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Can the MSK-1 Survival Knife Baton /Chop / Split Full-Sized Logs into Camp-Stove Firewood? Here’s a Clip from the “Winter Camping in Hot Tent (TiPi)” video I posted on YouTube – Get MSK-1 here: http://ultimatesurvivaltips.com/msk1 – Full video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/9mAoCv8WhJQ
When choosing what rifle to recommend as one of the choices for Top 10 Survival Gear, I went to the experts at Outdoor Life. They know the hunting industry. They know guns. I have to say that the Marlin 336XLR comes in as a great choice for a hunting rifle specifically due to it’s accuracy. New hunters need as much help as they can get right? This 30-30 gets top billing for deer but in all actuality a 30.30. can take down just about any game animal in North America, including grizzly bears. Carry the right ammunition for the game you plan to hunt; don’t use the same ammo you would use to take down a deer (150 grain) as you would for a turkey or small game (100-125 grain).
Fire: You want a fire when it’s cold and raining or you’ve just had to wade across a river or through flood waters and now soaked and in danger of hypothermia. We recommend survival gear that can produce a rolling fire in no time and with little work.
But do you know what all these weapons have in common? To use ’em effectively you have to be a damn good shot. No joke! So you’ll either have to practice your @ss off in using’em until you feel confident enough that you can hit something with’em. Or you can stumble around in the woods trying to spear and shoot up every living thing in sight or until you scare away every living critter in the area.
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• Digging for water: Certain plants indicate water sources are nearby. Identify plants, such as cattails, cottonwood or willows, and dig a seep hole until you reach moisture. Wait for water to collect in the hole.
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There are many different situations that could lead to a survival scenario, and any of them could happen to you. It’s not always the extreme skier that’s gone off course or the trail runner that’s been injured in the middle of the wilderness. Your vacation tour group may have accidentally left you behind. Or maybe your car has simply run out of gas on a desolate stretch of wintery road. The question isn’t whether you could find yourself alone or stranded in a potentially life-threatening situation. It’s whether you’d be equipped to deal with it.
With a good set of binoculars you’re going to be able to see greater detail at further distances and with less eye strain than a cheap pair. Cheap binoculars are for your kids in the backyard looking at birds — not hunting game at far distances or traveling through the wilderness.
A signal mirror can serve two vital survival purposes. First, a mirror can signal help to a rescue plan or helicopter. Using the power of the sun to shine a glare towards a rescue team is an excellent way to gain attention.