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1Basic Skills: GPS or "Where are we?"
To get from point A to B, you need to know where you are during the trip. More importantly, you need to be able to confidently reply when asked if you know where you are. GPS is the modern method, but not the best for survival situations. Augment your GPS with some basic map reading, compass use, and a few other navigational tricks.
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2Basics: Bug Out Toolkits
Today's workshops are marvels of modern invention full of dust throwing, wood cutting, steel bending, electric, pneumatic, hydraulic, power packed beasts of convenience that would make Tim Allen proud. But you just beat feet and have to make do without tools that need more than elbow grease. Here's my list of bug out tools.
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3Bug Out: Communication for Survival
When it is time to go, how will you keep in touch with your group, your friends and family, and the media? This article provides a wide range of options and, of course, my opinions on the best choices for the prepared reader.
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4How To: Build a Shaving Horse
No, it's not how Trigger gets ready for a night on the town. A shaving horse is a tool for holding your work for shaping. A combination of a bench and a vise, it has been a staple in woodworking shops for centuries.
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5New Again: Radiological Survey Meters
During the "cold war" years of the 1950's and 60's, America began stockpiling hardened nuclear shelters with all sorts of food and equipment. One of the very "hi-tech" devices put out into these shelters were the radiological survey meters. Your Rogue Turtle bought one and, after all these decades, tracked down a company that can re-calibrate these valuable tools.
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