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2021 is going to be a heck of a year in the American wilderness. With so many stir crazy folks out there (who can blame them), hunting grounds, fishing spots, and campsites are sure to be packed. But not to worry. With a little ingenuity and know-how, there’s plenty you can do to strike out on your own and make this the best year ever in the bush. The Tent on Four Wheels The ultimate solution to booked-out camp and trailer sites is to avoid them altogether. Find yourself a nice little spot (where you won’t be trespassing) and set...

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The stories coming out of Texas the last few weeks have been a big wake up call for the millions who take daily conveniences like power for granted. It’s a reminder that the foundational services we’re so dependent on could disappear at any moment.  The good news is that comfort and safety are possible—and even easy—through long-term power outages. This article will provide you with some tips on making sure you and your home are safe in the event of a power outage.    Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning We should start with the fact that there is a wrong way...

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How Did They Begin? Instafire began as a journey of two men, Konel and Frank, that wanted to find a way to make starting fires easier for everyone. It began with a tragedy when the Teton Dam collapsed in Idaho in 1976. Konel’s sister was right in the path of the over 80 billion gallons of water that was unleashed into the Snake River Valley below the dam. Luckily, the family was safe, but it put a spark into his mind that what if people were stuck with no way of cooking or staying warm because everything was suddenly gone?...

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Today is the perfect time to go over the basics of what to bring camping. Start getting your gear together now with this checklist of the top camping essentials.

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Since we talked about hiking last week, we thought we would give you some great hiking hacks you can use the next time you go out. Whether or not you hike all the time, or just every now and then, these hacks will come in handy. Duct tape – it is bulky to carry a roll of duct tape in your backpack, so instead wrap some around your water bottle and use it as needed. The only problem is if it gets too warm it may stick to itself pretty badly, so be careful when pulling some off when it...

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