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  1. tarp+ centerpole chimney shelter

    One of the first survival items I would pack in winter is a heated shelter. I use it all year round. I use a tarp because it is adaptable, a shade in summer or nailed down in serious cold wind.The stove (coffee can) is mounted vertical on the chimney and has a baffle to eliminate the need for a spark arrestor, to make the cooking surface ...

    Updated 04-16-2009 at 03:50 PM by chimpac

  2. Simple Survival Psychology Part 1

    (c) 2003 Gary L. Benton

    When I was in the military and involved with search and rescue training, I often saw messages or reports pertaining to survivors and non-survivors. These cases were both civilians and military personnel. I was amazed while reading both types of correspondence. (We received this information to hopefully improve our survival training program). I read about people who had lots of gear, plenty of food and water, and they still did not make it. Or, on the ...
  3. Survival Psychology Part 2

    Well, now you are in a more prolonged survival situation what comes next? Well, first stay off of your pity pot. Don't dwell on how rough you have it. Don't play the "poor little me" mind game with yourself. Make things happen. Let's look at what you really need to survive. First, you need air and water. Hopefully the air thingy is taken care of for you (if not, the next steps are not very important to you). Next, water is a primary concern. Purify all water not brought from home or purchased ...
  4. Survival book reviews, including "Wildwood Wisdom"

    Here are some brief book reviews with links to buy the books from Amazon.

    "Woodcraft and Camping" by Nessmuk

    That's all it says on the author's name, just "Nessmuk". This is a thin book, 30-40 pgs, but with some good hints. Fun to read, but not a necessary part of your library.

    "Field and ...

    Updated 04-08-2009 at 01:52 PM by bulrush

  5. Did "hope" kill the can-do attitude?

    American colonists and pioneers were well-known for the can-do attitude. They could get anything done with the tools at hand. The result may not have been pretty but it worked. Lately, however, the "can-do" attitude of most Americans has changed, with most Americans relying on other people to help them out of difficult situations.


    Katrina victims said:
    - I hope someone gets me to dry land.
    - I hope someone gets me some water.
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