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84 Hunting, Fishing and Camping Tips From Field & Stream Readers

84 Hunting, Fishing and Camping Tips From Field & Stream Readers

Shave the Years Off Your Guns

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from greengiant wrote 2 years 15 weeks ago

Great suggestion, but, in case you don't have a dime handy or don't want to go through a balancing act to keep it in place. You can do as my Grandpa taught me over sixty years ago, USE PIECE OF WHITE CLOTH OR PAPER. In the woods, in a tight whithout a dime, a piece of cloth of paper, a leaf with a shiney side will work just fine.

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from IowaGuy wrote 2 years 15 weeks ago

Whatever you do DON'T GET THE JUICE BOXES MIXED UP!!!!!

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from ec_nick wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

I made a turkey sling (item 78) for myself with a little shed that I found and a piece of rawhide. It works very well for those long walks out and it looks cool too

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from Montanagyrene wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

The bungee-balls (#7) also work GREAT for taming those pesky Christmas light strings, too!!

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from IrishEagles wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

i remember trying to find things to set my pole up against when i shore fished. this is a good idea for when you get older, you have a cane and a rod holder.

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from 30-CAL wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

After you freshen up a rack with the wood stain try a clear coat spray, it keeps them from looking dull and bleaching out.

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from longtrail wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

Any gear you tag with fluorescent orange or yellow tape will show up really brightly in Blue LED light. I have found my keys in a dark soccer field.

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from dleurquin wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

Nice idea.

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from michael n. stout wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

Stay dry while camping in a down pour. Place your ground cover inside your tent rather than under the tent. We use a 4mil. plastic sheet that goes up the inside wall about 4" to keep any items inside from touching the sides. This trick has worked for our family for years in the meanest weather.

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from Bernard Gates wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago

Ifyou walk as much as I do while hunting,buy a pair ofqueen size knee high womens hose. No blisters and boots slip off and off with ease

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from 2001 wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

To make a weedless hook I take a rubber band and tie it on the fishing line just above the hook. Then,stretch the band and put it on the barbless side of the hook. This will let the hook prevent weeds and the fish will bite just the same.

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from coosabass2012 wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

Some great ideas here. If you use the turkey sling idea make sure to tie some blaze orange survey tape around the head and body so you don't invite a shotgun blast from another hunter!

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from greengiant wrote 2 years 15 weeks ago

Great suggestion, but, in case you don't have a dime handy or don't want to go through a balancing act to keep it in place. You can do as my Grandpa taught me over sixty years ago, USE PIECE OF WHITE CLOTH OR PAPER. In the woods, in a tight whithout a dime, a piece of cloth of paper, a leaf with a shiney side will work just fine.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from IowaGuy wrote 2 years 15 weeks ago

Whatever you do DON'T GET THE JUICE BOXES MIXED UP!!!!!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from ec_nick wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

I made a turkey sling (item 78) for myself with a little shed that I found and a piece of rawhide. It works very well for those long walks out and it looks cool too

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from 30-CAL wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

After you freshen up a rack with the wood stain try a clear coat spray, it keeps them from looking dull and bleaching out.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Bernard Gates wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago

Ifyou walk as much as I do while hunting,buy a pair ofqueen size knee high womens hose. No blisters and boots slip off and off with ease

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from 2001 wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

To make a weedless hook I take a rubber band and tie it on the fishing line just above the hook. Then,stretch the band and put it on the barbless side of the hook. This will let the hook prevent weeds and the fish will bite just the same.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Montanagyrene wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

The bungee-balls (#7) also work GREAT for taming those pesky Christmas light strings, too!!

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from IrishEagles wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

i remember trying to find things to set my pole up against when i shore fished. this is a good idea for when you get older, you have a cane and a rod holder.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from longtrail wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

Any gear you tag with fluorescent orange or yellow tape will show up really brightly in Blue LED light. I have found my keys in a dark soccer field.

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from dleurquin wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

Nice idea.

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from michael n. stout wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

Stay dry while camping in a down pour. Place your ground cover inside your tent rather than under the tent. We use a 4mil. plastic sheet that goes up the inside wall about 4" to keep any items inside from touching the sides. This trick has worked for our family for years in the meanest weather.

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from coosabass2012 wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

Some great ideas here. If you use the turkey sling idea make sure to tie some blaze orange survey tape around the head and body so you don't invite a shotgun blast from another hunter!

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