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Live through anything. A collection of survival and first aid strategies.
BICYCLING Dec 1999 (v.40#11) pg. 50

Traps and snares to catch animals and fish for survival in the woods.
BOYS' LIFE May 1966 (v.56#5) pg. 30

Edible wild plants aid survival in the woods.
BOYS' LIFE May 1966 (v.56#5) pg. 36

Contents for an all-weather survival kit which should be carried on all outings.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1968 (v.58#3) pg. 60

A solar still consisting of a hole in the ground, a sheet of plastic, and water-bearing material (cactus, etc.) will produce drinking water.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1968 (v.58#7) pg. 44

Wire loop snare for catching rabbits.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1968 (v.58#7) pg. 46

How to make a fishing line, hook and sinker from woody fibers, a twig, a thorn, and a stone.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1969 (v.59#2) pg. 56

How to survive in a blizzard.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1972 (v.62#1) pg. 57

How to recognize and avoid hypothermia, the sudden and drastic lowering in body heat. It can occur when hikers are not properly prepared.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1973 (v.63#11) pg. 15

How to recognize and treat dehydration and hypothermia and tips on how to pack for survival.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1974 (v.64#2) pg. 50

How to find or make emergency winter shelters.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1975 (v.65#1) pg. 45

What to do when a tornado is reported in your area.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1975 (v.65#4) pg. 14

A list of potential rescuers (truck drivers, train engineers, pilots, etc.), how to signal them clearly and ways of signaling.
BOYS' LIFE May 1976 (v.66#5) pg. 34

How to make a survival still relying on the sun's heat to draw moisture from the earth.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1976 (v.66#12) pg. 59

How to stay alive in cold water. The HELP (Heat Escape Lessening Posture) for survival in cold water described.
BOYS' LIFE May 1977 (v.67#5) pg. 12

How to make a survival kit.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1978 (v.68#3) pg. 44

Survival fishing. How to catch fish with the simplest equipment (a fishhook, line and pole you cut.)
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1978 (v.68#9) pg. 12

Tips on how to remain calm when you're lost. What to do if you must leave your temporary campsite.
BOYS' LIFE May 1979 (v.69#5) pg. 10

Put together this emergency car kit. Includes a reflective danger sign (triangular marker), a "SEND HELP" sign, first aid supplies, flashlight, etc.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1981 (v.71#2) pg. 50

Survival kit. Basic kit helps meet emergency needs for shelter, first aid, fire, food, and signaling.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1981 (v.71#12) pg. 65

Tips on how to get out of quicksand.
BOYS' LIFE May 1985 (v.75#5) pg. 18

Four winter survival tips show how to get out of the wind and cold quickly when you are on an outing and a snowstorm comes up.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1986 (v.76#1) pg. 46

Snow shelters. They're tricky to build, but warm inside. Looks at snow cave, tree pit, and snow dome.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1987 (v.77#12) pg. 66

Blizzards. What causes them and survival tips.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1988 (v.78#3) pg. 42

Hypothermia, the cold facts. What causes hypothermia and how to protect yourself.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1989 (v.79#1) pg. 12

Winter survival tips. Know them before you go on a winter hike.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1990 (v.80#12) pg. 75

How to purify water from rivers, streams and lakes.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1992 (v.82#6) pg. 7

Tip suggests adding a nail file to a survival kit for use as a small strike plate for matches.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1998 (v.88#6) pg. 13

How to survive in the wilderness. Tips on determining priorities and acting on them.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1998 (v.88#12) pg. 30

Using "space age" materials that block long wave (heat) radiation to increase the efficiency of an ice chest, keep food hot or cold, create an emergency shelter to conserve body heat, etc.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1994 (v.78#1) pg. 46

Preventing hypothermia. Tips on clothing and survival equipment.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 2001 (v.85#1) pg. 58

Excerpts from the book "Guide to emergency survival communications. How to build and power your system". Part 1.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Feb 1998 (v.54#2) pg. 74

Excerpts from the book "Guide to emergency survival communications. How to build and power your system". Part 2.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Mar 1998 (v.54#3) pg. 54

Tip on using a common road flare to start a survival fire, even in wet wood.
DIRT RIDER #145 Dec 1994 pg. 106

Cold comfort. Tips on dealing with electrical power outages during the winter.
HARROWSMITH #107 Jan-Feb 1993 (v.17#5) pg. 64

