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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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A drainage ditch might be the only source of water you can find.

Make A Practical Water Purification System Part of Your Survival Kit

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In a disaster, no single item or piece of gear can guarantee your ability to purify water for drinking. But combining several carefully-chosen pieces of water purification equipment might give you a fighting chance!

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Tips to survive a blizzard overnight in a stranded car

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My friend, Lisa Bedford the Survival Mom, has some excellent advice for folks who end up stranded overnight in their car under horrible winter storm conditions.

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Why do you hunt? A reasoned response to the anti-hunters

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Every hunter will probably come across someone who questions, or possibly attacks, the activity of hunting. Here’s how to answer.

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Situational awareness? Lost hiker didn’t answer phone because didn’t recognize the number

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Situational awareness is a lifesaver. So is prior preparation. This lost hiker in Colorado had neither and survived because of pure luck.

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10 reasons your venison tastes “gamey” (and what you can do about it)

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Don’t like venison because it tastes gamey or musky? Solve these problems and enjoy the feast.

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Survival myth | Change voice mail message if phone battery is dying – DON’T!!!

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Survival myths can kill you, and this latest making the rounds is particularly dangerous.

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Video: Beware of ‘Widow Makers’ in the forest

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Walking in the woods is one of my favorite things. But danger lurks in the tree tops – beware of the widow-makers.

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