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Building an effective snow cave takes hard work and the right tools.

Do you need a machete in your emergency kit?

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I carry a machete in my car survival kit, and there are some tasks that a machete is ideally suited for. If you think one of those big South American knives is only good in the jungle or rain forests, think again!

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How to: Make jerky from small game meat

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Venison or big game jerky is common, but few use small game animals as the basis of that frontier staple. Making jerky is a great way to clean out the freezer at the end of the season and create tasty snacks out of last year’s harvest.

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Video: What you need to make a Dutch oven survival kit

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Beginners frequently ask for a list of tools to get started in Dutch oven cooking. So, here’s a basic, bare-bones list.

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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 a disaster.

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Video: Dryer lint as wilderness survival firestarter? No way!

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You stake your life on your firemaking kit components. My recommendation is to substitute cotton balls in any application you might be using dryer lint.

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Bannock is quick to make wherever you. The recipe is very similar to Damper, an Australian version of survival bread

Recipe: Make healthy bannock – an easy multi-grain survival bread

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Some useful, very basic, recipes for wheat flour should be included any prepper/survival/ Bug Out backpack. Here’s how to add a few ingredients to make flour-based survival foods more nutritious.

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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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Survival Knife Review: The Swiss Army Knife Classic?

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In many emergency situations, all you’ll have are the tools in your pockets. And a tiny knife is better than no knife at all. A Classic can be an important part of your survival kit.

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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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