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July 7, 2023 / Comments (3)

Weekly Recap

1. 17 Ways to Keep Your House Cool During The Summer

The best time of the year to cool off at the beach is now! But if you’re a homebody, you’re probably thinking of ways to keep your house cool during the summer.

Turning on the air conditioning is the most convenient solution, but you won’t be too happy once you get your power bill… Click to read more

2. 11 Weird Ways to Start Fires

Sometimes it’s hard to know how to start a fire. Perhaps you’re out of matches, or maybe the weather is horrendous. Sure, there are plenty of smart, easy ways to start fires, but why be conventional?

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Over the years, generations of fire starters have figured out some pretty weird ways to start fires. Are they all practical? No. Are they all awesome?

3. 10 Fire Starting Materials You Probably Have At Home

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You probably don’t realize just how many items you have at home that you can use as a fire starter. It’s important to know which item is effective as a fire starter, so you’ll be able to carry one or two of these fire-starting materials wherever you go…

4. 100-Year-Old Trick For Filtering Rainwater

Today we all rely on bottled water and tap water that only a few of us know how to filter rainwater. Rainwater is an abundant source of water for any domestic and agricultural need and can be harvested easily.

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But filtering rainwater can be difficult and costly in modern times. Instead, find out how they filtered rainwater 100 years ago and make your own!

5. Campfire Infographic | How To Build The Perfect Campfire

This campfire infographic will help start your fire at the camp in no time. Whether you’re building a campfire to enjoy with friends on a camping trip or keeping yourself warm through a cold winter night, knowing how to build a great fire is a must-have skill.

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To build the perfect campfire, you need the right combination of tinder and fire starter, as well as the right way to feed your fire with oxygen for it to burn as long as possible…

6. How To Create A Dug Out Survival Shelter

Dugout houses make you invisible to trouble, such as wild animals, and they also naturally stabilize heat, serving as your protection. Various stories will tell us about how people survived by living in pit houses. Even soldiers who were away in war lived in a dugout for some time.

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This survival shelter is flexible for any kind of situation. With the proper design and structure, it will help you survive. In order for you to create a dugout in case SHTF, we share a helpful survival life guide…

7. $10 DIY Alarm System That Calls Your Cellphone | Home Security Systems

Ever wanted to make your own DIY alarm system? Believe it or not, you can make your own wireless DIY home security for only $10 with a few simple hacks to a prepaid cell phone. You can easily catch intruders who set off the tripwire because this neat little gadget calls your cell phone right when it happens.

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Well, I’m going to show you how to make a cellular alarm system and all it’s going to take are a few common tools, a couple of hours, and a $10 Tracfone from Target.

8. 6 Surprising Uses For Old Tires

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, drivers in the United States generate nearly 300 million old tires each year.

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I think you would agree that letting such a mountain of resources go to waste would be a bad thing, and since I love using “free stuff” around the retreat, I’ve been brainstorming ideas on how I can put them to use around my place. Here are a few of the ideas I’ve come up with…

9. 14 Unique Camping Tricks | Camp Like A Redneck

Camping tricks and tips are a dime a dozen, but this camping checklist is chock full of ideas we bet you’ve never seen before.

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From improvised camping gear to camping food prep, we’ve got you covered with truly unique camping hacks. To camp like a pro, read on and discover some of our unique camping tricks and tips!

10. 5 Tricks For Better Knife Sharpening

With a survival knife, a trusty new tool in your hand, you probably felt like you could take on the world. Until you dulled down that new pocket knife blade, that is. But you just needed good sharpening equipment and a solid sharpening technique (of the two, the technique seems harder to come by).

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Whether you are sharpening with rods, a whetstone, or an actual stone from the creek, these five tricks can help you turn your dull tool into a sharp blade again, at home or in the field…

What have you done this week? Let us know in the comments below.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Jul 7, 2018 , and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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