Small Flashlight: Wear it on a lanyard and you'll always know where it is.
Multitool: Good for everything from slicing cheese to fixing lanterns.
Camp Shoes: Rubber bottomed, for midnight trips to the outhouse.
Baby Wipes: Much better than TP in no-shower situations, especially by day four. Just don't let the guys see them.
Matches: For starting fires, lighting lanterns, and "clearing the air."
Rubber Tote: Keep your hunting clothes from smelling like smoke, grease, or worse.
Clean PillowCase: Beats one that's been collecting dust for 11 months.
Foam EarPlugs: Think bunkmate who snores like a freight train.
Sleeping Bag: In case your own snoring gets you booted onto the porch.
Aspirin: Hair of the dog isn't an option when you're going hunting. —L.P.
- Debone a deer ham and remove sinew and silverskin.
- Cut the meat into baseball-size chunks, and rinse.
- Add to a Crock-Pot or Dutch oven with three 15-ounce cans of beef broth and cook for 3 to 4 hours.
- Drain the meat, pull it apart, and return it to the oven along with a fourth can of broth and the following seasonings:
- 2 Tbsp. meat tenderizer
- 1½ tsp. black pepper
- 1½ tsp. seasoning salt
- 4½ tsp. Italian seasoning
- 1½ tsp. garlic powder
- 1½ tsp. onion powder
- Relax and have fun. You're there for more than a buck.
- Always offer to help out, especially if you're a guest.
- Tell the cook exactly how you like your eggs (fried).
- Strike the match before turning the nozzle on gas appliances.
- Shake out your sleeping bag. Who knows what's in it?
- Ever bring a loaded firearm into camp.
- Complain about the food, unless you want to cook.
- Wash cast-iron cookware with soap. Wipe clean with a wet paper towel.
- Play cards if you cannot afford to lose.