What to do to protect your home and family before and after a disaster. Includes tips on hurricanes, blackouts, gas leaks, tornadoes, lightning, earthquakes and floods. List of suggested emergency gear furnished.
HOME MECHANIX #684 Apr 1985 (v.81) pg. 110

Advice on managing a major loss, such as a house fire.
HOME MECHANIX #737 Sep 1989 (v.85) pg. 40

Just-in-case kit. Suggested contents for an emergency kit to carry when you leave the main camping area.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1992 (v.46#8) pg. 67

How to survive a blizzard when you're on the road. Includes a blizzard survival kit you can carry in your trunk.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #678 Oct 1984 (v.80) pg. 90

A look at edible wild greens.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #63 May-Jun 1980 pg. 194

A look at wildflowers that are edible food for the forager.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #64 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 146

At home in the wilderness. How to survive in the wilds. Part 1. Shelter.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #71 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 58

At home in the wilderness. Part 2. Water.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #72 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 62

At home in the wilderness. Part 3. Fire. How to use a bow-drill apparatus to start a fire without the need for matches.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #73 Jan-Feb 1982 pg. 78

At home in the wilderness. Part 4. Hunting and traps. How to rig snares, deadfalls and other traps to catch food to eat.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #74 Mar-Apr 1982 pg. 70

At home in the wilderness. Part 5. Edible plants.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #75 May-Jun 1982 pg. 66

How to identify the sego lily and the death camass when foraging for edible plants in the wild.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #76 Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 76

At home in the wilderness. Part 6. Survival cooking.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #76 Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 78

At home in the wilderness. Part 7. Animal tracking.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #77 Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 86

Tips on building snow caves and other shelters in the winter wilderness.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #78 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 64

Make your own "copperhead" survival knife from a broken power hacksaw blade.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #83 Sep-Oct 1983 pg. 122

At home in the wilderness. Part 8. Covers building a shelter and a fire, finding water and using a sun compass.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #93 May-Jun 1985 pg. 52
Correction MOTHER EARTH NEWS #97 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 8

Putting together a survival kit. Five kits that can be assembled for under $50 are suggested by wilderness skills experts.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #94 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 44

At home in the wilderness. Part 9. The basics of building two different long term survival shelters (a tipi-shaped thatched hut and a lean-to mud hut).
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #95 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 68

Disaster preparedness. A guide to getting prepared for short-term emergencies that can last for a day to a week.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #103 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 88

Suggested contents for an automobile emergency kit fits into a 1# coffee can.
PARENTS HOME Sep 1981 (v.5#10) pg. 54

Clues and clothing for snow survival.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1969 (v.132#5) pg. 104

How to survive in the desert.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1971 (v.136#2) pg. 108

What to carry in your car to help you survive a blizzard if you become snowbound in your car.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1976 (v.146#6) pg. 82

Belt pack kit contains enough food and other items to keep you alive during an outdoor emergency. Est. cost: $2.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1977 (v.147#4) pg. 169

How to survive being trapped in your automobile by a blizzard.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1978 (v.149#1) pg. 58

How to survive if your caught in a burning car, trapped by a fallen power line or in a car that has just plunged into deep water.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1979 (v.152#4) pg. 107

39 steps to weather a winter power failure.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1980 (v.153#1) pg. 133

How to stay alive if your car or snowmobile breaks through the ice. Includes 20 things to remember when driving on ice.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1983 (v.160#6) pg. 88

How to survive anywhere, on the desert, ocean, or in cold water.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1966 (v.189#2) pg. 62

Cold-weather survival. The know-how you need to save your life.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1971 (v.199#5) pg. R1 (122+)

Solar still for survival. Desert survival still can produce up to 3 pints of water daily and is made from a piece of plastic sheeting, a hole in the ground, a water container, and cactuse slices which supply the water. Other water sources may also be used.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jul 1967 (v.38#7) pg. 38

Hypothermia. A look at the symptoms, treatment and prevention of this silent killer.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #57 Oct-Nov 1987 pg. 13

Put together a survival kit to carry in your airplane. Includes tools, shelter, food, life support, and first aid. Est. cost: $20.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1983 (v.32#3) pg. 36

Survival tips for Alaskan pilots who are forced down during winter weather.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1984 (v.33#1) pg. 32

Protecting yourself against hypothermia.
SUNSET Feb 1988 (v.180#2) pg. 50