10 Most Amazing Places to Camp on the East Coast

Camping is one of the best ways to unwind from the hustle and bustle of modern life. It provides the perfect opportunity to go off the grid, spend time in nature and practice skills such as building a fire. There are several fantastic camping locations to choose from throughout the U.S. that offer everything from a lot of seclusion to a temporary community of like-minded people. To help you start planning your next camping trip, we will now take a closer look at 10 of the best spots on the East Coast. Photo by Stephan Ridgeway 1. Arcadia National Park, Maine […]

10 Wild Vegetables You Can Harvest and Save Money While You Do It

A home garden provides a great resource for vegetables and spices, but there are space and financial constraints that might restrict you from growing everything you’d like. The woods throughout the U.S. are a natural cornucopia, loaded with all kinds of wild fruits, vegetables, and greens that will soon be prime for the picking. Taking advantage of this can greatly expand your food options and reduce your grocery bill. As an added bonus, learning how to spot edible wild vegetables in your nearby area could greatly boost your ability to survive after the SHTF. Photo by jungle_group

10 Common Toxic Plants That Can Kill You Dead

In your house, there are probably several items that are marked with a toxic or hazardous symbol, and this will prevent you from ever ingesting them. Unfortunately, Mother Nature doesn’t tend to label plants, berries and other items, so it is much more difficult to steer clear of something that could cause you a lot of suffering or even death. This problem will quickly become exacerbated after the SHTF, so it is imperative for you to begin studying toxic and dangerous plants right now so that you can survive more easily in the wilderness. The following list has some top […]

10 Edible (and Free!) Springtime Wild Plants

As springtime rolls around, you will soon begin to see a large and diverse list of plants and flowers growing wildly in many places. This opens up many fantastic opportunities for preppers and homesteaders who wish to save money by getting as much as possible for free. It is dangerous to randomly pick plants and flowers without researching whether or not they are actually edible. Fortunately, the following list of 10 examples can be consumed by almost everyone without any complications. As an added bonus, they all offer some type of medicinal or health benefit! Please make sure to try […]

The Four Venomous Snakes in North America [INFOGRAPHIC]

The mere sight of a snake can send shivers down the spine of the ordinary man or woman. Due to lack of education or understanding, people often hold an irrational fear of snakes. The truth is, unless you provoke them, snakes are shy and prefer to keep themselves out of bother. That said, in North America, there are over 8000 snake bites every year. This is why the guys at Sniff Outdoors have produced an infographic on how to identify the four types of venomous snakes, how best to prevent a snake bite and what to do if you are […]

10 Incredible Snake Videos You Can Never “Un-See”

What is it about shocking snake videos? For some reason, we just can’t get enough of them. The more unbelievable, terrifying, or flat out disgusting, the more these videos seem to draw us in. In some strange way, these videos appeal to our sense of survival. Maybe it’s the need to test ourselves in a way… Maybe we need to know just how we might react if we were to actually come face to face with a massive anaconda? Where can you find the world’s largest cottonmouth? Or who would win in an epic showdown between a rattlesnake and a water […]

11 Weird (but Useful) Campfire Building Techniques

Everybody needs to know several methods for building a campfire effectively in challenging situations (without gas or matches). You probably wouldn’t be reading this post if you didn’t feel that fire building is an essential skill, not just for surviving in the backcountry, but simply in the boy scout  sense of having mastery over an essential skill here on planet earth. During a emergency situation, whether in the backcountry or even in suburbia, this could be the only way to cook and generate light and heat until the crisis is over. Most of us know 1 or 2 fire building […]

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#1 Best Outdoor Beer Holder for the Great Outdoors [VIDEO]

Beer and the great outdoors go together like well… beer and football? Beer and BBQ? Beer and Christmas get-togethers? Suffice it to say, an ice cold beverage pairs nicely with lots of occasions, but only one of these presents a nearly constant hazard to your full beer-drinking enjoyment. RELATED: How to Open a Beer With a Dollar Bill [VIDEO] When drinking outdoors, a beer drinker will often find that he’s set down his beer to do something or other and, when finished tending to that somethin’ or other, he’s lost track of that sweet, tasty beer. As they say, an […]

7 Deer Habitat Problems and How to Fix Them [VIDEO]

Are you seeing fewer mature deer on your hunts this year? It could be that several habitat issues are causing bigger, more mature bucks to avoid your property during the daylight hours, if not entirely. Just because you have that monster buck on camera, and you’re seeing does and fawns regularly, chances are still very high that the elusive big buck has noticed many things about your hunting area that aren’t obvious to your human eyes. Surprisingly, there are significant differences between what immature deer notice versus older does and bucks. They might as well be different species. Some of […]

Watch This Crazy “Snake Lady” Get Bitten Repeatedly [VIDEO]

Look, there’s really no reason to have a paralyzing fear of snakes (too many folks are already too scared of those rascally legless serpents), but a healthy respect for them seems only prudent — even if they’re not venomous. Clearly, the woman in this video has no fear. In fact, she may have a problem on the extreme opposite end of the spectrum… The question is whether she has any respect for these snakes, a question you have plenty of time to ponder as she sticks her hands into all kinds of dark, creepy places in search of snakes. RELATED: Cottonmouthzilla: Hunters […]