Practicing Survival: Starting A Fire Without Matches

Recently, while examining a new edition of a popular survival handbook, I noticed a conspicuous omission in an otherwise good text. Although the author began with the obligatory (and ever-important) “always be prepared” advice–and followed it with a list of necessary survival-kit materials and equipment–he then skipped on to other subjects. There was nothing said …

Weekend Warriors: How Consumer Demand Is Shaping The Work Market

As a younger consumer enters the workforce, traditional work boot, especially the best steel toe boots makers are updating selections and revitalizing collections to embrace a changing market. Led by such brand names as Wolverine, Timberland, and Caterpillar, companies are constructing a product that attracts and keeps the younger consumer not just on the job, …

Getting All Worked Up

Boots and flannel work clothes have become the most popular attire among gym enthusiasts. Standard outfits for gyms, health clubs and fitness studios such as white sneakers or ballet shoes, thongs, leotards and sweat bands have been replaced by boots and wrestling shoes, sloppy clothes, bandanas, beret or caps for headgear and bellbottoms. Gym managers, …

Do You Really Know About Scorpions Poisonous?

The sting: shake out the best hunting boots and check your sleeping bag, scorpions are nothing to mess with. How dangerous are scorpions? It depends on whom you ask, apparently. As is often the case with potentially deadly animals, statistical data and summary opinions vary widely and are frequently at odds. Poisonous Scorpions According to …

Don’t Soak Up The Sun

Sun exposure is more hazardous than you think, especially when hunting at high altitudes or in tropical climates. What is the Greatest Health Threat under the Sun? For those who spend lots of time outdoors, the biggest health threat is the sun, according to many doctors. The incidence of melanoma–the deadliest form of skin cancer, …