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How to Field Dress and Butcher a Rabbit

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart.  **Disclaimer: This post contains a graphic step-by-step depiction of the skinning, slicing, and disemboweling of a real rabbit. If you’re eating, have always had a soft spot for Thumper, or faint at the sight of dismembered rabbit guts, please skip this post. Seriously. You can […]

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How to Make a Torch: An Illustrated Guide

by AoM Team

Whether navigating the woods in a survival situation or hunting for treasure deep in the tunnels of an ancient temple, knowing how to make a torch with just a few common supplies is a valuable skill. Need fire and don’t have matches on hand? Read up on how to start a fire. Illustration by Ted Slampyak

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6 Reasons You Should Own a Survival Bow & Arrow

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com. I am a big fan of the bow and arrow for a variety of reasons, and I personally think that anyone who has an interest in primitive survival skills or modern urban survival should seriously consider purchasing a good bow and arrow and become […]

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Finding the Wild in Your Own Backyard: Paddling the Buffalo River + The Ultimate Guide to How to Pick a Kayak

by AoM Team


We’re all born wild. The trick is staying that way. 4Runner remains a rugged beast of a body on frame. The perfect companion for those brave enough to keep it wild. My experience kayaking the Buffalo National River.

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Finding the Wild in Your Own Backyard: Rock Climbing in Jasper, Arkansas

by Brett & Kate McKay


We’re all born wild. The trick is staying that way. 4Runner remains a rugged beast of a body on frame. The perfect companion for those brave enough to keep it wild. My experience finding a rock climbing adventure in my own backyard.

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6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com. “Living in the open in this way, and making friends of the trees, the streams, the mountains, and the stars, gives a scout a great deal of confidence and makes him love the natural life around him. To be able to tell the […]

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6 Reminders on Hiking Etiquette

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Andrew Stephens.  After spending a number of years in Utah hiking infrequently used trails, I returned to my native Washington state. Last month, I wanted to show my girlfriend some of the more popular local natural wonders, so we laced up our boots and headed for the […]

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How to Make a Rope Swing and Fly Like Tarzan: An Illustrated Guide

by Jeremy Anderberg

Summer is swiftly coming to an end. One of the ways to enjoy the last of the warm weather weekends is to take an afternoon by the lake or river and make a rope swing. Safety is paramount, and close behind is gaining maximum height and velocity. We show you how to do both. See […]

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How to Sharpen a Reel Mower

by Darren Bush

It’s 1968. I’m sitting on the front step of my grandfather’s little house in San Diego. Gramps is pushing a reel mower across his front yard, wearing a Pendleton shirt and a pair of khakis. I hear the snickety-snickety-snickety of the blades. I smell cut grass. He lets me carry the grass catcher and dump […]

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It’s All About the Smalls: How to Make a Primitive Small Game Hunting Gig

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Creek Stewart is a Senior Instructor at the Willow Haven Outdoor School for Survival, Preparedness & Bushcraft and the author of the just released book, The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide. I’d like to start this article with how I start many of my teaching programs and seminars – with The 3 Survival Rules of 3. In […]

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7 Reasons to Become a Gentleman Gardener

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from John Porter. With warm weather upon us and summer just around the corner, it’s time to think about gardening. “Gardening?” you say. Yes, gardening. If the mention of it has you thinking of aged ladies in big hats and frilly gloves gently nipping blooms from their roses, […]

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How to Survive a Bear Attack: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

Illustration by Ted Slampyak

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How to Tie a Military-Style Shemagh/Keffiyeh

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor. The shemagh (pronounced “schmog”) – also called a keffiyeh and ghutrah – originated in the Middle East. They are a scarf-type wrap commonly found in arid regions to provide protection from direct sun exposure, as well to protect the mouth and eyes from blown […]

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Save Lives Like a Combat Medic: How to Splint a Lower-Leg Fracture

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from former Army medic Bruce A. West. You’re miles from any civilization at a lookout point on a large boulder with a friend, taking in the beautiful fall scenery, when your buddy slips and falls to the ground. They’re holding their leg and screaming in pain; their tibia […]

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How to Remove a Fish Hook from Your Finger: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

Note: The String Yank Technique can’t be performed on parts of the body that aren’t attached (e.g., earlobe, nostril). If the hook is stuck in your eye, don’t even try to remove it yourself! Go to the emergency room immediately. Illustration by Ted Slampyak

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Saddle Up! How to Bridle and Saddle a Horse

by Brett & Kate McKay

One of my fondest memories growing up was going to my grandpa’s ranch in Bosque Farms, New Mexico and riding horses. The “grandkids’ horse” was named Sugar. I loved that horse. Because I was just knee high to a grasshopper, Grandpa usually did all the saddling himself. And because Grandpa sold the old ranch while […]

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Take the Navy SEAL Underwater Knot Tying Test

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This post is based on a series that was written by the ITS Crew and originally ran on ITS Tactical. Potential Navy SEALs face many challenges during BUD/s (Basic Underwater Demolition/Navy Seal Training) as they become schooled in swimming, diving, parachuting, and enduring grueling physical exercise. Another challenge every candidate must complete is […]

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How to Read a Topographic Map

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This post was written by Jason Robert and originally ran on ITS Tactical. Today we’re going to discuss how to read terrain off of a map. Reading terrain is more about artistic visualization than it is science. There are three major factors that aid in the visualization of terrain from a 2d map: Contour […]

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In Praise of the Push Reel Mower

by Brett & Kate McKay

I recently became a homeowner and along with my first house came another first: my very own little piece of land to tend. And since Kate and I had been living in apartments for all our married life, I needed to buy a mower to take care of our lawn. Like most Americans, I grew […]

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