Make a DIY Raft Out of Trash Bags

by Monday, July 25, 2016

Whether it's a natural disaster like a flood, or you simply need to cross a body of water to get to safety, a raft will be very handy. It's important to remember that it's not always a good idea to swim in these situations, even if you have the skills. The risks involved may be too many. After all, there is no point in trying to be a hero in survival situations. The goal is to come out alive. Carrying a life raft ...

Heat Exhaustion: Signs, Symptoms and Prevention

by Sunday, July 24, 2016

Heat related illness is a disaster waiting to happen, and unfortunately no one is safe from it (but some are more prone to fall victim than others.) There are several different heat related illnesses, but two in particular that are the most common: heat exhaustion and heat stroke.   The symptoms of heat related illness can range from minor discomfort and dehydration...to death. And it all starts with heat exhaustion. Do you know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion, what steps to take in ...

Heat Stroke: Signs, Symptoms and Prevention

by Sunday, July 24, 2016

Heat stroke is the last thing you can afford to have, especially if you're in the middle of nowhere, whether you're camping or in a bug out situation. It is a serious form of heat-related illness and needs to be dealt with as a medical emergency. Get help as soon as possible and call 911 (I can't stress this enough!) If you have first aid training, this is the time to put it to good use, whether you are the one experiencing ...

4 Ways to Deter Wasps Naturally

by Friday, July 22, 2016

If you’re reading this, chances are you have been stung at least once by a wasp. Speaking from personal experience, the sting from a wasp is very painful. If you remain calm while in their presence, they will leave you alone, as wasps are not out to harm you. Usually, when a human gets stung, it’s because the wasp feels threatened in some way. Most of the time, the number one reason for humans being stung is due to waving ...

Have a Big Time at the Best Campgrounds in Texas

by Friday, July 22, 2016

Texas is almost like a country all its own. Depending on where you go in the state, you will encounter a variety of terrains and weather conditions. Do you prefer a stunning desert landscape? Check out the Big Bend area in west Texas. Or maybe thick forests and fishing are more your style, in which case the piney woods of east Texas are just what the doctor ordered. If you prefer to camp close to the accommodations of city, there are ...

Volunteer to Visit One of These Tennessee Campgrounds

by Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tennessee, the "Volunteer State," is known for a few things: country music, the Great Smoky Mountains, and a rich Civil War history, to name a few.  No matter what your interests are, you're sure to find something fun to do in Tennessee. This state is especially great for camping. Enjoy the lovely, temperate weather of the springtime, the great fishing of summer, the beautiful colors of fall or the mild winter weather. No matter the season, a Tennessee camping trip is ...

Training With Your Survival Gear: Common Exercises

by Thursday, July 21, 2016

In today’s world, survival gear is everywhere and abundant. Many people purchase bug out bags, SHTF bags, weapons, equipment, chest rigs and plate carriers, but very few actually go out and thoroughly train with them.  The type of training that does occasionally occur is during a shooting event where most of their new tactical gear can be worn but not necessarily utilized to discover the gear’s potential or shortcomings. Instead, the gear is worn for a day only being used ...

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs Naturally

by Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Bed bugs are very common, and they are a nuisance! By the time most people realize they have a bed bug infestation, getting rid of them can seem overwhelming and therefore people turn to pest control companies. I am here to tell you that you can get rid of them naturally...no harsh chemicals. Also, there are steps you can take to keep them from returning. First, let’s talk about what they are and how you can identify them. What Exactly Are Bed ...

Spark’s Multitool Lighter Review

by Wednesday, July 20, 2016

In the checkout line at most grocery stores, there lies a cheap survival product called Spark’s Multi-Tool Lighter. This lighter has multiple survival applications and is an awesome piece of gear to have with you at all times. I purchased this product at Walmart for about $7, which is a great price for what you get. This piece of gear is a 4-in-1. It includes a lighter, a mini knife, a corkscrew, and a bottle opener. In a survival situation a corkscrew ...