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Hunting

30 Days of Preparing for Spring Storms and the Stinging Heat of Summer Day 15: Four Essential Items for Spring Hunting

Just because the weather is warming up, does not mean hunting season is completely over. Spring hunting seasons include ground hog, turkey, bear, alligator and goose. During spring, hunters deal with unpredictable weather, rain, warmer temperatures, longer days and more sun. When spring hunting, you must adjust a gear to stay comfortable and avoid sunburns and heat-related illnesses. The following are four essential items for the spring hunter.

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Camping & Survival

30 Days of Preparing for Spring Storms and the Stinging Heat of Summer Day 3: NOAA-Approved Emergency Weather Alert Radios

NOAA broadcasts continuous updates on a network of radio stations around the country called NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) All Hazards. Not only does NOAA report weather, but also information on natural disasters such as avalanches and earthquakes, as well as environmental problems such as oil spills and chemical explosions, along with Amber alerts. NWR uses VHF frequencies from 162.400 to 162.550 MHz. However, you cannot hear these broadcasts on regular AM/FM radio receivers. Cheaper Than Dirt! sells four different emergency weather-alert specific radios. I have highlighted the main features of each.

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Military Surplus

How to Buy, Collect and Repurpose Military Surplus Gear and Equipment

So, you want to start collecting military surplus gear or maybe you have compared prices with modern hunting and camping equipment prices to surplus prices. Whatever your reason, your curiosity has piqued an interest in purchasing military surplus items. Maybe you have questions and concerns about quality and condition—totally understandable. It can be difficult to judge via a picture online and information can be equally as difficult to find. There are a limited number of resources when you attempt to research a particular piece—especially when it comes to foreign military surplus. Not sure where to start? I hope this quick-start guide will be a good starting point to start your collection.

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Reviews

It’s Not Too Late, Get an Instant Last Minute Gift!

Waited until the last minute did we? Regardless of the reason, you need a gift and you need it now! Instead of stopping at the local convenient store to pick from the few chintzy items remaining, buy them a Cheaper Than Dirt gift card in any denomination up to and including $1,000. The Cheaper Than Dirt gift card arrives in their email inbox instantly.

Chocolate Ammo

Reviews

‘Range’ Report: Bite These Bullets

For the holidays, Cheaper Than Dirt! received a test sample of ammunition from Chocolateammo.com, the San Diego-based confectioner whose line of candy products includes a Chocolate Bullet Military Tin, a Chocolate Hand Gun, Chocolate Shotgun Shell Tins, and other products. For the reloader, there’s also the Chocolate Ammo Candy Making Kit.

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Gear

The Four Best Alternative Uses for Game Cameras

Trail cams can serve multiple purposes and can be a cheaper alternative to surveillance on not just your hunting land, but your home, as well. The four best alternative uses for game cameras are security, nanny cam, hobby photography, and observation and education.

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Gun Gear

Five Fantastic Things that Fit in Stockings

I believe you are never too old for stockings. Nothing lights up Christmas morning more than a few surprises, even for adults. Stocking gifts don’t have to be limited to candy, an orange, an apple and a few plastic trinkets. This year, tell Santa to leave them a few extra special gifts in their stockings. Here are five fantastic stocking stuffers.

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Gear

Women Afield — ‘Tis the Season A Holiday Wish List for Outdoor Chicks

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 this list, you are bound to hit the mark and pinpoint the ideal gift for the sportswomen in your life.

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Blades and Knives

On the Fifth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me, 5 Machetes

This set of five machetes is one of Cheaper Than Dirt’s best bargains on blades. Each individual order is a grab bag of five different machetes with a variety of blade shapes and lengths with different styles of handles. Every machete has a full-tang blade and have good weight and balance for swinging, whacking and chopping. At around four dollars a blade, these five large machetes are truly worth the price per blade.