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GRIT Country Skills Series

GRIT Country Skills Series Summer 2018

The recently launched Country Skills book series by GRIT magazine is loaded with easy, healthy and do-it-yourself tips and tricks to make your life better. Whether it is making the perfect loaf of homemade bread or finally getting those backyard chickens, we have the solutions. You won’t be disappointed.

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Ogden Publications, Inc.
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Installing a Deer Feeder Like any good project, installing a deer feeder requires adequate preparation and safety. Mother Earth News Editor-in-Chief Hank Will discusses the finer points like clearing surrounding brush, trimming tree branches with a pole saw, and placing the feeder on level ground. Learn more from the video at Exercise Your Dog Hank Will gives advice on how to exercise your dog and the benefits you will enjoy. Developing a routine around your personal schedule and “working” your pet will enable you to reinforce other dog training exercises like “sit” and “stay.” Learn more from the video at How to Sharpen a Knife Caleb Regan demonstrates the proper way to sharpen a knife using a sharpening stone in this video from the GRIT Archives. Learn more from the video at Watch…

10 minuti
why i eat wild meat

The out-of-doors is our true ancestral estate. For a mere five thousand years we have grubbed in the soil and laid brick upon brick to build the cities; but for a million years before that we lived the leisurely, free and adventurous life of hunters and gatherers. How can we pluck that deep root of feeling from the racial consciousness? Impossible! — Edward Abbey Asone who makes no secret of his life preferences, I am often asked why I prefer to eat wild meat almost to the exclusion of domestic. It’s a fair question, to which I hope I have fair answers — beginning with health and nutrition. By any comparison with the factory-produced, chemical-drenched, fat-laden pseudo-meat that too many Americans grow obese and sick from eating today, wild meat — fish, fowl,…

8 minuti
when the smoke clears

Imagine looking down an octagon barrel as you line up the open sights onto the center of the target. You squeeze the trigger, and out of the corner of your eye you see a shower of sparks and hear a small pop as the hammer falls. After what feels like a long time, you feel the rifle recoil into your shoulder as you hear a definitive boom! Everything down range is now completely obscured by a cloud of foul-smelling, white smoke. Until the breeze brushes the smoke aside, you are left wondering if your shot was true. This is what it is like to shoot a traditional muzzleloader. I started hunting deer with a traditional ball-and-cap muzzleloader in the early 1980s, because I wanted to know what it is like to…

1 minuti
what’s possible?

A fun part the muzzleloader experience is customizing the possibles kit. At a minimum, the possibles are: - Powder in a flask or horn (two types of powder in separate containers if using a flintlock) - Powder measure - Caps and capper (if using a percussion cap muzzleloader) - Spare flints (flintlock) - Knapping hammer (flintlock) - Lubricated patches - Patch knife - Projectiles - Short ball starter - Ramrod - Cleaning pick - Cleaning jag - Cleaning patches - Nipple wrench (percussion cap) - Vent pick - Candle and matches (percussion cap weather proofing)…

9 minuti
stick and a string

It’s not that Curt Lytle has anything against hunting deer and other game with a gun. He grew up doing that. These days, he just wants something more, something that gives him a stronger connection to the natural world and a greater challenge. That’s why Lytle made the easy decision to give up gun hunting in 2007 in favor of bow hunting. “I feel like I am participating in nature instead of observing it when I hunt with a bow,” says Lytle. “I can walk over a hill and see an animal and shoot it from 300 yards away with a rifle, but with a bow, I have to get in its personal space. That’s not easy. Carrying a hand-made bow through the woods is very fulfilling and having a successful hunt…

16 minuti
tracking techniques for ethical hunting

Several years ago, I was invited by an acquaintance to go deer hunting. Although I had some reservations about the man who was inviting me, I decided to go. He was much older than me, a seasoned hunter with a long lifetime of experience, so I figured he probably had a lot of knowledge and wisdom I could learn from. The idea was that by coming along I could shoot a deer myself or, if he got one, I would give him a hand with any heavy work and could take the hide, fat, and organs and any other parts that he didn’t intend to use home with me. On the day of our hunt, he picked me up at the road near my home early in the morning. We drove…