February 12th is the birthday of theologian and journalist Cotton Mather (1663–1728).
Today’s feature article was written by our Field Gear Editor Emeritus, Pat Cascio.
We are still in need of entries for Round 105 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. Round 105 ends on March 31st, so get busy writing and e-mail us your entry. Remember that there is a 1,500-word minimum, and that articles on practical “how-to” skills for survival have an advantage in the judging.