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

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A drainage ditch might be the only source of water you can find.

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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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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Choose the best three knives for big game hunting

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Every prepper, survivalist and big game hunter needs knives for processing the meat of large animals. Here’s how to make a good choices in what you buy!

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How to Make Charcloth: A miracle material for catching sparks and making fire

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Catching a spark and blowing it into a flame is a skill that can save your life. Charcloth is a material that has been “cooked” like charcoal is at high temperatures until it becomes black. Properly-made charcloth will easily catch a spark and grow into an ember. This ember can be transferred to a tinder bundle and blown into a flame.

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This knife and The knife and cardboard sheath were made 44 years ago. The sheath still does its job quite well!

How to make a quick, safe knife sheath out of cardboard and duct tape

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Every one-piece knife needs an edge guard or sheath for safety if it is going to be used outdoors. Here’s how to make a quick sheath out of a paper towel roll and duct tape.

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