Cut and Dry Herbs The Easy Way

Cutting fresh herbs and then drying them is not a complicated process.  However, it’s important to be mindful of a few things in order to ensure that they remain as fresh as possible while preventing the formation of mold or other impurities.  Follow the simple steps outlined below, and you can have a steady supply of herbs on hand …

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The Top 3 Tips for Improvised Floatation Devices

Swimming for survival takes an enormous amount of energy, and even the best swimmers can run into trouble in a very short period of time.  It is very important to think about how you can create makeshift or improvised flotation devices that can be used at a moment’s notice.  Let’s take a look at a few examples that can …

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Overcoming Deadly Psychological Traps in an Emergency Part 3: Anger

Anger is just as capable of killing us as the events that are threatening our lives.  It can cloud judgment,   encourage us to make irrational decisions and work against everything good that we are trying to accomplish.  Anger is a natural and common psychological response to stress or loss, but it is something that should be dealt with …

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Overcoming Deadly Psychological Traps in an Emergency Part 2: Fear

Fear can be both good and bad.  It can indicate to us that we are facing danger and need to react.  It can also keep us from confronting things that make us uncomfortable.  Fear can force us to take a step back and think about something, or it can cause us to freeze up and not think about …

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Overcoming Deadly Psychological Traps in an Emergency Part 1: Denial

Most people automatically experience an initial feeling of shock, disbelief or denial as soon as an emergency strikes.  One theory is that this is the brain’s way of helping us to minimize shock so that we can detach from the situation.  However, denial can also delay or cloud the decision-making process that needs to start as soon as …

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Make a Sweet Flashlight Holder to Light Your Tent

Getting lighting options to work well inside of a tent is not always easy, and even the best accessories often produce limited results.  One option to consider if you don’t have a flashlight with a string attachment is to build your own.  Let’s take a look at how you can fashion a sturdy and effective flashlight holder in …

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How to Make Ant Bait Traps With Prescription Bottle Caps

Prescription bottle caps are the perfect size and design for improvised ant bait traps.  All you need to do is make a couple of modifications, use the right bait and place them in the right location.  Take a look at the following steps and see how this can be a safe and effective way to get a handle …

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How to Make a Cheap and Effective Live Rabbit Trap

A box rabbit trap is probably the easiest and most humane way to hunt and trap rabbits.  Shooting them requires a lot of time and skill, snare traps can be tricky and difficult to set, and most people don’t have enough land to make netting worthwhile.  Let’s take a look a simple design that can be set, checked …

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Create a Mini-Solar Heater With Plastic Bottles and a Sun Shade

You can create a mini-solar heater that is powerful enough to heat a bottle of water with some plastic bottles and a reflective vehicle sun shade.   This is an excellent way to have some hot water available for re-hydrating foods or uses that a fire may be a waste of energy to accomplish.  Take a look at the following …

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6 Tips To Prepare For a Hurricane

Learn how planning ahead can help you protect your family, your home and your belongings in a dangerous storm.  When the weatherman tells you to take cover because a hurricane is on the way, the last thing you want to do is worry about whether you are prepared. A little effort now—before catastrophe strikes—can yield …

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