28 Brilliant Winter Camping Tips (video)

I really like this guy. He’s soft spoken but brings plenty of useful wilderness advice in each and every video. This time he gives dozens of tips and tricks about camping in the cold, mostly regarding staying warm inside his tent. Though a lengthy video it’s a good one to take the time

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Winter Cold Poses Several Unique Survival Problems You May Not Have Thought Of…

Since it’s been much colder around the Pacific Northwest than it should be for this time of year it got me to thinking about several of the troubles that we could face during an emergency situation due specifically to the winter cold. Though I’m sure this list isn’t exhaustive it

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Turn Down That Thermostat… Put on Some Darn Clothing!

Ever since we’ve moved to the Pacific Northwest I’ve had a slight fascination with our electricity bill, well, after we got our first bill anyway. It was a big one! Or, at least, the bill was much more than I expected.

Obviously, these numbers will vary quite a bit from location to location

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8 EASY Ways to Save Money on Your Cooling Bill Without Breaking the Bank: Frugal Fridays

We’ve never lived in a place where you didn’t need a heater in the winter and air conditioning in the summer… until our recent move to the Seattle area. Here, homes don’t have centralized air conditioning because they say you don’t need it.

While that may be true, we’ve

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Dryer Heat Keeper: Pump the Heat Back into Your House, Save Money on Bills!

EDIT: People keep telling me I may wind up with some significant mold issues in the near future doing this, so, I’ll warn you that “your mileage may vary” and I’ll have to keep tweaking when I flip the vent open (probably need to wait much longer than 10 minutes for sure) so

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Concrete Canvas Shelters: Rapidly Deployable Hardened Shelter – Just Add Water!

I’d imagine some of you who have recently served in the military may have seen these Concrete Canvas Shelters (CCS) but they’re new to me so I thought I would share them with you. In fact, it was my eldest son (he’s only 11) who pointed them out to me… no idea how he found

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It’s Getting Cold Outside, Are You Preparing for Winter?

[Note: I’ve updated this list and added a few more things at the end and figured I should re-post it as a healthy reminder considering it’s even worse weather right now.]

I know it’s still only technically fall outside but it’s getting down-right chilly out there! At least

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