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Wildfires…again.

About this time last year, I posted an article about wildfires in Florida. Well the season is unfortunately upon us, much earlier this year. The Eastern parts of Region 3 and 4 are experiencing the most at the moment. Those with breathing difficulties will certainly experience a difficult time. Florida has a ‘smoke screening tool’ …

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Wildfires…again.

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Drowning signs.

An issue brought up on one of my favorite forums, Bushcraft USA , on recognizing signs of drowning. It isn’t the thrashing about usually portrayed on TV…quite the opposite. Probably the most frightening statistic, according to the CDC, in the accidental death category…drowning is the number 1 killer of children ages 1-4, and number 2 …

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Drowning signs.

An issue brought up on one of my favorite forums, Bushcraft USA , on recognizing signs of drowning. It isn’t the thrashing about usually portrayed on TV…quite the opposite. Probably the most frightening statistic, according to the CDC, in the accidental death category…drowning is the number 1 killer of children ages 1-4, and number 2 …

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Just a quicky…USDA guide on what to do with food, during and after a disaster.

Just a quicky…USDA guide on what to do with food, during and after a disaster.

From the AllHandsDotNet daily (very informative!) came a great little nugget. Great page on the USDA website about food safety during and after a disaster. I especially like the information for after a flood on which foods can and cannot ...

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Review…Crovel Extreme vs Glock E-tool vs Cold Steel SF Shovel

This is sort of an apples to oranges to pears review. They are all related via the base design, which is the old US military entrenching tool. Each has similarities in that they have a shovel/digging capability, then things diverge ...

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Survival Seeds….a collapse experiment.

So I thought I would start an experiment back in September.  Garden is a 4′x8′ section plus a small planter (1.5′x3′). Rainfall was below normal and the dry season has begun, but watering did occur when needed until 5 wks ago when fresh water became scarce. It was rather simple scenario:  I’m Joe 6-pack, and …

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