Ammunition

PDX, Winchester’s Buck-and-Ball Loads (AND MORE!)

Home defense enthusiasts are no stranger to buck-and-ball loads, but Winchester’s loads have taken that concept to an extreme. How will your favorite shotgun round stack up to the PDX? Read on to find out.

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Camping & Survival

Staying Safe and Warm: How to Prepare for an Ice Storm

America is experiencing some of the worst winter weather it has had in four years, affecting millions of people from the Midwest to the East Coast. Hundreds of thousands of families have been without power for up to a week. Ice storms can be devastating, causing enough dangerous conditions to shut down entire cities. An ice storm is categorized by the accumulation of 0.25 inches of freezing rain—just enough to add 500 pounds of extra weight to power lines. Due to the extreme weight of ice, power lines, large trees, tree branches and utility poles can snap, causing blackouts that can last for weeks. Since road travel can be extremely treacherous during severe winter storms, it is best to prepare and stock up now before old man winter hits.

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Hunting

Women Afield — Penny Pinching: Public Places to Pursue Your Passion

There are many hidden ways to enjoy hunting when you know where to look, whether in your town or across the country. Check out special controlled hunts in your community, Wildlife Management Areas, National Wildlife Refuges, and Bureau of Land Management. Read this post to discover other possibilities.

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Legal Issues

International Coalition Against Gun Control Sends Strong Message

Recently, Cheaper Than Dirt! reported efforts to ratify the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that would regulate the sale of small arms and de facto suppress our Second Amendment rights. Fortunately, that has not gained traction domestically—as I am sure you already know. However, international gun control efforts are also seeing a ground swell of opposition, which has not been reported as widely.

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Hunting

Duck Hunting for Beginners: the Who, What, When, Where and Why of Duck Hunting

Duck hunting is challenging, rewarding, highly involved and requires skill, precision, patience and conservation. America is experiencing the highest duck population in 18 years, making right now the perfect time to start duck hunting. Here is a quick-start guide to the who, what, when, where and why of beginning duck hunting.

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Reviews

It’s Not Too Late, Get an Instant Last Minute Gift!

Waited until the last minute did we? Regardless of the reason, you need a gift and you need it now! Instead of stopping at the local convenient store to pick from the few chintzy items remaining, buy them a Cheaper Than Dirt gift card in any denomination up to and including $1,000. The Cheaper Than Dirt gift card arrives in their email inbox instantly.

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Hunting

Women Afield — Fool His Nose and You Fool Him, the Science of Scent Elimination

According to wildlife biologist the whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) has up to 297 million olfactory receptors. Most dogs have about 220 million; a human has just 5 million. Here’s how you even up the odds.

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Camping & Survival

A Heaping Pile of… What to do With Garbage When SHTF

The average person in the United States produces nearly five pounds of trash a day. Certainly, we take our weekly pick up service for granted. We bag our trash, throw it in a city-provided bin, take the bin to the curb, and no longer think about it. In the case of a total collapse, what would happen if we weren’t confident city services would ever be restored? What is one to do with all that trash? I offer five good solutions.

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