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How to cope with the precipitation: Ten tips for comfortable camping in the rain

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There is nothing like rain to make you appreciate sunshine! After decades of backpacking and scouting, I have learned some ways to cope with rainy weather while camping.

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Modify Zippo lighter for survival fire making

Five tips to modify a Zippo lighter for survival fire making

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Modify a Zippo lighter to be a more reliable source of fire in your survival kit. Learn why a Zippo is better than matches and a Bic lighter when needing to start a fire in an emergency. Pimp your Zippo to up your survival game.

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wool socks, warm feet outdoors

Five tips for keeping your feet warm in cold weather

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If you’re outside in cold weather, your feet may get cold. These tips may help them stay warm.

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Bark River Knives, best survival knife, best hunting knife

Video: Best belt/hunting knife | Check out the Ambush Tundra

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The new Ambush Tundra, made by Bark River Knives, combines a classic blade design with an ergonomic handle that just won’t quit.

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tarp and tent at Cultus Lake

10 things to take camping you didn’t know you needed

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Have you checked off everything on your camping list? You probably need these things, too.

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Mule deer bucks forage through the snow.

10 items to include in your big game hunting daypack

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We’ll assume your Ten Essentials, and butchering gear are already in the daypack. Here are some simple items that can help you take care of that deer or elk once it’s down.

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These three long guns are good, reliable choices for the beginner with no experience.

Video: The top three firearms choices for beginner outdoorspeople

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A consistent ” Where do I start?” firearms question keeps coming in from newcomers. If you don’t have any firearms, what should you buy and what do you need? Here are my top three choices.

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wool mittens, wool, wool clothing

Know which fabrics make the best winter survival clothing

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Different fabrics have radically different properties. Choosing the wrong type, or mixing clothing of different materials, can be disastrous!

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Check out the Bark River Bravo EDC for every day carry

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The best Every Day Carry knife is as elusive as that best survival or hunting knife. Check out this Bark River Bravo EDC.

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build a fire, survival fire making, best fire making tools

Video: Five things you need to know about using a ferrocerium rod for emergency survival firemaking.

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Your survival gear is as effective as your ability to use. Here is how to use a ferrocerrium rod to make sparks for firemaking.

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