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BEST Mosquito Bite Remedy EVER!!

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When mosquitos look at kids, they see little targets everywhere.  One evening outside means days of itchy welts.  Big golf ball kinds of welts!  You can go through a lot of Benadryl every summer because it’s been the only thing that gives them any relief, but there is a better, safer, cheaper way to get rid of that itch.  Soap!  Just rub a bar of dry soap over a mosquito bite and feel better instantly.  Seriously!

COMMENT:  Claudia’s poor little legs were covered with mosquito bites that were even keeping her awake at night.  The anti-itch creams weren’t working for long, and giving her Benadryl during the school day just wasn’t practical, so I turned to my old friend Google.  A quick search led me to TipNut, where I found the perfect remedy to make my sweet girl feel better.  A plain old bar of soap!  And it works!

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The Complete Camping List

nature-17Preparation is essential for any outdoor adventure. Having the necessary supplies and equipment can make a difference in your overall enjoyment and experience. Checklists are a great tool to help with your organization. Your camping list will vary according to the type of camping and activities you have planned, the time of year and the length of your trip. Add or remove items to suit your individual needs.   Printable Camping List

Shelter

__Tent, or camping trailer__Ground cloth/tarp __Extra stakes __Shade tarp/poles/rope/stakes __Axe or hammer __Mat for tent entrance __Dust pan/brush

Bedding

__Sleeping bag __Sheets/blankets __Pillow __Air mattress/sleeping pad/cot/tarp __Air pump __Repair kit for air mattress __Utility bags for storage

Cooking

__Large water jug & water bucket __Coolers/ice __Thermos __Stove with fuel/propane __Matches/lighter __Charcoal/firewood/buddy burner __Dutch oven/tin can stove/box oven/etc __Campfire grill/BBQ grill __Fire starters/newspaper __Tablecloth/thumb tacks/clips __Plates & bowls/paper plates & bowls __Silverware/plastic silverware __Measuring cups __Heavy-duty aluminum foil __Paper towels __Trash bags __Dish soap __Clothes pins __Cooking oil/Pam spray __Containers for food storage __Potholders/oven mitts __Pots and frying pans with lids __Soap for outside of pots and pans __Cook utensils-spatula, knife, spoon __Tongs __Skewers/grill forks __Can opener/bottle opener __Folding table __Dutch oven __Pie irons __Mugs/paper cups __Mixing bowl __Cutting board __Ziplock bags __Napkins __Dish pan __Dish rags/towels __Scrub pad/brillo __Seasonings/sugar/condiments __Potato peeler

Clothes

__Shoes/boots __Jeans/pant/belt __Shorts __T-shirts __Socks/extra socks __Hat __Bandana __Sweatshirt/jacket __Underwear __Sleep clothes __Rain gear __Swim suit/towel __Laundry bag

Personal

__Shower shoes/flip flops __Towels/washcloth __Soap in plastic case/shampoo __Tooth brush/tooth paste __Deodorant __Comb/brush __Razor __Feminine products __Toilet paper __Shower bag or 5 gallon bucket __Camping shower/shower pump __Other personal items __Personal medications – take extra

Miscellaneous

__Sunscreen/chapstick __Lantern with fuel/mantles __Extra batteries/bulbs __Compass/GPS __Bug repellant/candles __Whistle __Water filters/purification/treatment __Camera/battery/film/video (see photo jigsaw puzzles) __Books/magazines (a Kindle would be better) __Candles __Maps/directions __Misc. tools __Backpack/fanny pack __Fishing gear/license/bait __Radio __Musical instruments/song books __Camp chairs __Sunglasses __Hammock __First aid kit __Tissues __Saw/axe __Park map/guidebooks/trail maps __Lantern pole or hanger __Collapsible drying rack __Popcorn __Marshmallows, Graham crackers, Hershey bars (Smores) __Flashlight/batteries __Pocket knife __Plastic grocery bags __Binoculars __Rope/clothes line __Canteen/water bottle/coffee pot __Bungi cords/straps __Cards/games/toys/golf __Duct tape/electrical tape __Notepad/pen __Reservations info./confirmation __Cell phone/charger & 2-way radios/walkie talkies __Small shovel __Safety pins __Money/ID/credit card/quarters __Bikes/helmets __Travel alarm clock __Work gloves __Umbrella __Hand wipes __Drinks/snacks __Small sewing kit __Fire extinguisher __Hot chocolate/tea bags/coffee __Scissors __Watch

