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Coconut Oil Fire Starters

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Now that September is coming to an end and things are starting to cool off people are starting to go camping and having bonfires. Everyone always has trouble starting a fire, i know my friends usually just throw gas on it and hope for the best, but that can be extremely dangerous and we have had more than one close call using that method. It is much better, and safer, to use some sort of fire starter and tinder to ignite a blaze then it is to use gasoline or lighter fluid.  I have heard from seasoned campers that cotton […]

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How to Have a Safe Picnic

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Now that we’ve celebrated the first day of summer and the Fourth of July is right around the corner, I am excited about spending more time outdoors. One of my all-time favorite activities is having a picnic. There is something about taking a blanket to the park and packing our own lunch that seems so relaxing and family-oriented. We also take our picnics to the beach and save on some of the costly foods served there. No matter where you decide to picnic, you’ll want to ensure you follow a few guidelines to avoid any food mishandling or possible illness. […]

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