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How To Find Water in the Wilderness

Survival – 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Finding Water The average person can survive for three weeks without food but only three days without water.  It will be your number one priority to ensure survival – it is absolutely essential to life. If you are in survival mode, don’t wait to look for water when you’re thirsty or when …

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Rat Model 1 Folding Knife Review

Construction This is one of the sturdiest knives of its type (EDC with pocket clip) that I’ve tested.  For me, it seems like almost a hunting/camping knife with a bit more “substance” than a small EDC.  The size and weight of this beast would disqualify it as an EDC in my pocket.  Unfortunately, it does not come with a separate …

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How To Start A Fire

This Is Your Complete Guide to Building and Starting a Fire in a Fire Pit (without using a blow torch and gasoline) Sitting around a fire is one of my favorite things to do. Whether it’s at home, the cottage, or a campsite, there is nothing more relaxing for me at the end of the day then to watch a …

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OKC Hunt Plus Camp Knife

As I walked through the old front door of the more-than-100-year-old building off the beaten path in the tiny town of Franklinville, NY, I was immediately struck by the sheer quantity of knives hanging on display.  The Ontario Knife Company had an incredibly diverse and nearly awe-inspiring display of knives on every wall.  I scarcely had a chance to glance …

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Camping With Diabetes : A Beginner’s Guide

It was two years ago that I started feeling like something wasn’t right.  I was losing weight, tired all the time, sick with various infections, and had an all-consuming, unquenchable thirst for water.  After the initial shock wore off and I accepted a new life of living as a type 1 diabetic my thoughts turned to how this newly diagnosed …

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What Foods Have the Longest Shelf Life?

For preppers, nothing is more important than having a stash of food ready and waiting if and when the unimaginable happens. You need to carefully choose the kind of food that you stow away, ideally food with long shelf life, indefinite if possible because you will never know just how long you need to survive on them.

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The First 10 Things I Put in My Survival “Go Bag”

Everyone has their own list of items for a bug out bag, but few have a special bug out bag for the collapse of a civilization.  So when Russia and China combine forces and nuclear war destroys everyone except you… it’s time for the collapse of civilization bag. I would certainly change the contents of my packing list if you …

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3 Ways to Actually Sleep When Camping in a Hammock

* Please note that all links to products in this article are links to items we have reviewed and either have purchased or would purchase after researching them thoroughly. Sleeping in a hammock when camping seems like a really great idea. When I heard for the first time about the new trend in camping of sleeping in hammocks, I thought …

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Fiskars X7 Hatchet Reveiw

When you are in the woods or at home there is always a need for a little multi-purpose hatchet.  Hatchets are great for chopping smaller pieces of wood, as well as prepping kindling.  The Fiskars X7 is a great hatchet for an even better price on Amazon. Who Is This For? This hatchet is for anyone who frequently finds themselves …

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Top 5 Survival Knives!

You are out in the woods alone, (this is not advised) and you have nothing but your survival knife to assist you with all of your basic needs to survive.  You build a shelter, start a fire and kill a deer to eat.  The next morning you hike out and find civilization once again. Then you live to be 100 …