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Winter Survival Kit Tips

Posted by Self Reliance Outfitters on November 11, 2013  

Winter Survival Kit Tips

A survival kit is important any time you are out in winter weather. Especially in the outdoors, you need to be self-reliant no matter what the circumstances are. Although winter poses some major challenges, you can still design a survival kit that will allow you to survive in the cold...

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Building a Survival Kit (Part 1)

Posted by Arti Sh on October 28, 2013  

Building a Survival Kit (Part 1)

Preparedness is important, and a survival kit is just a means of preparation. You’ll find a lot of pre-packaged survival kits available on the market, but there’s something to be said for piecing together your own survival kit. For one, you’re able to choose the specific brand or type of...

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Building a Survival Kit (Part 2)

Posted by Self Reliance Outfitters on October 22, 2013  

Building a Survival Kit (Part 2)

While building a survival kit you may feel like your being paranoid. More than likely, you don’t anticipate undergoing any survival scenarios. While it isn’t something you wish for, it doesn’t mean it can’t happen. Whenever you decide to take an adventure out into the wild, you should always be...

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Building a Survival Kit (Part 3)

Posted by Self Reliance Outfitters on October 15, 2013  

Building a Survival Kit (Part 3)

Remember, a survival kit could save your life. Surviving in the wild isn’t something we expect to need to do. However, if it ever happens, you want to know you’ve packed a survival kit that will help you survive when lost or otherwise. We’ve touched on a few must-haves for...

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Building a Survival Kit (Part 4)

Posted by Self Reliance Outfitters on October 08, 2013  

Building a Survival Kit (Part 4)

The time it takes to build a survival kit will be worth it. Although you hope to never find yourself in a survival situation, you need to be ready for the possibility. Keeping a good survival kit with the proper supplies on hand will help you get through whatever survival...

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Wilderness Survival Kit vs. In-Home Emergency Preparedness Kit

Posted by Self Reliance Outfitters on October 01, 2013  

Wilderness Survival Kit vs. In-Home Emergency Preparedness Kit

A survival kit is an important part of self-reliance. But a survival kit for the wilderness is a completely different animal compared to what you would need in the case of an in-home emergency. We all feel safe and sound when we’re in our homes. With four walls and a roof...

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3 Tips for Putting Together a Survival Kit

Posted by Self Reliance Outfitters on September 24, 2013  

3 Tips for Putting Together a Survival Kit

Building your own survival kit is important if you are going to spend any time in the wild. You never know what could happen that could leave you unexpectedly stranded. This is where your survival kit could come in handy. If you are going to be self-reliant in the wilderness, then...

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Building an In-Home Survival Kit

Posted by Self Reliance Outfitters on September 17, 2013  

Building an In-Home Survival Kit

Having a survival kit for the wilderness is important, but it is also important to have an in-home survival kit.. You need to be prepared for any sort of disaster resulting in a life-threatening situation. That means assembling the right equipment for your in-home survival kit. Here are a few...

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Best Survival Knife: Common Man vs Common Sense

Posted by Booster Apps on September 03, 2013   •   mora knives, survival knife

Best Survival Knife: Common Man vs Common Sense

So you’re thinking about buying a survival knife. With all the choices we are faced with today it can be a daunting task to say the least. How thick, how long? Full tang, rat tang? What grind should I get, and stainless or carbon? Well I am not claiming to...

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Why Include A Ferro Rod In Your Survival Gear

Posted by Self Reliance Outfitters on August 26, 2013  

Why Include A Ferro Rod In Your Survival Gear

The ferro rod is a piece of survival gear without which any survival kit is incomplete. As the modern form of firesteel that has been used for centuries, a ferro rod provides a reliable way to start a fire in the majority of conditions with minimal effort. It is quite an...

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Emergency Water Storage

Posted by Self Reliance Outfitters on August 19, 2013  

Emergency Water Storage

Why consider emergency water storage? Most of us in the United States take for granted our readily available supply of safe water. Whether from a well, municipal or community supply, we expect clear, clean, non-odorous and pure water to gush forth every time we turn on the faucet; and it...

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Avoiding Waterborne Diseases and Illness

Posted by Arti Sh on August 12, 2013  

Avoiding Waterborne Diseases and Illness

One of the most worrisome dangers for somebody in an outdoor self-reliance situation is contracting a waterborne disease. Drinking enough water is, of course, a fundamental aspect of staying alive in the woods—and anywhere else—and much of your activities in a wilderness emergency will revolve around finding freshwater sources. Any gurgling...

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Fatwood: Its History And Uses

Posted by Self Reliance Outfitters on August 05, 2013  

Fatwood: Its History And Uses

For those looking to hone their bushcraft, some familiarity with fatwood goes a long way. This material has a long history with humankind, and remains highly valuable to anyone roaming the backwoods. Fatwood most commonly refers to the resin-imbued heartwood of pine trees; in fact, it’s sometimes called “heart pine.” Heartwood...

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9 Facts You Should Know About Egg Nutrition

Posted by Self Reliance Outfitters on July 30, 2013  

9 Facts You Should Know About Egg Nutrition

Eggs: they are compact, loaded with nutrients and versatile. Considering the value of egg nutrition, they are arguably the best survival food available. What’s more, if you’re concerned about sustainability (and who isn’t), the chicken egg offers a myriad of health benefits and nutritional value without harming the chicken. 9...

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10 Turkey Hunting Tips

Posted by Self Reliance Outfitters on July 23, 2013  

10 Turkey Hunting Tips

Turkey hunting is a skill that’s both a challenge and a joy to master. While you may not want to pursue becoming a professional turkey hunter, you can certainly improve your chances of turkey hunting by observing some simple tips. 10 TURKEY HUNTING TIPS Adequate Camouflage – Turkeys are known for their superior...

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