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Smudge Your Fire to Keep Away Bugs

Fire Starting 101: The Why and How of Lighting a Fire for Survival

Fire Starting 101 - The Why and How of Lighting a Fire for Survival | In a survival situation, fire is your friend and should be one of your first priorities. Being able to build and maintain a fire can literally save your life. If you stink at fire building (as I once did), don’t despair. | #preparedness #skills #fire

22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping

15 Clever Ways to Get Rid of Bugs

Has anyone tried this? Mosquito Spray. Pinner says: I was at a deck party awhile back, and the bugs were having a ball biting everyone. A man at the party sprayed the lawn and deck floor with Listerine, and the little demons disappeared. The next year I filled a 4-ounce spray bottle and used it around my seat whenever I saw mosquitoes. And voila! That worked as well!

41 Genius Camping Hacks You'll Wish You Thought Of Sooner

New Survival Tips: Seriously clever! A headlamp around a gallon of water