Camping & Survival

30 Days of Preparing for Spring Storms and the Stinging Heat of Summer Day 12: Finding Alternative Sources of Water

Water is essential to our survival. Humans can typically only live three days without clean drinking water. Whether a flood or a tornado hits and your city or well water is shut-off or compromised or you find yourself in a survival situation outdoors, you need a way to procure safe, potable water. Here are 10 ways to find it.

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Camping & Survival

30 Days of Preparing for Spring Storms and the Stinging Heat of Summer Day 11: Surviving Seasonal Allergies

ACHOO! Oh man, I feel ya. Almost nothing is more miserable than a seasonal allergy attack. I usually feel it during fall, but I know many of you get spring allergies, as well. Wearing contacts, mowing the lawn, going to the park or sitting quietly waiting for that spring gobbler? Forget about it. Many people are also allergic to animal dander, dust and mold. Many choose to treat allergy symptoms with prescriptions or over the counter antihistamines and nasal decongestants, while some with severe cases consider allergy shots. You can control and alleviate symptoms by avoiding exposure and treating allergies with home and natural remedies.

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Competitive Shooting

Women Afield—Fun with Guns Cowboy Style

Have you ever secretly wish we had the guts to ride shotgun with a band of unscrupulous characters or wild enough to put on a corset and fishnet stockings as you anxiously await the return of your favorite cowboy after a long cattle drive. Chances are if you ever strapped on a hip holster then you have probably tried your hand at some fancy maneuvers with a pistol. Many of us are infatuated with the Old West which might help explain why one of the fastest growing disciplines in the world of shooting is Single Action or Cowboy Action shooting.

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Camping & Survival

30 Days of Preparing for Spring Storms and the Stinging Heat of Summer Day 10: Gearing up for Spring Camping

If you are like me, at some point it just gets too dang hot to tent camp in the summer. Spring weather in North Texas is optimal for camping—nice, warm and sunny during the day, with temperatures dropping in the night for a cool and comfortable sleeping environment. Plan your trips now before the heat turns sweltering. To get you ready, I have complied Cheaper Than Dirt’s! top six camping posts.

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Camping & Survival

30 Days of Preparing for Spring Storms and the Stinging Heat of Summer Day 9: Six Tips That Will Save Your Life

When venturing outdoors this spring and summer for a hike, swim, overnight camping, or even just a short nature walk, here are six essential tips that could possibly save your life.

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Camping & Survival

Quick Prepper Tip: Hidden H2O

In an emergency, we need safe water daily to drink, cook, clean, flush toilets and do laundry. Along with storing extra water for emergencies, you may find some hidden sources around your house. Read this article to help you identify hidden water sources.

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Camping & Survival

30 Days of Preparing for Spring Storms and the Stinging Heat of Summer Day 8: Coming Out! Hungry Bears Stop Hibernating

As we start going outside more, so do North America’s black bears. When the weather warms up, black bears wake up from their deep sleep very hungry! After all, it has been a few months since they have eaten. When bears first come out of the den in early spring, there is not as much natural food for them as late spring, summer and fall, so they scrounge for it anywhere. Bears can smell food from up to five miles away! Bears are also very curious, but also naturally wary of humans. Attacks on humans are rare. However, experts report that bear and human encounters are on the rise. Do you know what to do if you encounter a bear?

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Camping & Survival

30 Days of Preparing for Spring Storms and the Stinging Heat of Summer Day 7: Repack Your Bug Out Bag

I hope that for winter you changed out your bug out bag’s warm weather gear for cold weather gear and added a few things such as emergency Mylar blankets to keep you warm. Now is the perfect time to switch out your bug out bag’s gear again.

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