Mountain survival tactics and histiocytoma skills

5. Map, compass, watch, cell phone and GPS . Don’t take navigation for granted just because it’s only a day hike. ( hikers at tahoe have been lost only 1 mile from histiocytoma dog removal cost the main road. It can happen.) ten miles from the car is still 10 miles into histiocytoma dog removal cost the back country. A GPS is of great benefit however, it should not replace a map, compass and an analogue watch. Do not forget extra batteries. Remember in the winter, batteries drain faster. Updated sept 2016

6. Water treatment. A bottle of iodine tablets or other chemical treatment adds histiocytoma dog removal cost mere ounces to your pack, but pays off on long days when you’re constantly refilling your tanks. Water purification pumps or water straws also work well. They are a little heavier and may freeze during the histiocytoma dog removal cost winter. Carring some type of boiling vessel is highly recommended. In boiling, you do not hvae to boil the water for 5 histiocytoma dog removal cost minutes. As long as the water comes to a rolling boil, that will be long enough to kill all pathogens in histiocytoma dog removal cost the water.

10. Fire. This should be number 2. Lighter or matches in a waterproof container along with a histiocytoma dog removal cost candle. Trixoine tables will light with a spark kit even when histiocytoma dog removal cost wet. (butane does not work in very cold temperatures with out histiocytoma dog removal cost first warming it up.) I prefer a steel and flint striker along with vaseline histiocytoma dog removal cost and cotton balls. Always carry more than one way to light a fire. I carry a ferro rod in my paracord neck strap. This is always with me. I perfer 3 ways. 20 feb. 2009

12. Knife . A good full tang knife is a must in all histiocytoma dog removal cost survival situations. Pocket knives are OK but do not stand up to histiocytoma dog removal cost the rigors of out door situations. A knife can be carried several different ways depending on histiocytoma dog removal cost the size of the knife. Scout carry, chest carry, hip carry, it can be carried on your pack or on a histiocytoma dog removal cost chest pack. I perfer the scout carry which is horizontal in the histiocytoma dog removal cost small of the back. This allows for a quick draw. I also carry a smaller pocket knife in my pocket.

13. Cordage . I have added cordage to a survival item. Dental floss is great. This is stong and there is a lot of it histiocytoma dog removal cost in a package. It can be used for sewing up wounds if need histiocytoma dog removal cost be. In addition, it can be used for traps and lashing together cross histiocytoma dog removal cost members for a shelter. I also like to carry paracord. It is very strong and can be carried as a histiocytoma dog removal cost belt if correctly tied. I carry around all the time. I have it as a braclet, rifle sling, camera sling and even on my belt. One should carry at least 25 feet of para-cord in their survival gear. The strands in the paracord can be used for traps, sutures, floss, sewing or what ever you can think up. There is a new type of carrier for paracord. It also has a place for a small lighter to histiocytoma dog removal cost burn the ends of the cord as well as another histiocytoma dog removal cost fire source. I carry one in all my bags. It can also be worn attached to a pant loop. Learn knots. Amazing things can be built with paracord.

Cell phones and recco devices. Covered earlier: cells phones have come a long way since this site histiocytoma dog removal cost has started. There is are so many things you can do with histiocytoma dog removal cost a phone. It can be used as a flash light, compass, gps, mapping, calling home and more. It is important to remember that all of these apps histiocytoma dog removal cost will cause the battery to drain even faster. The more apps you have on, the faster it will run down. If you are using it in the back country, turn off your data links. If there is limited cell service, your phone will discharge faster if it is looking for histiocytoma dog removal cost a data connection. Search and rescue can find you with your phone. But if you loose the battery, it may take longer to locate you. It is a great tool but it should not replace histiocytoma dog removal cost any of the items listed above.

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