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Katadyn Pocket Water Filter (Review)

April 16, 2016

One of the most important items I have in my hiking/camping/survival/emergency gear is my water filter. As many people are aware, you can only go about 3 days without water (preferably, potable water!) before you begin succumbing to the effects of dehydration. Our bodies consist of about 55% - 60% water (water.usgs.gov) and every organ inside of us are highly dependent on remaining hydrated each day to function properly… so neglecting to properly hydrate can not only do your body extreme harm, but actually kill you. This is why my water filter is prized so highly prized by me! There are many ways to safely purify water and make it potable (drinkable), but we will leave that for another time. I...

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MyMedic MyFAK Medical Kit (Review)

April 02, 2016

If there is anything absolutely certain about being out in the great outdoors or in life itself… it is that “accidents happen”. Often, these accidents occur when we least expect them and usually when we’re the least prepared. This can be dangerous and costly if it is an accident that requires immediate medical attention and you are far away from medical facilities. While I cannot recommend attempting to attend to a major medical situation without the proper medical training, I can recommend to always be prepared for whatever could happen. Even the smallest cut or scrape can become septic and threaten your life if left untreated. For medical emergencies around our home, I keep our little family’s primary medical kit...

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