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How to Waterproof Boots - Natural Oils, Creams and Wax

Posted by Devin Peterson on 11/23/2016 to Shelter and Warmth

NatureDid you know there is a simple, affordable and very effective way to waterproof your boots? No need to spend 2 to 3 times as much money on waterproof boots that can often be lower quality when you can simply make your current pair of boots that you know and trust, water resistant!
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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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