I am always researching different things on the internet to help myself have a better understanding of the outdoors and so that I can share it with the readers on IndianaOpenCountry.Com. Everything I learn, I put on the pages on this blog for you to know also.
I was actually searching for a product that every camper, fisherman, hunter, hiker and biker needed to have in their arsenal; I got to thinking about what needs to be in their mental arsenal!
Your “Mental Arsenal” is your ultimate outdoor guide that you have saved in your mind for whenever you need it.
Being an outdoorsman/woman is kind of like a science, whether or not you realize it, every time you step out into the outdoors you are studying, learning and building your mental arsenal of strategies.
I honestly feel that it is very important that every person who is going to be spending time, even a short amount of time should have good amount of knowledge to help them in their surroundings.
Another great thing about understanding the outdoors is that you can share it with your children and help them become better enthusiasts, and it will give you an opportunity to spend more time doing the thing you love.
You don’t have to be an expert in all these areas, you will do great if you are a
“Jack of all trades and master of none”
Maybe all these may not apply to how you spend your time in the wild, but having even a minute bit of knowledge about all of these pieces could help you when you least expect it. You never know when a short trip could possibly turn into a survival situation.
Knowledge is power.
So here goes!
1. How to start a fire.
2. How to catch a fish.
3. How to make a snare.
4. How to load/shoot a gun.
5. How to Shoot a Bow.
6. How to read a compass.
7. How to read a map.
8. How to make a shelter
9. How to navigate with only nature.
10. The basic constellations.
11. Poisonous Snakes In The Area
12. Poisonous Plants In the Area
13. How To Sharpen a Knife
14. How To Tie a Good Knot
15. Basic First Aid
16. Basic wildlife hazards
17. How to skin an animal