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Ready for an Eco-River Adventure? Explore the Big Waters of the Mighty Mississippi

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Survival Common Sense co-hosts eco-river tour adventures with Quapaw Outfitters. It’s part vacation, part wilderness survival training, and part everything you ever wanted in a grand adventure. 
With Big River Wild Adventures, you’ll learn basic survival skills while canoeing on America’s largest river, on big water through big wilderness country, with experienced, and safe guides. It’s a trip of a lifetime and whole lot of fun!

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First aid | How to treat burns in the outdoors

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Burns are one of the most common injuries that can happen to outdoorspeople. Here is what to do.

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Stay safe | Five hiking tips for crossing streams

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While planning your hike, look at the topo map and check out the creeks and river crossings. Stream crossings can be dangerous.

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10 tips for staying cool during an intermittent power outage/heat wave emergency

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Some parts of the country are already suffering through a heat wave. An emergency situation, caused by a summer storm, may be worsened by hot weather! How will you stay cool during the heat wave/disaster? Here are some tips.

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10 tips for hooking kids on fishing

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Want to wean those kids away from the video games and TV binge watching? Teach them how to fish. Here are some tips for getting beginner kids started.

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Top 5 wilderness survival skills you need for urban survival

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How valuable are wilderness survival skills in an urban disaster environment? Very. Here are five basic skills you need to know.

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Tasty food improves morale: A WWII Chicken Dinner Story

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Tasty food has an incredible impact on morale. My dad told this story from World War II, where he joined a Louisiana family for a Sunday chicken dinner.

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Video review: The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies

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Could a wild plant help you feel better or help treat  allergies or alleviate pain? There may be a natural solution to a variety of maladies and this book, The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies, may help you find it.

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Video: Ten things to know before going into the wilderness

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 So you’re a big city/urban type, know absolutely nothing about the great outdoors, but you’re intrigued with the idea of experiencing the wilderness. That’s great! The more people who care about the wilderness, the better the wilderness will be cared for. But what do you need to know before heading out?

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VIDEO | Sunshine + clear plastic water bottle + H2O = purified water – Learn more!

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Ultraviolet (UV) light is electromagnetic radiation, invisible to humans. It works very well to help purify water with this simple method.

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