If you have never used the chainsaw chain sharpener made by Stihl, this video provides you with a close look as I implement one for the first time. It’s a smart, simple design that will help even inexperienced users sharpen a chain properly. I like it! The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could say I’m a […]
Some of life’s big questions you just have to figure out for yourself. Like: “Can the cargo sled I use for trapping in the winter be used as a small boat during the summer?” At The Way To Native Chronicles, we sent out our top, investigative team, risking life and limb to answer to this […]
When you’re out hunting, what else do you look to harvest? For my wife (like many native people), those things tend to be numerous. In this video we share a couple of those things (the title of this video will make more sense after that). The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could say I’m a Christian […]
This video describes a highly unusual bear attack my wife survived while traveling a remote, northern Alberta highway on her Harley-Davidson motorcycle. As you will see, there is some truth to the old adage, “Loud pipes save lives.” In this case they certainly did, but you’ll need to watch the video to understand why. This […]
Are you an outdoorsman (or woman) who makes your own videos? Whether you are supporting a YouTube channel (or aspire to someday) or making them for your family and private viewing, you want your recordings to be of the highest grade possible, which should include audio quality. A good camera certainly aids in that endeavor, […]
Whether you’re logging and need to haul trees out of the bush, hunting and need to pull that moose out of a bad spot or stuck with your truck and no one around to help you, a portable, gas-powered chainsaw like this is a might good idea to have. A fine, Canadian-made product (except for […]
In this video I demonstrate a simple technique I use to butcher game. No trying to remember how you did it last year and what muscle groups are where. You just apply 3 basic principles. The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could say I’m a Christian of Calvinist bent, and not a crowd-follower.
Come along with us on a trip through the beautiful foothills of Alberta as we go in search of Whitetail deer (spoiler alert: we get one). There’s so much to enjoy in the outdoors, especially when you have good company. The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could say I’m a Christian of Calvinist bent, and not […]
I get asked this question all the time, so I decided to make a video dealing with the topic. Since Ruger does not make their No. 1 rifles in the .45-120 chambering, the question sometimes arises, “How can I get one?” The answer is you have to replace the barrel (if it isn’t already a […]
Without getting into too much detail, this video provides the viewer with a simple overview of how a Ruger No. 1 functions. The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could say I’m a Christian of Calvinist bent, and not a crowd-follower.
This is a light-hearted look at the use of modern, smokeless powder in place of black powder, for cartridges made before smokeless was invented. Ballistics comparisons, recommended rifles (Ruger No. 1 in this example), levels of recoil and several useful tips on reloading the 45-120 cartridge are provided… plus a light dash of irreverence on […]
One question I get asked a lot is “Why the need for a 45-120?” There are many reasons for (and against) it, which I plan to cover in a future video. But, for now, I think a simple presentation is appropriate – just to uncover some facts not everyone seems aware of. The Way to […]
You need to invest a substantial amount of money to get into trapping, but a frequent question newcomers have is, “How much?” This video should help answer that. In it, the various items required and their costs are listed, plus a running total. Although first-time trappers are advised to start small and not buy everything […]
After I bought my first MB-650 dogless trap, I soon realized it would not work as-is. The rotating sear was too high to fit under the pan, even though the jaws were fully spread. This made it impossible to set. The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could say I’m a Christian of Calvinist bent, and not […]
Okay, this may not be the most ground-shaking, trapping innovation, but I’d say it’s worth a look – even if just for fun. A while ago a video was posted to this channel, testing bullet penetration on some frozen turkeys I had using a Ruger No. 1 chambered for .45-120 (link below). The plan was […]
Did you know The Way To Native Chronicles has its own clothing line? No? Well, we do. Sort of! Let me explain… The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could say I’m a Christian of Calvinist bent, and not a crowd-follower.
A friend of mine had called, saying he has some spoiled meat in his freezer (lost power), which included eight, large, frozen turkeys. He thought my wife and I might be interested in using them for bait, since he knows we are trappers. So I picked them up. Later I thought, “Maybe I can use […]
Teaching a young person to shoot is something everyone familiar with firearms gets involved in eventually and it’s a great experience if done right. But, if it’s the first time, how best to go about it? Your approach may determine whether or not shooting becomes a rewarding, safe activity for that small person. So we […]
After publishing the “How To Make Marten Box Traps (With Free Plans)” video, I was inundated with requests for the free plans I offered to share. Thanks to the interest shown, now is the time to add a finishing feature to those plans and make them available as well. The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could […]
This trapping technique – used by Kevin and Joanie Schaub  in the wolverine-rich region of Steen River Alberta (“Trapping Inc” series) – seemed a worthwhile focus for a how-to video. Our trapline, over 100 kms north of Wabasca Alberta, is known to have wolverine as well, so we are giving this method a try […]
To trap martins and similar-sized fur-bearers, a lot of trap sets are required – the most popular being “martin boxes.” A typical trapper could need dozens of them, which is where costs can begin to pile up. But what if you could make your own martin boxes for half the price of store-bought, plus your […]
A few out-takes from the previous video on exploring our new trapline, this focuses more on the aspect of equipping yourself with a handgun when in the Canadian bush. The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could say I’m a Christian of Calvinist bent, and not a crowd-follower.
A new phase in the history of this channel, we begin developing and using the trapline we have recently acquired. Located in the beautiful north country of Alberta, Canada, this video provides glimpses of the line’s character and our plans for building a log cabin on it. Also included are cold weather gear tips; the […]
A dipping solution named “Formula One” has become popular because, being water based, it does not involve the use of petroleum products. In addition, whatever dipping solution you don’t use in one session can be set aside (in a tub having a lid) and then used again later. This is great for refreshing previously treated […]