Kim Patterson

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How to Make an Emergency Shelter in 5 Minutes or Less

Survival Sherpa <br>Survival Sherpa<p>Your footing gives way and you body is immersed in 45º water. The clock is ticking. Within 15 minutes, you’ll begin to …

Self-sufficiency

Titanium vs. Aluminum Cooksets

October 17, 2014 by Melanie Swick | 5 Comments<p>You have a few different options when choosing a cookset.<p>Choices like cast iron are great for the …

The Best Bloody Mary

Makes 12 Servings<p>This is the best Bloody Mary recipe because you make your own mix (which means you can customize it to your heart's content). And hey, don't forget the Guinness.<p>September 2009Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 pounds plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped<p>1 large carrot, peeled, coarsely chopped<p>1 large …

Why Letting Go Of Old Relationships Is Essential To Open Your Heart To Love - The Open Mind

The end of a relationship often can cause traumas from which some people never recover. The effect that a break-up can have on someone could be …

How To Act Around Someone Who Was Just Diagnosed With Cancer

<i>This story originally appeared on xoJane.com.</i><p>I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer two years ago.<p>It was a confusing whirlwind where I felt more alive …

Chemo Can Make Food Taste Like Metal. Here's Help

Cancer patients often lose their appetite because chemotherapy can cause nausea. But it does something else to make food unappetizing – it changes the way things taste.<p>Hollye Jacobs was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, at the age of 39. As a nurse she expected the extreme nausea that often …

Kevin Swanson, Right-Wing Pastor: Gay Couples Should Be Told To Die On Their Wedding Day

Pastor and right-wing radio host Kevin Swanson has some choice words surrounding the closing of an Oregon bakery that rejected a lesbian couple's wedding cake job, and is offering advice for all Christians considering attending same-sex nuptials: hold up a sign informing the happy couple that they …

Mars One Puts Out the Call for Red Planet Experiments (and Ads)

The not-for-profit Mars One venture wants to send humans on one-way trips to Mars in the 2020s, but first it wants to send experimental packages to the Red Planet — potentially including the first interplanetary advertisements.<p>You could even put your company's name on the robotic lander that's …

Newly discovered planet is the most Earth-like yet, scientists say

Astronomers from the University of New South Wales in Australia have discovered a new planet that could be the most similar to the Earth ever observed.<p>The planet, dubbed Gliese 832c, is about 16 lightyears away and about five times the size of Earth. Astronomers said the planet orbits a red giant …

Fleshlight Launchpad Lets You Have Sex With Your iPad (NSFW VIDEO)

Ever get the sense we're getting too attached to technology?<p>Masturbatory aid purveyor Fleshlight has released the Launchpad, an iPad case that allows a man to attach his Fleshlight directly to an iPad, so that he can simulate sex with whomever -- or whatever -- is on the screen.<p>That's right. While …

A Puncture-Proof Emergency Blanket That Folds Up Smaller Than a Wallet

There are some emergencies in life that don't leave you panicked. Like if you happen to stumble across a sunset at a gorgeous park and desperately …

This giant robot is designed to let you juggle cars (for real)

Ex-NASA engineer has a dream to let anyone control a robot that throws VW Beetles into the air<p>Science fiction is filled with giant robots that people can control like extensions of their own bodies. Dan Granett wants to build one for real, as <i>Gizmodo</i> originally reported. Granett, a former technician …

Build a Survival Library: A Digital Bug-Out Kindle | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart, Senior Instructor at the Willow Haven Outdoor School for Survival, Preparedness & Bushcraft.</i><p>A …

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Songs Of 2014 (So Far)

Songs announce themselves as essential in different ways. Some knock you off balance; some help you find your rhythm. Some insinuate themselves into your life slowly, until you can't imagine a time they didn't exist; some leap out of car windows, change the course of your week and then vanish.<p>The …

This underwater hotel is the future of lodging [pics]

Water Discus Underwater Hotel<p>Though still in its conceptual phase, Dubai's Water Discus Underwater Hotel sure is making some waves (!). It's slated …