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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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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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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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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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Build a brick rocket stove: Is it safe to use concrete blocks?

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Will concrete blocks “explode” if you make a rocket stove out of them? Here’s feedback I got.

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Video | Five tips to know about using a ferrocerium rod for emergency fire making

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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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Video: Five tips to make a really quick emergency tarp shelter

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Speed and convenience may be the deciding factor between getting wet and cold, of sitting out a storm front, dry and comfortable under a tarp. Here are the materials and skills you need to make a hasty shelter.

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Tips for buying a used Coleman gasoline lantern

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A good way to acquire a reliable lighting source and save money is to look for used gas lanterns at thrift stores and garage sales. Here are some things to check the lanterns for.

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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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