From Field to Freezer

Butcher Deer Yourself

5 Reasons to Butcher Deer Yourself

Editor’s Note: This article on reasons to butcher deer is excerpted from the Fall 2013 issue of Living Ready magazine. Click here to download this excellent survival magazine issue. In the absence of experience or a willing instructor, most hunters take their deer to a local processor to have it butchered for a fee....

Best venison jerky recipe

Stop Looking: This is the Best Venison Jerky Recipe

The world has you convinced that venison jerky needs to be a gristly jawbreaker of edible cardboard. That the best venison jerky recipes must involve a smoker you’ll use once a year, a dehydrator in pieces somewhere in the basement or an impossible-to-clean oven rack. That unless you nick your thumb with a knife...

Video How to Make Venison Sausage

Video: How to Make Venison Sausage

How to Make Venison Sausage: What You’ll Need Learn how to make venison sausage in this video from Stacy Harris. There are a few things you’ll need ahead of time: Venison, of course. Half the amount of pancetta or prosciutto (a kind of Italian bacon found at grocery stores) as venison. You may also...

How to Open a Coconut

Video: How to Open a Coconut

A coconut can provide hydration, calories and electrolytes in a pinch. Here's how to open one and identify the edible parts.

Squirrel Hunting

It’s Time to Rethink Squirrel Hunting

Name the wild game that can meet these requirements:* Is found abundantly throughout North America * Has generous hunting seasons * Can be hunted using inexpensive rimfire ammunition * Is high in protein