Survival Preparation Tips

Hey folks, after Sandy, I thought I would start blogging survival preparation tips to remind everyone about items to buy and keep on hand for a real emergency or survival situation. This will be an ongoing list, but to start: Roll of parachute cord. It has a 550-lb. tensile strength and can be used to rig shelters, make game snares, and tie down equipment. Inside the cord are individual strands of nylon that can be used for…

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Survival & Camping Foods

Dehydrated foods are light in weight and have a long shelf life making them an excellent choice for survival preparation, hiking, and camping. There are many brands, but one that I prefer here in Alaska is from Mountain House, which makes tasty meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For those with a sweet tooth,  they even make a freeze-dried ice cream sandwich. Add some hot water, wait a minute or two, and you are ready to…

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Weekend Survival Gear

Choose your gear as if your life depends on it — because it just might   Years back a few of us decided to head into the Smoky Mountains for some camping and trout fishing. Our trip, entirely afoot, took us into the higher elevations with only what we carried on our back to be available when needed. The results of our little trek in the outback illustrated the need for better equipment selection and…

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