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This Civil War replica and WWII canteen cup are very useful survival kit items.

Tin cup: Useful addition to emergency kit

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Some of the best items for survival kits are common, easily-found products. One of those is a large metal cup. A tin cup can be used for many things.

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Five tips to prepare for western big game hunting

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Got tags for that first western big game hunting trip? Start preparing now! Like right now!

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Peter Kummerfeldt: Finding Water in the Desert

600 300 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Always take lots of water along, and never depend on being able to find it! But it’s a really good idea to know where to look for water in the event of an emergency. Here are some desert water tips from survival expert Peter Kummerfeldt.

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Know which fabrics make the best winter survival clothing

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Different fabrics have radically different properties. Choosing the wrong type, or mixing clothing of different materials, can be disastrous!

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Use desert survival techniques to gather water during a flood

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During a flood, there may be water everywhere, but none to drink. Here’s some survival tips on where to find potable water during a disaster.

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Flash Floods: Plan Ahead For Quick Reaction

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More people die of drowning in the desert than of thirst, and that is usually because they were surprised by a flash flood. Learn how to avoid that situation!

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How to make and carry a survival hydration system

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Here is how to put together an integrated survival water system that may work for you under a variety of circumstances.

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Video: Survival lessons from the 1845 Meek’s Cutoff Wagon Trail through the Oregon desert

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One of the most desperate survival tales associated with the westward expansion was about a lost wagon train in 1845 in the Oregon desert. Here’s what I found when I went searching.

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Peter Kummerfeldt: Prepare for bad weather outdoors, avoid danger

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Five broad categories capture most situations where a person may have to “survive” until rescued or until the weather conditions improve and the individual can rescue themselves. The categories are: Becoming lost, being caught out after dark, becoming stranded, becoming ill or injured and unable to proceed and bad weather that makes continuing on dangerous. This article will look at…

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