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If you are lost, hurt or stranded somewhere, signaling others may be your key to survival. And you do not have to be in a jungle or other remote location to be in need of assistance. Recently, a couple in Kentucky ran off a well-traveled highway and their car went down the embankment trapping them there. Sadly, the woman died and it took the man several days to crawl out. So what can you do…"Survival Tip"
You likely have heard about the need for a survival kit, but exactly what items should you have in your kit for an emergency? Your kit should be small enough to carry, it should be made of tough materials, and it should be waterproof, or at least water repellent. Contents depend on where you are located or traveling, but fall into six categories; first aid, water purification, knife, food, shelter, and fire starting. What does this look like in…"How to Prepare a Survival Kit"
Useful in Many Situations Parachute cord, paracord, or “550 cord” as it is called by Army paratroopers is a multiple filament cord with 550 lb. test strength that is highly useful for many situations. As an Army paratrooper, we used it to tie down equipment including our canteens to secure them to our light-bearing equipment (web gear). As you crossed a stream, you would remove each canteen, unravel the 550 cord, open the tops and drop them…"Paracord for Survival"