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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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How to make medicinal mullein tea

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Some “weeds” have medicinal properties that can be very useful. Mullein is one of those useful plants you should consider finding and using.

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Try these easy hydration sources from the grocery store

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So there is an opportunity to go on a quick, not planned hike. But you’re away from most of your gear, and need to carry some water. Before you go, stop at the grocery store and looks for these drinks and containers.

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Best survival knife? We take another look at the L.T. Wright Genesis

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Some knives you want to keep and use, no matter how many others you might have. The L.T. Wright Genesis is one of those keepers. In a moment of weakness, I sold my first one, regretted it immediately, and just had to get another. Here is why.

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Review: The STM Drifter daypack works in any wilderness/urban environment

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Turns out this city slicker man purse is also a darn good wilderness daypack. I got the STM Drifter to carry my laptop. But it works really well in other environments.

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Don’t make these deadly wilderness mistakes

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Every year, people get lost in the wilderness areas and are rescued. But some vanish and are never found. The statistics are frightening. Don’t become one. Learn from these common mistakes to keep from dying in the backcountry.

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Make room in your wallet for survival gear

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How do you add survival gear to an already overflowing wallet? Do you need to invest in a new one? Before you buy anything, put your current wallet on a reduction plan.

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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.

Stay found: Orient your map before heading out into the backcountry

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The best way to keep from getting lost in the wilderness, is to always know where you are. This starts with orienting your map before going anywhere. Here is how to do it.

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Five reasons to own a .22 rifle

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A firearm using the diminutive .22 rimfire cartridge should be in every survival/preparedness gear collection. Here is why you should consider adding one to yours.

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