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Learn how to use the environment you are in to make a survival shelter, whether in the wilderness during the rainy season or in deep snow. Staying dry is the key to survival.

How big should your emergency shelter tarp be? Consider the splash line before buying

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Tarp shelters can be very effective and comfortable, or they can be miserable. Here is how to choose the right-sized tarp to keep from getting wet when rain water drips off the edge and into the shelter.

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Video: How to make an emergency A-frame tarp shelter

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It is virtually impossible to make an emergency waterproof shelter out of natural materials, even if you have the time, tools and practice! In many instances, the A-Frame tarp shelter may be the best choice!

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How to pitch a tarp to survive in heavy winds

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Winds can rip a tarp to pieces if it isn’t secured correctly. Here’s how to make your survival shelter safe and secure.

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Safety first: 12 items you should always have in your vehicle

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You spend an average of 19 days in your vehicle every year, and that’s just the work commute. Since we spend so much time in vehicles, it’s critical to have everything needed in case of an emergency.

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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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Eight tips for staying warm when cold weather camping

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You don’t want to get cold when you’re camping and the weather gets chilly. Here are some tips to help you stay warm.

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12 tips for finding a safe campsite

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Setting up for the night, or making an emergency camp in the wilderness? Here are some things to think about before you camp anywhere.

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Prepare your house for cold weather

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As the outdoor temperatures start to drop, it’s essential to make sure that your home is prepared and ready for the cold weather ahead. No matter where you live, winter can present challenges for safety.

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Try this practical method to build a survival snow cave

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Just about every survival manual shows how to build a snow cave. But the reality is that most people don’t have the skill, tools or time to effectively use this technique. These young scouts did it and you can, too.

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Cotton kills | Do not choose this material for outdoor wear

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Cotton has wonderful absorption properties. But those very same qualities are what makes cotton a poor choice for preparedness clothing. Here is why cotton is a really bad choice for your outdoor wear.

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