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Survive With A Multitool

By: Jason Schwartz, Rocky Mountain Bushcraft

A multitool is more than just a blade. Survival secrets hide in the other functions, too.

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Saved By: A Paper Clip

By: Casey Lyons

Even the dullest of pocket debris can become a survival implement. Use a paper clip to catch dinner, treat wounds, and even start a fire.

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