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Go squirrel hunting to learn wilderness survival skills

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How do you learn  the basic survival skills of marksmanship, stalking, concealment and skinning and processing game animals? Take up squirrel hunting.

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My great-great-grandfather, James Hallowell was a Civil War veteran. He homesteaded in Iowa in the late 1860s.

Civil War survival lessons from a 92nd Illinois Infantryman

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Basic survival skills don’t change. Here are some lessons from a Civil War infantryman on how to provide food, shelter and improvise lighting during hard campaigning.

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Survival gear: Three more tips to get your GPS ready to navigate.

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you can’t guarantee a GPS won’t go weird on you sometimes, for no apparent reason. Here are some tips from survival instructor and GPS expert Blake Miller for getting that transmitter squared away for you take off from the trailhead.

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Survival skills video: Avoid this deadly poison hemlock plant

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Poison Hemlock is a deadly plant that grows around water sources. It’s a killer, and here’s h0w to identify it.

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