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A drainage ditch might be the only source of water you can find.

Video: How to stay hydrated under all circumstances

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Water is necessary for life. Here is how to find it in the desert.

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Worth Reading: “Survival Psychology” gives the mental baseline for survival

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The most common first reaction during an emergency is disbelief and denial. Most people won’t know what to do, and most will do the wrong things!

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Which Survival Books are Worth Reading?

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Can you depend on survival books to learn new skills? Here’s what to look for.

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Find drinking water during floods with desert survival skills

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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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A 55-gallon trash bag can make a quick, effective emergency shelter.

Peter Kummerfeldt: How to build common sense emergency survival shelters

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It is impossible for the typical survivor to build a waterproof, windproof shelter from natural materials! Here is advice from a survival expert about what you can do to survive an unexpected night out.

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Video: Survive sheltering the night in your vehicle

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Bad weather, breakdowns, running out of fuel, getting stuck are some of the more common reasons why a driver might have to bed down for the night (or perhaps for several nights) until the situation is resolved. A night out does not have to be a life threatening experience.

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Check out these winter driving tips from AAA and other experts

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Sometimes the best winter driving advice is “Don’t go!” But if you must be on the road, here are some tips from the American Automobile Association.

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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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Best cold weather sleeping bag? Gear review: Wiggy’s Thule

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A reliable sleeping bag is a vital survival tool, and a faulty one can be dangerous. Here’s what I learned about Wiggy’s sleeping bags..

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Best survival firemaking method | Use cotton balls, Vaseline and ferro rod

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Here is my go-to fire making method for survival situations and how to use it. My number one choice is a combination of cotton balls infused with petroleum jelly and ignited with a ferro rod.

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