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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 pocket survival kit has many items that could help you survive disasters or emergencies.

Learn how to make an urban/wilderness survival kit

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Learn how to make an urban/wilderness survival kit you can carry everywhere.

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Videos: Check out this DIY survival gear.

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Can you improvise quality gear in some areas, to save money for items you can’t improvise? This video selection shows how to make simple survival/preparedness tools that are effective and that will save you money.

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Video: A canoe trip on the Mississippi River

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I’m going to share parts of a recent Mississippi River canoe experience with you – sit back, relax and enjoy the river’s peace and tranquility.

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The correct style and material can determine if your stocking cap will be useful in specific situations. From left is a beanie, heavy wool/thinsulite winter cap, and a full-face knit reversible selection. (Pantenburg photo)

Video: Include a stocking cap in your survival gear

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About 10 percent of your body heat exits through your head. Conversely, sun beating down on an unprotected cranium can cause sunstroke, headaches and severe sunburn. A stocking cap may be what you need to handle both of these circumstances.

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Black Confederates honored at Mississippi Civil War monument

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War monuments are ubiquitous to the Deep South. But a monument in Canton, Mississippi may be one-of-a-kind. It honors African Americans who fought for the Confederacy.

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Video Bowie review: Bark River V-44 combines historical accuracy with new materials

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The Bark River V-44 Bowie combines modern materials with a time-tested design.

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