Know Your Nonvenomous Snakes: They’re Good for the Farm and Field
Many nonvenomous snakes do so much good that we do ourselves a disservice by getting rid of them, especially those that eat pests no one wants around.
Deadly Plants: 13 Plants That Can Literally Kill You
There’s a handful of foliage out there that have the ability to burn you from the inside, blind you, torture you with endless pain and kill you in minutes.
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Canning 101: Easy Steps to Keep Your Pantry Packed With Fresh Foods
As more grocery stores offered the convenience of canned goods at reasonable prices, home canning was thought to be a dying art, but it has been making a strong comeback.
Ethnobotanist Christopher Nyerges: Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants
Finally, in the spring of 2014, Guide to Wild Foods was released in full color, which is perhaps the ultimate format we’d dreamed about in the mid-1970s when the idea...
Sunshower! Build a Solar-Powered Water Heater for Hot Water Anywhere
There is always use for hot water, and there are a number of designs out there. The goal of this project was to design a solar-powered water heater so simple...
Backwoods Edible Plants: Wild Weeds and Plants That May Save Your Life
There are some very readily available edible plants that are found in most climates that you can use to supplement your diet. Many are a great source of vitamins and...
Bat Box: Construct a Sky-High Rocket Box Fit For Bug-Eating Bats
The two-chamber rocket box gives these helpful insect-eaters a home. And unlike other designs, it mimics the way bats naturally move within hollowed-out trees as the weather changes.
Cowboy Coffee: Don’t Miss the Best Part of the Day
When you are staying in the backcountry, there won’t be a coffee shop barista to make your coffee or a fast food drive-through nearby. The time and practice you take...
Rounding Up: Don’t Neglect the Top or Bottom Rounds of Venison
Contrary to popular belief, the top and bottom rounds are some of the most versatile cuts on an animal and shouldn't be sent to the grind pile or the dehydrator...