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Cleaning Your Thermos
By Mike McKnight
I am not sure why I shined a light into the old stainless steel thermos after a recent hunt, but I did. To put it bluntly, it was beyond gross! The thermos has emotional attachment to me, as it belonged to my Dad and is quite old. It became my charge to get it clean. . . . keep reading
Toothbrush for Small Game Heads
By Dakota Fitzgerald
While small game hunting or stump shooting, I noticed that most blunts and small game tips have a tendency to get clogged with grass, dirt, mud, etc…. I'd take a shot and then spend a considerable . . . keep reading
Brace Height Check
By Dale Collins
In the field, and especially while hunting, I rarely carry my bow square. A while back I got into the habit of putting a thin black line at my brace height when I crest my arrows . . . keep reading
Donning Rain Pants
By Thurman Fuller
During hunting season in Indiana, the weather changes constantly. In order to be prepared for anything, I pack a light rain suit (Frogg Toggs) that takes up very little space and is easy t . . . keep reading
Eye Patch for Glassing
By Matt Oberholtzer
When using a spotting scope for lengthy glassing sessions---searching a hillside for an invisible group of elk, or searching the sagebrush flats for that trophy mulie or antelope--fatigue . . . keep reading
Solar Path Lights
By Mike Miller
I am an elk-aholic. I am away from camp--glassing, stalking or scouting--until the end of legal shooting time, so I generally get back to camp in the dark. A handful of solar powered "yard . . . keep reading
By Susan Moss
I think the simplest ideas are often the most useful. As I walk through the woods, stump shooting or even when I'm hunting, I gather peeling birchbark. Compressed to a depth of 1/2" and st . . . keep reading
Rotary Cutter for Feathers
By Harold Wagner
While getting ready to split some goose wing feathers, I went to the drawer for my utility knife and noticed my rotary cutter--a round razor blade with a handle. This is a very handy crafting tool . . . keep reading
Gifts for Traditional Shooters
By Robin Conrads
What to buy for the guy who has everything . . . keep reading
Free Online Course About Aldo Leopold
By The Aldo Leopold Foundation
This is an excerpt from The Aldo Leopold Foundation's November 2014 email newsletter: Have you heard of a MOOC? It stands for Massive Open Online Cours . . . keep reading
Inner Tube Silencers
By Charles Horton
Those of you who have hunted thirty-plus years may already know about these silencers. I do not recall who told me about them in the mid-sixties when I got my first Fred Bear recurve, but they were on . . . keep reading
Easy Stick-on Arrow Rest
By George D. Stout
For folks like me who like to use stick-on rests, here's a cheapie that is very easy to make. . . . keep reading
Night Light
By Derek Herring
I found out something by accident that could be quite helpful, especially if you hunt pigs in the evening, as I do. I bought a new hat light--a cheap one that clips to the brim. I didn't pay atten . . . keep reading
On The Level
By Guy Perkins, Camp Chef
Outdoor cooking is easy and fun. The whole idea is to throw a few items into the Dutch oven, cover it, and come back later to a perfectly cooked dish. However, there is nothing worse than opening . . . keep reading
Brush Buttons
By Philip Crothers
Brush buttons can be placed on each end of a recurve's bowstring to prevent sticks and branches from getting caught between the tips and the string. Brush buttons may be purchased from mos . . . keep reading
Dying Feathers with Kool-Aid
Dennis Han
For those of you who process your own feathers for fletching, here is an easy method for adding color to them. I decided to try this "how-to" I found on the Internet, which gives detailed . . . keep reading
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