Survival Tips

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    You can make waterproof matches by covering the head of the match with fingernail polish.

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    Always look up before bedding down for the night. Avoid sleeping under dead looking branches. They're called widow makers for a reason.

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    The brightest star in the Little Dipper is the North Star. It's located at the end of the Dipper's handle.

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    Pine needles are edible and nutritious, high in Vitamin C.

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    Practice starting fires using many methods so you will have confidence in an emergency situation.

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    The real key to wilderness survival is staying healthy.

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    Bring a survival knife with you anytime you plan on going out into the wild, no matter how long.

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    Don't overwork yourself and start to sweat in cold weather, otherwise you'll get cold and risk hypothermia.

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    Do NOT eat snow or ice without melting first! Eating snow and ice reduces body temperature and leads to further dehydration.

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    Most predators are fearful of fire. A roaring campfire throughout the night should be enough to keep them away.

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