Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Fishing with kids

Target fish species that are relatively easy to catch. Bluegills and other sunfish are near the bank this time of year, and they're usually easy to catch. Catfish are likewise a good choice. If you fish from a boat, go after sand bass and even crappie. Largemouth bass are the most difficult to catch of the common game fish. Save bass fishing for when your youth angler has more patience and better skills.
 •Use natural baits to lure fish. Kids like the action involved in casting and retrieving lures, but they'll catch more fish using earthworms or live minnows for bait. Make a game of catching insects that can be used for bait. Fishing tips

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Pine cones make great fire starters

Pine cones make great fire starters. Even better, dip them in wax. Dry pine cones don't have a tar or sappy residue like green wood might have. It's the moisture that produces it.If you decide to try and cook over them let the wax burn off and use the coals to cooke with.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Eat off of the land

Being able to eat off of the land is priceless in a survival situation. It is important that you locate a decent food supply from your surroundings and be able to build a shelter to protect you from the elements. Dining on wild animals and plants can be your only chances of getting out alive. But be aware that not everything edible is safe to eat.