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How to String a Crossbow Pistol

Based on it’s more ancient predecessor, the bow and arrow, crossbow technology changed how wars were fought. Wars were won and lost when the crossbow was introduced into Europe from Asia (where they had been used from as early as the 6th Century). Like any other mechanical device, a crossbow requires regular maintenance. This also […]

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DIY Gun Bluing

Most experienced gun owners know the importance of gun bluing. Bluing is a process by which steel is protected from rusting by passivation. It gets its name from the blue-black color this process imparts on the metal. While you might have heard of gun bluing, or even owned blued firearms, what you may not know […]

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How to Maintain a Compound Bow

Things have changed a lot with the humble bow and arrow since they started appearing in the late Upper Paleolithic/early Mesolithic. The archers at Agincourt wouldn’t know where to start when it comes to today’s hi-tech models. Compound bows in particular really do bring archery into the 21st Century. Even these sophisticated bows have come […]

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How to Build a Crossbow Out of Wood

There are few things most of us guys can agree on, but that beer is best served cold is one of them. Another is that crossbows are freakin’ awesome! Even more awesome is building a crossbow yourself. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an experienced woodworker or a hobbyist who enjoys taking on challenging, but rewarding […]

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Tips To Remember In Tying A Knot

If you are hoping to put together a great knot, you will want to read through this piece first. You can’t just dive into the process and hope you are going to get an excellent knot. It is not going to work like that, and those who are good at it have perfected the skill […]

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How To Build A Cold Weather Survival Shelter

When cold weather hits, especially when there is a storm involved, you don’t have much time. It can hit all at once, and this can force you to have to set up shelter fast. If you’re out hiking and camping in the wilderness, you are going to have plans to set up camp, but what […]

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Signs & Treatment For Dehydration

If you are not drinking enough water, you are probably dehydrated. It is not always easy to tell if you are suffering from dehydration because some of the signs and symptoms tend to happen later as the problem gets worse. However, there are plenty of early signs to look out for if you have some […]

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Basic Survival Guide in Cold Water

People often associate landing in ‘Hot Water’ with being in big trouble, but ‘Cold Water’ has some equally problematic scenarios that those working and playing on boats and near lakes, rivers and the deep blue sea should be aware of. A human body is plunging unexpectedly into shockingly cold water —or anything lower than 20° […]

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Tips on How to Survive A Bear Attack

The last thing that anyone wants to encounter in the wilderness is a surprised or angry bear. Unfortunately, as habitat continues to decrease due to deforestation, human and bear encounters become more likely, and the risk of encountering a bear increases when hunters, hikers or Trailblazers enter into the bear’s natural habitat. Unfortunately, for a […]

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First Aid Kit Essentials

Quick question here. What is one item that every driver and every camper should have with them? The answer? It is a survival and a first aid kit. Whether you get stranded on the side of a road or are facing an injury or a medical emergency out on a trail, you need to be […]

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