Category Archives: Outdoor Skills

Hunting Safety Tips

This month and the next, thousands of the world’s best conservationists will take to the woods or fields.  Statistically, hunting is safer than your daily, work commute, but we must take time to review important safety reminders.  Here are some … Continue reading

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Cooking with the Sun

Can you really cook food using the Sun? God’s great ruler of the day never ceases to amaze me.  Through the ages, this blazing star has served our planet well.  We are just beginning to learn how to harness its … Continue reading

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The Art of Manliness

Time to man up.  I’m pleased to share a website for men, and it’s quickly becoming a favorite.  The Art of Manliness attempts to preserve skills many of us—as men—may be forgetting.  Recently, I listened to a podcast featuring the … Continue reading

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Camping Tips – Part 3

As the weather warms up, many families seek an outdoor escape. Camping brings families together and creates those special memories.  What a satisfying evening: sitting around a dancing fire, roasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories.  Most can bear “roughing it” … Continue reading

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Southern Grilled Quail

The weather is getting warmer and so it’s time to dust off the grill and give your spouse a break.  The kids are sure to hang around the house more with these kind of meals.  With this outdoor delight there’s … Continue reading

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How to Make a Survival Bracelet

What is a survival bracelet? It’s a decorative and functional bracelet for all ages and genders.  The material is 550 parachute cord, and I use the Cobra Weave for the knot work. If you find yourself lost or stranded in … Continue reading

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Metal Detecting 101

The Tesoro coil zipped back and forth over the freshly plowed field.  The silence was suddenly broken by several distinct beeps.  Found something!  The army shovel easily dug into the soil.  My excitement grew.  As I sifted through the dark … Continue reading

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Fire-Building 101

In my last article, I used tinder and fire to illustrate a spiritual principal.  For centuries, fire has played—and continues to play—an important role in our lives.  Today, many seek to return to simpler times and learn the basic skills … Continue reading

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World’s Best Deer Jerky

Native Americans and early settlers lacked the luxury of today’s modern appliances, so they would make jerky.  By drying the meat, it could be stored and carried for long distances.  Traditionally, jerky is smoked, but it’s just as easy to … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice Bracelet

After admiring the so-called survival bracelets, I finally taught myself how to make them.  These are cool and fun to make.  Why are they called survival bracelets?  If I find myself lost or stranded in the back country, I can use … Continue reading

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Kayak Fishing – Part 1

Usually when people hear “kayak,” they think “whitewater,” but I would like to introduce you to the wonderful world of kayak fishing.  Kayaks glide quietly across a lake or stream, allowing you to reach places inaccessible by larger boats.  Their … Continue reading

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