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Kayak Mods – Extending the Scotty Gear-Head Extender


One of my favorite things to do it taking something and making it into something I need. Just like when I needed a long camera pole for my kayak, but only had a short Scotty Gear-Head Extender. So what do I do? I make what I need. The Scotty Gear-Head Extender only comes in a short length which works great…

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What has “prostaff” become and what does it mean?


Remember 10 or more years ago when you heard someone was part of a prostaff and you thought “Wow, that’s what I want to be” or you thought that person must REALLY know their stuff. Do you remember when the title of Prostaff really meant something? Those times have changed. The title prostaff has taken on multiple meanings over the…

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Keep a Pet First Aid Kit On Hand At All Times


Reasons to keep a Pet First Aid Kit on Hand Everyone has heard horror stories about accidents that have happened to their dogs in the field.  Whether the incident involved a broken bone, a deep laceration, or even a gunshot wound, chances are that the dog was saved from serious complications or death thanks to the quick thinking of someone…

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7 things every camper should know

7 Things Every Camper Should Know


Camping is one of America’s favorite outdoor hobbies. Short of giving an exhaustive guide to camping, there are some things you just have to know before you head to the woods and pitch a tent. An understanding of the basics of camping will give you the knowledge and the confidence you need to get out there and have a great…

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The Unsportsmanlike Hunter


How many times are we watching a football game and see a penalty for “unsportsmanlike conduct” or what they are calling a lot these day as “taunting”? We all get furious when we see someone from the opposing team dancing or acting like are the best ever after making a great play.  Dare I say that their actions offend us?…

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treatment for poison ivy in the field

Poison Ivy Treatment in the Field


Tis the season we love being out in the woods with the weather still not too hot, some hunting going on or just going out for a hike or run.  But this is also the season for all kinds of itchy weeds that are laying low just waiting for us to walk by. Poison Ivy is probably the most common…

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Helicoptering Parents in the Outdoors


If you’re a parent then you have probably heard the term “Helicoptering Parent” or “Hovering Parent” before.  For the ones that haven’t heard of that before, it basically describes parents that are extremely over protective of their children.  It could be that they don’t let their kids ride their bike around the block or as far as not letting their…

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Average Hunter Is Back!!


So, if you have followed me over the years, you’re probably asking yourself, “What’s going on here with bringing back the old site?”.  Well, not much really.  I just decided that I missed writing and I wasn’t getting much or any of that done at Average Outdoorsman.  All the free time I had been spent just keeping Average Outdoorsman running,…

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When Priorities Overrule Passion


When I started Average Hunter, I got definitions from many people with what they thought it meant.  There was only one answer that was correct.  It was all of them.  Average Hunter does have many different meanings to everyone.  But in my mind it all boils down to one word, “Priority”.  To most of us, the outdoors is not our…

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