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Plan the Perfect Camp Out With These Easy Hacks

Camping season is here. The mountains, lakes, streams, etc. are calling. Whether you are a pro camper or a beginner, you can always learn to make your experience even better. Learn from other camping geniuses to perfect your camping experience.
Dollar Store Shoe Organizer
A simple shoe organizer can be used as a great camping organizer. Hang... Read More

How To Escape a Flooding Car

One of the most dangerous and scariest emergency situations out there is being trapped in water. Every year in the US, there are about 200 flooding related deaths, half of these are vehicle related deaths.
While flooding is inevitable, drowning in a vehicle related tragedy doesn't have to be. Here are some tips that could save your life.
Be... Read More

Build Your Own Food Storage- A Month-to Month Guide

Preparation is bigger than having a first aid kit and bug-out bag under your bed. Preparation is about protecting your family from whatever might come your way- whether it's war, a natural disaster, or extended unemployment. Building up your food storage is one of the best ways to protect your family from almost any emergency.
It can... Read More

How to Make an Emergency Smoke Flare

This project should not be attempted without adult supervision. Adequate training ignition of an incendiary or explosive material may not be legal in your area. Misuse, or careless use, of tools or projects, may result in serious injury, death, and/or permanent damage to equipment and property.
Around the 4th of July, you might find smoke bomb... Read More

How To Build a Lean-To Shelter

Whether you are in a survival situation, or you just want to enjoy a different type of camping experience, a lean-to shelter is a good way to stay safe from the elements.
Supplies Needed:
2 Trees/ poles about 7-8 feet apart
2 poles/branches about 8-9 feet long (Thick for frame)
5-8  thinner 8-9 poles/branches
Filler branches/saplings/ long grass/leaves
Twine/Paracord/vines
Ax to chop... Read More

How To Build a Mud Hut

Cool in the summer and warm in the winter, a mud hut is a great option for a survival shelter, as well as a semi-permanent economical dwelling place. Even better, they are fairly simple to make, and require minimal materials. In fact, most materials you need can be found among your natural surroundings.
Materials Needed:
-Poles or... Read More

VIDEO: Opening a Food Storage Very Veggie EasyPrep Bucket

The EasyPrep Very Veggie is a great way to add vitamin-filled vegetables to your food storage!
These freeze dried vegetables come in individually pouched bags to make your food storage easier to use if there is an emergency. Instead of having to use the whole bucket after you open it, the individual pouches can be resealed... Read More

Protecting Yourself from Financial Scams

Part of protecting your family is protecting your assets. In this day and age, scammers have more avenues to steal your money. If you fall prey to these scammers, you can lose your savings, your health care, and your financial freedom. Here are some steps you can take to help protect yourself.
Recognize Your Vulnerability
The world changes every day... Read More

Snipe Hunt- Foolproof Ways to Catch a Snipe

That ever-elusive snipe has been teasing campers for years. People hunt and look, but snipes are extremely hard to find. (Some have even doubted their existence, if you can believe that.) Those little buggers are, indeed, real, and fairly easy to catch if you use the right techniques. Here are some hints to catch all... Read More

How To Can Strawberries

The great thing about your favorite strawberry plant is the fact that it spreads and produces an abundant harvest every year. However, an abundant strawberry crop brings the problem of too many berries to eat. That's a great problem to have.
Thankfully, there are some delicious solutions to your strawberry abundance problems. Canning your strawberries prevents... Read More

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