Posts in category Trapping, Hunting and Fishing

Is That Fish Toxic?

There are no simple rules to tell edible fish from those with poisonous flesh and it’s a simple fact – toxic fish contain various types of poisonous substances or toxins in their flesh and are dangerous to eat. In general however, they have the following common characteristics: Most live in shallow water around reefs or lagoons. Many […]

Survival Trapping

You can typically acquire more animal food using traps that shooting – and trapping requires much less time and energy than stalking and hunting.  Saving time and energy lets you dedicate that saved time to foraging and or building shelter.  To be effective with any type of trap or snare, you must do the following: […]

Hunting Skills Of Our Grandparents

Judge Distances Without a Range Finder Today’s laser rangefinders make life extremely simple; by just pointing and clicking they give you an exact yardage measurement. In the days of old, people could literally call those same distances within degrees of accuracy with nothing more than a quick glance. The really bad part is this trick […]

Survival and Food

You can live for several weeks without eating but regardless,  food provides life-saving energy to your body and replenishes substances that your body burns during physical and mental activity.  The average person needs 2,000 calories per day to function at a minimum level.  Any less than this and your body will cannibalize itself and burn […]

Preparing Wild Game

You must know how to prepare fish and game for cooking, storage, and preservation in a survival situation. Improper cleaning or storage of wild game can result in inedible, or possibly worse, wasted fish or game.  The following explains the process of preparing and preserving the animal for cooking and how to smoke the animal meat […]

Trapping Animals

You can typically acquire more animal food using traps that shooting – and trapping requires much less time and energy than stalking and hunting.  Saving time and energy lets you dedicate that saved time to foraging and or building shelter.  To be effective with any type of trap or snare, you must do the following: […]

Eating Acorns

Many people are not aware that acorns are edible. Acorns are high in protein, fiber, carbohydrates, fats, calcium, and other minerals and with tannins removed, they offer a sweetish taste making them an excellent option for use in stews and breads. The best tasting acorns come from Emory oak, white oak, live oak, and bur […]

Can You Identify These Animal Tracks?

How many times have you been out in the woods, on the beach, or in the middle of snowy field and found a track that you don’t recognize? Animal tracks are the clearest sign that wildlife has been through an area, and is often the easiest way to identify a species without actually seeing it. A skilled tracker […]

The Lost Art of “Cut Shells”

  Necessity is the mother of invention. Cut shells used to be legal ammo for deer in most states, and during the last great depression, it was the only ammo available to many deer hunters. It worked well with paper hulls back then, but even better with modern plastic hulls, using factory made rounds. Reloads may not have enough […]

Tasty Bugs

While the thought of sinking your teeth into a dry roasted caterpillar might sound slightly revolting, in a survival situation it could keep you alive. For some strange reason most of North America still harbors a deep prejudice towards bugs, especially when referring to them as something eatable. But, considering there are over two billion, […]