Written by David Maccar, this article was originally published by Free Range American on February 4, 2021. There is no such thing as a survival knife. Knives have been called that and have been marketed that way — as some kind of magical tool that will save your ass in some unlikely situation. But that idea is inherently flawed.
Category: Gear Guide
For most new hunters, after getting their license and finding a place to hunt, the question that plagues them most is, “What gear do I need in order to get started?” There are hundreds of outdoor companies out there declaring that their products are essential to hunters and hunting success. For new hunters it can
Deer hunting, regardless of where it’s done or how, has some universal components. And perhaps the foremost is the inevitable hunger brought on by sitting in a tree stand, hiding in a ground blind, or still-hunting for hours in frigid temps. Staving off this hunger with a strategically selected snack is largely a matter of
When it comes to getting your gear together for a backcountry hunt, tents, sleeping bags, and packs get all the glory. The humble sleeping pad is usually an afterthought, or is even excluded altogether in a show of faux toughness. The reality is, a high-quality sleeping pad is essential for getting the performance you expect
When it comes to selecting broadheads for your arrows, you’ll find yourself wading through numerous options, including weight, cutting diameter, number of blades, and finally, mechanical or fixed. Despite all the catchy marketing and product placement on hunting shows, the best place to start your search is at your local archery shop. Still, you should
A broken ankle, arm, or leg can be painful, but when it occurs in the backcountry, far away from medical assistance or a quick ride to the hospital, it can be downright deadly. Such injuries lead to a lack of mobility, and being stranded in inhospitable wilderness can lead to a number of unfavorable outcomes.