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Build-a-bag for your car (or for a Christmas present) for under $75Build-a-bag for your car (or for a Christmas present)... As the holiday seasons are upon us and you're probably going to be doing a lot of running around shopping. It's a good idea (if you don't already have one) to put together a little contingency bag for the vehicle. Shopping crowds are ridiculous in some places. Those crowds can cause just as much chaos as a severe weather...

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Raised Bed GardensRaised Bed Gardens Introduction So you want a vegetable garden, but don't have a large area to till up for the project? Your “soil” is hard as rock? A good way to compensate for such lack of space and rocky soil is by gardening in raised beds. Doing so helps you overcome problems with our less-than-perfect soil. A raised bed for vegetables...

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Lowering your Heat Bill This WinterLowering your Heat Bill This Winter  Replace old and worn weatherstrip in doors to reduce heat loss and drafts   2. Seal baseboards and caulk windows. This is especially an issue with older homes with wood floors. Cold air can come right up through the baseboards or the windows. Caulk is fairly cheap and this fix will save you BIG. 3....

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Winter Storm Fact SheetWinter Storm Fact Sheet A major winter storm can be lethal. Preparing for cold weather conditions and responding to them effectively can reduce the dangers caused by winter storms. Be familiar with winter storm warning messages. (See Winter Storm Watches and Warnings) Service snow removal equipment and have rock salt on hand to melt ice...

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Winterizing Your GearWinterizing Your Gear On equipment with plastic fuel tanks drain the tanks before storage. Conversely, you should fill metal fuel tanks to prevent them from rusting. In either case, drain the carburetor bowl. Generally, equipment managers "winterize" equipment to increase or maintain performance in winter or prevent problems after long periods...

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Camping Bag Preparations

Category : Communications, Equipment, First Aid, Food, General Info, Shelter, Water

I am preparing for a camping trip in the next month or so. This is going to be a primitive camping trip with at least 2, maybe 4 people in Ocala National Forest. This is to be 4 days, with nothing but what we have on our backs. Right now we’re getting gear together to work on practicing skills, enjoying the weather..etc. I’ve been camping with these guys before, but generally its on a defined camp site, within short walk if any walk at all to a freshwater spigot, toilets, parking..etc.  This time we just want to go out further into the sticks. Right now we’re looking at a couple different trails, the smallest one being 8 miles, but the longest one being something like 24 miles.

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How to make a Backpack Stove

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Category : Equipment, Food, General Info

You don’t always have the space for a full stove, and if you can cut down weight in your pack while still keeping what you need, thats a good thing. This is a very small camping stove you can make for about $5 that will work for heating up food and drink while out in the trail

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