Posted by Jesse Nattamai on 5/16/2013
Whether you’re enjoying a camping trip near home, or on a vacation far away – spending time in local and national parks can be stress relieving and invigorating. In fact, a British study found that people who meandered through nature felt a boost of morale. This was in stark contrast with those that strolled in a shopping mall; their self-esteem actually plummeted.
Planning a camping trip doesn’t have to be challenging. However, knowing what camping style suits your family and becoming better prepared can allow for a more enjoyable time, and can even save your life.
Survival Fire Making
Everybody knows that fire is often the key to survival in the wilderness. It provides warmth, protection, and the ability to signal for help. If I were to ask how you would make a fire if you needed to there would be ample answers and most of them would be correct. You can make a fire in numerous ways from the simple survival matches to the ever popular rubbing two sticks together.
Posted by Brian Colton on 3/15/2013
The History of Waterproof Clothing
Waterproof clothing is invaluable, whether you’re working outside, going on a camping trip or just being cautious and keeping a jacket in your bag.
The Bug Out Bag has become as essential part of preparing for any major disaster, be it natural, societal, political or economic. Being ready at a moment’s notice to “Bug Out” or Get Out of Dodge quickly with enough survival gear to maintain your health and well being in a chaotic environment is step one on the survival list. What to include in that bag could mean the difference between life and death for you and your family, so adequate thinking and careful gear choice are important!
IF YOU’VE COME TO trust in herbal and alternative medicine
at home, it can be a hard decision to go back to Pepto-Bismol and Dayquil when
you’re getting ready to go abroad. With these 14 items it’s easy to keep up
that alternative health kick you’ve been on, even when you’re 5000 miles from
I've never been a big fan of pumpkin pie. For most of my life, I associated them with Halloween and left overs at Thanksgiving that ended in the trash. But I recently found out some very interesting things about pumpkin seeds and why they should be at the top of your survival stash list.
Let's suppose that it's the end of the world as we know it. Not a big stretch these days, I realize, but just go with it. Here's the premise: You know you have to have fruits and veggies and probably some grains in that survival garden plot of yours. Right? But what about herbs? Not just for culinary use but for your own homeopathic remedies. So put your prepper thinking caps on for a moment and read on.
Rabbit meat is lean and mostly white meat. It is mild in
flavor and can be prepared much like chicken. Young rabbit meat is more tender
than older more mature rabbit meat. The older the rabbit, the longer you will
need to slow cook it in order to get the meat the particular type of texture
you are looking for. There is a good
chance that your rabbit meat will dry out if you fry it without a sauce or
happen to overcook it. So watch your cooking times closely. Here are some
recipes to take a peek at if you are ready to expand your culinary experiences
The Hiker's Checklist: What You Should Know Before Hitting
Camping is a wonderful way to get outside, spend time with
family and friends, and enjoy all that nature has to offer. But going on a
camping trip, especially deep in the woods, is not without its risks during
hunting season. With population increases the size of wilderness areas are
decreasing, forcing hunters to share the woods with other outdoor enthusiasts.
The unfortunate result is accidents. In some cases, campers and their dogs are
mistaken for game and are shot. Fortunately, many of these accidents can be
avoided. We show you how.
Posted by Jo Hannah Afton on 9/22/2011
It takes a special breed of human being to climb El Capitan
in Yosemite Park, but it takes a really special breed to do that AND photograph
Posted by Jo Hannah Afton on 9/17/2011
We know you love lists! Getting your camping gear together
is a "must-list" situation, so we've made it a tad easier on you to
start with this basic camping checklist. Of course, depending on your
activities, location and weather, you will want to add your own special items.
Oh yeah, and don't forget the dog! ; )
Weather patterns can quickly change in the backcountry, which is why hikers and backpackers need to be prepared. This includes not only having the appropriate gear, but also the right mindset for constantly changing weather.
It’s that time of year to plan your ski trip to the
mountains or maybe it’s summer and you’re planning on going to the Mountains
for hiking and golfing. Many people don’t consider that higher elevations are
different on their body then at lower elevations, and when they first get to
the higher altitudes, they start to feel lightheaded and realize they have to
take it easy and let their bodies acclimate to the new elevations.
Living "off the grid" is usually the choice of the hardened survivalist, the mountain man and perhaps the odd fugitive running from bounty hunters. But more and more Americans are now opting to disconnect from the grid — i.e., government, electric and other utility services — which delivers increasingly expensive fossil-fuel-based power and is, as millions in the Northeast learned during the 2003 blackout, anything but infallible. In 2006, Home Power magazine estimated that more than 180,000 U.S. homes were supplying their own power.