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Plan to Stay Hydrated
J. W. McCorkle
We have all read articles about the importance of staying hydrated. The dangers of not drinking enough water could lead to low levels of moisture and electrolytes in your system. Two thing . . . keep reading
Hanger Clips
By Ralph Rickstrew (R2)
I've always used clothespins to hang shafts during the drying process of arrow construction. However, the clothespins get slippery, and my latex gloves get in the way when I'm trying to ha . . . keep reading
PAM® for Carbon Steel
By Danny Long
There is nothing like a traditional carbon steel knife. D2 tool steel takes a good temper, resulting in a knife that is easy to sharpen and holds an edge. If properly cared for, it will la . . . keep reading
Parachute Cord
By John Borgeson
A number of people have written recently suggesting items to be carried by a hunter in his kit. I would like to recommend something that has been useful to me over the years. It is small, lightwei . . . keep reading
String Hand Alignment
By Philip Cox
It might be a good idea to try something different when working to improve your shooting accuracy. I hope this tip will help others as much as it has helped me. In the past, I had trouble with . . . keep reading
Paper Trail
By Don Thomas
Lots of hunters I know use surveyor's tape to mark the last known sign when trailing a wounded animal, but there's a better alternative: toilet paper. TP has several advantages in this sit . . . keep reading
String Pouch
By Larry O. Fischer
A traditional bowhunter should always carry an extra bowstring that has been stretched and set up with the correct nocking point. Stuff happens when you are playing with sharp broadheads! . . . keep reading
Montucky Fire Tube
By Dan Adair
If you don't shoot woodies, and you've ever been lucky enough to break or bend an arrow on a week-long bowhunting trip, you'll appreciate this tidbit of Montana Boy bushcraft. In a perfect world . . . keep reading
Broadhead Coating
By Baxter Byrd
When I am on an extended hunt, I find myself touching up broadheads in the evening. After resharpening the heads, I coat each side of the fresh edge with a light layer of lip balm. . . . keep reading
Hearing Protection
By Blake Fischer
I have seen many different lists published of people's hunting necessities. They cover most of the usual items: bows, arrows, knives, and even some items that are less intuitive for a hun . . . keep reading
The Follow Through Anchor
By Dan Adair
It's that magic time of year again: the snow is melting in the high country, but not enough to get into good bear hunting; turkey season is pretty much over; and the rivers are running too full . . . keep reading
Hand Sanitizer for Bites
By Rick Fouts
I discovered this "cure" somewhat by accident. I am extremely sensitive to chiggers. Within two days a chigger bite will swell as large as a quarter and turn as dark as a liver spot. This . . . keep reading
A Fungus Amongus
By David Petersen
Every spring across much of America, in parallel with turkey season, foragers are blessed with the brief annual return of the exquisite morel mushroom, both black and blonde . Which of the two is best is a matter of individual taste, but few experienced fungus fanatics will disagree . . . keep reading
Get the Tradbow App!
By Robin Conrads
We have developed a simple and free Tradbow App that allows access to our website from a smart phone or tablet. With our new App, you may log in and go to the Campfire Forum; purchase or renew yo . . . keep reading
Two Tap Tips
Dennis Han and Dave Meduna
We received two very similar tips for keeping a field tip or broadhead on a wooden arrow shaft. Dennis' viewpoint I do two things before gluing field points or broadheads . . . keep reading
Rubber O-Rings
By Bruce Smithhammer
No one likes a loose, rattling field point. A while back, I found myself in one of those massive 'hook and bullet' stores where the plethora of contraptions and schwag facing the bowhunter . . . keep reading
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