Hiking Lightning Safety

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Lightning Safety for Hikers When you are planning a hike, it is important to be prepared for the worst. While lightning strikes less than 50 people a year in the US, if you are outside your chance of being struck increases exponentially. Ideally, you should try to avoid thunderstorms before you leave for your hike. … Read more

Water Filtration vs Water Purification

Water in a Plastic Bottle

Importance of Water Water is essential for maintaining a healthy body and, ultimately, our survival. Without water, your body will stop functioning properly. Water helps to regulate our body temperature and keep your tissues moist, which protects our joints. This moisture helps protect the tissue of the body, helps move minerals to other parts of … Read more

How to Make Bread without Yeast

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What Is Yeast? Yeasts are a member of the fungus kingdom and are unicellular organisms. Yeasts are most commonly known for their uses in baking and making alcohol. Most yeasts are asexual by nature, meaning that they reproduce by mitosis, or by dividing into two completely separate sets of chromosomes that are completely independent with … Read more

Illnesses You Can Get From Bad Water

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Basic Water Safety 101 Clean water is vital to our very existence: Without it, we perish. It is for this reason that purifying all uncertain water sources becomes imperative. The essential value that clean water holds on our life force should drive us to make sure that every drop we ingest enhances our health and … Read more

How to Make Deer Jerky

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When deer hunting season is over and done with, many hunters end up with tons of venison that they won’t be able to get through before it spoils. Instead of throwing it out and wasting it, making deer jerky is the one of the best ways to preserve the meat (also consider making pemmican). Jerky is … Read more