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"Mario, you were born 100 years too
late; you should have been born in the
1800s," Rick told me. "Just look at you,
clad in wool, still using wooden matches
dipped in candle wax, and I'll bet you
packed your sandwiches in that wax
paper."
"If it works, why change it to something
newfangled?" I replied.
"I guess that's why you're still wearing
that old Woolrich jacket you got from your
father," Rick added with a smile.
Within minutes, we had a warming fire
and toasted sandwiches on forked sticks
over the crackling fire.
They were turkey and ham with layers
of cheese grilled over the fire, and they
were perfect. With the snow falling as
chickadees flitted about, and watching
for deer with a good friend while enjoying
lunch - it just doesn't get any better.
Building a fire nowadays is not really
difficult with all the innovative firestarters available. However, dipping the
large wooden matches in melted candle
wax and placing them in a double plastic
bag works just fine.
I've been doing it for nearly 50 years
in all types of weather for deer and bear
hunting.
These same matches have yet to fail
me when hunting in Colorado for elk
and mule deer at elevations more than
10,000 feet, in the Taiga of Quebec for
caribou, Ontario for black bear and New
Brunswick for moose.
While caribou hunting in northern
Quebec, a French Canadian guide named
Gislan, who spoke very little English,
smiled and nodded his head approvingly
when I started a fire along the banks of the
Serigny River during inclement weather
with my wooden matches.
Which brings me to another point
about cook fires. How many times have
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you noticed folks go camping, build
a fire with charcoal saturated from
liquid charcoal fire starter then
cover the grill with aluminum
foil? Why bother? Just cook
over your electric or gas stove.
To get a real taste for
food, try making a fire from
dead wood and cook your
food over an open grate.
The wood smoke smells
great and the taste of your food
will send tantalizing aromas
throughout the entire area.
And there is never a lack
of dead wood on the
ground.
Outdoor clothing
is another matter.
Today you can buy
the newest and latest
technologically
a d v a n c e d
clothing to stay
warm and dry in
all camouflage
colors, shapes
and sizes.
H o w e v e r,
wool and
goose down
are still
tough to
beat, and
are my
favorites.
T h e y
h a v e
served
our forefathers for hundreds of
years. I've been wearing Woolrich
and Filson wool pants and shirts for
decades with goose down vests and have
stayed warm in all types of weather.
Even when archery hunting, I often
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