Shotguns And Rifles With Gunivore

There is nothing like the breeze flowing through your hair as you drive along the highway in your hatchback on your way to the mountains for some good ol’ camping. I have been doing this camping trip all the time and it has been classy and fun for me and everyone else who need a break. I call it the self-sufficient camping trip. I come with fishing pole and gun to be able to go out and catch and hunt whatever I need to eat for that week. I bring the essentials just in case I find myself without protein but for the past couple of years I have been fairly successful with my rifle and shotgun.

The place I go is at a fairly high altitude and situated by a slow moving river where salmon and other fish comes to spawn so I bring the fishing rod so that I can catch some fresh fish. In the previous years I have caught my share of fish, so big and some small but all tasty. Same with the shotgun, I have shot myself some smaller animals because shooting a deer or something large like that would be a major waste for one guy like me. I remember the first time I shot myself a small rabbit. I felt like an ancient naïve American hunting out in the woods for his keep. I had watched videos on line about how to gut and prepare rabbits and animals like that. The first time I field stripped rabbit it was not a pretty scene but I have gotten way better at it. Practice folks. Now I am a butchering machine which sounds strange to say but it is true.My ritual when I first arrive at the spot is to dive into the river and take in that fresh mountain water. It’s cold and refreshing especially after being in the car all day. I used to come up with a bunch of people but soon realized that I would get the most out of it if I just went up alone. It is a time for quiet and meditation. I bring up my journal and thoughts and really make the most out of the solitude. Being able to feed myself is one of the more rewarding things I have achieved. I would like to get into fermenting but haven’t gotten the chance quite yet.
So far with all my shotgun and fishing expertise I have never had to deal with larger dangerous animals. There are said to be bears and other predators up in these hill but thankfully I have yet to come across these guys. If I ever did I would be ready because I have read everything about guns on This has prepared me for whatever has come my way so far. I hope to make these camping trips a lifelong thing but I will have to wait and see. A life is a long time, friends. For now I will camp.

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