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Confidence Born of Preparation

Whether you are a seasoned hiker, or just getting out on the trails now, it is always good to go over the basics of what you need to stay safe when hiking. Here are the 10 essentials:  Footwear - Finding that perfect pair of shoes may take some shopping and walking around to make sure the fit is right, and you have the amount of traction you need depending on what your hiking level is. Make sure you find a pair that not only fit comfortably but will give you the support you need. Map & Compass – Phone navigation...

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Want to know some uses for coffee filters? Have some left over or stored up? We'll give you some uses for them in our Camping Survival Journal.

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When and if you lose power, we'll give you some tips on staying warm, and keeping your family warm until the power comes back on.

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Need some examples of how to cook when the electricity goes out and you are left with no stove to cook with? We give you examples of how you can cook with or without pots and pans.

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Do you have an old piece of cast iron passed down in your family or use one that needs more than a little cleanup? We will give you some tips and tricks on how to get your old worn-out cast iron usable and functional again.

One of the things that people with cast iron do is not ever use water or soap on them, thus not needing to worry about rust getting to it. You certainly can clean cast iron without using them, and therefore you won’t have to worry about rust either.

If it is too late and you already have rust, take it to a machine shop and have it sandblasted. Once you get it back from them, season it immediately.

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