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I want to start flintknapping. Where are the best places to learn?

1. Not bringing enough water.2. Not bringing electrolyte replacements.3. Not bringing enough water. 4. Hiking during the middle of the day in the summer.5. Thinking that because they are in great shape, they’re acclimated to the heat. Let’s look at some of these: Not bringing…

I’ve encountered a lot of weather folklore over the years from books and other guides. A few methods are reliable, and others may work depending on what part of the U.S. or world you’re in. Below, I’ve listed some of the signs that I rely on to evaluate weather conditions…

What can I do to stay warm if I have to spend a night in the cold without a sleeping bag?

I have two approaches to cold-weather foods. When I head out on a day hike in the snow-capped mountains, I always bring some Scottish shortbread (check the cookie aisle in the grocery store) and a thermos filled with about 4 cups of hot cocoa and a stick of butter. I’m…

Should I use hardwood or softwood for a bow-drill? I've heard different things.

What's the most dangerous animal in the lower 48? How do I protect myself from it?

How can I make a bow and arrows for hunting with materials from the wilderness?

What are your thoughts on using cellphones to call for rescue in the wilderness? Would I be better with a satellite phone instead?

How do you make a plant-fiber rope in the wild? What kinds of plants should you use?

What's the most important wilderness first-aid skill to learn?

What kinds of edible insects are the easiest to catch and most nutritious?

If I'm alone and my truck is stuck on a muddy road, what's the best way to get out?

How should I deal with wet/smelly/rotting feet in the wild?

I have heard that a skilled tracker can tell what a person ate, any injuries, and myriad other personal details about their life just from looking at their footprints. Is this true?

What are your thoughts on carrying a trash bag or space blanket in your pocket for making a shelter or dealing with hypothermia?

Which current survival TV host has the most wilderness cred? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

What should I carry in my car in case I break down in the backcountry or have to survive on the road during a blizzard? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

If I don't have a compass, how can I tell direction? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

What survival priorities should you have in the city versus the wilderness during a major crisis? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

What rope and string should I pack in my survival kit?

How do I know if wild game has the plague? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

What are the best survival schools in the country? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

What satellite phone should I take on a kayaking trip around Fiji? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

What's the best GPS for extended backcountry hikes? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

How can I survive a night in the snow? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

What's the ultimate Christmas gift for a survival nut? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

What is the best way to melt snow for water? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

What are some good edible desert plants? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

What should I do if I get caught in a sandstorm? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

What should I do if caught in a flash flood in a slot canyon? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

What's the best axe for chopping wood? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

What's the best way to stay warm if I'm lost with no fire? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

If I'm lost, what's the best impromptu bug repellent? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

How can I make an emergency rain shelter with a tarp? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

What rations should I carry in a car survival kit? The Editors Santa Fe, New Mexico

What's the best mirror for a survival kit? The Editors Santa Fe, New Mexico

What are your thoughts on reality survival shows? Can one learn any skills of value or are these largely staged? Tammy San Diego, California

Which compass is better, the Silva Ranger or the Suunto MC-2? JonahtHuntington New York

What's your favorite survival trek of the summer, and why? — The Editors Santa Fe, New Mexico

What are some good places to learn how to track game in the forest during the summer? — The Editors Santa Fe, New Mexico

When you're hiking in the desert during the summer, is it best to be fully clothed or to wear minimal clothing? What outfit would you recommend? — The Editors Santa Fe, New Mexico

What animals can you hunt in the desert in the summer, and how? — The Editors Santa Fe, New Mexico

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