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  1. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    Head up or down? I was taught that head down was better because it let more blood drain out of the hams. Ive been told it improves the taste but i wonder if that reduces the nutrition in an actual survival scenario. I use carabiners and my main tether/rappell rope to make a rudimentary block...
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    https://www.wboc.com/news/disease-causing-deer-die-off-in-wicomico-worcester-counties/article_e5388380-3604-11ed-b34c-33b7a0cd0d03.html?fbclid=IwAR1ATW6cUL3rtSHZDMtMe5G-uev6jq9CT_8yJs15Fs1SPsc3sid4aRyM6F4 "They get a really high temperature," said Jonathan Trudeau with the Maryland Department...
  3. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    100% disclosure up front. I sell these. I am not selling them here I am simply looking for feedback from fellow hunters on how useful they think these packs might be or what flaws that jump out at you. I recently scored a small quantity of these strange Army "packs". They were designed for...
  4. Firearms General Discussion
    For game animals. Do you need a license on your land? Tags? Seasons? Magazine limits? How is hunting different on your land?
  5. Food and water
    https://www.lancasterfarming.com/news/main_edition/pennsylvania-game-commission-testing-deer-for-presence-of-forever-chemicals/article_55cc60d2-7489-11ec-b967-873d76651eaf.html The Pennsylvania Game Commission is testing deer for the presence of chemicals similar to those found in Maine that...
  6. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    About 10 years ago when I was 18, me and my father went on a hunting trip in west Georgia to celebrate during my birthday weekend. The trip was in september, bordering on october by a few days. One of the things I had gotten for my birthday was an old double barrel shotgun I'd gotten from my...
  7. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    Says it in the title. A good 30-06 under $700, specifically for wild bore, however I would also like a good all around rifle.
  8. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hey folks, i am looking for a head lamp for hunting. it should have white and red light with the option to start the red light immediatly (not switching from white to red). there are so many headlights - do you have a suggestion for me? Thank you :)
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Does everyone know what a wildlife food plot is? If not, it is a food plot hunters plant to attract wildlife, especially deer. Bags of wildlife food plot seeds are typically sold in the big box mart stores before hunting season. The bags typically contain stuff like turnips, beans, peas...
  10. Firearms General Discussion
    All shots are at 50 yards into clay: The above 2 pictures are of a .308 airgun bullet wound channel fired at a muzzle velocity of 950fps and impacting the clay at 50 yards. Complete pass thru and got caught in a second block of clay behind the first big block. I also tried firing them...
  11. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    Planning a hunting / camping trip on some public hunting lands on a local river. Area is a mix of pine, oak, sweet gum... etc. Will be hunting small and medium sized game. This means rabbit, squirrel, deer, and wild pigs. Pick two guns for my trip: Remington 700 bolt action in 280...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Since this covers several topics, the article and video are being posted in the general preparedness section. While stockpiling seeds for a SHTF / Doomsday survival garden I recommend testing various seeds every few years. Take a selection of seeds out of the freezer and germinate them. What...
  13. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    https://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoors/michigan-wildlife-officials-warn-hunters-of-serious-contagious-disease-in-deer Deer are being found infected with Bovine Tubercoulosis ***As of July 2017, about 900 of the estimated 230,000 deer tested in the state were positive for bovine tuberculosis, a...
  14. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    Hello interneteers. This past week I have had a great "awakening," I guess you could say. Or more precisely, my dog did. I have a two year old Lab/collie that is "my baby." She sleeps on my pillow, rides in the front seat of the truck, always gets a bit of my food, etc. But, she is a...
  15. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    Turkey season starts in two weeks for us Californians. This year I'm thinking about trying to use my Maverick 88 Security shotgun, since the new laws say lead free shot only, ruling out my old 20 gauge. Why it is impossible to find lead free 2 3/4" 20 gauge I don't know, but there is no...
  16. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Hunting season has arrived and everyone around here is keeping a close eye on their dogs. Was at the feed store and they had beautiful orange safety collars for $9-$10 bucks. Instead of spending 50+ bucks on five new store bought collars, I ordered supplies for $10.86 online and have enough...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi All, Am not an electrician, so the wire gauges is a bit like Greek to me. :xeye: What is the best type and gauge of wire to get for snare wire? Am looking at snare wire for small game like rabbits. Thanks in advance for the help.
  18. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    So what's the consensus on hunting with hollow points as opposed to soft points? Disregarding legality in some states or locations, is it effective to use? I'm looking to invest in some more non-milsurp ammo for my K31s, specifically to use in deer hunting come deer and rifle season. Hollow...
  19. Off Topic Lounge
    I could have place this comment in the financial section just as easily as first aid but I decided on general knowledge because this could affect almost anyone. I wear hearing aids because of my age and failing hearing. I have completed a hearing test that shows I have clear levels of hearing...
  20. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    Hi all, I'm again to share you the way people catch the Cooku (dove). The cuckoo is a common bird in much of Asia, such as: Vietnam, Combodia, Thailand... Watching video here: Awesome best bird trap catching Dove Live Bird ------------------------------------------ Like and Subscribe for more...
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