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7 Summer Campsite Tips...

1- Allow plenty of time. Plan your day so you start looking for a campsite at least an hour­—preferably two—before dark. Tired? Drop your pack before searching; you’ll be less likely to settle for the first spot.  2- Prioritize water. Yes, you can haul water if necessary. But a perfect site will have easy access to a creek or lake. (Always camp at least 200 feet from a water source.) We opt for, and recommend that you do as well, to bring a good water filter. 3-Scan for hazards. Avoid camping under dangling dead branches, in flash-flood zones, and where rockfall debris collects.  Watch for signs of dangerous wildlife. 4-Stay high in the mountains when weather is good. Five reasons:...

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How to make an emergency SOS whistle from a tin can lid

    Having a way to call for help is of utmost importance in a survival situation.  We all know that, and hopefully we all have whistles in our bug out bags, cars etc...maybe even on our keychains.  We also think it's important to be able to improvise, adapt and overcome.  That's why we're going to show you this nifty little trick.      You can make an emergency whistle out of a tin can lid.  Yes, like a soup can, dog food can, tuna can...you name it.  This idea and video is from Special Love Creations on YouTube.  We're glad to see that people are still passing down this kind of information to the younger generations.     This...

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101 Uses for a bandana that could save your life

    How much thought do you put into something as simple as a bandana? Sometimes it's the simplest most basic items that can have the biggest impact on your survival. We have a really cool one at www.elitesurvivor.com  https://www.elitesurvivor.com/products/skull-face-mask-motorcycle    Here are a few uses: 1. Signaling For Rescue – 2. Establishing Trail Markers –   3. Dirty Dish Rag –   4. Napkin/Handkerchief – 5. Neck Gaiter for Cold Weather –    6. Makeshift Tourniquet –  7. Cordage –    8. Washcloth or Towel – 9. Waist pack/pouch –   10. Pot Holder – 11. Pouch for Collecting Wild Edibles and Ingredients –   12. Sun block/sweat catcher for your neck –    13. Sling –   14....

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Survival Cache versus Bug Out Bag: What is the difference and can it save your life?

    In today's post we'll be delving into the world of the cache.  What is it? Read on to find out more.      First lets define what a cache is in the survival/prepper respect.  In the most basic sense, a cache is simply a secret hiding place for your stuff that you will  come back to later when in need, such as a SHTF situation.        They can be kind of like a bug out bag with regard to what you put in them but you don't keep them where you typically would keep your bug out bag such as by your bed, near the door or in the car.   Now don't get us wrong,...

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15 Essential Bushcrafting and Survival Skills you need to know now

      Ever wonder what you absolutely need to know to make it in the wild? Are you a beginning bushcrafter, prepper or survivalist? Or maybe you're an old pro and just want a brush-up.  Either way, these skills will come in handy and may save you or a loved ones life.  At www.elitesurvivor.com we're here to help! This article is from tipsforsurvivalists.com and was written by Steven Swift.   "Essential skills everyone needs to live off the grid and survive Bushcraft skills, or those skills which require that a person understands and utilizes nature and natural methods to survive, are essential for any man. Being able to take care of not only yourself, but also your family in...

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