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Put Your BOB Clothes in a Dry Compression Sack

SnoManDecember 29, 20122 min read
Put Your BOB Clothes in a Dry Compression Sack

A compression sack is a special type of stuff sack with straps which tighten a cloth lid over the bag, compressing the contents. A dry bag is a waterproof bag, often used in watersports, that seals shut to keep the…

Five Ways to Find North Without a Compass

SnoManDecember 19, 20122 min read
Five Ways to Find North Without a Compass

Of course, it is easier to navigate with a compass, but it pays to know how to orient yourself without one. One of the best around is the Suunto MC-2G Mirror Sighting Global Compass. It has a declination adjustment system,…

How to Tie Survival Lanyards

JakeApril 19, 20121 min read

Paracord Survival lanyards are an under-appreciated piece of survival gear. They are a great way to store paracord in a small, compact size. This video will show you how to tie one weave into a survival lanyard. Many people use…

Tie Down a Hammock Tarp With Adjustable Guy Lines

SnoManMarch 18, 20122 min read
Tie Down a Hammock Tarp With Adjustable Guy Lines

Tying out a hammock tarp can be a pain unless you know the right techniques. This article explains the knots you can use to make your tieouts easily adjustable. Watch the video which demonstrates the proper method for tying out…

Cold Weather Survival Tips

SnoManDecember 6, 20115 min read
Cold Weather Survival Tips

While working on the next installment of emergency shelter articles (Intro and Basics), I decided to bring you these cold weather survival tips. In cold weather you face the danger of hypothermia, which is when your core temperature drops too…

How to Use an Emergency Signaling Mirror

SnoManNovember 19, 20115 min read
How to Use an Emergency Signaling Mirror

A signaling mirror is a simple, effective means of communication and an indispensable item in your every day carry bag. We’ll review two brands of signal mirror — the Adventure Medical Kits Rescue Flash, and the Ultimate Survival Technologies Star…

Basics of Building an Emergency Shelter

SnoManNovember 17, 20116 min read

In the previous article on emergency shelters you assessed your need for a shelter based on climate, physical condition, and materials on hand. Now you need to decide where and how to build your shelter. These three factors will help…

Survival Plan 10 – How to Build an Emergency Survival Shelter – Intro

SnoManNovember 16, 20114 min read

If your plane crashes, your car gets washed away in a mudslide, or your boat sinks and you’re stuck on an unknown coast, your first priority might not be food or water, but an emergency shelter. It depends on the…

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