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Bushcraft

Featured Guests: Tom McMillan, Stan Potts, Laura Schara

(Photo courtesy of "The Revolution with Jim & Trav") (Photo courtesy of "The Revolution with Jim & Trav")

By: The Revolution with Jim & Trav

Bushcraft encompasses an entire set of primitive skills and intuitive thinking that enables outdoorsmen and women to live comfortable off the land with minimal equipment and impact. Joining us for an extended two-part interview to discuss aging on the hoof, tracking and proper game care in the field, will be Tom McMillan of MCMILLAN. Then, Laura Schara, co-host of the Outdoor Channel original series, Survival Science, will talk about the science behind surviving whatever Mother Nature can dish out. Finally, Stan Potts, editor of North American Whitetail magazine and host of North American Whitetail, will handout tips to help archers become better prepared for the upcoming archery seasons. The Revolution is presented by Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network and MyOutdoorTV.

Tom McMillan is the host of MCMILLAN on Sportsman Channel. As a guide, outfitter and hunter for world class whitetails, Tom is a master of his craft and he’s joining The Revolution this week to talk essential skills every hunter should have before they head out into the field. Tune in as he discusses how to field judge whitetails on the hoof by using visual cues from the head, face and back to determine the maturity of the buck, and the reasons why some hunters get it wrong. He’ll then talk tracking and explain how to look at the blood to determine how long you should wait before you track and recover your animal. Finally, he’ll talk proper field care and explain why field dressing your animal as swiftly as possible after the shot is important in preserving the best flavor possible and how that also affects the hair on the cape.

Stan Potts is the Editor of North American Whitetail magazine and host of North American Whitetail on Sportsman Channel. Tune in to The Revolution this week as he talks about being a prepared archer. Bow hunting is beloved by many because of its challenge and level of difficulty, and that is why practice in the off season is crucial. “I shoot from all positions –  sitting, standing, and on one knee. I’m shooting all the time because archery is about muscle memory.” Stan says that practicing from all angles and at different ranges is important so that you are prepared for any situation in the field. He’ll also discuss the importance of carrying a kit to tune or fix your bow so that a small gear problem doesn’t end your hunt.

Laura Schara is the host of the brand new Outdoor Channel original series Survival Science, debuting in July. Laura and co-host, Nick Mundt, explore the reasons and science behind surviving in the outdoors when the unexpected happens. Tune in to The Revolution this week as Laura gives us a sneak peek at this new series. “Everything from grizzly bear attacks, to being stuck in horrible weather and being struck by lightning when fishing. As we know there are all sorts of things that can happen when you go outdoors and you want to make sure you’re prepared.” Laura talks about being prepared and having the right gear for inclement weather and being aware in bear country. Tune in for more on this brand-new series, coming soon.

The Revolution with Jim & Trav - 6/15/2017

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