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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.

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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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10 tips for warm sleeping in cold weather camping

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Nothing is more miserable that a night spent shivering from the cold or where you just can’t stay comfortably warm. Here are 10 tips for staying warm and getting a good night’s sleep.

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Review: Elk Mountain Tent may be best choice for long-term, harsh weather camping

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Canvas wall tents have been a shelter standby since the Middle Ages. Today, a wall tent may still be the best choice for a survival/preparedness long-term shelter. Here is a good one to consider.

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A wall tent may be the best choice for extended periods of camping or survival.

How to choose a canvas wall tent for hunting, camping or long term survival

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A wall tent could be a long term emergency shelter or a hunter’s home in a remote location. Thinking about getting one? Here’s what you need to know before investing.

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Choose the best four-season backpacking tent for winter camping

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How do you choose a four-season backpacking tent? Well, the right tent for you for winter camping may take some looking, so get started now. Here are some considerations and suggestions.

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Video: How to keep your tarp corner grommets from tearing out

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A tarp camper can get in a situation where the wind blows hard enough to rip out the corner grommets. Here’s a rope trick to stop that from happening.

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10 things to consider before buying a tent

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Thinking about investing in a new tent for camping season? Here are some things to consider.

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