Winter driving can be hazardous and in a worst-case scenario you might find yourself spun out and off the road. Being wedged in a snow bank ruin your day, but with a little planning and know how, it doesn’t have to end your life. If you do get stuck (before you go into the survival… Read More Are you prepared to be snowbound in your car?
For many outdoor enthusiasts, sitting next to a roaring campfire is a key part of the experience. However, in the coming zombie apocalypse you may not want anyone (living or undead) to see your fire. To that end, the recommended technique is to construct what is commonly referred to as a Dakota Hole. The Dakota… Read More Keep your fire on the down low with a Dakota Hole
A penny saved is a penny earned, but saving seeds from the garden can be a questionable use of time and energy. “Saving one’s own garden seeds is a false sense of economy,” says University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialist David Trinklein. “In the world of gardening, seeds are one of the least expensive costs,… Read More Saving seeds not a good investment
If you travel in the winter, you need to make sure that your car is ready for the season. Finding yourself stuck in an icy pile up or wedged in a snow bank is the wrong time to start thinking about winterizing your vehicle. Check or have a mechanic check the following items on your… Read More Is your car winter ready?
While some might dream of a white Christmas, winter storms that bring ice and snow can cripple entire cities. Blackouts, impassible roads and lethally low temperatures are all possibilities that one must prepare for. Before winter approaches, add the following supplies to your emergency kit: Rock salt or more environmentally safe products to melt ice… Read More Plan ahead to survive in cold weather
Growing vegetables in containers can be both fun and challenging. Surprisingly, most vegetables do very well in containers, but it is important to pay attention to light, temperature, soil media, rooting space, plant selection, watering, feeding and pests. Most gardeners grow plants in containers if they do not have enough space for a regular garden.… Read More Fresh vegetables are a winter option