Quick Camping Tips: Five Essential Survival Items

Cheaper Than Dirt! Quick Camping TipYou planned, organized, created lists and prepared all your meals. After checking everything and getting it all packed, you feel confident you have everything you need for your camping trip. However, you might not have thought about these five essential survival items to take with you, just in case.

Dave Dolbee with trophy Quebec-Labrador Caribou.

Five Tips for Cold Weather Hunter Safety

A guest post by Jim Moore, founder of HunterEdCourse.com

This year it does not matter whether you hunt in Texas, Virginia or Michigan, you are dealing with colder weather than you have faced in years when hunting. You need to be sure all your hunting party is well prepared for cold weather hunting with hunter education training for cold weather.

Picture shows a bee on a yellow flower.

30 Days of Preparing for Spring Storms and the Stinging Heat of Summer Day 14: Pesky Mosquitoes, Scorpions, Bees and Other Critters that Bite and Sting

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.

Picture shows a bright sun in a blue sky with white clouds.

30 Days of Preparing for Spring Storms and the Stinging Heat of Summer Day 13: Throwback Thursday Extreme Heat Survival

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.

Picture shows a pitched tent and picnic table by the lake.

30 Days of Preparing for Spring Storms and the Stinging Heat of Summer Day 10: Gearing up for Spring Camping

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.

A stack a cut wood for the smoker

More People Picking Up the Smoking Habit

In the last decade, grilling food has become extremely popular thanks to improvements in barbecue equipment. It seems like everyone has a grillmaster in their family and grilling is certainly a great option for creating tasty meals. However, smoking (as in smoked food) is as equally satisfying as any other cooking method, and it is quickly gaining in popularity.