I've had family members who joined cults. Here are some of the ways you can help your own family if you think they belong to a cult.
Is the Trump that we see in public really a plant of the deep state? Has the real president has been held captive on his golf course the past four years?
I've been selling designs on Zazzle and Cafepress for several years now. Here are some of the mistakes that I've made and some things I would have done differently.
I recently refinanced my mortgage using a discount mortgage broker. Here is how they compared to my local credit union.
How did we arrive at the current state of affairs, where each American has their own set of facts and consensus is now a thing of the past?
What are the pros and cons of inflatable fishing kayaks and are they a good alternative to traditional hard kayaks?
Truck tents, which can be set up in the bed of a pickup truck, offer campers an alternative to traditional ground tents. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of truck tents.
I once got rid of almost everything that I owned and began a new life as one of the first "digital nomads". Here' how how I now view that experience 20 years later.
If you're realizing that you haven't saved enough for retirement, and are nearing that age, you may need to consider some of these ideas.
Here are some advantages and disadvantages of the three main kinds of BBQ pits that are available to consumers.
At certain times you may be able to find incredible bargains on Canadian vehicles, including those made in the US and sold in Canada. Here's what you'll need to do to bring one home.
If you have a heavy kayak it sometimes be a challenge to get it from your vehicle to your favorite paddling place. Here's how to make the job easier, with a kayak cart or dolly.
Here's how to turn small revenue streams of $1 or less into a living wage.
Lab grown meat is now available for sale, but how ethical is this new technology and would you eat it?
Several years ago I leased a small property that I own for oil and gas exploration. Here are some of my regrets about that decision.
With prices depressed because of Covid-19, now may be one of the best times to invest in real estate. Here is how to buy real estate if you only have a small amount to invest.
I'm currently building a multi-property real estate portfolio with income that I've earned from online writing. Here's how I'm doing it.
My wife has been teaching English online to kids in China for nearly two years now. Here are some of the pros and an cons, along with how much money you might make.
Are you having thoughts about starting your own handyman business? Here are some things you should consider first.
Here are some "strange" side jobs that can pay nicely and add to your income stream.
I lived aboard for several years in a 32' Pearson Vanguard sloop. Here is my advice for those considering living aboard a sailboat today.
If you're appalled at the behavior of anti-maskers, "covid deniers", "mass gatherers" or anyone else who you believe is shirking their social responsibilities right now, you're not alone. There might be a simple explanation why some people act this way.
Here is how to make an emergency battery charging station for home use or RV'ing.
Stripper wells and "orphan" or abandoned oil wells pose a unique threat to the environment. Here are some of those issues and how we might be able to make some positive changes.
This article will break down the process of how to pick and cook prickly pear cactus leaves.
Here are some thoughts on making an emergency water supply for your home.
If there has been a hurricane, earthquake or other natural disaster, you may have to turn off your home's gas, water or other utilities yourself. Here is how to do it.
Learn how to cook a delicious pizza on your gas barbecue grill.
This article will break down how to get drinking water from fire hydrants in an emergency and explain why you should only do so in an emergency.
Learn how to safely collect, prepare, and cook prickly pear pads or leaves.
From your home mortgage to your cable bill, there are ways that you can protect your family's financial health during an unexpected crisis like the coronavirus pandemic. Here are five essential steps that you should take after you have applied for unemployment assistance.
This guide will break down how to quickly start a garden to help with food self-sufficiency by using things that you may already have at home.
This morning I "made" over $2,000 in four hours by really analyzing and cutting down on my bills. Find these common leaks in your money bucket and plug them for good.
Which Fourteener might you choose as your first to climb? Here's why we chose Mt. Bierstadt.
Some images of the historic Hotel Del Coronado on Coronado Island, California.
How we spent a great day in La Jolla. Tips on what to see and do if you only have one day.
For off grid communications the GoTenna has some merits however there are some GoTenna alternatives that may work better for the backcountry.
Why you should visit Sunny Jim Cave in La Jolla California.
How you can share broadband internet with a friend or family member at a distance of up to a mile or more using high gain WiFi antennas.
How to insulate a refrigerator to keep food cold longer during a power outage.
Some environmentally friendly ways to kill snails and keep slugs out of your garden.
Why are GMRS and FRS radio range claims so outlandish? Uniden 50 mile GMRS radio fails range test in Colorado.
How I got into amateur or "ham radio" by building my first crystal radio kit when I was 12.
What is there to do in Bar Harbor Maine? Here are a few things to see and do.
Some of the tricks car salesman used to cheat customers.
Enchanted Rock State Park is dog friendly and wonderful place to take your pet in Texas.
Are LED bulbs really better than Compact fluorescent bulbs? How much money LED bulbs really save.
Some tips on docking in the Bahamas.
How to tell a Ketch from a yawl sailboat.
Can animals forecast the weather? Here are some scientific explanations for animal "rain signs" that have been observed for many years.
What are railroad date nails?
How to find out how much old antique bottles are worth. Value of cork top bottles varies greatly.
Some antique license plates are worth thousands of dollars, but their price depends on many factors. Learn how to determine the value of old plates.
Features to look for in a good fishing kayak. Not all kayaks are best for fishing.
