How to Properly Remove a Tick

Although your risk of contracting a disease or infection from a tick is relatively low in most cases, there’s no sense in taking unnecessary chances. It’s important to know how to repel or avoid ticks if possible, as well as how to remove a tick.

These strategies are particularly important in areas where Lyme disease is common. You should always check for ticks as soon as you come inside. Checking your clothes and body reduces the risk of being bitten and having to remove the tick.

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The Basest Baddest Layer of EDC… Footwear!

Your EDC (Every Day Carry) is what you carry on your body everywhere you go. Two things that immediately come to mind for most individuals are wallet (or purse) and keys, but think of your EDC as also including your clothes. And when people think of clothes they first think pants, as covering the private parts is required by law and necessary to most people’s normal mentality.

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Sleeping In Vehicle Illegal Within City Limits

I found out recently, I looked at the city statute, which states, “No overnight camping or sleeping in vehicles on public roadways is permitted…” That sleeping in a vehicle within city limits is prohibited, as a blanket rule, is absurd!

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I Got Me A Brand Spanking New Swiss Army Knife! Jealous Much?

So… concerning the Swiss Army Knife that has been in my pocket since I was 12 (circa 1980)… my Mom bought me that knife… the MacGuyver knife (I never did get the official MacGyver Paperclip though, lol)… at the local Army Navy Surplus store.

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Survive Dehydration by Drinking Urine! Wait… WHAT!?!

This article is an updated version of a post comment I shared in 2007 on The Survival Forum at equipped.org concerning a news report of a crashed pilot who survived, allegedly by chewing on leaves and drinking his own urine. This article expounds upon the meanings of some of my original wording…

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Kizlyar Supreme’s MOLLE Survival Kit SMP1

A while back, I reviewed a high quality hollow handled survival knife… Kizlyar Supreme’s Survivalist X. In the video accompanying the article, I went into some depth concerning the MOLLE panel on the front of its sheath, which I added a 50? hank of paracord to.

I have since replaced the paracord with Kizlyar Supreme’s MOLLE Survival Kit SMP1… it attaches to a belt or anything MOLLE-compatible.

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Review (Video) of Kizlyar Supreme’s Urban Knife

After having reviewed Kizlyar Supreme’s Survivalist X in the D2 tool steel, I chose to review another of Kizlyar Supreme’s knives… the Urban! The Urban is small full tang knife with a 3.5” blade. It is available in D2 or AUS8, both good choices for different applications/environments.

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Review (Video) of the Lightning Strike… “The World’s Best Fire Starter”

My fire making kit is composed of several very different items… from different tinders, to different ways to make sparks, and also to different ways to make flame. This is not only redundancy… two is one, one is none… but also overlap. Each item has a circumstantial strength, but also a circumstantial limitation compensated for by another item in the kit. As comprehensive and as complete my survival fire making kit is, I have long searched for an emergency fire making device that will produce flame in extreme circumstances quickly and easily… even if limited to using only one cold hand… and with respect to all the items in my fire making kit, I believe I have found a fire making device that just might be the “World’s Best Fire Starter”… a bold claim indeed!

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The Importance of a Survival Group

What Is A Survival Group? A survival group is a collection of aware and informed individuals who have come together in the anticipation that the day (or night) will come when going it alone is not the wisest option in terms of survivability. Why Form Or Join A Survival Group? We are social animals and there is safety in numbers. This is why we humans tend to look to others concerning those things that concern us… our survival depends on each other. We feel the need to trust in each others’ attitudes and beliefs because we all know there will be a time when loyalty will be tested. As well, we all feel the need to be able to have confidence in our own and other group members’ attitudes and skills.

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Review (Video) of A Smart Way to Carry Keys… the KeySmart

I have a lot of keys on my keyring, which always sit more or less uncomfortably in my pocket. My keys never seem to want to conform to the contours of my pocket, and every once in a frustrating while they get stuck amongst the entire keyring mess in ways I could swear only Harry Houdini could get them out of. I’m not Houdini and I always get them unstuck and sitting relatively comfortable… but this always takes time and patience that I would rather devote to something else in my already busy life. I recently found the answer to my problem.

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