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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 …

More Millennial Mothers Are Single Than Married

Despite the anxiety society still feels about single mothers, most American mothers aged 26 to 31 had at least one child when they were not married. …

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Watch this trucker make the most epic save of the year

Next time you think driving a truck isn't hard, just watch this.<p>Never mind the loudmouths giving the play-by-play (and, at one point, obscuring the subject with their fingers) here. What you're about to watch is an object lesson in how difficult it can be to drive a tractor trailer.<p>The location is …

Knot of the Week: How to Wrap a Paddle or Handle with Paracord

If you’ve been in the Military, particularly the Navy, then you’ve probably seen the intricate work that’s been done with presentation paddles or …

28 Abandoned Structures Still As Vibrant As The Day They Were Deserted

An empty, foggy diner with the tables still set. An abandoned aquarium, complete with shark paintings on the walls. A desolate church, with architecture still so immaculate, worship could begin tomorrow.<p>How did 23-year-old photographer Johnny Joo find these awesome structures still intact? The idea …

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a "blank expression" stabbed and slashed 21 students and a …

Survival

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44 Facts About United States Presidents That Will Blow Your Mind

Common fact: They're all weirdos.<p>1. George Washington grew large amounts of cannabis.<p>2. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson went to see William Shakespeare's home in 1786. They then ripped off a piece of Shakespeare's chair with a knife to take with them as a memento.<p>3. Thomas Jefferson invented the …

9 Divorce Stories Too Ridiculous To Make Up

There's nothing like divorce to bring out the crazy in people.<p>Need proof? Below, we've assembled some of the most ridiculous responses to a Reddit thread asking divorce lawyers to reveal the craziest demands and antics they've had to deal with. Read what they had to say -- and try not to weep too …

The Dakota Fire Hole

Dakota Fire Hole Diagram – This is how a Dakota Fire Hole works. As hot air from the fire exits through the top of the fire pit, a suction is created …

Wildfires

Controversial Device Lets Users Inhale Alcohol, Become Intoxicated Much Faster

The ‘Vaportini’ is a controversial new device that promises a ‘revolutionary way of consuming alcohol’. People can to use it to speed up the effects …

Small rocket stove makes for an efficient offgrid or camping stove

In some circles, using the term rocket stove will be met with raised eyebrows and a puzzled look, but in permaculture, prepper, and DIY communities, …

Michigan study: Fewer men around? Expect more youth violence

A new study that zeroed in on a single city in Michigan found that where men are scarce, youth were more likely to commit assaults.<p>Researchers from the University of Michigan analyzed youth arrests and<p>U.S. Census Bureaudata for Flint, Mich., an industrial city whose fortunes have risen and fallen …

Why Dads Matter

A third of American children are growing up in homes without their biological fathers.<p>MIDVALE, Utah — Jordan Ott was the third of his mother’s six children, born over the course of four marriages.<p>By age 8, he’d had two step-dads; his brothers and sisters had more or fewer based on birth order. Each …

How to Make a Drinking Glass From a Bottle | The Art of Manliness

I’ve often admired the artwork on beer bottles, liquor bottles, even craft soda bottles. And I’ve often wondered how to capture some of this artwork …

22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping

From survival to s'mores, here's everything you need to know to ensure a flawless camping trip.

The Arrow-Shooting Slingshot: Y'Know, (DEFINITELY NOT) For Kids!

We usually think of slingshots as the weapon of choice for precocious little kids, but in the right hands they can be deadly. Especially when they're …

Glider | Shelter & Rain Retention System

Remember the popular Kammock? (a light-weight camping hammock designed to comfortably sleep one person), now the same guys have launched a new …

DIY Fuel Tablets from Pine Mountain Firelogs

March 11, 2013 by Melanie Swick | Be the first to comment »<p>Fuel tablets can range from handy to life-saving in a survival situation. You can use them …

How to Use a Millbank Bag: 6 Easy Steps

In producing drinking water, one of the contaminants we may have to deal with is turbidity.<p>A Millbank bag is a method of coarse filtration designed …

Edible Pine Bark

Eastern White Pine Logs – Freshly cut logs oozing pitch. This tree was over 3-feet thick at the base and eighty feet high.Ever eat a tree? Survival …

Survival Skills: How To Desalinate Water in the Field

Last week, I received a call from some friends who provide survival training for a branch of the Department of Justice. They were mid-experiment, …

Memphis COGIC Pastor Arrested on Sexual Abuse of 16-Yr-Old Family Member, Church Members Knew About It and Prayed For Him!

A Memphis COGIC pastor has been arrested and charged with sexual battery for molesting a 16 year-old family member for years and the secret was even …

Natalie Webb Accused Of Raping Own Kids, Charging Adults To Watch

Natalie Webb, an Oklahoma mom, stands charged today with raping three of her own four children — and a police affidavit says other adults paid her …

Crime

Gear Review: Meet the Quilt, a Lighweight Sleeping Bag Alternative

My first sleeping bag was liberated from my dad’s musty military kit. With incisor-sized zipper teeth and a jumar for a slider, the M-1949 was more of a feather bed than a mummy bag. Weighing in just under eight pounds, it had the deadweight of a futon mattress and siphoned moisture like ShamWow®. …

How To Turn A Beer Can Into The Only Camping Stove You'll Ever Need

You can whip one of these up in a matter of minutes. They’re so easy to make and they work really well. First find yourself some scissors and a …

NDūR Survival Straw purifies water while you drink

Most of us take water for granted. If we want a drink, we turn a tap or twist a cap and there it is. But if you find yourself off the beaten track in …

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