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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I generally stay on trails and have never felt the need to mark my passage. However, I've been kicking around the idea of carrying a small spray paint can in my day-hiking bag to mark trees with a small spot or "X" of bright neon paint on the far side of the tree so I can see it when I'm...
  2. Book Reviews
    This rather small book (slightly over 100 pp) is intended as an introduction to overland navigation. Although it has some useful tips such as how to find South using an analog watch and how to determine the hours of daylight left using your hands, most of the material is just too basic for most...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://www.mytopo.com/index.cfm This site allows you to get the maps you need. For those of you bugging out or buggin home this would be very valuable. I have a hour plus commute through the hills that seperate Montgomery county from the Lehigh Valley. If someting happened it would be nice...
  4. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Fellow Survivalists, I thought you might enjoy my latest blog entry documenting an absurd injustice that resulted from someone using GPS as a crutch. I also have some basic information on direction-finding without a GPS. For Both Better and Worse, GPS Is Not Omniscient...
  5. Book Reviews
    As one of the unfortunates that didn't grow up in a program such as the Boy Scouts I have never properly been introduced to the wonders of orienteering. In an attempt to educate myself about navigating using only a simple map and compass, I picked up this book which is written by June Fleming...
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