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Greg Powers Turkey Hunting

Women Afield—Turkey Hunting for Rookies, Part 2

Turkey hunting is a great way to hone your hunting skills, and a great way for the rookie hunter to get started in his or her hunting career. In Part 1, we learned about turkey calls and where to find a mentor. In Part 2, we will take a look at several other key aspects needed to become a successful turkey hunter. So read on, learn more and then get outdoors.

Trash Bag Tote

Quick Prepper Tip: 13 Ways to Use a Trash Bag

Quick Prepper Tips from Cheaper Than Dirt!They come in a variety of sizes. Some are heavy-duty construction grade while others barely strong enough to mess with. The most common color is black and some have handles, grips and even convenient drawstrings. There are over a trillion sold every year and a staggering 1 million of them are used every minute. What am I talking about?

Lisa Metheny with two wild turkeys.

Women Afield—Turkey Hunting for Rookies, Part 1

The wild turkey is a symbol of success for conservation groups throughout the United States and Canada. Nearly 65 years ago, the wild turkey was teetering on the edge of extinction. However, with help from dedicated groups such as the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), national and state conservation groups, plus help from dedicated hunters, the return of the wild turkey is one of the biggest environmental success stories of our time.

Stay safe when hunting in the ice and snow of winter

Women Afield—Winter Weather Hunting Safety Tips, Part 3

Just like this year’s relenting winter weather, the end of this series “Winter Weather Hunting Safety Tips” is also coming to an end. In Part 1 we looked at the dangers caused from colder temperatures and the physical demands winter weather can put on your body. In Part 2 we examined the essential gear to take with you when hunting during the winter months. Now, in Part 3, we will take a look at some of the unexpected dangers you could encounter if hunting in extreme winter weather.

A good first aid kit is an essential item in your gear.

Quick Prepper Tip: 10 First Aid Essentials

Cheaper Than Dirt Quick Prepper TipPreppers will tell you they practice prepping as a way to be prepared for what the future may hold. Of course none of us really know what tomorrow or even the next hour will bring. So it is probably wise to plan ahead at least a little bit. It does not matter if you are the type that plans for the end of the world scenario or someone who just wants to have a few essentials on hand in case of an emergency; having a basic first aid kit assembled and within reach is a good idea.

A deer peers out through a stand of bare trees with snow on the ground.

Women Afield—Winter Weather Hunting Safety Tips, Part 1

Across much of the United States, hunting seasons for a variety of game species start in the fall and continue through the winter months. Hunting wild game during any season has its challenges: hunting during the often brutal and unforgiving weather of winter has its own set of unique challenges. Conditions can change in a matter of minutes during the winter months turning a casual hunting excursion into a survival situation.

Cowboy Mounted Single Action Shooting

Women Afield—Fun with Guns Cowboy Style

Have you ever secretly wished you had the guts to ride shotgun with a band of unscrupulous characters or were wild enough to put on a corset and fish-net stockings as you anxiously await the return of your favorite cowboy after a long cattle drive? Chances are, if you ever strapped on a hip holster, then you probably have tried your hand at some fancy maneuvers with a pistol. Many of us are infatuated with the Old West, which might help explain why one of the fastest growing disciplines in the world of shooting is Single Action or Cowboy Action shooting.

Quick Prepper Tips from Cheaper Than Dirt!

Quick Prepper Tip: Liquid Gold in a Jar

Home preppers are always looking for items that have long shelf life and serve multiple purposes. One such item every home prepper should keep a healthy supply of is honey. The rich, thick, sticky, golden goodness of honey was known in ancient times as the “nectar to the gods,” and for good reason. Today, those same benefits make honey ideal for the home prepper.

Go Off-Grid with a Pack and Solar Charger

Off-the-Grid Energy Source — Bushnell PowerSync SolarWrap Mini

Let’s face it; we live in a generation obsessed with electronic devices. It seems like anything, and everything, requires some type of power source these days. Many of us are slaves to our cell phones or other devices, and we have unknowingly trained ourselves to stay within eyesight of an outlet. Sadly, being tethered to some sort of powercord or car adapter has become a way of life for many.