The Horace Kephart Comeback: A Revival of the Famous Bushcraft Blade
Horace Kephart was a master of living on his own with minimal equipment, far from civilization, and passing on his knowledge by writing about what worked in the wilderness, what...
Cowboy Coffee: Don’t Miss the Best Part of the Day
When you are staying in the backcountry, there won’t be a coffee shop barista to make your coffee or a fast food drive-through nearby. The time and practice you take...
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Canoeing: Learn the A to Z Essentials of Piloting a Canoe
Canoeing is a traditional means of travel in the wilderness and a skill developed over time, but here are some time-honored tips and tricks.
Mountain Men Food: Favorite Grub on the Go for Trappers and Traders
The new book about foods of the Early American West, written by Mike Moore, has done a great job of researching the writings of early Western explorers to record the...
Hudson Bay Camp Knife: The One Knife for the Fur-Trading Mountain Men
When we study our history and discover that the mountain men, who lived “a life wild and perilous” about as far from the road as you can get, carried only...
Ranking Hollywood’s Best and Worst Frontier Flicks and Firearms
Being both a firearms enthusiast and a history junky, it's impossible to watch a movie without critiquing the propriety of the guns used, as well as the historical accuracy of...
126 Dead Hawks, two Dead Bobcats, and a California Man Arrested
Nobody knows why Lassen County's Richard Parker shot 126 birds of prey on his 80-acre property but he's facing jail time and a huge fine for it.
Thriving Big Game Herds Mean Big Harvests for This Season’s Hunters
According to the Idaho Fish and Game, through February, 88 percent of fawns and 97 percent of calves are still alive.