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Camping & Survival

Fishing for Survival

Hunting and trapping without a firearm is difficult, if not impossible if you are not a seasoned and practiced expert. If you find yourself in a survival situation—lost in the woods, bugging out, or hiking then fishing is your best bet and way to secure food. With a few items like line and a hook packed in a small container, you can fish in body of water or you can find items to help make a primitive fishing pole. In Fishing for Survival, Cheaper Than Dirt offers suggestions and tips on how to fish for survival.

Black Dutch oven kettle hanging from a rod iron tripod over a fire with a wood area in the background.

Hunting and Outdoors

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman: Go Dutch!

We often associate the image of a Dutch oven with camping trips or even chuckwagon cattle drives from days gone by, but the truth is many folks still use Dutch ovens. In a nutshell, the Dutch oven is a timeless alternative for cooking delicious, homemade meals without using electricity or propane. In this post, read how Becoming and OUtdoors-Woman (BOW) is teaching women how to use this cooking method.

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How-To

How to Properly Store #10 Cans

If you do not have a basement, your long-term survival food might be in jeopardy! Storage is key to keeping your long-term food supplies good for disaster strikes. In this easy seven step how-to, I show you how to stockpile food for when SHTF properly so you do not spoil your preps.

Dutch Oven Cooking Supplies

Camping & Survival

Alternative Cooking Method for Preppers

The image of a Dutch oven is often associated with camping trips or even chuck wagon cattle drives from days gone by, but the truth is Dutch ovens are still being used by many folks today. In a nutshell, the Dutch oven is a timeless alternative for cooking delicious homemade meals without using electricity and is a perfect tool for the home prepper.

Camping & Survival

Squirrel, It’s Not the Other White Meat

Hunting squirrels in the summer is much more difficult than in the winter, as they have a ton of lush green foliage to hide behind. Many people dismiss squirrels as edible game, referring to them as tree rats that are unfit on which to dine. I obviously disagree. Some people claim they taste like chicken but, while I can see the resemblance, squirrel is actually a bit darker and more tasty than chicken.