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Urban camouflage: Why you should blend in to walk home after a disaster

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You’re driving home from work, something “big” just happened and you’re completely stuck in gridlock on the highway. You heard the news – it’s really bad and folks are panicked. But, you’re prepared for this scenario. You abandon your car, grab your Get-Your-Ass-Home backpack out of your trunk and start walking. How do you blend in with all the unprepared people, so you don’t become a target for muggers? Here are some ‘fashion’ tips to get you home safe.

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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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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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Lightweight trail food for backpacking

Recipe: Make quick, easy apricot energy bars

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Are you using the storage foods in your pantry? Here’s a way to use those ingredients to make delicious apricot energy bars for that next hike or outing.

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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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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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Downriver: Prescott, Wisconsin Chapter 9

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The beauty of the morning seemed to be an apology for the storm the night before. As I leafed through my journal, looking for dampness, I had to smile at the previous day’s entry. It would have to be extensively re-written!

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Peter Kummerfeldt: Preparing to Survive in the Wilderness

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In a survival situation, be it urban or wilderness, your gear alone will not save you. YOU must save yourself.

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Gear Review: Wondermill Wonder Junior Grainmill

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Does a grainmill have a place in a survival kit? Would it be useful in a long term survival situation? I believe it does, and here is why.

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Peter Kummerfeldt: What is Survival?

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SURVIVAL – The ability and the desire to stay alive, all alone, under adverse conditions, until rescued.

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