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Understanding and Avoiding Frostbite

Hunting

Understanding and Avoiding Frostbite

There’s a blood trail in the snow. You’re following the tracks. Your feet are cold but you want to find the animal before dark. You keep hiking. Your toes go numb but you keep going. But how far is too far? The wilderness often requires us to push ourselves, but it’s important to know our physical...
How to Snare a Snowshoe Hare

Trapping

How to Snare a Snowshoe Hare

If you are what you eat, then I am mostly snowshoe hare. Or at least I was while living in the frozen wilderness of the Northwest Territories on Season 7 of the History Channel's show "Alone." Snowshoe hares are good eating,, and they taste even better cooked over an open fire with the smell of wood...
Porcupine Meat: Novelty Meal, Ultimate Survival Food

Small Game

Porcupine Meat: Novelty Meal, Ultimate Survival Food

During the survival adventure of a lifetime, I got to experience firsthand what it’s really like to live in the woods without outside help for as long as possible. Of the many things I learned in the Canadian sub-Arctic as a contestant on the History Channel show “Alone,” I found out that rabbit...