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  • Survival Tarp

    Why You Need A Survival Tarp in Your Pack

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    The top three needs of any survival situation will always be water, shelter, and fire. Every survival pack you build should meet these needs. One of the most overlooked pieces of gear is the survival tarp. If you don't have a tarp in your pack, this is why you need one...
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  • Ways to Carry a Ferro Rod

    Ways to Carry a Ferro Rod

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    The Ferro rod is far and away the most effective, efficient and sustainable fire-starting tool on the market today. While it may seem more convenient to have matches or a lighter, the Ferro rod is the way to go, and we'll tell you why in this post.
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  • Finding Flint in the Wild

    Finding Flint in the Wild

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    While rocks surround us and make up our landscape, it's rare we give them the time or effort they deserve. It might just be that one day a rock could save your life in an extreme survival situation. Learn how to identify flint and use rocks for survival in this post.
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  • Why A Deadfall Trap is Better than Ammo

    Why A Deadfall Trap is Better than Ammo

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    The .22 rifle is probably the most popular goto food getter in the survival world. The gun is small and accurate, the ammo is cheap, and it is used in modern hunting today. But what about deadfall trapping? Learn about what makes it better than ammo in this post!
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  • Tips on How to Make A Simple Self-Bow

    Tips on How to Make A Simple Self-Bow

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    There is an absolute ton of good information that can be had by way of the Internet, books, and magazines if one really wants to make a “bow and arrow” of their own. To be perfectly honest with you I had little patience when I got the urge to cut down the nearest branch and string it up to make my first “self-made bow”. So, I took a little trip to the field behind the house and began my search for the closest donor tree or branch!
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  • Finding the Right Survival Gear for You

    Finding the Right Survival Gear for You

    Survival gear is very specific to the individual carrying it. No two personally packed survival bags will include the same contents. Whether you are putting together your first set of survival gear or reassessing your skills to re-pack, here are three things to think about while gathering your gear.
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  • To Boil or Not to Boil?

    To Boil or Not to Boil?

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    To Boil or Not to Boil? Waterborne disease is a risk for travelers who visit countries that have poor hygiene and inadequate sanitation, and for those in the wilderness relying on surface water in any country, including the United States.

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  • The Five C’s of Survivability!

    The Five C’s of Survivability!

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    People carry a variety of different items in their packs depending on the situation, environment, and planned activities. This is called adapting to the situation, which is what self-reliance and survival are all about. This thought process leads us to the 5 C’s of Survivability!
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