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49 Outdoor Skills and Projects to Try When Camping

49 Outdoor Skills and Projects to Try When Camping

Knowing and actively practicing skillsets are paramount in learning the fine art of being self-reliant. Survival Sherpa, Todd Walker lists 49 outdoor skills to master for outdoor survival.

Five Essential Tools for Fixing Your Clothes on the Cheap

Five Essential Tools for Fixing Your Clothes on the Cheap

Sometimes quality and appearance aren’t at the top of our priorities, and we need to get things fixed fast and cheap.

16 Things You Should Always Have In Your Car

16 Things You Should Always Have In Your Car

These items take up little space and could well save yours or someone else’s life. A lot can happen, and a lot of time can elapse between you calling for help and help arriving. It’s far better to have thought ahead and be able to get yourself out of trouble whenever possible.

Common Sense and Prepping Go Hand in Hand

Common Sense and Prepping Go Hand in Hand

You cannot survive a crisis unless you accept that a crisis can occur in the first place. It’s just plain common sense to make sure that you are able to last out a storm, or a power cut or an accident that lays you off work for a while. Not doing so is a sure fire way to see a minor crisis escalate into a major event.

Central Heating Isn’t All Good

Central Heating Isn’t All Good

Now I’m sure these experts know what they’re talking about but nobody ever seems to mention the downsides of being surrounded by that much heat 24 hours a day.

Extreme winter weather shows the importance of being prepared

Extreme winter weather shows the importance of being prepared

As the Northeast U.S. braces for what some pundits are calling a “crippling” and “potentially historic” blizzard, Americans are once again reminded of the importance of being prepared for anything.

How We Kept The Cottage Warm in Winter

How We Kept The Cottage Warm in Winter

Get a metal range or a wood burner as they are more economical on fuel and the metal itself stores up heat. They are also safer and easier to cook on than an open fire.

13 Ways to Keep Your House Warmer This Winter

13 Ways to Keep Your House Warmer This Winter

In our 1952 house, keeping the basement warm (where our entertainment center is located) is a tall task. Utilizing the tips below will not only save money, but will make sure you’re warm and comfortable all winter long.

David’s Complacency Could Have Been The Death of Him

David’s Complacency Could Have Been The Death of Him

In really bad weather, when the moors are freezing, his complacency could have been the death of him. Last night the weather was awful, but it was still well above freezing.

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