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Altoids Mini Survival Kits: A Stupid Idea?

There's a trend that I've seen lately. Mini houses. People are building full blown houses on boat sized trailer frames and dragging them around the country. Survival kits are going in the same direction. Lately I've been seeing many resources devoted to Altoids mini kits. I think what draws people ...

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Surviving In The Wilderness

As a big game hunter, I will carry on me my weapon, binoculars and hunting knife. Also, I carry with me a small compact backpack that holds my essential hunting supplies, such as my face camp pant, ammunition, deer attractants such as doe pee, a pack saw to cut branches ...

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Essential Survival Gear For Elk Hunting

Anyone who has ever hunted for elk knows how challenging, frustrating, physically-demanding and even painful it can be. None the less, elk hunting can be very addictive. One can easily become obsessed to the point he or she is so focused on the hunt they may not realize how far ...

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6 Tips to Silencing Your Back Quiver

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to stay quiet on the hunt, one of the best methods to ensure you do just that is by silencing your quiver. Here are a few things that you should be checking: 1. Snaps and Buckles – Don’t let those snaps ...

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What Is Paracord?

Paracord is a general purpose cord used by all branches of the military as well as many camping and outdoor enthusiasts. It is commonly referred to as 550 cord because one strand can hold up to five hundred and fifty pounds without breaking. It’s composed of an outer nylon sheath ...

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How to Recognize Real Mil-Spec 550 Paracord

As survival equipment, 550 paracord may only be surpassed in importance by fire and a knife. 550 paracord can be used to build shelters and fishing nets. Its inner strands can be separated to be used as sutures or even dental floss. Use it to replace a broken shoe lace ...

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What Is Paracord Used For?

What is paracord? Paracord was originally used to connect paratroopers to their parachutes and is still commonly used by all branches of the military for many purposes. It is also known as 550 cord because the standard military spec cord will hold up to 550 pounds without breaking. The military ...

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How to Make a DIY Pocket-Sized Paracord Dispenser

There's nothing like going camping for a weekend. Three days of fresh air, beautiful natural scenery, and plenty of time to sit alone and reflect. Plus, if you would enjoy more strenuous activities, like hiking, swimming, or exploring, those are usually available in nearby proximity. But, what would you do ...

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Make Great Survival Tools From Paracord Projects

What is parachute cord and where did it come from? During World War II, parachute cord was used as suspension cords for parachutes. But, as paratroopers found themselves in difficult situations, they discovered many creative ways to use the cord for survival. Now parachute cord, which is often called paracord, ...

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Paracord Knots

550 paracord is made of nylon kernmantle and is the most commonly known parachute cord. The “550” refers to its breaking strength of 550 pounds. It was first used by the US military for not only parachutes, but also in the field for repairing gear straps, replacing broken boot laces ...

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