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
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 […]
We can’t think of any better way to kick off a weekend… than watching this hilarious video that has absolutely nothing to do with our regularly scheduled programming! Enjoy!
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…
Dandelion beer never quite caught on in the US, but this fermented treat was a summertime favorite among the English working classes back in the day. If you’re familiar with foraging, you may know that Dandelion is thought to relieve upset stomachs, indigestion, as well as clear the kidneys and bladder. Dandelion beer is delicious, refreshing, and the ingredients are cheap (especially the dandelions)… But the best thing about this brew is that you made it yourself!
As much fun as it would be to shoot a fully automatic rifle… when you stop to think about ammo prices (not to mention all the legal paperwork), it’s hard to imagine fully enjoying burning through hundreds of dollars in ammunition in 60 seconds flat. Just about the only ammo inexpensive enough to burn up this freely is, drumroll please, the mighty .22lr! RELATED: [VIDEO] Redneck Rocket Launcher Watch as this woman rips through 100 rounds in a matter of seconds. This looks like some serious fun!
When push comes to shove, it’s nice to be well armed… For many of us, however, carrying a firearm 24/7 is simply not realistic. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be armed and dangerous as you go about your day. Many so-called “non-lethal” weapons can take down an attacker very effectively… and you can carry them with you into any store or business in America. One of the most practical and effective of these is an ultra bright tactical flashlight, design to “flash and smash” opponents. In short, a simple flash in the eyes with one of these high-lumens LEDs […]
Thanks for Participating in Our Poll! Your input helps us deliver the BEST possible experience for you! As a token of our appreciation we’ve reserved a special gift for you, thanks to our generous sponsors at My Crisis Gear. Click Here for your free gift. Scroll Down to See the Poll Results and the Top 5 Pillars of Preparedness (In Order) Benjamin Franklin put it best, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” If you decide to take Ben’s wise advice, the obvious next question is: Where do I start? The following slides will guide you step-by-step through the 5 most essential […]
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 […]