Due to a recent move, I now have to consider cold weather in my preparedness calculations. Prior to the move, I lived in Florida for more than a decade; three months of freezing temperatures initially had me off balance. For me, there are 3 layers of preparedness outside of the home: Vehicle, Every Day Carry, and extended. I will touch on all three; however, for me the distinction between them is important.
America is far from tame, as we have seen recently. Despite the advance of civilization, there are places that are wild and free and not occasionally, but daily dangerous as a matter of course. Intense aridity, sweeping blizzards, terrible heat, dangerous wildlife and natural disasters come often. There are many challenging landscapes. Those who live in Alaska, Arizona, and Wyoming on a permanent basis are prepared but sometimes make a misstep. God help the occasional visitor such as myself. Resident or visitor, you need the right caliber handgun for the backcountry.
Guest post by Ed Head, contributor for Shooting Gallery, Gun Stories and Down Range TV.
“Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?” — Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones and I have something in common—we don’t like snakes.
Archery has become very popular with busy women because they realize they can practice in their own backyards without having
Many women enjoy trying new recipes and cooking techniques, and many of those same women admit that the thought of
It is no secret that men and women are different on every level, especially when it comes to learning new skills. So developing a program that embraces those differences, instead of downplaying them, is one of the keys to the success of the Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) program.
By now, you probably are aware of how successful the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program has been in the
They say the true measure of whether a program is successful is when you look at it three or four years later. Is it still going strong? Did it meet its goals?
In Part One of From Grassroots to Grand Scale, we looked at the humble beginnings of the Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) program. In this installment we take a closer look at BOW’s successful record and who is really reaps the benefits.
Every organization, association or club you can think of, from the smallest neighborhood gardening club to the mega-national groups with hundreds of thousands of members, have one thing in common.
That is a lot of the alphabet hanging on the top of this sheet. The Columbia River Knife and Tool knife named For Those Who Serve (FTWS) is a first class addition to the line up and one that favorably impresses me. The knife is a great field knife, a go anywhere do anything knife, a useful knife in any endeavor in which the knife must not fail, and a passing fair service-grade chunk of steel.
This year it does not matter whether you hunt in Texas, Virginia or Michigan, you are dealing with colder weather
In the last decade, grilling food has become extremely popular thanks to improvements in barbecue equipment. It seems like everyone has a grillmaster in their family and grilling is certainly a great option for creating tasty meals. However, smoking (as in smoked food) is as equally satisfying as any other cooking method, and it is quickly gaining in popularity.
Seems like just yesterday when the days were long and hot, and the fish were biting. It is hard to believe the holidays are here and the aisles are already decked with stockings, shiny ornaments, twinkling lights, and rolls of colorful wrapping paper. Within the following list, you are bound to hit the mark and pinpoint the ideal gift for the sportswomen in your life.
I am fairly certain whoever named the highest hand in poker the “Royal Flush” was an avid ruffed grouse hunter. Either that, or the person who designated the ruffed grouse the “King of Game Birds” was an avid poker aficionado…