Matthew Davies Blog

Is Social Media Helping or Hurting Fishing?

Social media is an enormous part of our everyday lives. We share photos on Instagram, status updates on Facebook, and random thoughts on Twitter. It has become so enmeshed in our culture that if I, Matthew Davies, go a full day without commenting on or scrolling through these pages, I start to feel odd. Although…
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Ways to Use Your Excess Honey Harvest

Throughout history, honey has been used for everything from toast and oatmeal to medicinal properties of all kinds. Rather than talk to you about all the different ways to use your honey in a traditional sense, I, Matthew Davies, am going to share with you several different ways that you might not be familiar with.…
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How to Prepare for Winter

In just over a month, it will officially be winter. That does not mean that people living in northern states or higher elevations will not experience winter conditions before that time. For those of us living off the grid, we have begun to prepare for awhile. I, Matthew Davies, started preparing for the winter season…
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Guidelines for Selecting Lure Colors

Many bass pros put significantly less emphasis on lure color versus any other factor. Dedicated fishermen know that the key factors when fishing are selecting the right location and what kind of mood the fish are in. Rarely, if ever, does a novice fisherman know that fish do have moods. When it is dark and…
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Top Flowers to Keep Near Your Beehive

Everyone knows that bees use flower pollen to make their delicious honey. That being said, I, Matthew Davies, feel that a great addition to any apiary is a garden that is brimming with a lot of beautiful flowers for the bees to choose from. Not only will the flowers provide cover for the hives, so…
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Food That Should Never Be Dehydrated

When you are living off the grid, you must preserve your food. The reason is that you will have a limited amount of storage space since refrigeration and freezing units can eat up a lot of your electricity. Many people living off the grid choose to can or dehydrate their foods. That being said, I,…
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Easy Ways to Plan A Camping and Fishing Staycation

As summer begins to end, many people are trying to get in that last vacation of the year. A lot of people had postponed their vacation due to COVID-19. Many others had to cancel their holiday overseas. All of this is leaving them scrambling for a way to use their vacation days before they expire.…
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Reasons Beekeepers Charge for Live Bee Removal

You may have heard of beekeepers that remove live bees for free. Generally speaking, these people are hobbyists and do not rely on making money from their hobby. However, beekeepers like me, Matthew Davies, typically charge for the removal. The inconsistency between people that charge and those that don’t create a little confusion to homeowners.…
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How to Homeschool and Work from Home

Something that no one had planned on for this school year has finally come to fruition. There will be many parents who have to homeschool their children in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. That means a lot of parents are going to have to try to juggle both educating their children and maintaining a…
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Tips for Fishing from A Boat

With only a few more weeks of the summer fishing season, it is time you get out there and do some fishing before winter sets in. That is not to say that fishing is only good during the summer months; it is just a fact that boat fishing is much better than any other fishing…
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