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Treestep Wrench

It's that time of year to move or hang treestands in our prime locations. Things might have changed since last year and that stand location isn't as promising as it was last season. For properties and locations that allow screw-in treesteps, I've come up with a wrench that is not only handy for [...]

Treestep Wrench 2017-10-16T11:44:07+00:00

Wind Direction Detector

To make a wind detector, take an empty nasal spray bottle and remove the spray tip and any tubes. You might have to enlarge the hole in the spray tip using a large pin or paper clip. Make sure the inside is completely dry and then fill it with powdered chalk, which can [...]

Wind Direction Detector 2017-03-11T08:35:47+00:00

Arrow Grip Adjustment

Arrow shafts can vary in diameter, but the grippers on most quivers are the same. I have found that some of my quivers do not hold the shafts tightly enough, and the arrows slip out or rattle around. I'd rather not risk damage to any of the grippers by screwing, pop-riveting or dismantling [...]

Arrow Grip Adjustment 2016-12-07T15:26:32+00:00

‘Tis the Season(ing): How to Season Your Cast Iron

I have a set of very old cast iron skillets. A well-seasoned cast iron skillet is as good as any expensive nonstick frying pan. At camp, as well as at home, this skillet can quickly become a family favorite. With proper care, it will last for several generations. The first rule of cast [...]

‘Tis the Season(ing): How to Season Your Cast Iron 2016-12-12T07:06:08+00:00

Saved By a Prusik Knot

It was February 1, 2011, a Tuesday morning. The ground was covered by a layer of frozen snow and ice. The temperature was 29° and the forecast was bleak, with freezing rain on the way that evening. Like so many mornings before I headed for my treestand at 0 dark:30. Finding it was easy without the aid of a flashlight with the white of the frozen snow. I had placed the treestand that September in a silver beech tree along a creek where the deer cross. This was the first year I decided to put a rope that would bear my weight from head high at the treestand to the first treestep at the base of the tree. Then using a Prusik knot I would be able to ascend and descend the tree using my safety harness and sliding the knot as I went. As I arrived at my tree I started my ritual of putting on my gear. I always dress and undress in a particular order so that I can reach into my backpack and pull out what I need without the use of a light or forgetting something. First I put my binocular

Saved By a Prusik Knot 2017-10-08T09:49:51+00:00