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Articles: Tents
1Basic Skills: Sandbags
Any person who has spent any time in the military knows all about sandbags. They are heavy, awkward, and a tremendous amount of work to use. But, they work and work very well. Most civilian uses for sandbags consist of holding back some errant body of water from entering your home.
Also in:   Basic SkillsDisaster PreparednessHow ToSafetyShelter
2Basic Skills: Tent Drill
Before you go out in the woods to play with the bears, it would be a good idea to at least have some idea on how to set up your tent. Today's modern materials and tent shapes and sizes are difficult to assemble if you haven't yet done so.
Also in:   Basic SkillsCamping
3Clan of the Cave Turtle: Basic Shelter
The first in a new series focused on wilderness shelters, this article examines some of the rudimentary techniques for building a rough shelter with minimal materials.
Also in:   Basic SkillsCampingDisaster PreparednessShelter
4Clan of the Cave Turtle: More Shelters
Expanding on the basic emergency shelters from last week, I present several new shelters that require a bit more preparation and will be a bit more permanent.
Also in:   CampingShelter
5Clan of the Cave Turtle: Tents
This week I look at some tents that may or may not be appropriate for survival situations. Also, a brief discussion on tent safety and site selection.
Also in:   CampingDisaster PreparednessSafetyShelter
6History: Rogue Turtle's Teepee
Here's my all-time favorite. Not because it is the best or the strongest or the easiest, but because of all the memories it brings back to me.
Also in:   CampingHistory
7Power Camping: Tent Pegs
You probably haven't seen a tent peg quite like this one. This special "RogueTurtle" edition was constructed by the old RogueTurtle in his back yard workshop. I dug out that welder again just to prove to myself, once and for all, that I am a terrible welder. But, it works.
Also in:   Basic SkillsCampingShelter
8Roughing It: Tent Hammocks
There are a growing number of campers who choose to sleep in hammocks. The problem with most hammocks is that you are exposed to the elements, both rain and bugs. Now, new gear has been developed to take that problem away. The Tent-Hammock is a combination of both the tent (with bug screens) and a hammock.
Also in:   Bug OutCampingShelter
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