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It's amazing how many people like this photo of my hunting boots!

Gore-Tex® boot liners and how I use them

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The boot has to match the chore, and that depends on the climate, terrain, and activity.  When you’re in a situation where you rely on your feet for survival – protect them at all costs.  Moisture barrier liners? Maybe.

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Don’t forget! Download this printable hiking checklist

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You want to carry everything you need on your hike. But you don’t want to take anything that is unnecessary. 

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Rocky Rebounds | Important footwear for hard work

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Work boots don’t have the glamour of some hiking boots, but they may be just what you’re looking for. These Rocky Rebounds are a comfortable, solid boot you will appreciate after a long day on your feet.

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Review: Kuru Atom – Best hot weather running shoes?

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Runners need good shoes and these Kuru Atom may be what you’re looking for. They are among the best running shoes I’ve ever worn, and I have gone through dozens of pairs.

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Ruger 10/22, best .22 rifle, .22 caliber survival rifle

Best .22 rifle for hunting or survival? Take a look at the Ruger 10/22

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Everybody needs a .22 rifle in their survival firearms battery. Some 50 years ago I bought a Ruger 10/22, and I still think it is the best choice for a .22 rifle. Here is why.

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Review: Cyansky K3 V2 Tactical Flashlight

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A solid, dependable flashlight and/or headlamp should be a standard item in your survival/preparedness gear. This Cyansky K3 V2.0 flashlight supplies spotlight performance in a light, compact package.

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Review: Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide by Jim Cobb

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“Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide” second edition should be in any preparedness/survival reference library. It is in mine.

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best cold weather socks, buffalo down socks, bison socks

Five tips for choosing the right socks for outdoor wear

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Socks are often an afterthought. But your sock choices are really important and can make the difference between comfort and safety outdoors . Here are tips for making the best socks choices. 

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Review: Opinel #10, an excellent inexpensive folding knife

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An Opinel can be an inexpensive beginner’s folding knife or a hard-working tool for experts. 

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UP Bravo Grail knife improved | Check out the elk antler re-handle

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These Kendall Carpenter custom handles made my Bark River UP series “grail knives” even better. Here is how I chose the best handle for my hunting knives.

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