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Campfires have kept people alive for thousands of years. They provide warmth and comfort, cook your food, and can keep predators at bay. We’ve already covered how to start a fire, but that’s just the first step. If you want more than just a small flame, you have to build that fire up. There’s more …

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If you’re like me, you have a smartphone. I have half a dozen navigation apps on my phone, so I rarely get lost! But phones have several major weaknesses: battery life and signal reception. Both of those work against you when you’re tromping through the woods. So, just when you need your phone’s navigation aids …

The post How to Use a Lensatic Military Compass appeared first on Know Prepare Survive.

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  Archery is one of the oldest skills known to man. The ability to take a sharp stick and poke it into a target way over there allowed early humans to be far more successful in hunting than before. Today, we have a variety of hunting tools. You can hunt with a rifle, an air …

The post Diamond Archery Infinite Edge Pro Compound Bow Review appeared first on Know Prepare Survive.

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In a perfect world, no human would enact violence upon another person. But we do not live in a perfect world and violence is common. I’ve witnessed violent attacks with my own eyes. No matter how many precautions you take to avoid getting into a bad situation, trouble may still find you. When that happens, …

The post 9 of the Best Self Defense Weapons (That Are Legal!) appeared first on Know Prepare Survive.

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Your mouth is awash in bacteria. Normally this is not a bad thing. But sometimes, the wrong bacteria can get in the wrong spot. Then you take a bit of food and instead of that delicious food you caught yourself, you feel pain. Ouch! You have an infected tooth! What can you do when there’s …

The post Home Remedies for an Infected Tooth appeared first on Know Prepare Survive.

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If you’re like me, you like exploring the wilderness. I can spend days in the field, enjoying nature. But nature is not a sterile lab. There are sharp things everywhere, and they harbor bacteria. Some of that bacteria is harmful, pathogenic. I’ve accidentally cut myself in the woods and I’m sure you have too. That …

The post Wound Infection Signs and Symptoms appeared first on Know Prepare Survive.

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  Ka-Bar was the knife used by the United States Marine Corps in WWII. That excellent fighting knife was just the first to be made by Ka-Bar Knives. The TDI Law Enforcement knife is one of their more modern offerings. Designed in collaboration with John Benner from the Tactical Defense Institute, the TDI is not …

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It’s day three into your camping trip. The sun is setting and it will be dark soon. You pull out your knife, again, and start to whittle another feather stick so you can easily start the fire. However, the knife isn’t cooperating. You have to use more force to cut into the wood. This isn’t …

The post 5 Ways to Sharpen Your Knife in the Wild appeared first on Know Prepare Survive.

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We live in a dangerous world in which you may be called to defend yourself against a violent attacker. A gun remains the gold standard self-defense weapon but you may not always have a gun available. Not everyone should own a gun, carrying a gun may not be legal where you live, or perhaps it …

The post How to Use a Knife for Self Defense appeared first on Know Prepare Survive.

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  SOG stands for “Studies and Observations Group.” This does not sound fearsome until you learn that they were an elite group of operatives during the Vietnam War, who designed their own fighting knife. It was designed by Benjamin Baker, Deputy Chief of the US Counterinsurgency Support Office, and was supposed to be untraceable. The …

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