my greatest wish is that we could still live a subsistance lifestyle... only not in the frozen north. i could move there, and do it, but i'd rather enjoy some warmer weather. the kind that you can enjoy the feeling of warm sun on your bare back when you're working outside. not bitter freezer burn.
Pretty good reading on that thread and an interesting way of life. Several of my family members live almost entirely on wild game and fish augmented by a large garden. They do see it as a needed food source whereas for me it's just eating the spoils of what I enjoy doing most. I share a large amount of meat with friends and family. I would release nearly every fish I catch but since my wife grew up on them in the Philippines she would kill me if I didn't provide nearly one for every day.
It's different when you live that way out of necessity that's for sure.
First make sure your gun is safe, remove the bolt and clean your barrel from the chamber to the end of muzzle. Clean the barrel using butchers bore shine until a patch comes out white. Run a total of 5 separate patches soaked with denatured alcohol through the bore and let dry for 30 minutes. Insert a cleaning rod with a jag and a dry patch into the neck of the chamber. Make sure it will stay there through the next process. Now using another cleaning rod, install a patch that has been coated...