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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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Wilderness area, Oregon Cascades.

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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These dog treats can be made in your kitchen oven.

How to make organic jerky treats for dogs

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The best way to show honor and respect for a big game animal is to use every part after you’ve killed it. Here’s an easy way to make dog treats from meat scraps that would otherwise get thrown away.

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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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How to bundle your paracord for convenience and easy packing

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There are innumerable uses for paracord, and a length of it goes in all my survival kits. Here’s how to keep it from becoming an unmanageable tangle.

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This tent is designed for winter camping, and cold temperatures.

Gear review: How to choose a four-season backpacking tent for winter camping

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How do you choose a four-season backpacking tent? Well, the right tent for you for winter camping may take some looking, so get started now. Here are some considerations and suggestions.

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