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Camping & Survival

Zippo Survival Lighter

The Zippo Survival Lighter is not a new product from Zippo. Instead, it is a notation that the Zippo is without a doubt the best, long-term survival lighter in world. Some would argue that point. However, there are some great points, which I believe make the Zippo your ultimate firemaking friend.

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Camping & Survival

Throw Back Thursday: How To Buy A Tent

Enjoy this post on what to consider when heading out to buy a new tent for your camping trip. Read on to discover what to look for in a tent, how to shop for one and and strategies to prevent an unpleasant outing. Covers many types of tents for all uses.

Snow fall in Stratfor, Connecticut


Survival Saturday: How-to Tips for Surviving a Blizzard

Knowing how to survive a blizzard or other winter tempest is a significant, (however ideally unused) piece of information everybody ought to know. There are numerous sorts of blizzards and each can be a fatal executioner. While it is men who are more likely to die in a winter storm—as can be found in these winter storm stats—the danger can affect everyone. Envision being snowed into your home or being stranded in a vehicle amid a snow storm. Would you know how to survive? Here are some tips that could help save your life.



If you spend anytime outdoors, eventually you will run into a snake—especially if you live in the Southwestern United States. And pretty much, that snake will be poisonous. For Shooting Gallery, Gun Stories and Down Range TV contributor Ed Head, this means potentially deadly run-ins with rattlesnakes. Don’t let your shooting and outdoor adventures have a tragic outcome—learn how to load your self-defense handgun for snakes in this article.

Canoeing on a quiet lake

Hunting and Outdoors

Set Sail! Become an Outdoors-Woman!

Ladies, it is never too late to learn the basics of canoeing or kayaking. So if you ever thought it would be fun to learn how to do these types of activities there is a great place for you to go and learn from skilled experts.

Picture shows a sign detailing the law allowing concealed carry in national parks.

Camping & Survival

Quick Camping Tip: Taking Your Gun Camping

Since February 2010, federal law states it is legal to carry a firearm into our country’s national parks. However, all local and state laws still apply. Are you a concealed carry permit holder? Well, don’t try taking it to Adirondack Park in New York. Firearms are still prohibited in New York’s national parks. Fortunately, most states do allow CCW in national parks, as long as they hold reciprocity agreements with your states permits and licenses. This quick-read guide will tell who which state is gun friendly and which one is not, so you can plan to pitch your tent accordingly.

Picture shows a drawing of how to splint a broken leg.

Safety and Training

Quick Camping Tip: How to Splint a Fractured Leg

The biggest bone in our leg is called the tibia—also known as the shinbone. Did you know that it is the one bone we are most likely to break? Falls and accidents can cause you to break your leg. When out in the field, camping, hiking or hunting it is important to know how to splint a fractured leg to prevent further injury. While awaiting medical attention, splint a fractured leg in these 10 easy steps.

Picture shows a man standing at a barbeque grill in the rain with a large umbrella. A tent with a pop up sun shade is in the background.

Camping & Survival

Quick Camping Tip: 10 Camping Hacks and Shortcuts

Camping is supposed to be simple, right? Getting back to nature, turning off the electronics and cooking over an open fire. Do you find yourself packing in more stuff than you should for a weekend in the woods? These 10 camping tips, hacks and shortcuts will help you save time, space and money. Read on for some great ideas, including a foolproof plan to prevent rain from ruining your weekend to a creative new spin on S’mores.