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My Top Five Favorite Mora Style Knives

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For everyday, all-around use, it is hard to beat a Mora-style knife. Here are my favorites.

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Mark's hardtack recipe is tasty and nutritious!

Try making hardtack: A great, cheap addition to your survival gear

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Even after yeast was discovered by the Egyptians, there was a purpose for unleavened breads.

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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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Prevent loss of small critical survival items by attaching a poptop, and securing them to a clip or lanyard.

Don’t lose your gear: Pop a top for equipment safety

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Hanging on to your survival tools can be critical. But many of the items are difficult to secure. Here’s how to use a pop top to secure just about anything.

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Encourage preparedness mindset with this book: “The Unthinkable”

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Amanda Ripley’s book “The Unthinkable” is not about disaster recovery: It’s about what happens in the midst of one – before emergency personnel arrive and structure is imposed on the loss. It’s about the human reaction to disaster and how you should act if you want to survive.

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This plastic bag captures water that transpires through tree leaves. (Peter Kummerfeldt photo)

Use desert survival techniques to gather water during a flood

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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 the disaster.

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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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Practice wilderness safety long before you leave the trailhead.

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, and outing preparation should start long before you arrive at the trailhead

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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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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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