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Include an insulated pad for sitting upon, because the plastic bag doesn't have any insulation. (Photo copyright 2013 Peter Kummerfeldt)

Six survival uses for plastic bags

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I carry a variety of plastic bags in all my survival kits. They can be worth their weight in gold during an emergency.

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

Video: Make a trash bag shelter part of your survival kit

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No piece of survival equipment is worth anything if you don’t have it with you! A trash bag shelter is compact, lightweight and convenient to carry. Consider including one in your survival kit!

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

Make A Practical Water Purification System Part of Your Survival Kit

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In a disaster, no single item or piece of gear can guarantee your ability to purify water for drinking. But several carefully-chosen pieces of water purification equipment might give you a fighting chance!

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Peter Kummerfeldt: Dress to survive in extreme wilderness conditions

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Your first line of defense against hypothermia is your clothing. Make the right choices to survive

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The American Knife Company Forest knife is based on a tried and tested pattern.

Best bushcraft knife? We review the American Knife Company Forest Knife

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A good bushcraft knife has to do a wide range of unrelated things well. This one is worth looking at.

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Prepare, practice these tips to keep kids safe outdoors

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Here are some steps to make your child as safe as possible outdoors. The outing preparation should start long before you arrive at the trailhead.

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Survive this: Check out these prices on MilSpec paracord

How to make paracord bootlaces – check out the videos!

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It’s easy to make boot or shoe laces out of paracord. Here’s how.

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People enjoy talking about new technology, equipment or skills that they have learned. They are justifiably proud of their new knowledge.

Gear you don’t need: Dump the mylar blankets from your survival kit

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Do you carry a mylar blanket as an emergency shelter item? If so, here’s why you should get rid of it.

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Peter Kummerfeldt: How to avoid becoming a flash flood victim

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Flash floods are the number one weather-related killer in the United States! Here are some of the things to look for in an area that might have a flash flood!

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A GPS makes a nice addition, but NEVER take a GPS and depend on it for navigation without a map and compass.

Improve your GPS and land navigation skills now

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Spring is the perfect time to practice and improve your Global Positioning System skills!

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