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Camping & Survival

On the Ninth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me, a Case of MREs

For a fast and convenient complete meal ready-to-eat, there is no comparison to a basic, made-for-civilian MRE. Made with quality ingredients, a case of MREs, which includes 12 full meals, is the perfect gift for the prepper, non-prepper, camper or hunter in your life. When bad weather knocks the power out you need food that does not require any of the utilities to prepare. In the case are 12 complete meals—more complete than freeze-dried or cans can give you.

Picture shows a woman beside a tent, setting up camp under the shade of a rock overhang.

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.

The true meaning of camping.

Camping & Survival

The Essential Summer Survival Guide

One of our favorite things at Cheaper Than Dirt! is helping people. Be it guiding you in purchasing your first handgun, providing our expert opinion on what optics are best for your AR-15 or prepping you for any form of disaster, we want you to make the best decision for you and your family. Summer is a time many of us look forward to—camping, fishing, hiking, barbecues and all other forms out of outdoor activities. However, being outdoors means more chances of injury and accidents. Read our essential guide to surviving the summer for all you need to know on how to get through the summer unscathed.

Canoeing on a quiet lake

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 woman beside a tent, setting up camp under the shade of a rock overhang.

Camping & Survival

Quick Camping Tip: 10 Tips to Keeping your Tent Cool

With about 40 million Americans pitching a tent this year—summer is peak camping time. July and August will also be our hottest months. Since camping is about leaving the luxuries behind and getting back to nature, you can’t exactly take the air conditioner with you. How do you survive 100-degree weather while camping? These 10 suggestions will help make tent camping in the summer a little more comfortable.

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.

Picture shows a safety sign on the dock next to a rocky beach on the lake.

Boating and Water Sports

30 Days of Preparing for Spring Storms and the Stinging Heat of Summer Day 30: Water Safety—Being Prepared for a Day at the Lake

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. These natural bodies of water come with risks. Most drownings are due to unexpected exposure to the water. For children ages 1 to 4, drowning is the leading cause of death. Even adults who know how to swim are at risk for drowning. Most drownings are preventable. A day at the lake can be fun, safe and accident-free if you always follow these 15 safety tips.