How to Cook Bacon & Eggs In A Paper Bag [VIDEO]

This video shows how you can have fun cooking bacon and eggs in a paper bag over an open fire — a great project for anyone who loves the outdoors and hates carrying around 50lbs of cast iron cookware in their backpack! All you need is fresh bacon, eggs,  paper lunch bags, and, obviously, eating utensils to enjoy your hearty breakfast. RELATED: How to Build Your Own DIY Fire Pit This old campfire cooking trick makes for a simple and delicious camp meal without the hassle of after breakfast clean-up.  An important takeaway from this video – make sure you wait […]

Will A Bite From This Spider Kill You?

We know that the Black Widow spider carries around a pretty nasty venom for self-defense scenarios, and that this creepy arachnid is branded with a creepy red hour-glass of death emblazoned on its abdomen… But is the black widow’s bite truly deadly? RELATED: Will a Bite From This Snake Kill You? Do you know what really happens after you’ve been bitten? This video walks you through exactly what happens physiologically after you’ve sustained a bit from the much-feared Black Widow…

5 Easy to Grow Mosquito Repelling Plants

As the outdoor season approaches, many homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts look for ways to control mosquitoes. With all the publicity about the West Nile virus, mosquito repelling products are gaining in popularity. But many commercial insect repellents contain from 5% to 25% DEET. There are concerns about the potential toxic effects of DEET, especially when used by children. Children who absorb high amounts of DEET through insect repellents have developed seizures, slurred speech, hypotension and bradycardia. There are new DEET-free mosquito repellents on the market today which offer some relief to those venturing outdoors in mosquito season. But there are also certain plants […]

[VIDEO] Hilarious Hunting Prank: You’ll Never Believe This

Deer hunters tend to have a lot of extra time on their hands…  Some of them choose spend their time in the stands daydreaming about that mythical big buck they hope to shoot one day. Others put their time to good use: Coming up with hilarious pranks!!! Check out this practical joke that a couple of seasoned hunters pulled on their novice buddy. RELATED: Deer Hunting: A Lifetime Survival Hobby

Will A Bite From This Snake Kill You?

QUESTION: Will a bite from the snake pictured above kill you? ANSWER: No. Often mistaken for highly venomous coral snake, the scarlet king snake pictured above is non-venomous and even beneficial to have around for rodent control. The coral snake (featured on page 10) is identified by the common Boy Scout saying “Red and yellow, kill a fellow. Red and black, friend of Jack.” Thus, if the snake has red and yellow bands touching, it’s a Texas coral snake or eastern coral snake. The Arizona coral snake features a very pale yellow band, nearly white, that touches its yellow bands. 

Top 5 Turkey Guns

In the quest for self-sufficiency, there are certain activities that sharpen one particular survival skill at a time, such as target practice or learning new shelter-building techniques. Then there are those rare activities that can sharpen your self-reliance skills in a more “global” kind of way. Turkey hunting, in particular, involves moving stealthily, sometimes under the cover of predawn darkness, listening carefully, and training your eyes to spot short birds at long distances. If you saw the recent film, American Sniper, you probably noticed the parallels director Clint Eastwood drew between the skills used to hunt and those used by […]

China Proposes Railroad Tunnel Under Mt. Everest

The Chinese government is mulling a proposal to tunnel under the world’s tallest mountain in order to link China to Nepal… which begs the question: Why tunnel underneath one of the planets greatest natural treasures? Why risk damaging something as irreplaceable as Mt. Everest? The answer seems to be, “because it’s there,” to paraphrase the famous Everest climber George Mallory. Or, in China’s case, “because we can.” The completion date for this mind boggling project is set for 2020, and the maximum proposed speeds for this line would be 75mph on account of the difficult Himalayan terrain. Once gain, this makes us […]

This is What 5,000 Pounds of Rattlesnakes Looks Like [VIDEO]

If you’ve ever wondered what 5,000lbs of rattlesnakes looks like… you might consider heading to the world’s largest rattlesnake round up in Sweetwater, TX. These wester diamondback rattlers are harvested on local farms and ranches by snake hunters, both professional (yes, professional snake hunting is a real thing) and amateur, and then thrown into a massive pit. What could be more fun than that? RELATED: Know Your Venomous North American Snakes As you might expect, the footage of these massive venomous nightmare haunting reptiles speaks for itself. To listen to Riley Sawyers tell it, the roundup’s PR official, the event […]

How To Survive a Bear Attack

There are several natural events that, for whatever reason, engage our survival instincts at a primal level. Tornadoes, poisonous snakes, and, yes, bear attacks all just seem to get something going in our prepper brains. I don’t know about you, but I have dreams about dealing with these things… I wouldn’t really call them nightmares, because they’re so fascinating and primal. To put things into perspective, you’ll most likely never have to deal with an angry bear in your lifetime. Even if you live in “bear country,” the chances that you’ll be attacked are slim to none… RELATED: Will a […]