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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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Knife review and video: Donavon Phillips Drop Point Kephart

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Ever wonder where some knife designs come from? At Big D Custom Knives, the maker is also a user. And his competition credentials are very impressive.

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Get a useful, historic survival knife | The mountain man’s Russell Green River

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Looking for some inexpensive, quality meat cutting knives? Check out this mountain man do-it-all utility knife “Green River”. Here’s a look at those knife patterns, and how they shape up today.

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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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Best bushcraft knife? I like the Bark River Aurora

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If you’re searching for a survival and/or bushcraft knife, here’s some things to look for. I checked out the Bark River Aurora in 2014, and I am still impressed.

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Review: The “just right” Bark River Ultralite Field Knife – CPM 3V

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There is a lot to be said for a knife that is just enough, or just right. The Ultralite Field Knife may be just enough for what you need.

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Tasty food improves morale: A WWII Chicken Dinner Story

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Tasty food has an incredible impact on morale. My dad told this story from World War II, where he joined a Louisiana family for a Sunday chicken dinner.

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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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10 gear items that can make deer hunting easier

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Once a hunter qualifies for AARP membership, hunting smart becomes the rule. Here are some gear suggestions that can make the experience somewhat easier for any hunter, but no less challenging.

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The SPOT Gen3 locater beacon should be accompanied by navigation gear.

Start with these basics for your wilderness survival gear

600 318 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

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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