Backwoods Skills: Tomahawk Throwing in Three Easy Steps
If something needs to be cut or chopped through, a tomahawk makes an excellent tool. Tomahawk throwing has recently become a popular pastime and sport.
Off-Grid Anvil, Man’s Oldest and Most Valuable Tool
Anvils have been in common use for so long that you can consider them the sine qua non of civilization. After all, if tool use is one of the defining...
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Fly Tying: Master the Angler’s Art of Crafting Lures for Trout
The most critical elements for any fly tying beginner are learning the knots and keeping the fly’s parts—tail, body, wings, shell, legs and hackle—in proportion and secured on the hook
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.