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Bear Safety No joke when you live in bear county!

Bear Safety Tips - always good to remember when spending time camping outdoors! I hate to even think of it, but we have them near our home, right where we like to hike.

18 Home Cures for Mosquito Bite Itch - Skin and Beauty Center - Everyday Health

10 Home Remedies for Mosquito Bite Itch

For Spider, Bee, Wasp, and Ant bites, wet the [bitten] area a little bit and put battery on the bite. It will stop the spread of any poison and stop the hurt.

a fire-starter kit: pine needlees, fuel-soaked wood, local dried sap, and 15 strike-anywhere matches

Fire Starter Kit - Everything you need all neatly bundled together. Kits in test tubes? Jen Pearson makes the best ones: A fire starter kit: pine needles, fuel-soaked wood, local dried sap, and 15 strike-anywhere matches.

Did you know that cattails can be used as an antiseptic?

Surprisingly enough, cattails can be a great survival resource. Learn how to use cattails for survival with this article and infographic.

Make Your Own 50 Hour Soy Emergency Candles | DIY Cozy Home

So quick & easy making your own 50 Hour Soy Survival Candles. Toss in a box of matches inside before you close it up so you will always be prepared!

How To | A traditional Finnish "Rakovalkea" fire is a long-lasting, radiant fire that uses minimal wood and keeps the fire safely above a wet or snowy ground.

A traditional Finnish "Rakovalkea" fire (or "gap fire") : long-lasting, radiant fire, uses minimal wood, keeps the fire safely above wet or snowy ground.

Native Way - Primitive but Deadly: A Basic Method for Making Self Bows | *Osage Orange, Black Locust, Red Mulberry, White Ash, Hickory are good choices of tree.

Information on making a primitive self bow using osage orange or other hardwood: splitting the raw log, tillering, and working wood into a traditional bow.

fire kit ... I like the idea of keeping all your stuff in a "kit"

I like the idea of keeping all your stuff in a "kit" / link doesn't work but picture is helpful

The Old Forgotten Survival Skills From The Late 1880s

7 ways to light a fire without a match! And one I learned last night off Extreme Chef, a 9 volt battery and a piece of steel wool (who knew).

How to Build a Fire in the Rain |

How to Build a Fire in the Rain: Survival Prepping Ideas, Survival Gear, Skills & Emergency Preparedness Tips.


Tarps can be made into many types of shelters. While the standard blue tarp is a good tool there are quite a few more compact camping tarps out there that are made out of tent type materials.

Jalapeño Gal's Way of Living: Make Your own Food Storage Rotation Shelf System

How to build a water and food storage shelf. I LOVE THIS IDEA but in Texas the food can't be in the garage unless it is airconditioned. Oh how I miss my basement in UT.