You 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.
That is a lot of the alphabet hanging on the top of this sheet. The Columbia River Knife and Tool knife named For Those Who Serve (FTWS) is a first class addition to the line up and one that favorably impresses me. The knife is a great field knife, a go anywhere do anything knife, a useful knife in any endeavor in which the knife must not fail, and a passing fair service-grade chunk of steel.
There are an estimated 3 to 4 million lakes in the United States. One study even found that lake destinations were the number one spot for travel in 2012. This does not surprise me. Lakes offer plenty of recreational activities at an extremely low price. Many area lakes surrounding my city are even free to use.
Are you a member of a private, or open gun range or do you have your own gun range? If you shoot regularly at a primitive gun range—one without shelter, a clubhouse or designated shooting bays—there are ways to make your day at the range safer and more comfortable with these five tips.
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.
Knowing how to start a fire can possibly save your life. It is one of the most essential survivor skills you should know if you are serious about surviving in an emergency or disaster. Here are five good reasons for knowing how to start a fire.
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.
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.
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.
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.