White Buffalo Outdoors Quick Tips

How to Keep Your Camo from Fading

Hunting camo is expensive and can fade when not washed correctly.  To keep your camo from fading, simply turn your camo clothing inside out before you throw it into the washing machine.  Set the wash machine to a cold delicate setting and use baking soda as a detergent.  After washing, do not dry your camo in the dryer, instead hang your clothes to dry, out of the sunlight.  The dryer and sun can breakdown the fibers in your clothing, causing unnecessary fade and wear to your camo.

Another tip: when hanging your clothes, use a wooden or felt hanger that will hold the shape of your clothes without stretching the material.  This is especially important when drying clothes because the added weight of water can cause additional stretching.

Justin J. Lind

August 2019
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Releasing flathead catfish

How to Light Fishing Poles for Night Fishing

Do you go night fishing and surround yourself with lights just to see the tip of your fishing rod? If you do, you have witnessed first-hand armies of bugs marching out of the woods ready to bombard your face, food, and drinks!  Learn how light fishing poles for night fishing for just a few dollars below!

Get rid of the bugs, cords, and your assortment of expensive lights by using $1.00 glow sticks. Simply shake the 8″ glow sticks until they light up and tape them tightly against the tip of your fishing rod with scotch tape. Now, sit back, turn the lights off, and enjoy your bug free night!

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Don’t forget to check out our article on How to Flathead Fish: The Basics to get you out there catching more flathead catfish and large channel catfish.

Enjoyed my Fishing Quick Tip on how to light fishing poles for night fishing?  You might like this Quick Tip How to Be the Hero at the Boat Ramp.  

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August 2019
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Storm Moving Across Fields

How Far Away Is That Storm

Men and women in the outdoor world have 1 thing in common–they like to venture away from society where no cellphone service exists! This adventurous lifestyle can become dangerous when unexpected weather arises, leaving you stuck in a lightning storm or flash flood.

Know how far away that storm is so you can react correctly!

To judge how far away a storm is you will need to watch for lightning.  When you start to see lightning, time how long it takes (in seconds) until you hear thunder.  For every 5 seconds you count, add 1 mile distance from the storm.  For example, if you count to 10 seconds, the storm is 2 miles away from you.

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Justin J. Lind

June 2019
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Morel Mushroom Bags

Using a Mesh Bag for Mushroom Hunting

Help the spread of morel mushrooms by carrying them in a mesh bag.

These bags do work, but only in the late season when the mushrooms are fully mature and ready to drop spores. The mesh bags will not spread spores in the early to mid-season but will help in dropping dirt and bugs out of them as you walk.

Good luck on your next mushroom hunting adventure!

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Justin J. Lind

June 2019
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Stop Getting That Ground Blind Stolen Now

Stop Getting That Ground Blind Stolen

Ground blinds on public lands do not stand a chance when left unattended during hunting season. Their large size attracts sticky-fingered hunters and dog walkers who cringe at the thought of someone hunting near their walking path. Many hunters, like myself, want to leave their ground blind out in an area so deer get used to them over time. However, this tactic is a risk, especially considering a nice ground blind can cost you over $130.

Stop getting your ground blind stolen by using a large piece of cardboard! Yes, you read that correctly.

Find a large piece of cardboard or flattened cardboard box. Bring it out to your hunting spot and stuff it in thick brush standing upright. After you have placed your cardboard in the brush, poke a few small holes in it to run some durable line through. Next, use the line to secure the cardboard to the surrounding brush so it cannot blow away.

There you go, problem solved!

With the piece of cardboard in your hunting spot, over time, deer will get used to seeing the large square in the woods. When you are ready to go hunting, bring your ground blind with you from home and replace it with the cardboard. Now, you have a hunting spot where deer are used to seeing a large square in the woods. Once, you are done hunting, all you need to do it put the cardboard back in its place and take your blind home–so no one else does!

As added bonuses, this solution keeps your hunting spot a secret and confuses everybody on using the same public land.

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Justin J. Lind

May 2019
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What to Do Before Hunting

The Most Important Thing to Do Before Hunting

We love hunting and we love keeping our hunting spots a secret. However, it is O.K. to call your mother, aunt, or grandfather before stepping in the woods. Letting a trustworthy person know your location can save your life in an unexpected event. Let them know where you parked and the direction you traveled from your vehicle. Most important, the time you expect to be back!

As a hunter, never put trust in your cell phone and plan like it does not exist! You may lose service or not have the capabilities to use it in an event you are injured.

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May 2019
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Campfire with Dutch Oven

Take This Kitchen Essential Camping to Treat Burns

The kids are playing and cooking marshmallows while adults talk about old times. Sitting around a fire with family and food is a wonderful way to spend a weekend away from everyday life.

What is one kitchen essential you should always have with you in the event someone is burned?

Saran wrap.

If the person has a major burn, immediately call 911. While waiting for paramedics, wrap the burned area with one layer of saran wrap. Remove jewelry, belts, and any other restrictive items. It is important you DO NOT pour water on severe burns.

If the burn is minor, run clean cool water on the burn and apply 1 layer of saran wrap.

Saran wrap is recommended for 3 reasons:

1. Drastic Decrease in Pain

Saran wrap covers exposed nerve endings which causes unbearable pain when exposed to air.

2. Can Prevent Shock

The pain is so severe during a major burn, victims can go into shock. Covering the burns with saran wrap calms the victim and decreases pain.

3. Keeps Burned Area Clean

Saran wrap clings to the area tightly and does not allow air or debris in.

4. Easy to Remove

Doctors in the Emergency Rooms can easily remove the saran wrap and not cause additional damage.

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Justin J. Lind

January 2019
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