Every hunter, prepper, and tactical shooting enthusiast needs to have a high-quality flashlight in his arsenal. Heck, it’s a good rule of thumb to keep at least two good light sources you can depend on charged and ready at all times. You never know when you are going to need a good light source, and being able to quickly illuminate the area could save your life. Although you could go to a dollar store and pick up a cheap flashlight, this isn’t the one you want to take into the backcountry. Instead, you will want to invest in a high quality flashlight that […]
The study of entomology can be fascinating, but the last thing that you want to deal with in your home or garden is a bug problem. However, using pesticides can be dangerous, and recent studies have linked the dwindling bee population to the presence of neonicotinoids. To help avoid these issues, you can take advantage of numerous natural solutions that can repel or even kill the pests that strive to destroy your gardening and food storage efforts.
Honey is delicious, and many people love adding it to their tea and certain types of food. However, the process of collecting honey is not one that should be taken lightly. Even if you are a beekeeper, it can be dangerous to extract honey from a honeycomb. This process becomes even more complicated if you choose to go after a bee hive that you find in the wild. The reality is that this could eventually become your best resource for obtaining honey, so it is imperative to understand the best way to undertake this task without risking your safety. Please […]
The longest recorded sniper kill was shot from a distance of 2,706 yards by Corporal Craig Harrison in November 2009, but this feat was accomplished by an active soldier with modern technology on his side. Meanwhile, when 86-year-old veteran Ted Gundy served as a sniper during WWII, records were not even being kept yet in order to determine how far of a range these expert marksman had. Gundy saw action during WWII at the Battle of the Bulge and many other campaigns, so it is no wonder that he was recently honored by the United States Army Markmanship Unit with […]
“The Walking Dead” is much more than just an entertaining zombie show that regularly smashes television ratings records. It is also a good primer about many of the things that preppers should and should not do in the event of a major disaster. After all, Rick Grimes and the rest of his crew have made a lot of mistakes along the way, and this has cost many people their lives. However, the core group continues to survive, and this is primarily due to their survival skills and willingness to adapt to life during the zombie apocalypse. Have you taken the show’s […]
We all know that baking soda keeps your refrigerator smelling fresh, and that it (combined with vinegar) is the driving force behind many a science fair volcano demonstration… But there are literally dozens of other practical applications for this hyper-useful powder beyond baking and science projects. In fact, baking soda is right up there with duct tape and WD40 when it comes to getting you out of a bind. Whether you’re into learning new ways to repurpose household items, or you just prefer to live by the Boy Scout motto, “always be prepared,” here are 12 reasons you should keep a […]
Are you aware of the danger that ticks present to your health? If you plan to spend a lot of time in the woods this spring and summer, you need to take the time to familiarize yourself with these nasty little disease-carrying critters — because they could seriously derail your outdoor plans. Image credit: John Tann, Flickr