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How to Build This DIY Workbench

Smart design. Solid construction. On this workbench, you can build anything.<p>A DIY workbench can be utilitarian and thrown together or it can be beautifully handcrafted. Both can function about the same, but it's more likely the latter example will be a pleasure to use and to own.<p>When <i>Popular</i> …

No Bake Hippy Balls the Hiking Snack of Champions

by Elisa Rispoli April 14, 2016<p>Planning a day hike with the family? Here’s a delicious and nutritious treat that will help keep your family …

The Best Meal You Can Cook over a Campfire | Men's Health

The recipe comes from outdoorsman Dean Hoath, who has been guiding tours through some of Australia’s most primitive parts since 1996. (He now works for Indigofera Ecotours.) Hoath uses a dehydrator (we like this one from Waring Pro) to turn a simple stir-fry into a “just-add-water” backpacker meal. …

How To Make Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

<b>Gather your ingredients</b>: You can make separate batches of different colors or one large batch of a single color. Follow the ratios given above for …

Eggs

Ultralight Backpacking Gift Guide

Buying ultralight backpacking gifts is difficult if you’re not an ultralight backpacker yourself. So I’ve assembled this list of recommended UL gifts …

Backpacking

The Shop Tips and Country Wisdom of Dirt Farmer Jay

In 2001, the man who would become “Dirt Farmer Jay” and his wife Maggie were living in Arizona, working corporate jobs. When their company transferred them to Utah, they decided to also make a lifestyle change. They bought five acres within commuting distance of work and began building a house and …

37 RV Hacks That Will Make You A Happy Camper

Put the WIN in Winnebago.<p>Thumbnail photo via Oh So Lovely Vintage.

30 + Camping Recipes!

You all knew it was only a matter of time before I put together this insane list of <b>30+ Camping Recipes</b>, right? No? Well take a good look around …

An Easy, Ingenious Way to Decorate Sugar Cookies

<b>Clear some counter space.</b> Iced cookies need at least 24 hours to dry, so clear a good amount of counter space or table space where you can ice the …

Dessert

How to Make a Checkerboard Cake That Will Blow Your Guests’ Minds

This unassuming cake has a deep secret. While seemingly modest with its fluffy buttercream frosting, ruffle borders, and dash of sprinkles, there is actually much more going on than what initially meets the eye. The real party is <i>inside</i> the cake! Last year we introduced you to the Vertical Layer …

Dessert

Make the best-ever deviled eggs with BBQ rub!

Texas is a bit of an enigma. Yeah, technically it was a part of the Confederacy, but it’s not <i>really</i> the South. It’s more like a Republic, a beacon of …

How to Make Super Easy and Elegant Upcycled Tile Coasters

How Was Your Day?I love doing DIY for the holidays. Or any time, really. I find that a handmade gift is so special, and sometimes the recipient even …

Crafting

That's My Letter

Top 20 of The Most Magnificent DIY Christmas Decoration Ideas

Christmas time is the most beautiful time of the year. Everything is amazing and magical. If you want to make something new that will be a hallmark …

Cool Camping Ideas: Everyone Should Know these

A trip with your family can be pretty much everything you could ask from a holiday if you have some cool camping ideas. In the summer, when the …

Mosquitoes

The Survival Buzz #191: When It Comes to Prepping, Where Do I Start?

This week in the Survival Buzz I am going to address the most pressing question that has crossed my mind in a long time. When it comes to prepping, …

Solar Power

40 Easy DIYs That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Home

Going through a home renovation is actually the worst. Time to take matters into your own hands.

Home Improvement

How to Make 20 of Your Favorite Candies at Home

Whether you’re spending this Halloween trick-or-treating or not, there’s one thing that’ll be on everyone’s mind come the night of October 31st: candy! While we might not be able to score a pillowcase full of it anymore (at least not for free), we can bust out our apron and make grown-up versions …

Dessert

Homemade Backpacking Meals, Just Add Water - The Summit Register

<i>Originally Published May 26th, 2015</i><p>Photos and Story by Laura Lancaster<p>You know the aisle I’m talking about. The one between the fuel cannisters and …

Camping Recipes - Healthy and Fast Real Food Camping Meal Ideas

Camping season is almost upon us, so it’s time to bust out our camping recipes! Every year I’ve had the same camping menu, wanting to make the food …

Cooking

Minimalist or Not, Camping Light Is Worth the Effort

Any adventurer who has ever watched an episode of <i>Man vs. Wild</i> has romanticized him or herself in a survival situation, where their primitive skills …

Minimalism

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.

10 Ways to Go Crazy for Concrete

For 75 years now, QUIKRETE® has supplied homeowners with high-quality concrete mixes for a staggering variety of projects. Some things don't change, …

Building a Get-Home Bag | 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 & …

Ice Cream

Bet You’ve Never Used Your Waffle Iron for These 15 Crazy Recipes Before

If you love waffles, then you probably have a waffle iron somewhere in your kitchen. The sad part is that it probably only comes out about once a month (maybe more if you’re a waffle addict) for that big waffle- and-bacon breakfast. It’s time to open your imagination and see all the wonderful hacks …

Breakfast

Recipes

Are you a fan of crockpot freezer meals? This is your lucky day. I kept track of all of our favorite recipes from last year and arranged them into …

DIY Burt’s Bees Style Lip Balm Recipe – 8¢ Per Tube

DIY Burt’s Bees Style Lip Balm Recipe – 8¢ Per TubeIf you know me at all, you know that I don’t leave the house without Burt’s Bees lip balm. In …

Skin Care

HOW TO: Make a stunning wooden table with glow-in-the-dark resin infill

If you are looking for a cool DIY project to brighten up your home, look no further than this brilliant glow-in-the-dark infilled wood table. Thanks …

Woodworking