Thursday, July 24, 2014

I'm Dreaming of Pineapples and Instagram Contests!

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The bartenders will bring out the fruit and the rum, and you get to choose your adventure! You even get to see the bartenders creating your own, personal, dream come true drink! (Always remember to drink responsibly, have a designated driver, because if you are anything like me, you may want to try a different rum in each different kind of fruit!)

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Day in the Life of A Pack of Kleenex

I remember the day we were shoved in a box and wrapped up, and it got real dark. I was scared at first, but I was with my mom, my dad and my brothers and sisters, so, it wasn't to bad.
I lost track of time, but it felt like days, when I saw light again.
I saw this big, smiling face, staring down at us, and she started yelling for her mommy.
Her mommy came to see what was going on, and she pulled us out of the box. We were a bit frightened, we didn't know these people, what they wanted with us, what their plans were, what in the world do they want with a pack of my Kleenex family?
My mommy tried to tell me it would be ok, she said not to worry, she has heard the other Kleenex talk about these people and that they won't hurt us. She said we are here to help them, because nobody can go through life without Kleenex. So, I calmed down a bit, but wanted to stay awake, so I could see what this little girl and her mom were up too.
The little girl's mom seemed to really like us. She put us in a fancy box and started taking pictures for her friend, Crowdtap. (I still don't know who, Crowdtap, is, but, they sound pretty cool. I know this mom loves them! All she talked about was how awesome Crowdtap was. I hope I get a chance to meet them!
Just then, 2 little boys came running and screaming, 1 told their mom that the smaller one had a runny nose, and then, one of my worst nightmares came true! 
Their mom ripped open the pack, took my big brother out, and wiped the tiny boy's nose! OH, the horror! My mom kept saying, "Shush! This is what we are here for. It'll be fine, dear." I don't care what she said, where is my brother going??
Do you know where he went? The little boy rolled my brother up, into a ball! Then, shoved him in his pocket! 
I closed my eyes and tried to disappear, but it didn't happen. I was to scared to see who would be next.
Ok, the little girl is back again, omg I hope she doesn't have a runny or stuffy nose. 
Oh no! She just ripped my big sister straight from the pack! Not even a warning??
What is she doing?
Oh my, she's asking her mom for nail polish remover, she wants her mom to help take off her nail polish so they can redo them! I don't think I can even look. 
Her mom loves Kleenex a lot, she will not stop talking about how much better we are than cotton and how we don't stick and we help take off the fancy nail polish with glitters, confettis, and sand. (Why would anybody put sand in nail polish?) I don't know, but the next thing I saw, was possibly the most horrifying of them all! 
The little girl wanted her toenails painted and her mommy ripped my dad right out of the pack and tore him into pieces! 
If that isn't bad enough, she put the pieces of my dad, in between the little girl's toes! AAHHH!
But, the mom told her little girl, Kleenex work super nice to help with the perfect pedicure. If you put pieces of us in between your toes, I guess, your toe nails don't touch your skin and your polish stays nice and smooth.
Her toenails did look pretty! 
What in the world? The bigger boy came back and just tore my little brother out and ripped him into pieces for a craft he was making! A comic book? Why does he need to rip my little brother in pieces?
Hmmmmm. I'm not so sure he needed to, haha, well, it is funny, he did make the Kleenex beat up the stain in his tshirt. 
I don't know what is happening now, but the mom picked us up and threw us in her backpack and she took the kids and put them into her truck, oh no, it looks like we're going on a trip!
It was nice to get some fresh air, especially after all of the events that just took place. I was feeling a little......WHAT? 
What is going on? She just took my little sister out of the pack and put her between her lips and looked in the mirror! She is going on and on about how awesome Kleenex are when you want a matte look or if you need to blot your lips to prime for gloss? Oh boy, I am sooo happy I don't have to go through so much just to look good. 
Now the music started and she pulled some more things from her backpack. Did somebody just say, candy? Yes please!
These kids sure love candy! We do to, but we aren't ever going to have any again if she keeps using us all day. Doesn't a day go by that this lady doesn't go through packs of Kleenex? 
Of course, the smallest boy is messy and needs my other brother to wipe him up. Ugh! I bet he gets rolled up too. 
Now we're at a red light, and she just tore my last brother from the pack so she can dust off her gauge cluster and dash. Either this mom is a mess or being a mom is a lot of work!
We just stopped again, I don't know where we are, but I think we are going along. 
Who was that? That poor little girl just fell outside of the truck and started to cry. This is sad. I don't like to hear little kids cry. I hope her mommy can fix her up and make it better........Uh oh, my mommy just said she has to go and help the little girl! Ok, mommy, I will see you soon. (My mom is always the first to help everybody.)
I just heard that little girl's mommy tell her that Kleenex are always good for skinned knees. They help stop the bleeding and come in handy when you don't have band aids. Even more important, they help keep the wound clean and dry. I don't know what a skinned knee is, but I don't think it sounds so nice. I don't have knees, so I won't need to worry.
We are at the grocery store! It's just me and my other sister left anymore, I am starting to have fun with this family though. I hope they need me in a very big way!
The mommy just explained to the kids that they have to clean off the cart handle, so the germs go away. That's a good idea. I bet there are a lot of germs on a shopping cart!
There goes my sister, adios sis! I'll probably see you in a pocket somewhere later!
Well, this is a big day so far, I'm getting kind of tired and now I'm all alone. I have nobody to talk too.
I think I'm going to fall asleep.........
What? Where am I? It's that little girl again. She's still so sad about her knee, the poor little thing. I wish she would smile again!
I am not sure what is happening, but she just took me out of the pack, and started to giggle. Well, that's ok, if I can make her happy, I am happy too.
Wait! What are you doing to me?