Tell someone of your plans – give details of where you are going and when you expect to return, give directions and possible alternative roads that you may take, provide cell phone numbers, vehicle description and license plate numbers, hand-held radio channel and codes that you will use, and provide local authority phone numbers (State Police, Game & Fish Commission, Sheriff Dept, etc.) for the county or area that you will be in.

Basic First Aid Kit

__Personal medications __Roll bandages __Adhesive tape __Antiseptic wipes __Sterile gauze pads __Cotton swabs __Tweezers __Safety pins __Scissors __Bee sting kit __Sinus medications __Tissues __Bug repellant __Sunscreen __Notepad/pen __Sterile compresses __Splinting materials __Personal information/contact person __Feminine products __Ipecac __Razor blades __Plastic bags __Small bottle of water __Blanket __Other personal needs __Small mirror __Triangular bandages __Misc. Band Aides/bandages __Anti-acids (Tums, Rolaides) __Antibiotic cream __Aspirin/Ibuprofen/Tylenol/Naproxin __Hydrogen Peroxide __Ace bandages __Sunburn lotion __Burn ointment __Snake bit kit __Eye drops __Poison ivy cream/cleansers __Heat/cold packs __Small flashlight __Latex gloves __Antibacterial soap __Thermometer __Coins for emergency phone calls __Antibiotic soap __Butterfly bandages __Twine __Mole skin for blisters __Road flares __First aid manual __Nail clippers

Additional First Aid Tips

  • Take a First Aid class and a CPR class – keep current on this information
  • Keep supplies in a well marked, durable, waterproof container
  • Keep the contents organized
  • Know how to use everything in your first aid kit
  • Inspect content often, re-supply as needed
  • Keep readily available at all times

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BEST Mosquito Bite Remedy EVER!!

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When mosquitos look at kids, they see little targets everywhere.  One evening outside means days of itchy welts.  Big golf ball kinds of welts!  You can go through a lot of Benadryl every summer because it’s been the only thing that gives them any relief, but there is a better, safer, cheaper way to get rid of that itch.  Soap!  Just rub a bar of dry soap over a mosquito bite and feel better instantly.  Seriously!

COMMENT:  Claudia’s poor little legs were covered with mosquito bites that were even keeping her awake at night.  The anti-itch creams weren’t working for long, and giving her Benadryl during the school day just wasn’t practical, so I turned to my old friend Google.  A quick search led me to TipNut, where I found the perfect remedy to make my sweet girl feel better.  A plain old bar of soap!  And it works!

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Turn Soda Cans Into a Portable Camp Stove

When you’re camping, there’s nothing quite like cooking your own meals under the stars. For a handy camping stove that’s lightweight, portable and easy to make, try a beverage can stove. Made of two aluminum soda cans, they weigh almost nothing, yet can generate enough heat to boil water. These stoves are also great to have around for emergencies.

Things You’ll Need

  • Two aluminum soda cans
  • Hobby knife
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Hardcover book that is about one inch thick
  • Stapler

Step 1:The stove has three components: the top section, the bottom section, and an inner wall. Find a hardcover book that is about 1” thick. Place a black marker on the book with the tip touching the side of a soda can, and spin the soda can to create a level mark around the can. This can will be for the bottom section.

Mark the first can

Step 2:Fold back the front and back cover of the book, and place the black marker on the stack of inner pages. With the marker tip touching the side of the second soda can, spin the can to create a level mark around the can, resulting in a line that is about a quarter inch lower than the line on the first can. This can will be for the top section.

