Tag Archives: Hunting

Bolt Action Or Semi-Auto: Which Is Best For Hunting?

Today, there are primarily two major types of rifles that comprise the majority of what hunters use for game: the traditional bolt action and the more modern semi-automatic. But is one better than the other? Both bolt action and semi-automatic rifles share one major thing in common: They began their careers as infantry weapons for militaries. After they had been perfected for battlefield use, they were then adapted

The World’s Most Versatile (And Underappreciated) Firearm?

The shotgun is perhaps the most versatile firearms on the face of the planet. From big game to small game to game birds, a shotgun will do the job. For home defense, the shotgun is more than capable and intimidating. Need a survival gun? The shotgun can cover it all in the most adverse conditions. The choices of action types, gauges, barrel lengths and stock configurations are also an added incentive for owning a s

The Silent ‘Stealth’ Survival Rifle That’s Compact And Lightweight, Too

Air rifles have been around for quite some time. The Austrian army equipped some of its units with air rifles in the early 1800s, and the Lewis and Clark expedition carried one on its westward journey. Back then, a huge flaw of the air rifle’s design was that it was delicate and had to be pumped over 100 times to fill its air reservoir. I fondly remember my 10th birthday. It was the day I opened up that beautiful

The 4 Very Best Calibers For Hunting Big Game

The answer to the question – what is the best all-round rifle caliber for big game? – has been debated among hunters and gun enthusiasts for decades. Everyone will tell you something different. The truth, though, is that there is no correct answer, as the best all-around hunting caliber is really subjective based on personal experience and preference. Nonetheless, there are certain rifle rounds that undoubtedly

What Survivalists Get Wrong About ‘Living Off The Land’

As I’ve talked to various people about their survival plans, the same themes keep cropping up over and over again. That makes sense, as we all need the same things to survive. On the other hand, some of these common themes contains some really bad ideas. The bad idea I’m referring to here is those who think that they can just go hunting to feed their families. If what they mean as “hunting” is what they do

Would ALL Wildlife Be Wiped Out If Society Collapses? The Answer May Surprise You

All hunters complain, at least one, about having to buy a hunting license. For that matter, they’ve probably complained that they were limited to hunting only during a few short weeks a year. But in fact, there is a very good reason why we need hunting licenses and we need a hunting season. That is, that without the restrictions that hunting season and hunting laws place on “We the People,” there wouldn’t b

25 Forgotten Pioneer Survival Lessons Worth Finding And Learning

Pioneer life has a special meaning in America. In less than 300 years, civilization spread across a vast continental wilderness. From the first landings in Virginia and Massachusetts in the early 1600’s, American settlers kept pushing westward behind an ever moving frontier. Into wild country went hunters, trappers, fur traders, miners, frontier soldiers, surveyors, and pioneer farmers. The farmers tamed the land

17 Ways To Make Money While Living Off Grid

Here’s how you can make money while living off grid. This list is designed to give you some ideas and inspire some creative thinking on ways to make a living from home while living off grid. There are many reasons for this, the first and perhaps most important is it frees you up to move just about anywhere you want. No more being tied to a certain location, city, county, state, etc just to be close to your job. T

Aristocrat transforms his ancestral seat into training centre preparing New Age disciples for the coming apocalypse

  Sir Richard Glyn, 72, is a long-standing devotee of New Age philosophy  He has converted his home, Gaunts House, into a meditation retreat But the aristocrat has now become increasingly worried about the future of humanity, predicting a ‘cataclysm’ by 2050 Gaunts House is hosting courses on hunting, foraging and survival skills +6 Eccentric: Sir Richard Glyn is a devotee of New Age p

5 Ways to Snare Dinner in the Wild

  If you’r­e out in the middle of nowhere, and you’re lost, and­ it’s been a couple days since you last ate, you’re in what we call a survival scenario. And you’re going to be glad, when you dig down into your pockets, to find out that you held onto the following list of snare- and trap-building instructions — because snaring your dinner sure beats knife hunting. To captur

Survival: Hunting and Trapping Small Game

Small game animals are plentiful in most wilderness areas: Mammals, rodents, waterfowl and other game birds. Here are a few proven methods for hunting and trapping small game that can save your life and provide an on-going food source in a survival situation. Hunting and Trapping for Survival There is a reason that primitive peoples were not vegetarian; wild vegetation alone cannot provide the needed sustenance to

SURVIVAL IN THE WILD:Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping 101

SURVIVAL IN THE WILD:Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping 101   Unless you have the chance to take large game, concentrate your efforts on the smaller animals. They are more abundant and easier to prepare. Unlike plants, you do not have to get into a complex identification process to know what animals you can and can’t eat. Relatively few are poisonous. Basically with relatively few exceptions, if it crawls, swi

Hunting Animals in the City Post SHTF

Hunting Animals in the City Post SHTF   The most important thing to know is which animals are poisonous; since there are only a small number in that group, it is easier to commit that list to memory than to try and memorize all the edible animals. Animal size is a consideration and in general, smaller animals are a much better bet than large wild game, not only because the smaller ones are easy to prepare, but