Storing Emergency Supplies In Your Home

Better In Than Out The #1 thing that will hurt your food storage is heat. High temperatures will dramatically shorten the usable life of food you have put back. The best place to store food is in a climate controlled area with relatively low temps and no light. A basement comes to mind, but most people do not have this luxury. Look for places in your home where the temperature stays well below 80 degrees, and even below 70 degrees if possible. Let’s look at some good places for storing supplies within your home: Look High My lovely bride is rather short by comparison to me. Therefore, she cannot reach the higher shelves anywhere in the house. We take full …

How to Make a Camping First Aid Kit

First aid kits are essential items to have regardless of where you are, but it is especially important to have a first aid kit on hand whenever you are camping or enjoying your favorite outdoor activities. The outdoors carry many more risks of injuries from insect or reptile bites, scrapes and scratches, blisters from extensive hiking, or even serious emergencies in the backcountry miles away from civilization. A well-stocked first aid kit could mean comfort from a nasty thorn or it could save your life. The items kept in your camping first aid kit will vary depending on your activities, but there are some basic items that should always be included. Keep the following items in a common container, like …

How to Pack Light for Hiking Trips

Hiking is all about fun, thrill, and excitement. All it requires is good stamina, a bit of patience, and a lot of energy. Hiking with a lighter backpack can make your venture far more comfortable. You’ll be able to hike better and for a longer period. With a heavy backpack, you’ll soon feel tired and your back, knees, and feet will start aching and you lose all your stamina in no time. You won’t be able to enjoy the adventure. A lightweight backpack is important for efficiency and enjoyment. So, it is important to pack everything intelligently. When you are on the trail, your backpack will carry everything you’ll need to sustain yourself in the wilderness. Here are 10 tips …

12 Kinds of Antique Products You Can Sell Through Online Auctions

All kinds of antiques, from dolls to furniture are certainly great sellers. But most of us are not antique dealers and may not know or care enough about them. So here are twelve things that sell like crazy that you can profit from using online auctions. (The list is not in priority order.) 1. Coins A lot of people are coin collectors. You can buy on the Internet all kinds of foreign coins; pesos from Mexico, and coins from Brazil. Now we have the Euro, coins in the old money can only increase in value as they become a rarity. These are very cheap coins. Some people have packaged them, like one hundred coins of the world, and they have …

What Is a Bug Out Bag and What Should Be in It?

A bug out bag is essential for your survival in the wake of an evacuation for a disaster. The bag is equipped with different resources needed for survival, such as food, water, clothing and a first aid kit. If you want to make it through whatever kind of disaster is happening, you should be fully prepared by having your bug out bag stocked. These bags should be packed tight and should have everything you need to make it through a disaster. The bag will last you for a three-day period, so you can be rest assured that you are going to have everything you need for nearly a day. So what are some of the items that you should have …

The Pros and Cons of Buying and Selling Antiques for Additional Income

For quite a few people, the idea of buying a few antiques and trying to sell them online is an attractive one. That may be driven in some cases by a genuine interest in the subject and a desire to pursue a business in that domain but in others it will be more of an attempt to generate at least some additional income to help survival. It looks easy At face value, this is a very attractive option. All you need to do, so the mythology goes, is pop along to your local Bric-a-Brac, second-hand shop or public auction and buy some old items for a relatively small amount of money. You then sell them for a vast profit to …

What Can You Do With Your Food Storage?

You need to plan your food storage in terms of what you can actually MAKE out of the items. Wheat will do you no good if you don’t have other baking items necessary to make edible food out of it. Using the information from the book Marlene’s Magic with Food Storage as a general guideline, I have compiled a list of different food items you can cook depending on what items you currently have in your food storage. This should be a starting point for anyone when determining which items to begin accumulating or to see what items you should add to really enhance your meal options. I would suggest getting a 3 month supply of all of these items …

What You May Want to Bring With You on Your Next Hiking Adventure

Are you interested in going on a fun filled hiking adventure? If you are, you are definitely not alone. In the United States, a large number of individuals enjoy hiking, often whenever they get the chance to do so. Although there is a good chance that you may have gone hiking before, there is also a chance that this hiking adventure may be your first one. If that is the case, you may be wondering what you should bring along with you. If you are, you will want to continue reading on, as some common hiking gear pieces and hiking supplies are outlined below for your convenience. Before examining some of the common pieces of hiking gear that you should …

Surviving a Food Shortage for Preppers

The world is facing a food crisis due to the extreme drought, the deadly disasters, and so many other decisions that have been made by different governments in the world. There are different signs that indicate that there is a food crisis on the way and there are experts that agree that we are just a few moments from a real disaster. Natural disasters can also occur and you may find yourself at a loss of options that you can use to feed your family. It is for the above reason that many people, especially the preppers choose to have a stockpile in case they need it for survival. There is a way that you can save yourself and your …

Taking A Motorcycle On Your Camping Trip

Traveling across the country on a motorcycle can be exhilarating. You have a greater sense of your environment and immediate surroundings on a motorcycle and can have a sense of freedom when riding. It’s a wonderful way to explore the countryside. Camping with your motorcycle, though takes some planning and adjustments from other, more traditional forms of camping. Because you won’t have as much space on a motorcycle as with a car, you have to pack lightly and include only the essentials. This is easier then it sounds but will take some planning. Make sure you choose items to take with you that are small and have multiple uses. A good multi tool knife is great and will allow you …