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Feb 8, 2016

Traditional Archery: Part 4 – How to Shoot a Bow Instinctively

In Part 4 of this 4-Part series we discuss how to shoot a bow instinctively in traditional archery.

Jan 9, 2016

Traditional Archery: Part 3 – Arrow Primer Guide

“Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you.” – Georg Hermes, German Roman Catholic Theologian, 1775-1831 In Part 3 of this 4-Part series we discuss an arrow primer guide to accommodate traditional archery.

Nov 24, 2015

Traditional Archery: Part 1 – Recurve and Longbow Fundamentals

When we talk about a “traditional bow” or “traditional archery” we are speaking of non-compound bows or non-mechanical bows. This term can refer to a simple stick and a string or a fiberglass laminated takedown. In Part 1 of this 4-Part series we discuss these and other fundamentals of the recurve and the longbow.

Apr 2, 2015

TRThursday: That Time Teddy Stabbed a Cougar to Death

This #TRThursday article is a bit difficult for me to write, because each time I start a line my imagination goes haywire. As I’m sitting under the spring sun, typing, I see a young Theodore Roosevelt leaping from his horse, bowie in hand, gleaming in the sun, into a pack of mad dogs, snapping ...

Feb 26, 2015

TRThursday: The Winchester – Theodore Roosevelt’s Rifle of Choice

“Personally, I have always preferred the Winchester. I now use a 45-90, with my old Buffalo gun, a 40-90 Sharps’ as spare rifle. Both, of course, have specifically tested barrels, and are stocked and sighted to suit myself.” – Theodore Roosevelt and his rifle of choice, from Hunting Trips of a Ranchman

Dec 27, 2014

How to Make a Bow Stringer

Whether you picked up a used recurve or long bow at a yard sale, outdoors store, or made your own, a serious bow will take some serious strength to string. You can pick up a bow stringer for about $10-$15 or you can make your own in about 10-15 minutes. Here’s how to do it.

Dec 22, 2014

4 Camping Tricks with Forked Sticks

A forked stick has a number of uses, particularly around the campfire. Here are a four ways you can use them as mentioned in Outdoor Life’s Complete Book of Camping (1971). How to Use Forked Sticks Around the Campfire Trick 1: Securing a Dingle Stick A dingle stick is used to hold ...

Nov 7, 2014

Jack Pine Savage Venison Roast Recipe

If you are like a lot of modern, suburban men, the venison you have, like other wild game meat, is a prized possession. Deer meat can only be acquired a few months out of the year and if you take into account the few times you may get to hunt and the fewer ...

Nov 4, 2014

Jack Pine Savage Venison Steak Recipe

When a man has been hard at work he feels more than just hungry, he feels as though he deserves a meal. When a man gets to that point, the quality of the meal can make or break his spirits. The Jack Pine Savages, the men who ...

Jul 30, 2014

Fireside Topic: If you could only have one rifle caliber, what would it be?

Choose your scenario: End of Civilized Society or Super Strict Gun Laws. You have to choose one rifle caliber to see you and yours through the tough times ahead. What’s it going to be? The easily carried and plentiful .22? The battle ready 7.62×39? The hunter’s go-to choice of 30.06? A hard-hitting .308? Maybe ...

May 13, 2014

How to Easily Fillet a Catfish

Growing up in the South (and on a river no less), catfish were a common sight and a pretty common meal for many. When I was a boy I used to go down to the old bridge crossing the river and see who was fishing. On many days there would be a black man, or a few throughout the week, tossing in a line with a few hanging over the sides.

Mar 24, 2014

Getting to Know Your Grandpa’s Pocket Knife

This article inspired a book! A few years after writing this article, a publisher reached out to me and asked for a book on the subject of pocket knives. I’m happy to announce it’s published and available for purchase at our store!
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