Do Yourself a Favor and Watch “The Important Places” [VIDEO]

Mainstream media is full of sappy, manipulative, and overly emotional videos aimed at making you donate or buy into some cause, movement, or trend. These would-be tear jerkers make us angry, usually because they take their ability to motivate you for granted… Well, here’s some good news… “The Important Places” is not one of those. While this video about a son and his aging father on a 28-day rafting trip may get your a little misty-eyed, especially with Father’s Day coming up, odds are you will agree with every idea put forth this short film by Forest Woodward. One idea […]

Dog and Deer Best Friends Will Put a Smile on Your Face, Guaranteed [VIDEO]

Cross-species friendships are pretty uncommon in the animal kingdom, particularly when neither best friend is human AND one of the two is a completely undomesticated whitetail deer! Even if you hunt deer, or even if you use dogs to hunt deer, you have to admit that this video is ridiculously heartwarming. RELATED: Hilarious Hunting Prank: You’ll Never Believe This [VIDEO] This dog and deer combo became a YouTube sensation when this video was first aired. Since then, a followup video (below) proves that their friendship has stood the test of time.  

How to Collect Wild Honey (The Mostly Pain-Free Method)

Honey is delicious, and many people love adding it to their tea and certain types of food. However, the process of collecting honey is not one that should be taken lightly. Even if you are a beekeeper, it can be dangerous to extract honey from a honeycomb. This process becomes even more complicated if you choose to go after a bee hive that you find in the wild. The reality is that this could eventually become your best resource for obtaining honey, so it is imperative to understand the best way to undertake this task without risking your safety. Please […]

Copperhead Bites Itself! [VIDEO]

Here’s the thing about copperheads: Their venom is the least potent of all North American pit vipers, BUT they hold the title for “most likely to bite humans” going away. After watching this video, it’s easy to see why. RELATED: Will a Bite From This Snake Kill You? Copperheads are common across the southeastern portion of the US, from Texas all the way up into Pennsylvania, with even a little range into Massachusetts. These snakes are particularly aggressive; the issue is that they love to hide in places where you’re likely to surprise them — like woodpiles, raked leaves, and […]

How to Cook Bacon & Eggs In A Paper Bag [VIDEO]

This video shows how you can have fun cooking bacon and eggs in a paper bag over an open fire — a great project for anyone who loves the outdoors and hates carrying around 50lbs of cast iron cookware in their backpack! All you need is fresh bacon, eggs,  paper lunch bags, and, obviously, eating utensils to enjoy your hearty breakfast. RELATED: How to Build Your Own DIY Fire Pit This old campfire cooking trick makes for a simple and delicious camp meal without the hassle of after breakfast clean-up.  An important takeaway from this video – make sure you wait […]

Will A Bite From This Spider Kill You?

We know that the Black Widow spider carries around a pretty nasty venom for self-defense scenarios, and that this creepy arachnid is branded with a creepy red hour-glass of death emblazoned on its abdomen… But is the black widow’s bite truly deadly? RELATED: Will a Bite From This Snake Kill You? Do you know what really happens after you’ve been bitten? This video walks you through exactly what happens physiologically after you’ve sustained a bit from the much-feared Black Widow…

5 Easy to Grow Mosquito Repelling Plants

As the outdoor season approaches, many homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts look for ways to control mosquitoes. With all the publicity about the West Nile virus, mosquito repelling products are gaining in popularity. But many commercial insect repellents contain from 5% to 25% DEET. There are concerns about the potential toxic effects of DEET, especially when used by children. Children who absorb high amounts of DEET through insect repellents have developed seizures, slurred speech, hypotension and bradycardia. There are new DEET-free mosquito repellents on the market today which offer some relief to those venturing outdoors in mosquito season. But there are also certain plants […]

[VIDEO] Hilarious Hunting Prank: You’ll Never Believe This

Deer hunters tend to have a lot of extra time on their hands…  Some of them choose spend their time in the stands daydreaming about that mythical big buck they hope to shoot one day. Others put their time to good use: Coming up with hilarious pranks!!! Check out this practical joke that a couple of seasoned hunters pulled on their novice buddy. RELATED: Deer Hunting: A Lifetime Survival Hobby

Top 5 Turkey Guns

In the quest for self-sufficiency, there are certain activities that sharpen one particular survival skill at a time, such as target practice or learning new shelter-building techniques. Then there are those rare activities that can sharpen your self-reliance skills in a more “global” kind of way. Turkey hunting, in particular, involves moving stealthily, sometimes under the cover of predawn darkness, listening carefully, and training your eyes to spot short birds at long distances. If you saw the recent film, American Sniper, you probably noticed the parallels director Clint Eastwood drew between the skills used to hunt and those used by […]