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Explorer Eric Larsen’s Tips for Surviving a Winter Camping Trip

If winter camping (hunkering down in a tent in sub-zero temperatures with frost crystallizing on your eyelids) isn’t your idea of a good time, spend …

Hypothermia – Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

Hypothermia is subnormal body temperature that occurs when the body loses heat faster than it can produce it. It is most often caused by exposure to …

Apollo Ultra Fast Charging USB-C Battery Pack With Graphene Composite Cell

Elecjet has created a new graphene-based fast charging USB-C battery pack which has been launched via Kickstarter this week and is capable of being …

How To Turn Medicinal Weeds Into Infused Oils, Just Like Your Ancestors Did

Image source: Pixabay.comHerbs, whether locally found or grown in the garden, carry medicinal and culinary purposes, allowing homesteaders to make …

Open Sourcing Plans for “Low-Tech, High-Thinking” Water Filters

Everyone deserves reliable access to safe water. All too often efforts to create water systems in developing countries are stymied by a lack of community insight and context appropriate solutions. Some studies have shown that 35-50% of these water systems become inoperable after five years. …

Nonprofits

Do you really want a solar charger? Seasoned hikers share the ins and outs

Solar panels have become a popular way to charge devices on the go, whether hiking, mountain biking, or just spending time outdoors. But depending on …

Ultimate Ice Challenge Results

After running three in depth cooler ice retention tests across almost all name brand coolers, we’ve come up with some very interesting results. It …

The Off-Grid ‘Survival Secret’ To Warm Winter Feet

Image source: Pixabay.com<p>In winter, and throughout the year, keeping warm is essential to your work. When you are comfortable from head to toe, …

8 Weird Ways Your Ancestors Kept The Bed Warm During Winter

Image source: Wikigallery<p>Our ancestors’ homes usually were heated by wood-burning stoves. While any wood stove will keep a certain space warm, the …

5 Things You Need to Know About Portable 12v Fridge/Freezers

Details<p>by Mark Stephens on Wed Dec 12, 2012 - (47) Comments<p><b>We're four years into ownership of a 12v refrigerator,</b> specifically an Engel MT35, and …

NASA plots 2017 solar eclipse path with best accuracy yet

Combining elevation data gathered by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) with Earth topography data, NASA researchers have produced the most …

Astronomy

End of fillings in sight as scientists find Alzheimer's drug makes teeth grow back

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already trialled in Alzheimer's patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.<p>Researchers at King's College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of teeth so …

100 Year Old Life Hacks That Still Work Today

Despite what most people think, life hacks are not a new trend. In fact, some of them have been around for hundreds of years, as demonstrated by …

Clothed With the Sun, Moon Under Her Feet

Clever shovel packs loads of extra functions in modular handle

Similar to AceCamp, Chengdu Duoji Outdoor Products Co realized that it could add a lot more tools to the basic shovel if it relied on the handle for …

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100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel

During our boiling, broiling, blistering summer of 2012 here in the Missouri Ozarks, water was a topic of conversation wherever we went. Creeks and …

10 Ways to Sleep Warmer on Your Next Backpacking Trip

It's always hard to enjoy a backpacking trip when you don't sleep well, and sleeplessly shivering throughout the night is one way to guarantee a …

Weld From Anywhere With This DIY Car Battery-Powered Welding Kit

Break a driveshaft on the trail and you're in deep trouble. Use this portable welding kit to help get you back to civilization.<p>Catastrophic structural failures can spell doom when you are off-roading in remote locations. An on-board welding kit is cheap insurance to get you back on the trail …

This Portable Shower Reuses the Same Water for Two Whole Weeks

Indoor plumbing and unlimited clean water aren’t available everywhere. That’s why this clever, compact shower that recycles the same water several …

4 Skills Every Homesteader Should Have

No matter if you homestead in an apartment complex with boxes out the window, on your tiny balcony, and down the stairs or if you have a 20 acre …

Making Flour Tortillas from Scratch

Don’t you hate it when you have plans to make something for dinner, have everything prepped and then realize you forgot a key component? What’s even …

How to Prep for Feminine Hygiene Needs

We have grown so reliant on throwaway products for perfectly natural events that sometimes people wonder how on earth they would deal with it if …

10 Non Food Uses for Vinegar

Vinegar is one of those things that is typically found in every household but rarely used for anything outside of cooking. It was historically used …

AE-89

Figure 1. Comparative volumes for the same amount of heat storage using three different storage materials.<p>Phase-change materials are most generally …

Heart of a Heat Battery

<b>Walt:</b> A while back we were delighted to acquire 110 gallons of Heat Transfer Fluid, the "life blood" of a solar steam system. I'm pleased to report …

Guide to the Best Knife Steel | Knife Informer

In choosing the best pocket knife you should pay particular attention to the type of steel used in the blade. Steel is really the essence of the …