ESTIMATE SUNDOWN USING YOUR FINGERS

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It’s Getting Dark

Daylight has a powerful effect on our circadian rhythms. We schedule our lives around the rising and setting of the sun. With the exception of hunting season, most of us probably don’t focus on the times for sunrise and sunset. It happens without our influence every single day.

We’ve all been in the position of having certain things to accomplish before it gets dark. Outside and in the woods, Continue reading ESTIMATE SUNDOWN USING YOUR FINGERS

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DEAD DROPS AND DAUGHTERS

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Passing Notes

The “dead drop” has its history firmly rooted in espionage tradecraft. If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s simply a way to pass messages between two people using a secret location that doesn’t require the two of them to meet. Also known as a “dead letter box”, the container is usually hidden in a location that wouldn’t raise suspicions if either operative were seen there. Continue reading DEAD DROPS AND DAUGHTERS

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HOW TO MAKE BONE-DRY TINDER EVEN IN A DOWNPOUR

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Problem: Cold and Wet

So what do you do when you’re out in a torrential rain with no man-made tinder on you and you need to get a fire going? Everything is soaking wet and finding dry tinder is really challenging.

Here’s how to make your own tinder using heartwood scrapings:

First, locate some dead wood. The dead limbs attached to the lower part of a tree underneath the live branches are known as squaw-wood.This is one of the easiest materials to use for creating dry tinder as these branches are somewhat protected from Continue reading HOW TO MAKE BONE-DRY TINDER EVEN IN A DOWNPOUR

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