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How to Roast a Venison Hindquarter

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Easily roast a venison hindquarter in an electric roaster with marinade recipe and cooking instructions. Make delicious roast venison in a few hours.

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Big River Wild Adventures: Learn wilderness skills at this Mississippi River outdoors school

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Want a totally unique eco-vacation, but one that is affordable and nearby?

Want to learn basic wilderness survival skills while canoeing on America’s largest river, through some 300 miles of Wilderness? Big River Wild Adventures combines wilderness, canoe cruising and learning.

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Lost hiker uses common sense to avert survival situation in Central Oregon

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This lost hiker in Central Oregon avoided a survival situation by using common sense and staying put when he realized he was lost and it was getting dark. 

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Helicopter rescue thwarted by wrong hand signals

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The wrong hand signals to a rescue helicopter could have resulted in a survival disaster. 

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Review: The Urban Prepper’s Guide, tips for when everything goes down

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Our comfortable urban lifestyles can come to an end in an instant. Think Ukraine, or a flash flood, wildfire, earthquake, landslide, tsunami or some other natural disaster. How can you prepare for any eventuality? A good start might be to read “The Urban Prepper’s Guide” by Jim Cobb.

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Natural disasters can happen quickly - are you prepared? Five reasons normal people shy away from preppers.

BSA scout training helps family escape Ukraine war

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Wilderness survival training can be very useful in many urban situations. This Ukrainian scout used his Ten Essentials and wilderness survival training to help get his family out of Ukraine.

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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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