What do you think of when you think of whipped cream? Strawberry shortcake or an ice cream sundae maybe? I just had to read the article that talked about a woman in France who was killed when a whipped cream dispenser exploded.The woman's name is Rebecca Burger and she is well known in France with more than 50,000 Facebook fans and more than 150,000 people following her on Instagram. BBC News carried the story:A whipped cream dispenser works by injecting gas into a metal … [Read more...] about Whipped Cream Dispenser Blamed In Death Of Popular Fitness And Travel Figure
I have always been fascinated by stories of long-distance shooting accuracy. Whether it is on the range or in the battlefield, I have a hard time comprehending the physics and variables involved in hitting the target at such tremendous distances.I recently saw the movie "The Wall", which featured an incredibly accurate sniper, but there have been many other movies that showcase some unbelievable shooting. One of my favorite is in the movie "Shooter" where towards the end of the … [Read more...] about Historic Sniper Shot Confirmed
With increased talk of nuclear threats from places like North Korea, many people are preparing for such a nightmare scenario. This prepping is not only on the part of Doomsday preppers or survivalists, but also includes the U.S. government.One can imagine with the unlimited resources of deficit spending that the government's secret doomsday plans include some mind-boggling facilities. The New York Post summarizes a new book that has come out, "Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. … [Read more...] about How Does The Government Plan To Survive A Nuclear War?
Imagine training for an upcoming race, getting all prepared to compete in a trail run, enjoying the competition and the great outdoors, and then being attacked by a bear in the middle of the race! What?!? Okay, this is not very likely where you live, but this is unfortunately what happened recently in Alaska.It was during the 29th running of the annual Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb outside of Anchorage. The article from Yahoo News provides some disturbing details.The race, … [Read more...] about Teenager Suffers Fatal Bear Attack During Race
Alright, is there anything you can't do with paracord? Ha-ha. We have all seen articles and lists with slight variations of how to use this versatile item, so I may only skim an article that mentions new ideas.Well, there were enough creative uses in a new article over at Basis Gear that I thought it was worth sharing some of them that caught my eye.1. Making Fishing LineYou’re hiking near a lake and you’ve decided it’s a good time to throw a line out for a catch, only to realise … [Read more...] about 16 Creative Uses For Paracord You May Not Have Heard Of Yet
Americans have the right to keep and bear arms. This right is guaranteed by law for American citizens, and furthermore about half the states have further defined guns laws to include "stand your ground" statutes.These statutes protect defensive gun use even in situations where retreat may have been possible. As it turns out, these laws are also being challenged by judges and prosecutors. Forbes cites a particular case in North Carolina that seems to pretty clearly fit the … [Read more...] about Defending Yourself Can Still Result In A Murder Charge Even With “Stand Your Ground” Statute
Ticks are in the news more and more it seems as this time of the year more people are spending time in the great outdoors. The news often involves Lyme disease, which is something to be avoided at all costs. Considering the short term health impact and long-term ramifications of Lyme disease, it is no wonder that many people purchase and use commercial products that are supposed to repel the disease carrying ticks. Many of us would prefer not to use the harsh chemicals that are … [Read more...] about DIY Tick Repellent Spray Avoids Harsh Chemicals
Craig Caudill from Nature Reliance School has a new book out called "Extreme Wilderness Survival" that comes highly recommended. As he points out, gear selection is a primary focus in survival training, but all the gear in the world won't help when SHTF if you are not more well rounded in your approach to preparedness and survival.Check out the video below to understand more about the balance of gear, mindset, and skills that will help you come out the other side in a wilderness survival … [Read more...] about Survival And Preparedness Knowledge From Nature Reliance School
It has been repeated so many times that we all have come to believe it ... "you can live three days without water and three weeks without food". Turns out going three weeks without food could be much more painful during and harmful after those 3 weeks.Our friends over at Be Survival relates a somewhat scary story about the impact to your body when you deprive it of food for an extended period of time. As the body does what it can to try and stay alive, it goes on a scavenger hunt … [Read more...] about Can You Really Live 3 Weeks Without Food?
We all know how creative and persistent computer hackers can be. And no matter how good your anti-virus software is, it is always playing catch-up with the hackers.The hackers are always in learn and improve mode. They send out some malware, see how it performs and where it does not do what they wanted or is detected, and then they revise the software to address those shortcomings and re-release it.Anti-virus software can only protect us from software that has been detected, … [Read more...] about Computer Virus Can Infect Your PC Even If You Do Not Click On A Link