Coyote Hunter Burns Up All His Luck In This Week’s Comic

During a frigid winter morning in Maine, one coyote hunter has the luckiest hunt of his life, but at a cost. But hey, we are all forgetful at some point, aren’t we? Find out the fiery conclusion in this week’s comic.

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Gear Breakdown

Percolator – A percolator is designed to brew and house coffee. Coffee grounds are inserted into the filter, but unlike a home coffee maker, the water and grounds are all encapsulated in one body. Water sits at the bottom and is heated, the heated water forces up and flows into the grounds, water filters through the grounds and ta-da, coffee.

The most difficult part is heating it, but there are many options for that. Our hunter used a burner, which you can get free standing, ones attached to a propane tank or just set it over a fire. You can get a decent one for $30 or so.

Down Jacket – The hunter wears an insulated jacket to help battle the cold winter mornings. According to the National Weather Service the average winter temperature in 2009 to 2010 in Maine was around 25 degrees Fahrenheit. Down coats are filled with goose feathers and when stuffed into something they build a multitude of soft layers creating an inescapable net for heat.

Weatherby Vanguard Predator – Many hunters have said they prefer something chambered in .223 Remington, .22-250 Remington, or .243 Winchester for coyote hunting. The Vanguard Predator is actually one of the more popular and recommended coyote guns.

Mustache – Our coyote hunter is equipped with a mustache, more specifically a horseshoe mustache. According to the American Mustache Institute a horseshoe mustache is one “with vertical extensions grown on the corners of the lips and down the sides of the mouth to the jawline, resembling an upside-down horseshoe.” Do not confuse the horseshoe with a Fu Manchu or handlebar. It takes anywhere between a few days to a few weeks to grow one (the writer, for instance, can grow a sturdy, handsome mustache in three weeks). A mustache gives a man the confidence and ability to accomplish anything. Horseshoes are commonly seen on bikers, cowboys, baseball players and Morgan Spurlock.