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  • December 27, 2012

    How to Cook on Your Car Engine, and Other Vehicle Survival Tips-2


    During a winter storm is the worst time to get stranded in your vehicle. It’s also the most likely time you could be stuck in your car for a few days.

    The ice storms, deep frozen slush, and thick snow that would bog down a perfectly functional vehicle can create some dangerous survival conditions inside the vehicle, and deadly conditions outside if you were to try to walk for help without the right gear and clothing.

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  • December 26, 2012

    Survival Gear Review: The Goal Zero Charging Kit-1


    Having your cell phone battery die on a long hunt or remote trip can leave your family feeling anxious, and leave you without a way to call for help. And what happens if you are navigating the backwoods and your GPS runs out of juice? With these needs in mind, solar power company Goal Zero has built a compact, ultra-light solar charging panel to power your phone and GPS from the sun.

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  • December 17, 2012

    Survival Skills: How to Make Your Own Dried Food-1


    If you have recently shopped for freeze-dried meals or dried fruit, you may have noticed that these long lasting foods are not getting any cheaper. Their extended shelf life and light weight are going to cost you. There is another option, however: You could dry your own food for a lot less money. Electric home dehydrator units are a great way to preserve many foods, while cutting down the food’s weight.

    This is handy whether you are preparing food for a long hunt, a backpacking trip or a Bug Out Bag. But what happens if you don’t have electricity or a fancy dehydrator unit?

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  • December 12, 2012

    Survivalists' Christmas List (and Gifts for People Who are Unprepared)-3


    You’re running out of time. Hanukkah is half over, Christmas is just 13 days away, and you still have no idea what kind of holiday gifts you should get for your favorite survival enthusiasts. They don’t always make it easy for us either. Many survivalists already have all of the basic survival gear that a person would need; and without knowing any specific wish list items, these folks may be very tricky to please. Some of us are very picky about our gear.

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  • December 11, 2012

    Survival Gear Test: Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife -2


    I have long been a fanatic of Mora steel wood carving knives. The knives that use this laminated steel are strong, long-lasting, and razor sharp right out of the package. I didn’t think they could get any better—until somebody added a quality spark rod to one of these knives.

    The Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife is the result of a collaboration between Light My Fire and Mora of Sweden. Together they have created a sharp and sturdy knife with a built-in fire starter.

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  • December 7, 2012

    Only One Survivor After Couple Gets Snowbound in Sierra Nevadas-0


    A 46-year-old woman, Paula Lane of Gardnerville, Nevada, is recovering now from a terrifying week spent stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Tragically, her boyfriend, Roderick Clifton, 44, did not survive their traumatic circumstances.

    The couple was reported missing on November 29, after they left Citrus Heights, California, but never made it home to Nevada. The situation is still under investigation, but it seems that the couple decided to travel a back road through the mountains. This remote area has little to no cell phone coverage, and when their Jeep became stuck in a sudden snowstorm, Lane and Clifton became stranded.

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  • December 3, 2012

    Survival First Aid: 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Making A Splint -1


    Creating a splint can give an injured person a lot of relief, and prevent further injury. As with most things, though, there are right ways and wrong ways to apply a splint to an injury. Here are five common mistakes to avoid, if you ever have to tie a splint on your buddy or yourself.

    Don’t splint the limb too tightly. Splinting should give support and limit movement, but not to the point where it cuts off circulation. The splint should be loose enough for you to fit a finger between it and the limb.

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