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Moraine Lake in Central Oregon's Three Sisters Wilderness

Leave a note and save your life!

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If nobody knows where to look, you could wait a long time to be rescued! An detailed note about your outing can solve that problem.

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Five reasons why heading for the hills during an emergency is a bad idea

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When (fill in the appropriate acronym) happens, society will collapse. But some survivalists think they will head for the wilderness and live off the land. Here’s why that philosophy won’t work.

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Learn these tips for safely sheltering in your vehicle

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A night out does not have to be a life-threatening experience. Drivers who accept the possibility that the unforeseen may happen are drivers who prepare, in advance, for the experience. On the other hand drivers who deny the possibility may find themselves fighting for their lives.

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Why you should make a mini survival kit part of your wardrobe

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This collection of survival items in your wardrobe may get you through an emergency!

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Review: Is the Wood Mite Gravity Feed Rocket Stove the best choice for emergency use?

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Everyone, IMHO, ought to have a biomass stove in their survival/emergency gear. The Wood Mite Stove may be what you’re looking for. by Leon Pantenburg Wood Mite supplied this stove for a review. I was not paid to write this, and all I guarantee on any review of any product is a fair shake. At the time of publication, Wood…

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Before the hurricane hits: What to take along if you must evacuate

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Nobody wants to worry about being forced to evacuate your home quickly. But what if you had to? Here are some suggestions from the American Red Cross about what to take along.

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Key to Wilderness and Urban Survival is All in Your Mind

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Psychological responses to emergencies follow a pattern…only 10 to 15 percent of any group involved in any emergency will react appropriately. Another 10 to 15 percent will behave totally inappropriately and the remaining 70 to 80 percent will need to be told what to do. The most common reactions at the onset of an emergency are disbelief and denial.

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How to survive recipes: Award-winning Dutch oven beer-braised rabbit

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In a survival situation, good tasty recipes you can do under primitive conditions are a survival tool. Here’s a great recipe for rabbit, either wild or domestic, that can be cooked outside, using the coals from a campfire.

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Survival recipe video: How to cook trout in foil over a campfire

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Does your area have stocked fishing ponds for kids? Here is a great fishing and cooking method to “hook” the youngsters!.

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GPS Setup: Using the right coordinates for safe backcountry travel

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Datum? Coordinate systems?

To most beginner GPS users, these terms may be confusing, and subsequently ignored or not understood. But before you can effectively – and safely – you must be able to set your GPS with the information on your maps.

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