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Hatchet or saw: Choose the best portable survival kit woodcutting tool

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Should you carry a hatchet or a saw? It depends. When choosing any tool for wilderness or urban survival, anticipate where you might be when you may need the tool, and what tasks it will need to perform.

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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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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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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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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. Hardtack has been an emergency ration for hundreds of years.

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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 outdoors. The outing preparation should start long before you arrive at the trailhead.

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