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I hope you have plenty of non-perishable food stored for a potential power outage, but that does not necessarily mean you have to throw out your refrigerated items right away. Using two terracotta pots, sand, water and a cotton cloth or towel, you can make an evaporative refrigeration system called a zeer pot.
This post is an updated version of the May 23, 2012 post titled Have Gun Will Travel… Transporting Your Firearm Across the United States.
National Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 25-31, which gives you plenty of time and no excuses not to be prepared.
Injuries from burns increase during the summer due to outdoor cooking, campfires, candles, oil-burning lanterns and torches, and fireworks. On average, over 10,000 Americans seek medical attention for burns from fireworks each year.
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.
Over exposure to heat can cause hyperthermia, which in turn causes heat-related illness. Hyperthermia is the process when your body cannot regulate its temperature in extreme heat. This includes heat cramps, heat rash, heat fatigue, heat syncope, sunburn, heatstroke, and heat exhaustion.
Stories of explorers who never made it back from their final adventures fill history books. If you read enough of those tales, you begin to notice a common thread. They simply got lost, more often than not.
Spring is awesome, so is the beginning of summer, but during the middle of summer and certainly the end, even just sitting outside is too hot.
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.
It is Throwback Thursday, so I have picked a post about surviving the extreme heat of summer. This post originally appeared on May 19, 2010.
Summer is upon us, and with it comes fun in the sun and time spent playing at the beach, in the woods or at a local sports field. However, with the summertime sun the dangers of exposure to extreme heat are also prevalent.
Water is essential to our survival. Humans can typically only live three days without clean drinking water. Whether a flood or a tornado hits and your city or well water is shut-off or compromised or you find yourself in a survival situation outdoors, you need a way to procure safe, potable water.
ACHOO! Oh man, I feel ya. Almost nothing is more miserable than a seasonal allergy attack. I usually feel it during fall, but I know many of you get spring allergies, as well. Congestion, sneezing, itchy eyes and nose, runny nose and watery eyes are all symptoms of seasonal allergies.
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.
As we start going outside more, so do North America’s black bears. When the weather warms up, black bears wake up from their deep sleep very hungry! After all, it has been a few months since they have eaten.