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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 ...

Dec 17, 2014

How to Tie the Whip Knot

The Whip or Whipping Knot is one of the first knots you will learn in scouts because it is so versatile and so easy. It can be used to “whip rope” as shown in the illustrations below — a technique used to prevent further fraying of rope ends — or to lash items together and ...

Dec 15, 2014

Real Men Wear Shorts…During Winter!

Have you ever wondered why men wear shorts during the winter? According to Adam Noll, it's because they're real men! The following article is a guest post from @ThatOutDoorGuy that explains this trend.

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 ...

Oct 15, 2014

Firewood Fundamentals

“A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.” – Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father The beginning of fall is the perfect time of year to begin planning for firewood. The weather is starting to cool, inviting men to hunt, ...

Aug 26, 2014

Book Review: Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell

There is a certain kind of man who has what it takes to become a Navy SEAL. Marcus Luttrell and the men he served with are those kind of men. This book is not for the faint of heart. It is, however, for those who long to know the hearts and minds of our greatest warriors. Here is my review of Lone Survivor.

Jul 14, 2014

How to Cook Bacon…Shirtless

“Bacon’s not the only thing that’s cured by hanging from a string.” – Hugh Kingsmill, English Writer, 1889 – 1949 The other day a young, up-and-coming man asked me for the answer to one of life’s great mysteries: How does one cook bacon without a shirt? For anonymity sake we’ll ...

Jul 10, 2014

21 Uses for a Bandana (or should we say MANdana?)

Other than, say, a knife, there is likely no tool which folds so easily and is as versatile as a bandana. In fact, we should call it a MANdana because every man should carry one. Here are 21 uses for a bandana (or MANdana) you may not have considered before.

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!

Jan 22, 2014

The Love of Wood

It seems that wood and manliness have always gone together. (OK, get your laughs out…better?) Seriously though, there seems to be a draw to wood and trees like no other object I can think of. This week, let's consider why we as men should (or do) love wood.
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