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Repel Bears While Camping – What to Do and What NOT to Do

Running into bears while camping can be a harrowing experience. An encounter with a 240-pound black bear has a way of reminding you humanity isn’t always at the top of the food chain. Fortunately bear attacks are rare—you’re twenty times more likely to be killed by a cow than a bear in any given year. Having said that, most of us are more likely to camp in bear country than the local dairy pasture, so it’s important to know […]

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Healthy Camping Food – Eat Right on the Go

When the great outdoors calls, we all answer in different ways. Some toss the cooler in the back of the car and drive to the nearest campground. Others strap on their backpacks and head deep into the wilderness. Either way, you’re going to need to bring food.
While hot dogs, toasted marshmallows and other traditional camping fare may hold a special place in your heart (or your arteries), healthy camping food is a much better option, especially for trips when […]

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Going Off-Grid with Solar Power

Advances in off-grid solar power make it possible to power homes and businesses without connecting to public utilities, making solar arrays vital to those seeking to live more sustainable, independent lives. The process isn’t easy and requires a significant investment of time and money, but the results are well worth the effort.
Why Do You Want to Live Off-Grid?
Before we delve into the intricacies of going off-grid with solar power, it’s important to understand why you want to go off-grid […]

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Water Conservation When Disaster Strikes: A Preparedness Guide

Human beings can survive up to three weeks without food. In contrast, a lack of water is fatal within three to four days. This grim fact makes water disaster preparedness vital.
Flooding, severe weather, earthquakes, and civil unrest can all interrupt public water delivery or introduce dangerous contaminates into your drinking supply. Private well water may also be affected by floods, chemical spills, or similar catastrophes. A carefully thought out water disaster preparedness plan saves lives.
Do Not Ration Water
This suggestion […]

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