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Survival fire making videos: What ignition system should you carry?

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Your ability to start a fire can save your life! The inability can cost it! Here are some common methods, and how well they work!

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Afraid of the dark?

Video: Afraid of the dark? Here’s how to get over it

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Here are some ways to help you deal with this fear of darkness issue before it develops into a survival situation.

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Video: Make your own solar powered emergency interior lights

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Have some of those solar-powered outdoor garden lights on the path outside? Here’s how to adapt them to an interior emergency lighting setting.

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Best deer hunting knife? We review the Bark River Bravo EXT-2

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The Fox River is already one of Bark River’s most popular hunting knives. This version combines the Fox River blade and Bravo handle, and I’m betting it will be even more popular.

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Review: Bravo machete – best brush chopper on the market?

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I like machetes, carry one in my car survival kit, and use them a lot. If you are looking for a solid blade that won’t let you down, then you need to take a hard look at the Bark River Machete.

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Video: Hemphill Gator Breaker Bowie is a practical user knife

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Why would anyone need a Bowie knife? Well, the craftsmanship and sound design of this Jesse Hemphill Bowie makes it worthy of consideration.

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Video review: Is the Maxpedition Spartan the best survival wallet?

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What you have in your pockets may be the only survival gear you have when a disaster hits. Your wallet is part of that survival system, and you need to choose yours with care. Here is a look at the Maxpedition Spartan.

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Video: Try these everyday carry wardrobe survival tools

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What survival tools can you include in your wardrobe to help you get through a emergency or disaster? Here are some suggestions.

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Video: Save big bucks with these laundry and dishwasher soap recipes

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My personal rebellion against high-priced laundry soap has spread to dishwashers. Check out this video and simple, easy recipe that will save you money!

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This stack of garage sale cast iron skillets can be restored to usefulness with a little work.

Video: How to season cast iron cooking implements on a barbecue grill

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Cast iron cookware will last forever if you take care of it. But what happens if an implement is neglected and develops some rust? Or what about that crusty, dirty relic of an unsuccessful camping trip you find at a garage sale?

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