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Biographical Sketch: George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)

Posted by Arti Sh on July 09, 2013  

Biographical Sketch: George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)

What follows is a basic biographical sketch of the 19th-century American outdoorsman. George Washington Sears, widely known through his extensive popular writings as “Nessmuk.”   An early and ardent conservationist and innovative backwoods rambler, Sears continues to exert an influence today on enthusiasts of lightweight bushcraft. EARLY YEARS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON...

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10 Practical Uses For Lard

Posted by Self Reliance Outfitters on July 02, 2013  

10 Practical Uses For Lard

Few ingredients have swung so widely in public favor as lard, the rendered fat of pigs. Long used in cooking, this multipurpose substance took a bad rap in the late 20th century as experts and pseudo-experts debated the merits of saturated, unsaturated, and trans fats, but has lately regained some...

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Survivability vs Sustainability

Posted by Arti Sh on June 24, 2013  

Survivability vs Sustainability

Survivability vs sustainability; so what’s the difference? When you are making plans for survival situations, it is important to plan for both survivability and sustainability. While survivability and sustainability are closely related, they are distinct from one another, and understanding that distinction can help you better prepare for survival situations,; including what survival gear you...

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Testimonial: Survival Skills Are For The Entire Family

Posted by Arti Sh on June 17, 2013  

Testimonial: Survival Skills Are For The Entire Family

Dave and Pathfinder Family,  I have been educated in survival skills since my early youth. My Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader served as a U.S. Marine during Korea, and our Troop was run just like a small military unit. These skills were further honed during my military service in...

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Avoiding Dehydration: Hydration 101

Posted by Self Reliance Outfitters on June 03, 2013  

Avoiding Dehydration: Hydration 101

In a survival situation, avoiding dehydration is of utmost importance. Hydration assists in keeping a keen mind and sharp mental focus and when in a survival situation – mental acuteness is key. When up against the elements, the ability to come out alive requires lightning quick reflexes, good planning and...

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12 Health Benefits Of Honey

Posted by Self Reliance Outfitters on May 28, 2013  

12 Health Benefits Of Honey

Honey is mentioned in the Bible and found in ancient Indian, Greek, Egyptian and Arabic literature—honey is one of the oldest sweeteners on earth. It’s also one of the most complete foods you can find in the wild. The benefits of homey include natural energy and a host of other...

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Tick Bite Prevention & Treatment

Posted by Self Reliance Outfitters on May 14, 2013  

Tick Bite Prevention & Treatment

Anyone who spends time in the outdoors needs to know about tick bite prevention. Ticks are diminutive, parasitic arachnids broadly distributed around the world and most notable as transmitters of a variety of diseases. Across much of the U.S., anyone spending time outside should know the basics of tick safety: preventing...

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5 Boot Care Tips You Won’t Regret

Posted by Larry Catt on April 28, 2013   •   tips

5 Boot Care Tips You Won’t Regret

Boot care is an important aspect of self-reliance. In survival situations, there is nothing more important than the survival gear you wear on your feet. Proper boot care can mean the difference between life and death – literally. Mobility over a variety of terrain and temperatures is an absolute must...

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Building A Fire: Bird’s Nest 101

Posted by Larry Catt on April 22, 2013   •   survival training

Building A Fire: Bird’s Nest 101

When I was asked to write an article on buiding a fire, I thought sure, but why? I mean, I have seen many articles on friction fires, and fires with flint and steel, so why do I need to tell people what to do when building a fire, along with how to...

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10 Benefits of Youth Survival Training

Posted by Larry Catt on April 15, 2013   •   survival training

10 Benefits of Youth Survival Training

Youth survival training is an incredible opportunity for young people to gain skills that will benefit them for years to come. There are few young people who would not think the idea of survival training is cool, and who would not jump at the chance to learn some cool survival skills....

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Featured Product: Pathfinder Survival Knife By TOPS Knives

Posted by Larry Catt on April 08, 2013   •   featured product, survival knife

Featured Product: Pathfinder Survival Knife By TOPS Knives

When it comes to a quality survival knife, it’s hard to beat TOPS Knives. Made in the heart of the Rocky Mountain’s, TOPS Knives have been the choice of discerning operators, law enforcement and outdoor professionals for over a decade. At the Pathfinder School we chose TOPS Knives based upon our...

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Edible Plants: Dandelion … It’s Dandy

Posted by Larry Catt on April 01, 2013  

Edible Plants: Dandelion … It’s Dandy

Did you know the dandelion is an edible plant? Those small yellow flowers that infest your lawn and cause so many headaches for so many homeowners the world over are not only nutritious but have medicinal properties as well? IS A DANDELION EDIBLE? Taraxacum commonly known as dandelion, lion’s tooth or...

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