Should You Purify Water From Melted Snow?

Should You Purify Water from Melted Snow?

As kids we used to eat snow and icicles all the time during the winter, with no ill effects.  If we follow some common sense guidelines we can use snow while backpacking as a plentiful supply of water.  The question…

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10 Tips To Make A Fire In A Tough Situation

10 Tips to Make a Fire in a Tough Situation

When the weather is great and you have all the time in the world, most anyone can light a fire. But when it’s raining or snowing, your hands are shaking, your decision-making abilities are compromised, and the ground is soaked…

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The Lesson Of The Melting Boot

The Lesson of the Melting Boot

In the 1970’s I taught wilderness survival skills at a Boy Scout camp for several summers. It was a lot of fun. The BSA had created the Wilderness Survival merit badge around 1974. During each week at camp the scouts…

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Fire Kit Neck Pouch Giveaway *Updated*

Fire Kit Neck Pouch Giveaway *Updated*

And the Winner Is… The winner of my first give-away contest for a handcrafted leather Fire Kit Neck Pouch is Susan!  Congratulations! I’ll have another monthly contest in January. Watch the email newsletter for the announcement.  Maybe it will be…

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