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The 10 Best Hunting Rifles: The Browning A-Bolt

The 10 Best Hunting Rifles: The Browning A-Bolt

The Browning A-Bolt is the “modern convenience” version of the tried-and-true bolt action. It’s sleeker looking and incorporates seemingly more user-friendly technologies, but in the end, it’s a bolt-action hunting gun like the rest of the batch. The Rifle: Browning ...

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Fire for Survival, Part 2: Fire Architecture and Engineering

Fire for Survival, Part 2: Fire Architecture and Engineering

As we discussed in the first part of this three-part fire series on survival, successful survival fires are one part materials, one part engineering, and one part monitoring. Preparation for the site of your fire will be the first task, and you will want to ensure that you find a suitable location to place your fire. Will it be protected from wind? Is it in the right place relative to your shelter? Will you be able to obtain heat from its position?

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The 10 Best Hunting Rifles: The Remington 700 Bolt Action

The 10 Best Hunting Rifles: The Remington 700 Bolt Action

Remington touts their 700 model as the most versatile line of rifles on the market; with thirty-four base models in the line, they may be on to something. The Rifle: The Remington 700 Bolt Action The Caliber: 7mm Remington Magnum ...

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An Introduction to the Best Hunting Rifles

An Introduction to the Best Hunting Rifles

Choosing a hunting rifle shouldn’t be all that difficult, but with so many choices and so many calibers, it can seem a daunting challenge. Of the hundreds and thousands of guns produced over the years in the hunting rifle category, ...

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Surviving at Sea

Surviving at Sea

The ocean covers some 70 percent of the Earth's surface. The human race has traveled to the moon, but still hasn't touched down on the deepest parts of the ocean floor. It is such a force that entire cities have been devastated by a few waves. It has such partners in crime (fiction and nonfiction) as the kraken, the giant octopus, rogue waves, and man-eating sharks. But perhaps the ocean’s most curious feature is its ability to make men vanish.

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Gunsmithing Tips for All-Steel Firearms

Gunsmithing Tips for All-Steel Firearms

Anyone can experiment with a Dremel tool and do irreparable damage to their firearm, but with a little knowledge and restraint, you can actually improve the functioning of your weapon rather than harm it. This article will not focus on ...

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Survival In One Word: Water

Survival In One Word: Water

Many would think the primary goal in a survival situation is to find your way back to civilization or to be rescued or found. But is the author's goal is to help you realize that the primary and only immediate goal in a survival situation is to survive. If you can survive, then you have a chance to make it back to civilization– if you can survive. Aside from oxygen, the most important thing to obtain in a survival situation is hydration...

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The AR-15: Practical, Tactical, and Versatile

The AR-15: Practical, Tactical, and Versatile

For an off-the-grid, self-defense, and survival situation, there is perhaps no firearm more well-suited to the job than an AR-15. There is no need to bore you with the history of this firearm; so instead, you will find a discussion ...

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Extreme Cold

Extreme Cold

Loss of heat can be the most devastating hurdle to deal with in any survival situation. While of course it is important to stay hydrated and avoid overtly life-threatening occurrences (like falling off of sheer cliffs or being mauled by a bear), exposure (the cold) can kill you in a matter of hours. In terms of risk, you are likely at greater risk to die of exposure than of any other outdoor concern. It is incredibly important to understand how the body works and how to counteract ...

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Keeping Your Goats Happy and Healthy

Keeping Your Goats Happy and Healthy

Goats are overall very hardy animals. The breeding is so pure in even the most heavily bred purebreds that they are as close to their natural state as any domestic animal, and that makes them less susceptible to disease. However, ...

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