Survival Information

Guide to dressing for warmth
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50 Campfires Answers 6 Common Questions About Dressing for Cold Weather

November 17, 2017
While it seems like dressing in layers for cold weather is a simple process, each year people ask the same questions. Do I really lose more heat from my head? How exactly does wind chill affect me?…
News & Tips: Hunting for Survival in the Real World (video)...
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Hunting for Survival in the Real World (video)

October 25, 2016
by J. Wayne Fears:   Before we get started on survival hunting tactics, there’s something you need to know. In all of North America, if you get lost in the woods—by whatever happenstance—it’s nearly…
News & Tips: Survive a Fall Into Freezing Water
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Survive a Fall Into Freezing Water

December 7, 2015
It happened so quickly. The sudden plunge took your breath away. You lost your footing in the trout stream, ventured over a section of thin ice, or leaned out a little too far to snag the last duck…
News & Tips: 3 Surefire Ways to Filter and Purify Water When in the Wilderness...
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3 Surefire Ways to Filter and Purify Water When in the Wilderness

November 4, 2014
“The Bloodletting on the Bloodvein.” That’s what my Canadian wilderness adventure pals dubbed our fishing and paddling excursion along the Bloodvein River in Ontario and Manitoba. We’d anticipated…
News & Tips: Improve Skills With 10 Top Wilderness Survival Schools...
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Improve Skills With 10 Top Wilderness Survival Schools

September 15, 2014
You’re ready to improve your outdoor survival skills. A quick Google search brings up dozens of survival school options in the United States. But how do you evaluate a school or course and choose one…
News & Tips: 9 Ways to Use a Knife for Survival
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9 Ways to Use a Knife for Survival

August 17, 2014
A knife is widely regarded as the single most important survival tool for those who venture into the wilderness. It can obviously cut things — an important task in the woods — but with a little know-…
News & Tips: These Tips Could Save Your Life: Lightning Safety in the Outdoors...
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These Tips Could Save Your Life: Lightning Safety in the Outdoors

May 7, 2014
When temperatures rise outside, so do the number of people enjoying the outdoors. But the beauty of nature can also bring harm. And while spring may produce storms and rain, the summer is actually…
News & Tips: How to Treat Yourself for Hypothermia on Land...
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How to Treat Yourself for Hypothermia on Land

March 3, 2014
Hypothermia – which often sets in when the body must endure wet, windy conditions in cold weather –  occurs when one’s core body temperature is at 96 degrees F or below. The effects of hypothermia…
News & Tips: How to Treat Yourself for Hypothermia in the Water...
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How to Treat Yourself for Hypothermia in the Water

February 20, 2014
Hypothermia is a condition in which a person’s core body temperature reaches a health-threatening low. It occurs when the body’s core temp is at 96 degrees F or lower. Hypothermia is a serious health…
News & Tips: What to Do if You Fall Through the Ice...
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What to Do if You Fall Through the Ice

February 4, 2014
With ice fishing, snowmobiling and cold-weather hunting just around the corner, one of the most important survival skills to know is what you should do if you fall through thin ice. If you’re one of…
News & Tips: Hypothermia in Dogs: Recognizing the Signs and Taking Action...
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Hypothermia in Dogs: Recognizing the Signs and Taking Action

February 4, 2014
As dogs that hunt waterfowl are in and out of the water frequently, sometimes in cold conditions, they’re often susceptible to hypothermia – low body temperature that can result in slowed-down…
News & Tips: Facts You Should Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning...
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Facts You Should Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

February 3, 2014
Whether you’re trying to get toasty at your campsite after a winter hike, heating ice shelters when fishing, heating up an off-the-grid cabin or warming a home with no electricity due to a winter…