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Brent Dickinson
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recovering economist, jack of many trades, wannabe survivalist, worker-outer, avid reader, film buff
recovering economist, jack of many trades, wannabe survivalist, worker-outer, avid reader, film buff

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MA Trapper Education Course
A few weeks ago, I completed the Massachusetts Trapper Ed Course. This qualified me to apply for a trapper registration number, which in turn qualifies me to get a trapping license once the season rolls around. I learned a great deal about different kinds o...
MA Trapper Education Course
MA Trapper Education Course
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Tutorial: figure 4 deadfall
This tutorial guide shows you how to construct one simple deadfall trap, but not how to de-scent yourself, or select an ideal location for the trap. These are probably just as important, if not more so, than the construction. I'll post a tutorial on these t...
Tutorial: figure 4 deadfall
Tutorial: figure 4 deadfall
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Baited squirrel snare attempt
It was around noon, the beginning of an overnight survival outing. I hadn't had anything to eat except for some partridge and wintergreen berries. In an area of heavy squirrel activity, I set about building a baited snare.  I found a 1.5 inch diameter beech...
Baited squirrel snare attempt
Baited squirrel snare attempt
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Overnighter: the search for food
I had a three day weekend on account of Veterans' Day. I wanted to see what I could find for food over the course of a day and night, and also to test my  bug-out survival pack and box. For
vegetable matter, I figured I'd be hunting for partridge berries (t...
Overnighter: the search for food
Overnighter: the search for food
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Porcupine & other animal signs
With some valuable lessons learned, I drove myself to the same spot on the M-M trail as last time , and
immediately hiked to the very same Stevens Swamp. I didn't want to waste
the entire day looking for a shelter spot (like last time) but I did
want to ...
Porcupine & other animal signs
Porcupine & other animal signs
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Porcupine & other animal signs
With some valuable lessons learned, I drove myself to the same spot on the M-M trail as last time , and
immediately hiked to the very same Stevens Swamp. I didn't want to waste
the entire day looking for a shelter spot (like last time) but I did
want to ...
Porcupine & other animal signs
Porcupine & other animal signs
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Night in a (mostly) primitive fire-based shelter
With some valuable lessons learned, I drove myself to the same spot on the M-M trail as last time , and
immediately hiked to the very same Stevens Swamp. I didn't want to waste
the entire day looking for a shelter spot (like last time) but I did
want to ...
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Late winter/early spring food sources
With some valuable lessons learned, I drove myself to the same spot on the M-M trail as last time . I hiked right back to Stevens Swamp. While scoping the swamp's perimeter, seeking a good shelter location and setting a couple of snares , I found two non-an...
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Animal sign & snare attempt
With some valuable lessons learned, I drove myself to the same spot on the M-M trail as last time , and
immediately hiked to the very same Stevens Swamp. I didn't want to waste
the entire day looking for a shelter spot (like last time) but I did
want to ...
Animal sign & snare attempt
Animal sign & snare attempt
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