Gun oils are a very important part to caring for your firearms. By keeping your guns lubricated, you’ll keep them in great shape and firing properly. Neglecting to do this creates a wide variety of problems, starting from rusting and poor appearance that can get to worse handling and eventually if left unchecked long enough this can even result in misfiring and other … [Read more...] about Best Gun Oil for Proper Firearm Maintenance
I remember when Dad first tried out kevlar fishing line, all the way back in the early to mid 1990s when some of these "super lines" started coming out. Considering our annual high adventure fishing trip to Canada took us to a lake where we often lost several lures to likely 30+ pound northern pike and muskie slamming into the line, this seemed like a good place to try to the … [Read more...] about The Best Kevlar Fishing Line Reviewed
I don't care what season it is, it's always a good time for a hike. However, some seasons have particular challenges. While summer demands sunscreen and plenty of extra water, and perhaps some portable shade, while a great winter hike means you'll want some quality high gaiters to keep the snow out of your boots! Tucking your jeans into your boots only works so much (if you … [Read more...] about Best High Gaiters for the Winter Sportsman
Introduction: They don't come often, but we have another guest post today, and this is one I think Jon will like. As he's raising the nephews he's always looking at age appropriate activities to make sure they have the same love of the outdoors that we grew up with, and it can be challenging at their very young ages to figure out how to make it work for everyone. With this … [Read more...] about Best Tips for Camping with Your Kids
There are few things that allow me to relax, live right in the moment, and concentrate to an almost meditative state than target shooting. While the fun might be had at the gun range, or the gravel pits, or a buddy's acres way out in the country, I always keep in mind how important it is to make sure I clean the firearm and take the time to keep it in the best firing shape … [Read more...] about Top 10 Best Real Avid Gun Cleaning Kits Reviewed
There are several options when it comes to picking out a solid wax that can be used for waterproofing your leather boots. Whether you have an old reliable pair of hunting boots that has served you well but seems to be sprouting a leak, a reliable pair of snake proof boots that have kept you safe in snake country but whose waterproofing has become suspect over the years, or a … [Read more...] about Best Leather Waterproofing Wax for Hiking & Hunting Boots
Whether you're an old hand at ice fishing who has learned to do things the old school way or an eager relatively new winter angler looking to get into this awesome recreational activity, the question of which ice auger is best will definitely come up more than once. Some people really like the traditional way with the manual auger, others swear by the added convenience and … [Read more...] about Short Answer Post: What Style of Ice Fishing Auger Is Best?
Snakes. So many snakes and honestly so many of my worst nightmares involve these slithering members of our natural world. While well over 90% of the time a snake is going to be harmless to a human in the United States, there are plenty of venomous snakes you should be aware of, especially if you're visiting an area that is known to have them (especially if you're going to be … [Read more...] about Venomous Snakes Native to the U.S.
Why does anyone need a good fishing alarm? This was a question I once wondered about myself, but some time and experience on and around many different waters taught me that sometimes this was a really great piece of fishing gear to have. One of the really cool things about fishing is just how many different styles are out there. Growing up in Iowa, Dad often took us to … [Read more...] about Best Fishing Bite Alarms Reviewed
If you're new to ice fishing, it's understandable if you forget some basic pieces of small but useful (and important) pieces of equipment. While certain things like top notch ice fishing rods or gas powered ice augers make sense and are hard to forget, then you have things like polar gaffs, fishing bite alarms, or yes even ice skimmers. While they might be little in comparison … [Read more...] about Best Ice Skimmers Reviewed for Winter Anglers
Question: Just what is a polar gaff or polar gaff hook? Why do only a few ice fishermen use it? The gaff hook is tool that some ice anglers use that can help them pull up a surprisingly large catch, especially when it's above and beyond what the fishing pole should be able to handle, yet somehow is. While a version of the gaff hook, and related to the gaff spear for fishing, … [Read more...] about Short Answer Post: What Is A Polar Gaff?
My first experience with products like these came when I was only 10 years old, and we were on a family trip in the Rocky Mountains to visit my grandparents on my Dad's side of the family. We were learning to ski right there in the Rocky Mountains, and part of making sure we stayed warm involved these little packets that would go in the boot and keep the feet comfortably warm … [Read more...] about HotHands Foot Warmers & Toe Warmers: Warm Winter Bliss!