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How to: Make a skinny wallet a survival tool

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I already have too much stuff in my wallet – how do I carry survival gear without making it even thicker? Here’s how.

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How to: Choose the right sleeping bag

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Too light a sleeping bag can put you in danger of hypothermia. Too heavy a bag may be too hot for comfort. Here’s how to pick a good one for your specific needs.

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Videos: Check out this DIY survival gear.

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Can you improvise quality gear in some areas, to save money for items you can’t improvise? This video selection shows how to make simple survival/preparedness tools that are effective and that will save you money.

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Seven survival knots every outdoorsperson should know

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A basic knowledge of knots may prove invaluable and may be your most useful survival tool.

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Peter Kummerfeldt: Which knife is best for survival situations?

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Survival knives: Which one is best? This post, by internationally-known survival expert Peter Kummerfeldt, may help you make a good decision on which knife to include in your survival kit.

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Reliable Power For Your GPS: What are the best batteries?

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Your GPS is as reliable as the batteries in it! Make the best choices for consistent power!

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The ten best survival gifts for the outdoors enthusiast

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Before Mothers Day or Fathers Day arrives, here are some gift ideas and product reviews to help you choose that special gift.

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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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Start with these basics for your wilderness survival gear

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Let this be your mantra: “I will save me. My survival kit won’t save me. My equipment or gear can’t save me.”

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Check out these do-it-yourself preparedness gifts kids can make

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A home-made gift with some thought behind it trumps the most expensive thing you can buy. And, I promise this: If a child or grandchild makes a survival and/or prepper gift for a loved one, that gift will be cherished, included in a survival kit and used!

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