I'm a what? A lollipop ghost? 

She just called me Emily, and said I'm her lollipop ghost friend forever. She even gave me a face!
I think I will be ok here after all.

* We received a sample of Kleenex from Crowdtap. Our review is honest and original and receiving a free sample did not change our views in any way, shape or form *

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tasty Skinny Drink Ideas

I'm sure most of my readers know by now, how much I love, Crowdtap. If you don't know, well, it's the coolest website for anybody who has an opinion. The more opinions, feedback, the more talkative you are, online and offline, the better your chances of getting cool stuff to post, share, tweet, pin, instagram, bookmark, and try.
I'm also certain, most of you know by now, I'm a bartender.
I've been a bartender for 21 years now, and even with my disability, (which is in my feet, the whole way through my hips), I still work part time weekends, because I love my job, and love talking to people. I usually say it's my time off of work, lol! It is hard work, but blogging, cleaning, cooking, and a big family with nutty kids, seems to be much more hectic than a busy bar.
Anyway, I scored this #TeamSweetNLow sample and share through, Crowdtap, and I wanted to share my drink recipes I came up with for Sweet N Low!
This was my sampling kit, complete with some super yummy drink recipes created by, Sweet N Low, along with some coupons and samples, and a box for moi!
I'm a sugar addict, so I figured this would be interesting to try, especially for some delicious martinis!
I prepared all of the fresh fruit! (I ate most of the mango and nectarine!!)
and then prepared and plated the Sweet N Low...
I always like to rim the glasses with either colored sugar, or now, Sweet N Low, or if you are having a margarita of course, you would use salt. 
I always slide the fruit chunk around the rim of the glass, and then dip in the Sweet N Low....

You can also just dip your fruit garnishes, into the Sweet N Low, and slid that around, or not..and just let it set on your glass.
I needed pineapples for my evening of skinny drinks and Sweet N Low, but after a trip to my local grocery store, I realized, I'd have to make do with the fruit I already had. (We live in nowhereland, and have 1 store closeby. Most of our groceries are bought online, yes, even produce. But, I do visit this store each week. They were just out of pineapples.)
This is a classic creamsicle martini. 
I used Skky vodka, light cream, fresh orange juice, a packet of Sweet N Low for the orange garnish, (I also dipped the orange garnish into the drink to get some more sweetness in there)
This is one of my favorites! Normally, I would garnish with some orange sugar, but I'm liking the whole, less is more deal, that Sweet N Low has to offer!

This is quite the tasty, very healthy, skinny, cocktail!
I came up with this when I threw some strawberries, blueberries, nectarine pulp, and raspberries, into the blender, (just as I would a smoothie), and added just 1 packet of Sweet N Low, and some Skky vodka!
I apologize for the toothpick garnish. I would use a cocktail stirrer, or "little swords" as my kids call them, lol!
But, I'm all out of those and it isn't something I usually have on hand.
(I am thinking of grabbing more accessories and adding a drink recipe series on 1 of my blogs, but, more on that later!)
I really, really, really loved this drink! I cubed some nectarines, and used those on the side! YUM!
 I love these ice cubes!! They will never water down your drink, and they come in a handy little bag. You just throw them in the freezer, and voila! They stay cold forever, and they won't affect the flavors in your yummy cocktails!

