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Tips for Camping Safely

It doesn’t matter what time of year you plan on heading out, where you plan on going or how you plan on doing it (tent or RV), there are precautions you need to take to ensure your trip is as safe as possible. 1. Do Your Research Before ever heading out you need to do some research on the area you will be heading out to. This may sound a little bit boring but by…

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Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag

How to Reduce the Weight of Your Bug Out Bag

I am sure that by now you have seen those lists that show you upwards of a hundred items that should be in a bug out bag. Some lists even show a lot more. Realistically, do you honestly believe that anyone, no matter how fit they are, could carry all that gear if they ever need to evacuate and head towards their bug out location? Even if you had a rucksack big enough, the sheer…

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You Vs Wild With Bear Grylls Trailer

Netflix have finally dropped the trailer for its upcoming new show ‘You Vs Wild’ with Bear Grylls in which you decide Grylls’ fate. The series will be eight episodes long in which you will watch as he forages through uncharted terrain. The thing is, it is YOU that decides what he does. Does he eat that, doesn’t he? Does he go that way, or that way? In other words, his fate is completely in your…

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How To Use Transpiration Bags To Gather Water

In simple terms, a transpiration bag is simply a kind of solar still that is useful for collecting water in the wilderness. It is effective and takes very little effort on your part. All you need is some large clear trash bags and some cordage. You are going to need to do a little research as to what trees and bushes in your area may be poisonous so that they can be avoided. Good trees…

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How to Know if a Mushroom is Poisonous

I am sure that you already know that you should never eat anything you find in the wilderness unless you can positively identify it as being edible. Identification however, is not always easy, especially with mushrooms. Although I am going to try and do my best to explain what you need to be looking for, it is highly recommended that you buy a foraging guide for mushrooms in your area. A good local guide will…

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