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Recipe: How to make frontloader washing machine laundry soap

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I’m not buying laundry soap again. This recipe is easy and cheap, and helps eliminate those huge plastic detergent bottles. The ingredients are available at any grocery store.

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Review: Kuru Quest boots fill fashion and work needs

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An over-looked category of footwear is work boots. But that type and style of  footwear could be just what you need, and these may be the boots for you.

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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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Winter storms: What to do when the power goes off and it’s icy cold outside

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The power goes out and you’re sheltering inside the house. Outside, the temperature plummets, the wind picks up and it starts to snow. You don’t know when the power will be restored. It might be hours or days. How will you stay warm and safe? How do you get started?

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What gear should you carry in your deer hunting daypack?

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A deer hunter’s daypack houses a very personal collection of gear designed to keep you safe, dry and warm under a variety of really different environments. It also must contain meat cutting tools and equipment. Here’s what works for me.

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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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