Category: Fire

Use Old Crayons to Make Firestarters

Getting kids involved in preparedness can be a struggle. It doesn't help that you are facing off against some of the most powerful tech in existence.

Getting kids involved in preparedness can be a struggle. It doesn’t help that you are facing off against some of the most powerful tech in existence. I am talking about the digital device! Wrangling the Ipad from your child can …

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Stove Necklace Idea for Ultralight Backpacking

Wearable tech is a trend that is exploding. We are just watching its most crude and early phases in things like the Fit Bit. These forms of tech are driven by modern, city living and high tech communications. However, what …

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How To Make The Mini Metal Foundry

How To Make The Mini Metal Foundry — I have been sharing great DIY articles for years now so I thought I had pretty much seen all there is in regards to DIY projects but boy was I wrong! This DIY mini foundry project is easy and cheap to make and best of all, you can cast your own aluminum from old soda cans.

There are lots of things in this life that simple. We should all strive towards a more simple life. It makes everything better. You might look at this foundry and wonder, why on earth, but it is a multifunction DIY …

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Fire Pits and Camping Trips to Get Back to Nature

How to Make a Concrete Fire Pit Bowl - I stumbled on this cool looking bowl, I liked it because its cheap to make and because its so plain to look at it makes it beautiful.

Some people fall into prepping because they are looking for a reason to access those forgotten skills. If you aren’t a hiker or outdoorsman, its kind of tough to get yourself up and head into the woods to play around. …

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Heating your Tent with a Wood Stove

There are many things to consider if you are going to buy a portable wood stove. The first is the tent you are going to use it with. You can't just throw a portable wood stove in the coleman 4 man tent and run the flue up through the material, it will melt.

When does camping season really come to an end? Is it the moment the nights get colder than 50 degrees or is it even before that? For most people the camping season comes to an end when you realize your …

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Do you Have These Three Backup Heat Sources?

We all cringe at the thought of the winter power outage.

We all cringe at the thought of the winter power outage. It’s a terrifying thing to deal with. For so many of us we are limited in our options when the power goes out. Backup power is a cornerstone of …

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What’s the Difference in Firewood

Every year we look outside and consider our wood pile. We concern ourselves with how much we have and if it will be enough if things get really bad.

Every year we look outside and consider our woodpile. We concern ourselves with how much we have and if it will be enough if things get really bad. In most cases, wood is a supplemental source of heat. But in …

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How to Build a Campfire

A good campfire doesn’t happen; there is an art to building a campfire correctly. It takes the right tools, the right fuel and a bit of practice to build a campfire correctly. What You Need to Build a Campfire All …

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How To Identify the Best Fire Starter For Survival

Metal fire starter

Whether you want to start a fire in your fireplace at home or at your camping site in the middle of the woods, you want something else to rely on other than matches. That’s why learning what is the best …

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30 Uses for Wood Ash You Never Thought Of

Did you know that when you have finished burning wood in your fireplace, you can save the ash? There are uses for wood ash you probably didn’t know about and we’re going to take some time to go over them …

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