How to choose a pedaling kayak. Pros and cons of pedaling kayaks such as the Native Watercraft Ultimate 12 review.
Easy way to convert your Maglite Solitaire to LED bulbs.
Why would you want to try to improve on one of the world's best flashlights by converting it to LED? For one reason, a Maglite LED conversion means you won't have to buy batteries quite as often. Batteries will last more than three times longer once...
Do wood stove fans reduce wood use and help wood stoves work better? A look at the benefits of woodstove fans.
Spray foam insulation photo Choosing the most energy efficient insulation for your new home is one of the best ways to reduce your monthly bills over the home's lifetime. Fiberglass batts are slowly being pushed to the wayside by more efficient...
A story about how a cheap guitar turned into a sailboat, and helped change a friend's life for the better.
Review of battery upsizers. How well do battery up-sizers work.
How I made an aluminum bed cover for my pickup truck.
Tips on adding a long range wifi antenna to the outside of your home to pick up internet from long range.
Is using a high powers external wifi antenna legal? Tips on long range wireless internet antenna reception boosters.
Photos of the National Solar Observatory in Sunspot New Mexico, near Cloudcroft.
Tips to get better gas mileage in a Chevy Silverado pickup including programmers, bed covers and tire pressure.
A mostly true story about treasure hunting in the Bahamas.
ReNu-It Alkaline Battery Charger By Viatek Most people simply throw away alkaline batteries such as those made by Duracell and Energizer when they are depleted. Did you know that you can safely recharge alkaline batteries up to seventy times or...
In the past few years a number of new non - pyrotechnic signaling devices, such as laser flares and strobes, have come on the boating market. These devices, which are often inexpensive, may help fill the gap between your 406 EPIRB, VHF Radio, rocket...
Some of the best new jobs are in the natural gas industry. How to get a job in the natural gas business.
How to use the My Kap system to save money with your Keurig.
I first wrote this article as a review of a 10 year old Tissot Seastar quartz watch. This is an update, 10 years later of how that watch has held up, as well as a comparison to the automatic version.
How to get a job as a gate guard in the oilfield at the location of oil drilling rigs in places such as the Eagle Ford shale.
How to increase iPhone reception in remote or fringe coverage areas.
Tips on how to install a dual flush conversion kit to your toilet. Dual flush retrofit kits save water.
Most RV's don't come off the dealer's lot with tire pressure monitoring systems installed. That's proved to be unfortunate for my friend Dave, whose RV suffered the damage seen in the photo above. An after-market TPMS system may have helped him avoid this situation.
Ways to collect rainwater with a rain barrel system. Make your own rain barrel system.
Here are some ways to keep your home cool without air conditioning. First we will look at ways to cool an existing, traditional home with ways that use less energy. One of the best ways to keep a home cool without air conditioning is to install a...
Ways to make a survival backpack or escape bag for your family. Escape bag or bug out bag tips.
Why have a high power CB radio in your truck or car?
Choosing an automatic freeze protection thermostat to protect outdoor plants from freezing in winter.
How to use a Kill a Watt power meter to find out how much energy the appliances in your home are using. How Kill a Watt power meters work, review.
The longest range WiFi antenna, the Gird Parabolic.
How to use a high power marine waterproof wifi antenna and adapter to pick up internet on a boat.
How to pick up wifi at long distance with high gain USB adapters. Using long range wifi antennas on a sailboat.
Best paintball walkie talkie two way radios. How to use two way radios for strategic advantage in paintball games.
How to keep a thief from stealing mail from your mailbox.
Mineral rights leasing tips for Eagle Ford shale, Utica shale and other areas. How to lease your mineral rights.
Credit Card Protector Wallets that shield your card from identity thieves.
Things to have on hand for survival in a doomsday scenario. Essential survival items.
Tips for cruising sailors on clearing customs.
Inverters come in all shapes and sizes but the thing you need to pay the most attention to is continuous output in watts. For low power consumption devices such as AC chargers, and small video games, etc, you may be able to get away with a small,...
Many birds die from hitting windows. Bird window collisions account for millions of bird deaths. How to stop birds hitting window.
Information about what a mud engineer does on an oil rig and where to find these jobs.
Is yellow mustard really good for you? A look at the anti cancer properties of yellow mustard, or its ingredient turmeric.
How does an RFID blocking wallet work and do you need one? The need for approved RFID blocking wallets.
First aid kit contents for cruising sailors.
One of the hardest decisions a pet owner can make may be pet euthanasia.
Things that hikers should always carry on a day hike.
Quiet generators for camping.
If you rely on a well for your water supply, you should regularly test your water quality.
How to get better cell phone reception in a home with aluminum siding or a metal roof. Steel frame home cell phone reception problems.
Here are some ways that live aboard sailors can earn money.
What is an oilfield gauger or pumper and what do they do?
Some ways to get rid of wasps and bees in an eco friendly manner.
Tips on how to live on a sailboat and quit your job to go sailing in the islands.
My experience with rooftop PV solar panels.
Why the San Blas Islands of Panama are a great adventure travel destination.
A small tale about working as an oilfield mudlogger.
Ways to make your home super energy efficient without spending a fortune.