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Backroads Mississippi: Home, Sweet Home harmonica solo in Campbells Swamp

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The old traditional song “Home, Sweet Home,” played on an antique harmonica, accompanies a multi-media look at Campbells Swamp, Mississippi, in south Warren County.

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Survival fishing: How to make a trotline from paracord

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Time is precious during an emergency. If you can make a fish trap or run a trot line, these can gather food, even while you’re doing something else.

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A drainage ditch might be the only source of water you can find.

Video: How to stay hydrated under all circumstances

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Water is necessary for life. Here is how to find it in the desert.

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A 55-gallon trash bag can make a quick, effective emergency shelter.

Video: Make a trash bag shelter part of your survival kit

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No piece of survival equipment is worth anything if you don’t have it with you! A trash bag shelter is compact, lightweight and convenient to carry. Consider including one in your survival kit!

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Bark River Knives, best survival knife, best hunting knife

Video: Best belt/hunting knife | Check out the Ambush Tundra

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The new Ambush Tundra, made by Bark River Knives, combines a classic blade design with an ergonomic handle that just won’t quit.

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Take the right tools to build emergency snow shelters

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A snow shelter can save your life, but if you don’t have the time, tools and know-how to build one, you may waste your time.

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Peter Kummerfeldt: Dress to survive in extreme wilderness conditions

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Your first line of defense against hypothermia is your clothing. Make the right choices to survive

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Try gluten free corn cakes made from storage foods

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I’ve been cutting back on eating wheat. But it is challenging to replace favorite foods that are wheat based. Here’s one for the recipe file.

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This tricked-out Bic has a pop top attached, and is wrapped with about five feet of duct tape.

Pimp Your Bic For Survival Use video

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There is no single method or technique for survival fire starting that works 100 percent of the time. That said, I carry a mini Bic butane lighter in my pants pocket, my coat pocket and in my pack whenever I go out. Here is what you can do to improve this product for survival use.

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Video review: We check out the Lightning-Strike mini survival firemaking kit

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Do you need a Lightning-Strike firestarter? You decide. But the ability to start a fire might someday save your life. And the inability to start a fire could cost your life.

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