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Ranger Bands

Posted by Devin Peterson on 12/12/2013 to Emergency Preparedness

Ranger Band

Ranger bands are described as "rubber bands on steroids. They are typically made from old bike tire inner tubes and have nearly a million uses.

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Luxury Camp Items

Posted by Devin Peterson on 6/27/2013 to Recreational

alcohol on tableDiscussions of unneeded items during a long expedition. My personal favorite is a solar camp shower. My friend's item is an umbrella... Weird! What's yours?
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Snake Bite Kit Saves Hunter's Life

Posted by Devin Peterson on 5/2/2013 to First Aid and Medical

snake bite kit in useSawyer Extractor devices or 'snake bite kits' have often been a subject of criticism. Some medical experts recommend not attempting to suck venom from a bite due to other potential side effects and uncertainty of effectiveness. However, in this situation, the snake bite kit absolutely saved this man's life...
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Unusual Survival Tools

Posted by Devin Peterson on 1/15/2013 to Outdoor Survival

Strange Survival Uses for Regular ItemsA list of some unusual items that you can use for survival purposes. These items provide uses that you may not normally think of for a survival situation. Some of these are stranger than dental floss, condoms, and a hair comb. Well, maybe not as weird as a comb, unless you're Cody Lundin.
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Outdoor Survival Gear Checklist

Posted by Devin Peterson on 5/1/2012 to Outdoor Survival

We are often asked what we recommend for camping trips or outdoor survival trips. There are many tools that you can bring, but some are just more important than others, and weight is limited. I've personally filled many packs in my day trying to find the best fit with the most gear. Here is what I came up with....
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Cody Lundin's Survival Kit

Posted by Devin Peterson on 1/21/2012 to Outdoor Survival

Cody LundinCody Lundin is a premier survival expert whose expertise is exemplified anywhere BUT his hit show "Dual Survival". This article features the real deal tools and gear that Cody himself recommends for a true survival situation. (Hint: No food and fishing gear in this kit!)
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How To Use A Compass

Posted by Devin Peterson on 10/20/2011 to Signals & Navigation

how to use a compassUsing a compass is a very important survival and navigating technique. Everyone should understand map and compass reading basics, you never know when this skill can save your life, or help you win the next big orienteering competition!
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History Of Gerber

Posted by Matthew Strunk on 10/6/2011 to Survival Gear

When it comes to choosing what knife to go with. There are a lot of questions to ask. We show you why Gerber Legendary Blades should be one of your top choices for your Survival Knife, Machete, Saw, Axe, and much more.
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Outdoor Backpacks - The Ins and Outs

Posted by Devin Peterson on 10/3/2011 to Survival Gear

Backpack TypesBackpacks are such an important survival tool for many outdoorsmen and survivalists. Learn all about the different backpack styles and their individual strengths and weaknesses. When should you choose external or internal frame packs?
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Buck Knives

Posted by Matthew Strunk on 9/20/2011 to Survival Gear

Everyone knows that 'Buck Knives' is one of the premier manufacturers of knives on the market today. But why are they?...
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20 Survival Uses For a Knife

Posted by Devin Peterson on 9/4/2011 to Outdoor Survival

Find out all the ways to use a survival knife. You'll soon realize why a knife is almost always the number one survival tool.
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History of Coghlans

Posted by Devin Peterson on 9/3/2011 to Survival Gear

Learn about one of North America's largest camping supply manufacturers and how it got it's start.
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30 Uses For Rope Or Paracord

Posted by Devin Peterson on 8/30/2011 to Outdoor Survival

Most comprehensive survival and emergency kits contain some type of rope or paracord and should always be kept handy. Find out 30 different useful applications for this survival tool.
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Bear Grylls Signature Series

Posted by Devin Peterson on 8/6/2011 to Survival Gear

The most famous survival expert in the world, Bear Grylls, has teamed up with Gerber to create a line of outdoor survival products that are of the highest quality. Read about this new line of survival gear here.
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