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  1. New Major Update

    Oh boy, it'll be like Christmas in August!
  2. In Canada most farmers have a selection of firearms, and I'd be surprised if it was different in the US. The man I used to buy farmgate pork from saw 2 wolves trying to pull down one of his calves and propped his .270 on the seed drill and killed one of them from about 250 yards. The wolf weighed 90 lbs.
  3. Thanks for posting that. It is widely accepted among sportsmen in the west that the solunar tables, http://www.solunarforecast.com/solunarcalendar.aspx marking relative position of the Sun and Moon in respect to any area on earth are a factor in the activity of fish and animals, so it makes sense to me that humans are affected as well. I live a thousand miles from the sea, but I agree with your first post, if you're dying you might as well go to the beach.
  4. survival related humour

    In the same vein:
  5. Imo one of the best outdoors primers ever. Since my dad was a scoutmaster in the 50's and 60's I had access to this book long before I was old enough for scouting, and the basic skills it contains (including many that were dropped in subsequent printings) are timeless. I credit it (and Scouting) for helping me do well in basic military training in the reserves since they spent weeks teaching the others things I already knew (like reading topographical maps and marching on compass headings). Building shelters with drainage, sanitation, camp cooking, tracking, (we used to take our rifles to scout camp and hunt), fire making and much more, all eagerly learned between the ages of 12 and 14, then Venturers and more independence re: camping. We raised money and bought an old van so we didn't need parents to drive us to camp and then we could go one weekend a month. Reading some of the equipment lists in the reality tv show thread made me think of this.. we took a lot of the same stuff.
  6. The knife and possibly axe should be sharp enough to shave with.
  7. An alternate use for a vapouriser! I'd have to be cut pretty deep to do it.
  8. New here

    Welcome to the forum.
  9. Freeze dried, canned, or ?

    Scoop the whole spice cupboard into a bag and throw it in the car, just in case you have to forage for a while. Make hash out of the fridge contents if you have time and the first couple of days are covered.. boil all the eggs. I've eaten a fair amount of roadkill, and raided gardens in my youth...
  10. Yeah, but it's a dry cold. Look up videos of people throwing buckets of hot water in the air at -40 and watch it come down as pellets. Exposed skin freezes in minutes. A small price to pay... It's hard to explain, but as in so many places that seem a little adverse, the locals love it. And it isn't really that bad.
  11. Texas is just a little bigger than Saskatchewan, and we only have 1.1 million people here.
  12. Best environment is probably Walmart lol! They have it all. t Those of us of a certain age were raised by parents who grew up in the great depression, and the ethic of home economy was passed on through their teaching. Rock soup.
  13. As my late friend Chum (an old cowboy and rancher) told me while gesturing with his dad's 32-20 Bisley, "Samuel Colt patented this device and said it would make the little man as big as the big man, and I'm five foot #&$%-all and I can tell you by God it works! I used to go shoot my little Mauser in their gravel pit and Chum said,"Why, that's a real robber's gun, you could have that in your pants and nobody would know! Personal preference is everything - if you want to pack a Hi-Power you'll get a truss made for it.
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