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Survival Backpacking

Most people probably think they have the necessary skills to survive in the wilderness if push comes to shove. The truth, however, often paints a very different story. The good news is that you can hone your skills to ensure a more favorable outcome if you’re ever thrust into a life-or-death situation. Thanks to survival …

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Schrade Shovel Saw Combo Review

A quality shovel and saw are two of the most important tools for long-term survival, no matter the situation. Although you can certainly buy a shovel and saw separately, the Schrade Shovel Saw Combo combines these two essential survival tools into a single package. Not only is this two-in-one shovel/saw surprisingly versatile, but it`s remarkably …

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How to Tie the Fishermans Bend

The Fishermans Bend—also widely known as the Anchor Bend—is not, strictly speaking, a bend at all. That is, it doesn’t attach two separate ropes together, which is the modern definition of a bend. Rather, the fishermans bend is a hitch: a knot that fixes a rope to another object. (Back in the day, a “bend” …

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How To Survive In The Wild

Knowing how to survive in the wild can come in especially handy. It is not uncommon for us to hear stories of men, women and even children who went hiking or camping and simply got lost.  Being left to fend for themselves in the wilderness, these people have managed to survive in the wild for …

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Constellations

There are 88 official constellations. The constellations are spread throughout the whole celestial sphere, the imaginary sphere in space that surrounds the Earth. Constellations are visible on any clear night. the particular constellations you can see depends on your location, the time of year, and the time of night. As the Earth makes its daily …

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Materials Science Index

Everything we use in our daily lives is made of material or a combination of materials, including natural materials like wood, bone, straw, wool, cotton – and there is man-made materials like steel, pottery, plastic, semiconductors, concrete, textiles, paper. Materials science is an applied science concerned with the relationship between the structure and properties of …

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Hiking Safety

Learn to use a topographic map, GPS and compass and always carry themTrust your compass. Many people get lost because they don’t believe their compass. Global Positioning Systems (GPS) units have become very affordable and can be extremely useful. However, they are only an aid to navigation and must be used along with a compass and map. Knowing your …

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