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Five ways to carry survival tools on a belt

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Check out the Okay’s Key Safe as part of an inexpensive, effective way to carry survival gear.

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Video: Dryer lint as wilderness survival firestarter? No way!

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You stake your life on your firemaking kit components. My recommendation is to substitute cotton balls in any application you might be using dryer lint.

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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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make recycled fire starter, make firestarter, best survival firestarter

Video: Make an effective firestarter using recycled throw-away items

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Make a great, effective survival firestarter with old, junky candles and a raggedy terrycloth towel or cotton rags.

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catfish, chicken liver featured

Survival fishing video: How to bait your hook with chicken liver

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One of the most effective baits for catfish is chicken liver. Here is one method for keeping it on the hook.

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rainy forest

How to cope with the precipitation: Ten tips for comfortable camping in the rain

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There is nothing like rain to make you appreciate sunshine! After decades of backpacking and scouting, I have learned some ways to cope with rainy weather while camping.

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Green Lakes, Oregon mountains, purify water

Serious as a heart attack: Would you know the symptoms if and when they happen?

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Everybody needs to know the symptoms of a heart attack. Here’s the story of my wake-up call.

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healthy biscuits from homemade mix provide good nutrition

Survival recipes: Tips and techniques for better-tasting biscuits

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Baking great-tasting biscuits is not rocket science. Here are a few simple tips that can turn that mundane biscuit into a taste treat.

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The L.T. Wright Next Gen is a great choice for an everyday carry knife.

Review: Best everyday carry knife? We check out the L.T. Wright ‘Next Gen’

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The best everyday carry knife is easy and convenient to take along. The “Next Gen” could be what you’re looking for.

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Tornado survival tips: Weather the storm safely

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I’m afraid of tornadoes, and if you live in an area where the twisters are possible, you should be too! You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to be prepared.

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