Can you see those sweet non watery, ice cold cubes in there??
Now, this drink is just fabulous!!!
I threw this together, and wish I could have a 2nd, but, the kids have summer camp early in the morning!
I used, Captain Morgan's Parrot Bay Pineapple flavor, (again, I would usually use a pineapple, along with the mango, orange and lime) and I used 2 special ingredients, along with just a half of a pack of Sweet N Low...
Rooibee Roo Orange Tea and Rooibee Roo Mango Tea. 
WOW! Now, this is something I wouldn't mind drinking on a hot, summer day, or um, every, hot, summer day!
I am very pleased with all 3 of these drinks, and, I'm even more than interested in using Sweet N Low for even more creations, drinks and desserts!!
You only need a very small amount of Sweet N Low, to sweeten your desserts, teas, cocktails, coffee, tomato sauce, the possibilities are endless!!
Please leave comments about what you would create by replacing sugar with a skinnier, sweeter version!
I'll be back soon, to name these drinks! (I have to think a bit, but I'll add my names for the last 2)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

My Much Deserved Girls Night Out in Atlantic City

Last week, I had the awesome opportunity to spend a night in, Atlantic City, NJ.
Crowdtap sent some of it's members, some bloggers, some social media junkies, to stay at a few different casinos, right on the boardwalk.
My itinerary stated to arrive between 3 and 4pm, at, Trump Plaza.

This was the view from my room at Trump Plaza Casino. It was a beautiful view of the beach, especially at nighttime! The one thing that really bothered me most of all was that there wasn't a balcony, and these windows didn't open. There was no fresh air, beach smell, you couldn't hear anything from the beach, it was just silent, and that bothered me a little. I'm not sure why a hotel would have such a gorgeous view but not have windows that open.
This was the nighttime view! Absolutely stunning!! But again, no open windows. 
I don't know, it may be because I'm used to camping, or because I love fresh air, and to hear all the sounds, but, this even bothered me more at night. So, I ended up walking up and down the boardwalk until a little after 4am and went about trying to find some more beauty in this loud, crowded, sometimes sad, casino town. But, more about that later! 
After check in, we went to our room, (I brought my co worker/friend with me, since Atlantic City so generously told us to bring a guest!!), and unpacked, freshened up, and went back downstairs to meet up with the rest of our Crowdtap crew, for, A COCKTAIL PARTY! Yes! Atlantic City, took care of us very well!
We were on the 14th floor, and being the camper chic that I am, I was totally losing it over the absence of a 13th floor. I always swore this was a myth, but here is proof! There really was no 13th floor and I was just, well, floored ;)
Back to the party.....
We found our Crowdtap, Atlantic City party rep downstairs in the lobby, and met a few other fellow, Crowdtappers. That was pretty cool! 
After waiting a bit for a few more to arrive, we hopped aboard Atlantic City's, 24 hour transportation, Jitney. (I loved Jitney! They have stops, all day, all night, and fare is more than reasonable, at $2.25 a ride. (You can save even more if you buy a frequent rider ticket!)
The Jitney van was super clean and comfy and our driver was very sweet, kind and courteous. I was really impressed with this service, and would love to have something similar where I live!

Jitney dropped us off at, The Golden Nugget's H2o bar. Guess what? It was on the roof! H2o was so awesome! Poolside bar, clever, friendly, and funny bartender, (us bartenders have to stick together!).
Once we were past the pool, we were taken onto this uber sweet patio, with some of the most hip lounge furniture, bright reds, and more relaxing than my own bed! 
If that wasn't enough, oh my God! They had this long buffet table set up, with bins filled to the brim with the cutest mini bottles of wine, aluminum bottles of beer, tiny chubby bottles of sodas and waters, and lots of amazing smelling (and looking), food!
This was my first plate! Veggie sliders, cole slaw, potato salad, onion rings, french fries, pickles, cheeseburger sliders, and oh, some delightful chicken and veggies on a stick! I grabbed a second plate, and thought of taking a third, but, I had to think ahead! Walking all night will get a bit tiring if I'm to stuffed. (I would've taken some of the cheeseburgers and chicken to go though!)

I also had a couple of these ;)
After meeting our leaders, (lol, really, we got a chance  to meet couple pretty important people from Crowdtap, and hear a bit about what, Atlantic City has to offer. 
We hopped aboard Jitney again, to take us back to the boardwalk, so we could check out, World Cup Sand Sculpting. 
Amazing, isn't it??
This was one of my favorites, (I drooled over about 3 for sure!)
I have been sharing so many photos, I can't remember which ones I shared and possibly drove people nuts with across my networks, so, I'll lay off some photos for now....
I never realized that there was a World Cup, for sand sculpting, but I am so grateful I was able to witness the beauty behind such a beautiful art!
After snapping tons of pictures, and Instagramming, Tweeting, Pinning, posting and sharing, we walked up on the boardwalk, to start bar hopping.
I am a sucker for appetizers and fancy foods and local foods, and of course, boardwalk food! 
Of course, after a few stops, my phone died and I was in dire need of a charge, so, we went back to Trump Plaza and charged my phone for a bit, and my friend ran down to the casino for a bit.
I ended up watching some tv, and posting more about our trip, and after my phone was charged, I went out on the boardwalk, to try and find something other than closed windows, loud bathrooms, and ladies with their eyes glued to the slot machines, and big bags of change. 
I walked up and down a few times, thinking about going to a few bars to grab some food, but decided to walk on the beach and watch the light and sound show that was right next to Trump Plaza.