Mark the second can

Mark the second can

Step 3:Lay the can for the top section on its side. Using a sharp hobby knife, cut the bottom of the can, just inside the outer rim. For safety, it is best to be patient with this step. Keep running the blade in a circle until the metal weakens and the circle pops out.

Cut out the bottom of the can

Step 4:Turn the can upside down with the hole you just cut at the top. Cover the rim with masking tape and mark 16 equidistant points. Using a push pin and hammer, punch a hole at each of these marks, and then remove the tape. The tape helps to keep the push pin from slipping as you hammer it into the can. You now have your top section completed.

Punch holes on the rim

Punch holes on the rim

Step 5:Now that the top section can is prepared, cut off the rest of the can, using the black line drawn on the can as a guide. It is easier to puncture the can with a hobby knife and then cut along the line with scissors. Repeat this step with the second can — the one that will be used as the bottom section of the stove.

Cut out the bottom of the can

Cut out the bottom of the can

Step 6:Measure the height of the bottom section. From some of the excess aluminum, cut a strip of metal that is about ¼” higher than the height of the bottom section. This will become the inner wall of the stove.

Cut a strip for the inner wall

Cut a strip for the inner wall

Step 7:Roll the metal strip so it fits snugly in the bottom groove of the bottom section. Staple the ends of the strip where they overlap to keep this inner piece at this size. You now have your inner wall.

Size the inner wall

Size the inner wall

Step 8:Cut three squares on the bottom of the inner wall to allow fuel to travel from the center cavity to the outer rim.

Cut three slots in the inner wall

Cut three slots in the inner wall

Step 9:Cut eight vertical slits in the top section up to the line where the printing on the can starts. When it’s time to connect all the pieces, these slits will help you slide the top section into the bottom section.

Cut slits on the top section

Cut slits on the top section

Step 10:Place the inner wall piece within the bottom can, making sure that the openings you cut are at the bottom. The inner wall should fit snugly in the grooves in both the top and bottom sections. Slide the top section between the inner wall and bottom section.

Assemble the stove

Assemble the stove

Step 11:Fill the inner cavity of the stove about half way with denatured alcohol. You can find denatured alcohol at hardware stores in the paint aisle. Place the stove between two bricks that are slightly taller than the stove. Your pot will sit on the bricks and be elevated above the stove.

Place stove between two bricks

Place stove between two bricks

Light the stove

Step 12:When it is time for cooking, ignite the fuel in the stove with a match or lighter. As the fuel heats, flames will come out of the holes on the rim of the soda can.

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1954 Kom-Pak Sportsman – NEAT!

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If you are planning to go classic boating this summer or maybe travel to one of the many antique & classic boat shows around the country, but hotel prices are getting you down – we may have the solution.

This rare 1954 Kom-Pak Sportsman Travel Trailer will be on the auction block later this month at the big Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida. And it even gets better – This classic boater’s hotel on wheels will be offered at auction complete with a restored 1954 Ford Courier Sedan Delivery. All ready to load up the wife & kids and hit the road for the lake!

Here’s a brief description of the trailer from the Mecum Auction site, for the complete description of Mecum Lot T212 / T212.1 click here.

Manufactured in Medford, OR in the early 50′s there is believed to be only 16 of these trailers ever built and reportedly only 6 are left today. Designed in the same style as the 53/54 Fords, the most unique feature is the fully functional, removable 16′ fishing boat which doubles as the trailers roof when not in use! Although these trailers were reproduced for a short time this is an authentic, real Kom-Pak travel trailer from the 1950′s.

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Are You a Mosquito Magnet?

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In a Pinch Campfire

Known as the Swedish torch and a great idea when you’re out in the field and unable to carry a stove with you.

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Posted by on January 5, 2015 in CAMPFIRES, CAMPING, Wawang Lake Resort

 

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