Caring for your tools is extremely important – and what tool do we use more than our vehicles? We rely on them almost daily, and would be greatly inconvenienced without them. In this post we are going to go over the basics of washing and waxing your car. This is just one small way you can help make sure that your vehicle will be there when you need it. [Read more…]
Not everyone will experience being hungry, lost and without food. Those are feelings that instantly strike fear in most everyone’s heart. Even though we may never have to face that fear, it is still very smart to be prepared for it. For that reason we are starting a couple of ‘Surviving the Wilds’ series to educate and inform. Just as G.I Joe taught us, knowing is half the battle. Before we venture too specific, it always good to set some basic tenants that can always be beneficial. [Read more…]
Many people have found themselves in the midst of the wilds and starved to death while a plethora of food surrounded them. Don’t let that happen to you. In this new series, we will start to examine various edible plants; we start with Rosehips. [Read more…]
Thirst can drive a person to drink just about anything, however it should be noted well that many things in the wild should not be consumed without proper preparation; water is one of those things!
Water is a necessity no matter where you are.
With other conditions being favorable, you can live for a month or more without food,
but you’d be lucky to stay alive much more than a week without water.
– Bradford Angier (The Master Backwoodsman)
When you find yourself in a survival situation, no matter what the severity, toward the top of the ‘Things To Do’ list is to secure shelter. Shelter can come in many different shapes and sizes, so let’s look at some options that will be handy to know: Existing Shelter, Organic Shelters, and packable shelters.
Coming highly recommended from my Father, I sat back one night to watch a movie that I had high expectations for. I walked away being surprised with what all I walked away with.
In the series on Caring for Your Transportation, we move to the inside of the car. The place where french fries hide and sticky abounds. Most people know the basics on vacuuming and applying armor-all to the dash, so we will not spend time on that. This post will be dedicated to little tips and tricks that can help make the job easier.
I was reading Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and stumbled upon two quotes about the horizon. These quotes made be think twice about the power of the horizon.
“We go out daily and nightly to feed the eyes on the horizon, and require so much scope, just as we need water for our bath.”
Just the other day I was thinking about how cool it would be to have a GPS, Walkie Talkie, and Weather Radio in one small simple unit. My mind was glorifying how cool it would be to be able to go out with friends and be able to explore an area – finding the coolest spots and sharing them instantly. I looked around and quickly found such a device – the Garmin Rino.
The bitter-sweet of a white oak acorn which you nibble in a
bleak November walk over the tawny earth is more to me
than a slice of imported pineapple.
-Henry David Thoreau
Many of us, even in our own backyards, stumble upon Black Walnuts quite regularly. Typically they are gathered up and thrown out. What is not known is that you are throwing out a very edible and delicious nut. In this post on edible plants we take a look at the Black Walnut.