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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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Bark River Knives, Bowie knives, best Bowie knife

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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Video review: A first look at the Bark River Crash Ax

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Tactical axes have been around for thousands of years. If you’re in the market for one, this Bark River Crash Ax may be just what you’re looking for.

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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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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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shelter, knots for tarps, knots

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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