Skills

How to Start a Fire without Matches

How Start a Fire Without Matches (or a Lighter)

You’re out in the woods but you just discovered that your waterproof matches may be resistant to rain, but that flash flood still carried them away. Welp. Or perhaps your little sister used the last of your lighter fluid without telling you. You prepared as you should, but circumstances beyond …

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How to Use a Barometer

How to Use a Barometer

These days, most of us get our weather forecasts from other people. Whether it’s from the television, computer, or smartphone, this information comes from another source. Therein lies a weakness. When you most need to know the weather, you may not be able to connect to the weather forecast provider. …

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How to Use an Altimeter Watch

How to Use an Altimeter Watch

These days, it seems like everyone has a smart phone, and knowing your location is as simple as pulling up Google Maps. But what if that’s not the case? What if you are in the woods and your phone runs out of battery, or worse, jumps off a cliff? What …

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