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Metal cup: Useful addition to emergency kit or survival gear

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Some of the best items for survival kits are common, easily-found products. One of those is a large metal cup. A tin cup can be used for many things.

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How to: Choose the right sleeping bag

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Too light a sleeping bag can put you in danger of hypothermia. Too heavy a bag may be too hot for comfort. Here’s how to pick a good one for your specific needs.

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Best cold weather sleeping bag? Gear review: Wiggy’s Thule

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A reliable sleeping bag is a vital survival tool, and a faulty one can be dangerous. Here’s what I learned about Wiggy’s sleeping bags..

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Five reasons guys should carry feminine hygiene products in emergency kits

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The best materials for survival gear and medical kits may come from the grocery store. In this case, we’ll look in the feminine hygiene aisle.

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Video: What to carry in your big game hunting daypack

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A hunter’s daypack houses a very personal collection of gear designed to keep you safe, dry and warm. It also must contain meat cutting tools and equipment. Here’s what I carry in mine.

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Eight reasons to add a notebook to your survival gear

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My everyday carry gear – everywhere – includes a notebook and a pen or pencil. Here is why these are important.

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L.T. Wright Genesis knife proves its worth in backcountry scout bushcraft adventure

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My former L.T. Wright Genesis, that is now in the capable hands of an active scoutmaster, proved its worth on a scout river trip.

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Review: The STM Drifter daypack works in any wilderness/urban environment

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Turns out this city slicker man purse is also a darn good wilderness daypack. I got the STM Drifter to carry my laptop. But it works really well in other environments.

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Review: Polar Pure can solve water disinfectant needs

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Pure drinking water is a necessity anywhere. This product is an efficient way to quickly disinfect water from questionable drinking sources.

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Badass big knife: We review the Southern Grind Bowie/machete

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A good machete is very versatile and can add a lot to your survival gear. I’ve been field testing the Southern Grind® GranDaddy G1, and it’s proving to be a real workhorse.

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