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No experienced outdoorsman heads into the field for any extended period without some sort of first-aid. But there is a limit to what you can carry. The best practice is to keep a full medical kit in your car, boat, or base camp, while packing into the backcountry only the essentials for safe, comfortable travel. If you want to buy a stand-alone kit...
  1.   Thursday, 18 July 2019
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The most important factor in bowhunting success isn’t scouting, bow tuning, or even having a great place to hunt. It’s practicing with your weapon. Whether you shoot a lightning-fast compound bow or a simple stick and string, you can’t make meat if you can’t make the shot. Stump shooting and field roving are great practice, especially for tradition...
  1.   Thursday, 18 July 2019
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For some people, a generator is one of those tools they never think they’ll use, but are dang sure they have one when they need it. Whether you stash one in your storage shed for emergency situations like when the power goes out after a storm, or you slide one into the back of your truck to help power up and recharge your camp-trailer batteries, a ...
  1.   Thursday, 18 July 2019
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A good light goes hand-in-hand with camping (or just about any outdoor activity, really) and it’s important to keep one close by for the inevitable trip to the restroom in the middle of the night, to illuminate the picnic table during a late-night card game, or to simply provide a sense safety knowing you can see your surroundings in the dark. Fort...
  1.   Thursday, 18 July 2019
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From June through september, squirrels do their feeding high in trees for buds, berries, and early mast. If simply getting a limit is your goal, blast the critters from the canopy with a shotgun. But you’re missing out on a lot of fun if you’re not sneaking in tight to head-shoot them with a .22. A rimfire saves you from picking lead No. 6s out of ...
  1.   Thursday, 18 July 2019
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Even the most experienced anglers have trouble figuring out all of the different hook sizes and styles. (Bob McNally/)Hooks are the oldest tackle item in fishing. Walk into any tackle store, and you'll find a bewildering array of hooks that can confuse even the best guides, veteran anglers, and tournament competitors. They are available in a mind-n...
  1.   Wednesday, 17 July 2019
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New studies indicate that mature bucks often shift their home territories in early- to mid-September—shortly after they’ve lost their velvet. (YAYImages/depositphotos.com/)We contacted some of the top whitetail biologists in America. We dug through reams of white papers and articles by prominent deer researchers from across the country. And we came...
  1.   Tuesday, 16 July 2019
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Sonny McFarland has disappeared. I shouldn’t have been surprised. The East Tennessee region where he made his name is notoriously insular, with a history of bootlegging and moonshiners who took great pains to hide themselves from revenuers.Multiple anglers who learned the art of making balsa crankbaits at Sonny’s knee said they didn’t have his numb...
  1.   Tuesday, 16 July 2019
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Whether you’re a hunter, angler, shoot, camper, or just someone who enjoys spending time away from the trailhead, your gear can make or break a trip. We know you want to buy the best gear you can afford, which is why we created Bargain Hunter. Our team is working directly with some of the best outdoor brands in the business to bring you good deals ...
  1.   Monday, 15 July 2019
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In 2015, Amazon.com kicked off an annual celebration to commemorate another year in business. In the few years since then, Prime Day has become almost as popular as Black Friday, and is one of the most anticipated events of the year. In 2019, Amazon Prime members will once again have 24- to 48-hour access to several thousand special offers and disc...
  1.   Monday, 15 July 2019
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