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Video: Gear you don’t need – dump the Mylar blankets from your survival kit

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Do you carry a Mylar blanket as an emergency shelter item? If so, here’s why you should get rid of it.

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Video: How to improve on the basic brick rocket stove

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People have asked about variations of the improved brick rocket stove, so here are some of the answers. We check out a higher chimney, combined with the better venting system. See what we discovered!

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Video: Leave boot print to help searchers find you

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Having an easily-recognized boot print can make finding a lost hiker a lot easier. Here is how to leave a print to help out the Search and Rescue people.

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Video: Five reasons I don’t like hiking shoes with moisture barrier liners

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Before you invest in quality hiking boots or trekking shoes, decide if you want some with moisture barrier liners. It could be the difference between hot (or cold), sweaty, sore feet or hiking in comfort.

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Video: Five tips to make a really quick emergency tarp shelter

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Speed and convenience may be the deciding factor between getting wet and cold, of sitting out a storm front, dry and comfortable under a tarp. Here are the materials and skills you need to make a hasty shelter.

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Video: How to wet form a leather knife sheath with water and a sponge

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Here’s a quick and easy method to custom fit a leather sheath to your knife.

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Snow accumulation on roofs can present hazards.

Should you remove the snow off your roof?

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More winter storms and blizzards are on the way. Do you need to shovel the snow on your roof?

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The hunt isn’t over when the animal is harvested. One of the best parts of the hunting experience is when you can start feasting on the meat!

Video: How to clean and can venison

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Learn how to clean and can venison with this tutorial from the Blind Pig and The Acorn.

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Video: Find the right rocks for flint and steel firemaking

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Flint and steel is one of the oldest methods of starting a fire. Here is how to find a rock that will help you create that initial spark.

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Video Review | Bark River Guardless Drop Point Hunter

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The classic design of this knife blade needs no introduction.
But the new handle design, combined with a proven blade pattern may make it even better.

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