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Survival food : A morale-booster lesson from World War II

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“The day may have gone to hell, but if you think there’s a hot meal coming, that may be the high point. It gives you something familiar in a really bad situation.”

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Peter Kummerfeldt: Finding Water in the Desert

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Always take lots of water along, and never depend on being able to find it! But it’s a really good idea to know where to look for water in the event of an emergency. Here are some desert water tips from survival expert Peter Kummerfeldt.

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Staying Found: Making sense of the topo map declination diagram

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Topographic map users are familiar with the small declination diagram at the bottom of the map. Here is how to use it.

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Compass skills: How to work with degrees true

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Sometimes a task or survival skill, when viewed in its entirety, seems to be overwhelming (Such as where do you start to learn land navigation?) The best way tackle learning such a skill is to break things down into smaller “baby steps.” This week, land navigation expert Blake Miller explains how to make sense out of true north on your topographical map.

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Freezing fog and low visibility add to already hazardous driving conditions.

10 essential survival skills you need to know

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Probably the most-asked question about wilderness survival and preparedness is: “Where do I start?” and/or “What are the most important skills I need to learn?”

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The Waco Siege: A Very Disturbing Part of American History

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It has been said that without Waco, there wouldn’t have been the Oklahoma City bombing. I visited the Waco site over Christmas break.

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Any of these lightweight saws are a better choice than a saw blade spine.

Peter Kummerfeldt: How to choose the best saw for a survival kit

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Saw or axe? Here’s some advice from a long-time survival expert.

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Seven survival knots every outdoorsperson should know

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A basic knowledge of knots may prove invaluable and may be your most useful survival tool.

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What is survival? Expert Peter Kummerfeldt explains what to know to survive anything

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Have an idea of what survival is before you get in a bad situation! Then you can know what your next steps might be.

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Control panic: Use the ‘STOP’ technique to avoid potential survival situations

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STOP is a survival mind-set exercise. This well-used old acronym, probably mentioned in every survival manual, should be embedded in your psyche. Here’s how to use it.

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