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frostbite, prevent frostbite, cold weather safety

Winter survival video: Detecting frostbite and tips for prevention

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Frostbite can cause you to lose fingers, toes and/or ears – basically any extremity exposed to the cold. Here are some tips to prevent frostbite.

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Video: How to find dry firemaking tinder in wet weather

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The ability to start a fire under survival conditions can save your life. The inability can cost your life. Here are some tips for finding dry tinder under wet, stormy conditions.

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Dutch oven survival kit, dutch oven, make survival kit

Video: What you need to make a Dutch oven survival kit

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Beginners frequently ask for a list of tools to get started in Dutch oven cooking. So, here’s a basic, bare-bones list.

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Video: Start a survival campfire with gasoline and matches

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There is no probably no deadlier combination than gasoline and matches when it comes to causing serious injuries outdoors. But, if there is no other choice, here’s how to use gas and matches safely start your survival campfire.

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tarp grommets, tarps shelters, emergency shelters

Video: How to keep your tarp corner grommets from tearing out

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A tarp camper can get in a situation where the wind blows hard enough to rip out the corner grommets. Here’s a rope trick to stop that from happening.

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Video: How to tie three basic knots for emergency tarp shelter construction

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Three knots: the timber hitch, trucker’s hitch and bowline, are generally all you need to quickly set up a tarp shelter. Here’s how to tie them.

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Backroads Oregon | Visit a 1850s sod roofed log cabin

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This 1850s cabin is one of the few dwellings left from the early Oregon frontier. I got to visit and video the interior.

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Video: Make an effective firestarter using recycled throw-away items

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Make a great, effective survival firestarter with old, junky candles and a raggedy terrycloth towel or cotton rags.

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Altoids tine survival kit, survival gear

Video: How to make an Altoids tin pocket survival kit

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The only survival gear you have is what you have with you. And that gear is only as good as your ability to use it! Here’s what I carry in my Altoids Tin survival kit.

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Handle design video | Most important part of choosing a survival/bushcraft knife?

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One of the first decisions when buying a knife should be how well the handle fits your hand. Here is how to find a knife handle that best fits your needs.

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