A Quick Primer on Silent Weapons and Why You Need Them

Crosman Benjamin Trail NP .22 Caliber Nitro Piston Air Rifle

Silent Weapons – well maybe not completely silent but silent enough to not draw attention to yourself… The value of silence under certain survival conditions could literally mean the difference between life and death for the survivor. Taking game silently could be essential in keeping your location secret and avoiding potential threats, or frightening away […]

Happy Campers Guide for Getting Away for a Few Days…


This is an entry in our current non-fiction writing contest by Happy Camper. Camping tips… This is my master list for camping that I would like to share with the Wolf pack, I am convinced that this is an evolving list, it will never be perfect because the people we camp with and the places we go will always […]

Learning to Forage for Food!

Learning to Forage for Food

This is an entry in our current non-fiction writing contest by Trina Schmidt, Ed.D. Learning to Forage for Food! Being able to go outdoors and see a plant and know that it is edible is a valuable survival skill.  However, for many, eating wild plants sounds unthinkable and even a bit crazy. A few years ago I might […]

Bruce ‘Buckshot’ Hemming – A Modern Mountain Man

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by Bruce ‘Buckshot’ Hemming

Being a Modern Mountain man I have traveled all over and have had some very unique experiences in my lifetime. I snared a wild pig in Hawaii, trapped arctic blue fox in Alaska, trapped monster sized mink in North
Dakota, and had some hair rising Spring beaver trapping in Upper Michigan. Nothing gets the blood flowing like tracking a bear down that stole your beaver, trap and all. While your only defense is a single shot .22 rifle. Looking for adventure takes on a whole new meaning when you see the trap, the beaver half eaten, and you are wondering where Mr. Bear is?

Through my many adventure and love of nature I have matured. Now I spend time researching about the early Mountain Men and the Native Americans and how they survived. The modern prepper I think will find
these facts very interesting. One journal I read talked about an 8 man group that came down from Canada to the Wyoming territory to trap beaver and other furs worth cash money.

They become stuck in a valley when heavy snows sealed off the pass with 11 foot tall snow drifts. The other big game animals in the area had already left. These men had to survive until the spring melt. How did they survive to tell their harrowing tale of plight and misery? By trapping beaver. The traps were able to feed them until the spring melt came.

Questions and Answers with The Wolf Pack : Suggested Optics for a .338 win mag Remington Rifle?

Question from Lorenzo, Hi my name is Lorenzo I was looking for tips and suggestions on buying a scope for my new .338 win mag Remington rifle. I would like to know what’s your opinion on putting a Leopold Mark AR Mod 1 6-18×40 mm on it. I’m planning to use it for my bear […]

Harvesting Game for Sustainable living after SHTF, the big myth.

This is a guest post by Sam K and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. Like several of the wolf pack readers, I am an avid hunter. The wife and myself usually harvest 4-6 deer a year to fill our pantry with canned venison, and our 2 freezers. We also hunt and trap a wide assortment of small […]

Choosing The Best Survival Knife – What You Need to Know to Avoid Making a Costly Mistake

survival knives

by Josh C Any Scout, Hunter, Camper or Outdoor Enthusiast should have a the best survival knife, for their needs, and know how to use it. A good survival knife is the single most important piece of equipment you will ever have or use. With it you can procure fire and food, and create shelter […]

Secrets of foraging for food in the great north…

This is a guest post by Donna in MN and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. In a crisis where you are forced to leave your home, or run out of stored food, it is good prepping to acknowledge the edible wild food in your surroundings. Your garden could be raided as well as a break-in to rob […]

Questions and Answers With The Wolf Pack : Control of rats other pests in a post-shtf scenario

Question from Anti-zombie Watched a documentary on the “Black Plague” which was caused by a bacteria transmitted through rats (or their flees). I constantly battle mice and the occasional rat on my farm and have kept them at bay through various brick poisons, cats, traps, etc. I was thinking how when TSHTF normal pest control […]

A fire starter for any occasion


This is a guest post by Richard G and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. Fire and Life No discover since the beginning of time has been more important to the development of mankind, then the discovery of Fire. The simple presence of a fire added to the routinely “normal” day in the outdoors instantly adds the feeling […]

Trail Camera Pictures Taken About 150 Yards Behind my House


Note that the date listed is 2011 – it’s wrong, the pics were taken over the weekend. For some reason the date did not set correctly, probably because I messed up when trying to set it…

Getting Set Up to Trap…

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This is a guest post by JSW and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. As though I don’t have enough already, it’s raining cats and dogs. What a spring evolution! At least the garden got in just in time for the first watering (now if only God will weed it as well). But it’s a perfect day for […]

A Homemade Mosquito Trap that Really Works!


A homemade mosquito trap that really works! By hze1955 Items needed: 1 cup of water 1/4 cup of brown sugar 1 gram of yeast 1 2-liter bottle HOW: 1. Cut the plastic bottle in half. 2. Mix brown sugar with hot water. Let cool. When cold, pour in the bottom half of the bottle. 3. Add […]

Catching Mr. Whisker’s

This guest post by Harold D and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. Well old Mr. Whisker’s has become a target of fishing in the last five years or so. When I started fishing for them forty or so years back, people would just look at you. Now if they see that you have a stringer full, […]

How to Make a 60 lb PVC longbow for less than $10

Don’t buy a rifle scope without reading this!


This guest post by  Robert (livinglife) and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. I’m an ex-military Airborne Scout, shoot a lot and hunt a quite a bit so I get lots of questions about scopes (slang term is glass). The old rule of thumb was a scope should cost about half of what your gun did in […]

Deer hunting after the Obama gun ban


Very funny… pic. Click the link below to view.