Field & Stream has survived for so long because it has never been about celebrities or politics or television. It's about things that last, like competence in the outdoors, wildlife conservation, and a true understanding of our role in the natural world. It's about important skills like how to field dress a deer, and how to survive a night in the winter woods, should you ever have to (see "A Hunter's Guide to Winter Survival," on page 53). But Field & Stream is also about the intangible: the shock of seeing a huge whitetail at 17 yards, the satisfaction of watching your Lab make a good retrieve, the rush-every time-of feeling a bass on the line. Some things never change.