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    ***Emergency Survival Tricks***

    Have one you'd like to share?

    Please do!!

    The life you save might be your own.

    Number 1.

    Starting a fire...

    You Can Make Fire With Little More Than a Plastic Bag


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    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    John 3:17
    For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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    I've posted this survival shelter many times but since we have many new members I'll repost. It's weighs 1 lb with the 550 cord needed to setup.




    Here's a picture of our winter camping trip three years ago where the temperature got down to -10. We had a blast!!! In extreme conditions you learn fast what works and what don't.

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    If you would like to join us next year. We will be camping at Devils Nose WV on the weekend of the full moon, February 10-12 2017.
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    Quote Originally Posted by littletommy View Post
    Have one you'd like to share?

    Please do!!

    The life you save might be your own.

    Number 1.

    Starting a fire...

    You Can Make Fire With Little More Than a Plastic Bag


    I wonder if one can use the sandwich bag or a magnifying lens and skip the bark powder and advance directly to the dry grass stage. I would think the grass would start burning as well without hosting the embers. Guess I could try it. Nice thing to know with the samich bag lens trick.
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    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

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    Great trick no doubt about it. Hard to justify venturing out into the wild without waterproof matches or a mini Bic lighter though. Furthermore the sun is seldom shining during the coldest hours when fire becomes critically important. Be prepared out there boys and girls.



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    As a young pup had a poorly erected 5 mil plastic tarp shelters burst under a wet snow load giving me a surprise soaking about 3 A.M. The next several hours until dawn seemed to take forever huddled under a tree in a wet cotton bag with one missing shoe. Lessons learned: When things look stormy spend more effort in preparations and avoid cotton.
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    Take a few small bags of fritos. They light easily and burn like a lamp wick. Starting a fire is much easier with them. Having a small tarp to lie down on and wrap over you in a bag keeps you dry and a bit warmer. A tent roof works, but lets the wind blow through and mosquitoes in after you if you are just using a tarp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plumbstraight View Post
    Take a few small bags of fritos. They light easily and burn like a lamp wick. Starting a fire is much easier with them. Having a small tarp to lie down on and wrap over you in a bag keeps you dry and a bit warmer. A tent roof works, but lets the wind blow through and mosquitoes in after you if you are just using a tarp.
    If I took Fritos into the woods with me I would wind up trying to ignite my poop!



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    Mine would have been eaten long before I reached the woods. I wonder if Donuts ignite?
    Quote Originally Posted by plumbstraight View Post
    Take a few small bags of fritos. They light easily and burn like a lamp wick. Starting a fire is much easier with them. Having a small tarp to lie down on and wrap over you in a bag keeps you dry and a bit warmer. A tent roof works, but lets the wind blow through and mosquitoes in after you if you are just using a tarp.
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    If I took Fritos into the woods with me I would wind up trying to ignite my poop!



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    1st John 1:9
    If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    John 3:17
    For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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    Here you go LittleTommy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Here you go LittleTommy.

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    LT would stumble across that properly prepared with one of these on each hip!


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