Category Archives: hunting

Cooking Snakes

This year there seems to be more rattlesnakes on the move around here.  It may just be that they are being forced to move because of the drought.  But it got me to think about cooking snakes.  Now rattlesnake tastes … Continue reading






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A Review of the Condor Primitive Bush Knife

I recently received a new knife and today I took it out for a test run.  The knife is the Condor Primitive Bush Knife that is a copy of the one Matt Graham uses on Duel Survivor.  It is an … Continue reading






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Fish Hooks can be Used for Bird Hunting

Now the first thing I want to explain that hunting birds with fish hooks is probably illegal everywhere.  This should only be used as a method of last resort when your life is at stake.  But if the situation is … Continue reading






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Hunting Wild Hogs with a Trashcan

A few years ago, I was down by Hollister in Northern California with a bunch of half crazy 4-wheel drive enthusiasts.  Now we were in an area with lots of wild hogs.  They were quite plentiful and some of the … Continue reading






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Hunting Quietly Without Attracting the Attention of Your Neighbors

I have been giving some thought lately on hunting quietly.  By that, I mean to hunt without attracting the attention from your neighbors that a normal gunshot would make.   Unless you live way out in the country, a gunshot will … Continue reading






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Snares are Easy and Inexpensive to Make

  A while back, I wrote a post on trapping and mentioned that I would show you how I make my snares.  Now first I want to mention that before you use snares check the Fish and Game regulations in … Continue reading






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Bolas are a Good Way to Silently Hunt Small Game and Birds.

Bolas ( sometimes called bolos) have been used as a weapon for hunting and protection by many different societies throughout   history. They were used by the Australian Aborigines and have been found in Pre-Columbian settlements, in South America.  They were … Continue reading






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YoYo Fishing Reels Can be Used for Fishing, Snares or Warning Devices

I have had YoYo fishing reels for well over twenty-five years.  The ones I have are so old they are labeled White Auto-Fisher.  For years, they seemed to have disappeared from the market, now all of a sudden they are … Continue reading






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Animal Trapping can be a Useful Survival Tool

  Animal trapping has been used to gather food for most of human history.  It is just in recent years that it has been banned.  I live in California which has strict laws on animal trapping.  Leg traps and body … Continue reading






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Butcher Knives, How little You Really Need to Butcher a Large Animal

I have wanted to write a blog for some time on what butcher knives are required to process large animals.  Now this is an area in which I am definitely not an expert.  It has been a while since I … Continue reading






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