knife is a must for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. When looking for a fixed blade knife that will be your primary knife there are a few things to consider. Let me start out by saying there is no reason to take your belt knife to chop with. The question you need to...

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