how to keep your campsite clean

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

M.D. Creekmore Outdoors

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?

M.D. Creekmore Outdoors

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 …

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How To Build A Live Animal Trap (An Easy Illustrated Guide)

M.D. Creekmore Outdoors

No doubt many of you have read about various improvised and homemade traps in one of the many outdoor survival books and thought, Wow, what a great idea—I could do that. Indeed, many of the ideas and diagrams shown are ingenious, and a few of them actually work to trap game—with practice. After seeing all these trap designs in these …

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The Best Camouflage Pattern for Hunting By Season

M.D. Creekmore Outdoors

by Brandon Cox When shopping for camouflage, it’s hard to resist the bargain area where camos are sold for less than retail. Usually, the camos featured in the clearance section are out of season. However, some hunters will jump at the chance to save on camouflage and wear it in the woods – regardless of the season. Some hunters will even …

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Can I Use an Emergency Space Blanket for Camping?

Jesse Mathewson Outdoors

Invented in 1964 for the space program, and used to keep Skylab from overheating these are an amazing invention. Consisting of thin sheets of plastic coated with vaporized aluminum, this was done to ensure extremely low weight with a high net benefit/ reflective nature. They are basically the same width as a human hair. Average weight between 0.5 and 5 …

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How to Build a Small Game Survival Snare For Rabbit

M.D. Creekmore Outdoors

by SurvivorDan Before we begin with a discussion of the construction of the most basic primitive/minimal* tension trap; a quick look at the ethics of primitive trapping. Modern trap use is legal as long as you obey the local laws, licensing, seasons, limits, etc. Primitive trapping is illegal in most places and definitely in my neck of the woods…er…desert. Exigent circumstances may …

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Identifying and Harvesting Wild Berries for the Homestead

M.D. Creekmore Homesteading, Outdoors

by Bobcat-Prepper “Warning – Positively identify any food in the wild as safe before collecting. Some berries that are dark purple (like pokeberry) or black (like nightshade) are TOXIC.” I have been hiking and running around an abandoned 16 acre field near my home for the last year for exercise, and this spring I started paying attention to some familiar spouts …

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Best Water Filters For Camping & Prepping

M.D. Creekmore Outdoors

by Kirk S  Everyone agrees that you should have an emergency supply of water. Most experts advise that you should have a minimum water supply for 72 hours and the CDC recommends that you have 1 gallon of water for each person in your family for each day. If you have a family of 4 you will need 12 gallons …

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Do It Yourself Long-Term Bushcraft Survival Shelter Ideas

M.D. Creekmore Outdoors

by Alex P Veteran bushcrafters 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 …

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How to Make a Tripwire Trail or Camp Alarm

M.D. Creekmore Outdoors

Many of you, have watched the old war movies where the approaching enemy trips an alarm made of tin cans, which in turn alerts the good-guys to their approach. The advancing troops trip the wire and the cans fly up into the air, making enough noise to alert the good guys to the approach, allowing them time to mount an …