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5 Powerful Life Lessons from Outdoor Adventures

by Mike J Believe it or not, your next outdoor adventure could be doing more than merely fulfilling the adrenaline junkie in you. There are a surprising number of powerful life lessons thrown into the mix when embracing the great outdoors. And you probably aren’t even aware of them. Take a leap of faith and embrace the great outdoors and …

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Complete Guide to Concealed Carry While Backpacking

Those of us who carry a handgun while hiking in the backwoods quickly realize that carrying a handgun while also carrying a backpack presents its own set of challenges. Sure you could put the handgun in the pack with the rest of your hiking gear, but then it wouldn’t be easily accessible should you need it on the trail. Carrying …

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Escape and Evasion Survival Kit [aka Wilderness Survival Cache]

Please note: I wrote this post way back in 2010 and wanted to share it here with you by re-posting. I hope that my writing ability has improved at least some since then.  I’m sure everyone reading this is familiar with the bug out bag – essentially the escape and evasion kit is based on the same concept, but with several advantages. Don’t get me wrong, …

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How to Build an Emergency Shelter in The Woods

Veteran survivalists innately understand the Rule of Threes. The Rule of Threes is as follows: humans will die after 3 minutes with no air, 3 days without water, or 3 weeks of going without food. At least, those are the most commonly known rules. One that is equally essential and that gets glossed over is the fact that people can die in three hours without shelter that thoroughly protects them of fatalities in harsh conditions.

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A Homemade Mosquito Trap [That Actually Works!]

By Matt D You can keep mosquitoes away from your home for good with a few homemade mosquito traps and other simple and easy DIY steps that you can do at home cheaply and quickly… (Note: If you want to skip all of the details about mosquitoes and how they can spread sickness and disease and get right to the …

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How to Tie a Knot That Won’t Come Undone

Do you know how to tie a secure knot? Well, every man should know how to tie a knot and you’re a man, right? Okay, then let’s get to it. Below are ten knots that every man should know how to tie. I suggest that you get some rope and tie each of the ten below twenty or more times …

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Camping In Winter? Here’s What You Need to Know!

(The Following is a sponsored post). by Billy Cold temperatures and shivers can be an added challenge to the already challenging and adventurous activity of camping. The winter weather conditions can make it difficult for campers and hikers to tread the path, pitch their tents, source food, etc. But, if you’re still determined to experience camping in winters, then here …

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Hiking Tips For Beginners – Test Your Gear to Know Your Gear!

by Ian D The Importance of Knowing Your Equipment, and the Reality of the Using It. A few months ago I decided it would be a good experience to go on an extended backpacking trip.   I carefully researched the area I was interested in by asking people who knew the area and by looking over various maps and descriptions. I initially …

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How to Make a Fire in The Wilderness

by Richard Grimes No discover since the beginning of time has been more important to the development of mankind, then the discovery of Fire.  The simple presence of fire added to the routinely “normal” day in the outdoors instantly adds the feeling of safety to any situation.  In any severe or extreme condition, the presence of fire literally means life. …

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Can You Forage for Wild Plants to Eat In The City?

By Trina Schmidt, Ed.D. Being able to go outdoors and see a plant and know that it is edible is a valuable survival skill.  However, for many, eating wild plants sounds unthinkable and even a bit crazy. A few years ago I might have even said the same thing. I grew up in the suburbs during the eighties where food …

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Ten Ways to Keep Your Campsite Clean (and why you should)

by Estar H If you are prepping packs or vehicles to bug out, where are you planning to go? Will you seek refuge in a rural area, maybe even in the wilderness? Whether you retreat to a fully stocked off-the-grid hideaway, set up camp on private acreage, or wing it on public lands, everyone in your circle should be committed …

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What’s The Best Extreme Cold Weather Clothing?

by Andrew Skousen and Joel Skousen, authors, Strategic Relocation and The Secure Home Threats of the Cold: Every year people die during the cold and storms of winter because of lack of preparation. Motorists get stuck in blizzards and succumb to the cold when their fuel runs out and old people freeze when their furnace stops working during a power …