Most heat-related injuries and deaths occur because people have lack of access to adequate air conditioning. Remember from yesterday’s post, when it is 90 degrees Fahrenheit or hotter, electric fans do not help cool the body. Today, make sure your air conditioning unit is in tip-top shape and ready for the upcoming summer months.
There is something calming and pleasantly rewarding about fishing, even when I do not catch anything. Fishing is fun, regardless of your age. Beginning fishing does not require a lot of skill, nor do you have to invest in a bunch of expensive equipment to get started.
Spring and summer bring out the bugs. Try having a Fourth of July barbecue without mosquitoes and flies. Camping, hiking, hunting and even picnics in the park can result in bee stings, tick bites or a chigger attack. Though some areas of the United States have more problems with fire ants and scorpions than others, I have identified six typical stinging and biting spring and summer insects, how to prevent them and how to treat their bites and stings.
If you are like me, at some point it just gets too dang hot to tent camp in the summer. Spring weather in North Texas is optimal for camping—nice, warm and sunny during the day, with temperatures dropping in the night for a cool and comfortable sleeping environment. Plan your trips now before the heat turns sweltering. To get you ready, I have complied Cheaper Than Dirt’s! top six camping posts.
When venturing outdoors this spring and summer for a hike, swim, overnight camping, or even just a short nature walk, here are six essential tips that could possibly save your life.
So, you want to start collecting military surplus gear, or maybe you have compared prices with modern hunting and camping equipment prices to surplus prices.
While out on a girl’s weekend at my friend’s property, we decided to shoot some targets. One of my friends—not a regular shooter—had to be reminded to thoroughly wash her hands and arms before tending to the baby. Not too long ago, another similar incident occurred. After helping a girlfriend practice for her NRA instructor’s test, I searched for a sink at the range. Again, I had to remind someone to wash up before leaving. My own boss—a regular shooter—just the other day commented, “Oh, I never think about the lead!”
Ice storms, blizzards and other severe winter weather can force you to stay inside your home. Snowdrifts can pile up as high as second story windows! Some states even have laws against driving during severe winter storms. Severe ice storms can cause transformers to blow and electrical lines to fall. Before the storm hits, be prepared to go without electricity for at least three days. Linemen will not be able to get out to fix lines until the weather clears. You should not wait until the day before weathermen predict a severe winter storm. Get last minute emergency gear now, while it is still in stock. Here is a list of 15 items to get now.
If I had a dollar for every time I heard, “I can’t rack the slide. It’s too hard,” I’d probably have a condo in the Keys. In fact, when I started shooting, I thought I wasn’t able to operate all semi-automatic handguns either. Believe me, ladies; I understand your slide intimidation. However, have no fear! Regardless of what you may think, it is not your strength or lack thereof that enables you to rack a slide properly—it’s learning the correct technique.
Did you know that drinking water is just as important in winter as it is in the summer? In fact, dehydration can set in faster in winter than summer.
On average 7,130 people are killed in weather-related car accidents each year—an additional 629,000 are injured. Seventy percent of injuries reported in winter weather are due to car accidents. Hazardous weather conditions such as blizzards, heavy snow, freezing rain and sleet can cause poor visibility, slick roads, road obstructions and damaging road hazards. It is best to stay off the roads when winter weather is on its way if possible. However, road travel at times necessary. Preparing your car for winter weather may make your driving less treacherous. Here is a checklist for getting your car ready for winter. Many of these precautions you can do yourself.
In 2003, snow and ice caused roofs to collapse, trees to fall, limbs damaged structures, and it caused leaks in homes. It was Colorado’s most costly winter to date. Insurance claims for Colorado that year exceeded $93 million. Though acts of God are unavoidable and unpredictable, they aren’t necessarily unpreventable. There is plenty of ways you can winterize your home before severe winter weather strikes. Here are five ways to winterize your home in preparation to prevent damage during a winter storm.
Even though the official start of winter is not until December 21, 2013, the United States has already experienced its first great winter storm of the year. On October 4th and 5th, winter storm Atlas dumped a record-breaking amount of snow in parts of South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. Deadwood, South Dakota received a whopping 48 inches, while Rapid City, averaging about 6 inches of snowfall during October, got 23.1 inches.
Purchasing a factory AR-15/MSR certainly satisfies your need for instant gratification. Perhaps you are new to the black rifle world and intimidated by the seemingly never-ending array of choices on lowers, uppers and parts that buying stock just seems easier.