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Tom Claycomb
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Tom Claycomb

Up bow hunting for elk as we speak...type. Been raining for 2 days off/on....mostly on. Moving camp. Saw a glance of a wolf last night. Jump to another spot w/ more game.

6 years ago
If you've never hunted morel mushrooms you're missing one of the best of delicacies that the great outdoors has to offer. I've been around cattle all of my life and have had access to the best steaks in America, and I'm telling you, morels are better than the best steak. They're that good. Be sure to study the differences between the real morels and the "false morels," which can cause acute illness. If you've never hunted them before, go with an old timer the first season. You don't want to mess up and pick the wrong ones. I only pick…
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If you hunt, fish or backpack out west, having enough water is a serious issue. You'll be sucking dry air and will need to consume a lot of water. Years ago we'd throw a canteen in our backpack, then we progressed to water bottles. Another option was chlorine pills to purify water, which didn't taste so good. Then they came out with some bulky pumps. When we packed into our backcountry elk camps, we'd fill two deflatable 5-gallon jugs which would last for a few days or you could boil river water. Under Armour Dominate Stainless Steel Water Bottle  …
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For my outdoor activities I’ve got to have five different types of footwear with 75 percent of the wearing time going to my hiking boots. When I think of hiking boots, I’m thinkig boots I'm going to use for everything, from spring bear hunts, summer backpacking trips and on into my early fall hunts until the snow flies. Leather hiking boots have been popular for years but a few decades ago canvas hiking boots hit the scene. They’re light weight, dry out fast and make good hiking boots. In those days I always bought a cheap pair which would wear…
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I've tested hundreds of knives, written a million articles on them and conducted knife seminars from Alaska to Texas. At the end of every seminar I'm always asked, "What is the best knife to buy?" No wonder they're confused. After all, there are hundreds of options out there. First, you need to determine what task you'll be using your knife for. Do you just have one screwdriver? No. If you're a mechanic, you're likely to have 50. A knife is also a tool and just one knife won't cut it. Below is a rundown of the capabilities and uses of…
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