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Unless otherwise noted, the entire contents of this Web site are
Copyright © 1994 - 2006
Douglas S. Ritter & Equipped To Survive Foundation, Inc.
All Rights Reserved

The text, images and information included on this Web site are intended for the personal noncommercial use of those who visit this Web site. Reproduction in whole or in part, by any means, for commercial purposes, including but not limited to the promotion of survival or outdoor sports equipment, supplies, schools and suppliers, is strictly prohibited except by the express written permission of the copyright holder.

Any use of this information for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited. Mr. Ritter is available for consulting for commercial purposes regarding any of the information included on this Web site. Contact Mr. Ritter for more information.

We welcome links from other Web sites, except as provided in the next paragraph. Please link only to the equipped.org URLs (please do not use .com or other URLs). Please do not link to the orphan graphics pages (http://www.equipped.org/pp/...) or specific images. Commercial directories and search engines may link to all pages except those excluded by the robots.txt file.

Links to the Equipped To Survive® home page (www.equipped.org), ONLY, are allowed by commercial entities. Commercial entities may not link to any other pages on the Equipped To Survive® Web site without the express written permission of the copyright holders, except as provided in the previous paragraph.

No portion of the text or information on this Web site or the URL of this Web site may be quoted, copied, reproduced, published, referenced, disseminated electronically, or otherwise used for any commercial purposes whatsoever except by the express written permission of the copyright holder or as permitted by the previous paragraph.

The copyright owners will aggressively pursue any copyright infringement and plagiarism to the fullest extent of the law.
 


Trademark Notice

Equipped To Survive® and the Equipped To Survive® logo are registered trademarks owned by Douglas S. Ritter and licensed (free of charge) to Equipped To Survive Foundation, Inc. for its non-exclusive use.

"The Survival Forum™", "Survival Is Life™", "Survival is Life - Life is Survival. Any Questions?™", "To Survive Or Not To Survive? What A Stupid Question™", "The Survival Equipment and Techniques Web Site™", "The Outdoors Gear, Survival Equipment and Survival Techniques Web Site™", "The definitive source for survival information™", "The definitive source for ditching and survival information", "Interactive Survival™", "Survival Trivia™", "Are You Equipped™", "Life Rafts in the Desert™", "EquippedCast™" in any and all forms are servicemarks and trademarks owned by Douglas S. Ritter and licensed (free of charge) to Equipped To Survive Foundation, Inc. for its non-exclusive use. No commercial use whatsoever may be made of these marks without the express written permission of the mark owner.

The following trademark based domains are owned by Douglas S. Ritter and licensed (free of charge) to Equipped To Survive Foundation, Inc. for its non-exclusive use. No commercial use whatsoever may be made of these domains without the express written permission of the mark owner:
equipped.com   
equipped.org   
equippedtosurvive.com   
equippedtosurvive.net   
equippedtosurvive.org   
areyouequipped.com
areyouequipped.net
areyouequipped.org

The servicemark and trademark owners will aggressively pursue any infringement of the marks to the fullest extent of the law, including use of confusingly similar domains. We have successfully defended our rights in court and will not hesistate to do so again if necessary.
 


Terms of Use of Podcasts

The MP3 audio files and XML files that together comprise an Equipped To Survive EquippedCast podcast are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All rights to podcast(s) originating from the producer, including the content, are reserved to the producer. Equipped To Survive-hosted podcast(s) are available for personal, academic, noncommercial use only. Audio files may be distributed, downloaded and played on any system for personal, academic, noncommercial purposes, provided that:

(a) you do not modify or delete any of the podcast content;
(b) you do not edit, modify, delete, transcribe and publish or in any way repurpose the MP3 files made available as part of the podcast without prior consent from Equipped To Survive®.

Equipped To Survive® EquippedCast podcasts may be distributed via online podcast directories.

All views expressed are those of the author or speaker, and do not necessarily represent the views of Equipped To Survive® or the Equipped To Survive Foundation.


Special Permissions

Individual pages from this Web site may be copied for personal, non-commercial use as long as the text and images are not altered in any way and the title, copyright notice and abbreviated warning & disclaimer are included.

With a few exceptions, we are happy to accommodate teachers who wish to use portions of the Web site for their classroom lessons. Please contact us for permission with a short note explaining what pages you want to use, what for, and the numbers of students that will be using them.

If a portion only of a page is copied, please include the following attribution, warning & disclaimer and copyright information with that text (the warning & disclaimer may be omitted if prior express written permission is received from the copyright holders):

Excerpted from Equipped To Survive® at www.equipped.org

Warning & Disclaimer: SELECT AND USE SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Equipped To Survive® can not attest to or endorse the safety of using any equipment, supplies or services evaluated or referred to therein. Any endorsement or recommendation is limited solely to the evaluator's opinion about their effectiveness when used for their intended purpose in accordance with safe operating procedures, and if available, in accordance with any instructions provided by the manufacturer or supplier. Some survival equipment and supplies, such as, but not limited to, knives and pyrotechnic devices, for example, are inherently unsafe and can injure, maim or kill even when used appropriately. Any survival situation is inherently dangerous and could result in your or any other survivor's injury, maiming or death. Endorsement or recommendation of any equipment, supplies, services or techniques does not constitute a guaranty or warranty the equipment, supplies, services or techniques will function when needed in a survival situation.

Copyright © (insert year as applicable) Douglas S. Ritter & Equipped To Survive Foundation, Inc. - All Rights Reserved.


Commercial Reprint Rights

For commercial reprint rights, please contact Doug Ritter
 


Unknown Copyrights

It is the nature of the Internet that there are many useful items that are made freely available for non-commercial use such as icons, images, scripts, as well as the contents of this Web site. We have with appreciation taken various offerings and incorporated them into this Web site. In return, hopefully the information in this Web site will prove valuable to those availing themselves of it. For those items on this Web site that are under copyright protection, we have obtained specific permission from their owners to use them.

However, because of the way things are passed around on the Net, some item or other that we are using may actually have -- unknown to us -- copyright protection. If this should be the case, please contact us so we can either make proper arrangements for the item's use, or remove it from the Web site.


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