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10 Essential Survival & Camping Tips: Water and Fire – Part 2 of 2

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  1. Liam says:

    I’ve used the Lifestraw before. it’s relatively cheap and lasts longer than other similarly priced filters. I used it in a pretty mucky creek on an excursion and, while strange to just stick your face in what is a pretty gross looking thing, the water is crystal clear and clean. the only drawbacks is that, while it filters out the nasties, it doesn’t filter out taste very much and that you cannot carry the clean water with you without spitting it into your canteen.

  2. Asolo says:

    A Space Blanket can be very useful. Spread out and held down with rocks make a highly visible eye catcher if there is hope of a search from the air. A pocket mirror can be used to reflect light into dark holes or such places in the daylight. Hold it close to your head and aim it at your thumb on your outstretched arm and use that as your ‘front sight’ if your trying to signal an aircraft or some one at a distance. A standing person is very hard to spot from the air. Move around or lay spread eagle and move your arms and legs.

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  4. One more thing…I’ve taken the strike anywhere matches, put them in small bundles of 6 or 10, and dripped a good coat of wax on them. Guaranteed not to get wet.

  5. With the flint and steel, fine steel wool can be used as well. Doesn’t flame, but will burn like an ember.

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