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How to: Choose the right sleeping bag

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Too light a sleeping bag can put you in danger of hypothermia. Too heavy a bag may be too hot for comfort. Here’s how to pick a good one for your specific needs.

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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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For Wilderness and Urban Safety: Attach a whistle to your child

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You can only yell for help as long as your voice lasts. Here’s why you need to carry a whistle.

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Encourage preparedness mindset with this book: “The Unthinkable”

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Amanda Ripley’s book “The Unthinkable” is not about disaster recovery: It’s about what happens in the midst of one – before emergency personnel arrive and structure is imposed on the loss. It’s about the human reaction to disaster and how you should act if you want to survive.

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10 tips for staying cool during a power outage/heat wave emergency

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Think about possible weather scenarios – hot or cold – as part of your family’s preparedness plans. How will you stay cool if some emergency knocks out the power grid during a heat wave?

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How-to recipe: Make Southwest Chicken Corn Chowder from storage foods

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Survival food is sustenance that can be made easily during a survival or emergency situation with simple, long-term storage food items, cooked outdoors, using off-the-grid methods.

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Any of these lightweight saws are a better choice than a saw blade spine.

Peter Kummerfeldt: How to choose the best saw for a survival kit

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Saw or axe? Here’s some advice from a long-time survival expert.

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A 55-gallon trash bag can make a quick, effective emergency shelter.

Peter Kummerfeldt: How to build common sense emergency survival shelters

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If you are going to need an emergency shelter you had better have the materials along to build it!

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Bannock is quick to make wherever you. The recipe is very similar to Damper, an Australian version of survival bread

Damper Recipes: Try Australia’s survival bread

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Survival food requirements are ease of making and cooking, simple ingredients and good taste! Damper is Australia’s contribution to survival bread, and here’s how to make and enjoy it!

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Check out these do-it-yourself preparedness gifts kids can make

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A home-made gift with some thought behind it trumps the most expensive thing you can buy. And, I promise this: If a child or grandchild makes a survival and/or prepper gift for a loved one, that gift will be cherished, included in a survival kit and used!

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