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How to Make Charcloth: A miracle material for catching sparks and making fire

Catching a spark and blowing it into a flame is a skill that can save your life. Charcloth is a material that has been “cooked” like charcoal is at high temperatures until it becomes black. Properly-made charcloth will easily catch a spark and grow into an ember. This ember can be transferred to a tinder bundle and blown into a flame.

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Find simple gear to make everyday carry survival kits

It doesn’t matter if you’re planning a quick snowshoe trek or an hour-long stroll along a wooded path – basic survival tools should be taken along. This gear, or kit, must be lightweight and convenient to carry, or it gets left behind. Here’s what to get.

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Video: How to make survival tools out of old, recycled jeans

A waste-not, want-not philosophy is part of survival sense. Why spend money on survival or prepardness items that you can easily make or fabricate? So instead of tossing away that old pair of jeans, here’s how to make the best use of those materials in your survival gear.

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