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Cook Over a Campfire

Cooking over a campfire, or over open flame is a dying art to be sure.

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Baofeng UV-5R: Basic Setup & Emergency Frequencies

The BaoFeng UV-5R is a compact handheld transceiver that can quickly transmit on emergency frequencies and communication when disaster strikes. Learn the basic setup frequencies with our easy to use guide!

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Prevent and Treat Blisters

Blisters suck. They can ruin your day, week, or worse. You need to avoid them at all costs in an emergency. We'll show you how.

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How to Find Direction Using the Sun and Stars

If you don't always carry a compass around with you (who typically does?) then having the knowledge of how to find out your direction and where you want to go could be lifesaving.  

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Use a Signal Mirror

One of the most important signaling devices you can have in your emergency kit is a signal mirror. Read our guide for tips on buying a good signal mirror and how to use one.

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How to Treat Water in the Backcountry

Why all the fuss about water treatment outdoors?

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Test Your Gear

Having emergency gear is one thing. Knowing how to use it is another entirely!

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Store Food Medium Term (6-12 months)

How can you store food long-term without electricity? It's pretty easy, we'll show you how.

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Use a Compass

Do you know how to use a compass? There's a little more to it then you might realize. Learn how to navigate with one in our comprehensive article.

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Communicate Off-Grid Digitally with Packet Radio

Discover the basic elements of a packet radio for sending messages and files over the air. Learn why bug out laptops can be useful in your emergency kit bag and what hardware options are available.

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