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    Great tips here! My contribution would be to...

    Great tips here! My contribution would be to give a look at the person's mental status. Proper heat stroke is a medical emergency and very life threatening. The transition from "heat exhaustion": ...
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    Poll: This seems like a good idea...citing sources and...

    This seems like a good idea...citing sources and information. Personally, I am challenged on which source says what and can I list the journal article, date, etc to back up my information. ...
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    I agree with the above post that Spot Messengers...

    I agree with the above post that Spot Messengers is a great thing to investigate. http://www.findmespot.com/en/ Inexpensive and reliable, they allow for one to be able to hike around the area of...
  4. Great tips! TY!!

    Great tips! TY!!
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    I agree that urine color is generally a very good...

    I agree that urine color is generally a very good marker of hydration. I cannot take credit for the clever rhyme, though. I have always stuck with "liquor before beer...in the clear, beer before...
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    Wow--great info on this thread! I deal with this...

    Wow--great info on this thread! I deal with this problem a bit, myself. Not major SHTF issues but lost medications on remote travels in the bush or overseas, etc. All the advice has been "spot on"...
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    Fluid replacement guidelines

    Hey guys and girls-

    I was doing some review of staying hydrated in hot weather climates and came across an "old favorite" in the process. I really took a lot out of this aticle and thought a few...
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    Those links to previous posts/discussions were...

    Those links to previous posts/discussions were great! Thanks!
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    Survival walking staff, again

    Hello all--

    I know this subject has been done to death but I had a few questions and a need of ideas for a survival/walking/hiking staff. I am looking for a modular (three piece) staff that is...
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    I am one of the last people too claim "expert...

    I am one of the last people too claim "expert level" with something, but a potato gun...man, that is my bag, baby.

    Primer/propellent/fuel source: Aquanet hairspray (this cannot be substituted)
    ...
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    Hehe, just when I think I get a line on something...

    Hehe, just when I think I get a line on something new and unique, I am reminded that I am still VERY MUCH a student in these subjects and "standing on the shoulders of giants". I am very glad to...
  12. Thread: Cool book

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    Cool book

    Just got a copy of this book, for 10 bucks.

    How to stay alive in the woods
    Bradford Angier
    ISBN: 0-684-83101-5
    1956
    http://www.amazon.com/How-Stay-Alive-Woods-Self-Preservation/dp/0684831015...
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    awwww......shucks, thanks :) In truth, that is...

    awwww......shucks, thanks :)

    In truth, that is not my statement. As with most everything I know, it is repeated from more proficient people than myself. That "two is one, one is none" came from...
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    Knowing your gear

    I have to preface with the fact that I have never needed or used a firearm in a "survival scenario" and feel quite lucky about that. I do have some familiarity with firearms, primarily in remote...
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    Nalgene Bottles

    I know this can be a tired topic but...

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24200402/

    Nalgene water bottle safety and the chemicals that maye be in water stored in these bottles. I have stayed away...
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    When in doubt...

    When in doubt...do your homework.

    Field guid to Wilderness Medicine (P. Auerbach) addresses this, loosely. Of course epinephrine, antihistamines and steroids are the mainstays. However, the text...
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    Interesting

    I found this article on WebMD that seemed to metion all the above things, including a nasay rinse/spray.

    http://www.webmd.com/allergies/features/natural-allergy-relief

    This is a GREAT thread,...
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    The gun

    I as discussing the scenario with the lady and she had a great comment:

    Who ever has the gun automatically has everything else, including water. :D
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    Desert Survival Scenario

    I was at a conference this weekend and we ran a desert survival scenario, for an exercise in teamwork. I thought it was pretty cool! (Our team totally rocked, by the way!)

    Thought some might be...
  20. I managed to pull about 76-78 hours, at one...

    I managed to pull about 76-78 hours, at one sitting. This was during an "adventure race" where sleep is not too common. I can also attest that I had a lot of problems, but suprisingly fatigue...
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    Cord bracelet

    I actually got a few from Rick and I am very happy with mine. We even got one that we could "break down" to see how they unraveled. Very easy and a clever idea.

    Thanks Rick!!
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    Doom--I am going to steal that line...great! :)

    Doom--I am going to steal that line...great!

    :)
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    Great post SgtDoom! I think protection from the...

    Great post SgtDoom! I think protection from the sun cannot be overemphasized. I grew up in the sonoran desert and love nothing more than a long trail run, in the afternoon, at about 105 degrees. ...
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    Those are all good considerations... The way...

    Those are all good considerations...

    The way I think of it, they are literally, already dead. These are things that are covered under DNR orders. If a peson doesn't want CPR, they can stipulate...
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    Thanks! WOW, this is pretty interesting stuff. ...

    Thanks! WOW, this is pretty interesting stuff. I remember one of my instructors telling us that everything we are learning today will, eventually, be thought of as barbaric and harmful to the...
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