The light show was so much fun! I think I misunderstood a bit, and ended up not getting the pictures I really wanted, but I got the end of it for you!
I also found some very cool people, the most memorable was a hilarious 63 year old waitress, who is more badass than any of the  bouncers or security inside any of the casinos I checked out.
I also found something really funny!!

A police sub station for rent! Don't ask me why, but this made me laugh like crazy, I swear some of the other people on the boardwalk were most likely thinking I was an escapee from an insane asylum.
It was the perfect night for sightseeing and beach walking. There was a refreshing breeze, clear skies, plenty of people for people watching, and lots of entertaining personalities to chat with up and down the boardwalk. Very interesting and genuine people for sure!
I realized I would love to come back to Atlantic City, and bring a friend or maybe 5, and have a girls night out, or a moms night out, and dress up like the mobster wives from, Casino, and spend a few hundred at the Blackjack table, wear a cute, little, black dress and put a bunch of jewels in my hair, and smoke a long, fancy cigarette, and have a few martinis.
Then, I want to go hang out at the Margaritaville bar again, and have some fruity drinks with tons of fruit chunks on the side, and be able to feel free for a night! (No kids? Yes, thank you!)
Oh, by the way, the bars don't close til the party is over, which by my observations, weren't until after 3am!
There is also tons of food available for every taste, all night long! and if you're really having a fun girls night out, you can walk on the boardwalk with drinks!!
I'm very much contemplating the wine and cheese festival that is coming up in a couple weeks.......I just may make it.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Laugh at Little Leaks

Everybody has something they don't really want to talk about, publicly, well, almost everybody. (There are always going to be those people who run around, blabbing about every tiny personal issue they or somebody else has ever had)....I don't know what's worse, them, or the people who always yell, "TMI!" lol!
 One of those embarrassing things that nobody seems to want to discuss, is, LBL. Light bladder leakage.
 If you're anything like me, those little internet/text abbreviations, LMAO, are actually real, and throughout a day, you may laugh 3000 times, so hard that it really feels like you just, LMAO'd. But for some of us, it isn't just that, but also a bit of a leak...
It's actually a bit more common than you may think!!
It also doesn't just affect the older generation, but young women can have this dilemma too.
Everything from sneezing, laughing, medications, exercising, pregnancy, disease, illness, and coughing, can cause a bit of a leak. Who hasn't laughed, sneezed or coughed?
Leaks are the most common result of pressure on the bladder.
So, what can we do about this?
Well, for one, you can stop hiding and thinking you're all alone, because you're not.
You can also try kegal exercises! Kegal exercises strengthen  the pelvic floor muscles to fight bladder weakness. (and I've also heard it helps make sex more fun too!)
Another easy way to help with leakage, is to stay hydrated. Drink lots of water! Water is important for many reasons, not just to help with a little leak here and there.
Alcohol, caffeine, and drinks with natural fruit acids, can actually cause more bathroom visits.
The next step to preventing a really embarrassing moment, is grabbing a pack of Poise pads.
I know, you're thinking of those giant, diaper looking things that look way to uncomfortable, and surely, everybody that sees you, will know you're wearing it. NO, it isn't like that at all!
Poise, has microliners, liners, ultra thin pads, the whole way up to Poise Hourglass Pads.
Even the lightest, Poise microliner is 2 times more absorbent than period only liners!!
Poise pads are made with, Super Absorbent Material. (SAM) and they are specially designed to instantly absorb wetness, neutralize odor, and stay 3 times drier than period only pads and liners. (Starting with the liners)
Another cool thing about, Poise, is their social networks and their website. They're very informative, have tons of tips, help, and advice to offer and you may be able to score free samples and coupons from time to time!

I received a free sample from Poise, through Crowdtap.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

IMAX Theaters Presents How to Train Your Dragon 2

Starting this Friday, June 13th, the second chapter of DreamWorks Animation's beloved How to Train Your Dragon franchise is soaring to all IMAX theatres domestically in select engagements.
 The IMAX 3D release will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience®, creating a unique environment that will make audiences feel as though they are flying alongside heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon, Toothless.
 Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, T.J. Miller, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Kristen Wiig reprise their respective voice roles, joined this time by Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett, Djimon Honsou and Kit Harington.
 If you would like more information about How to Train Your Dragon 2, please visit Dreamworks Animation's official website here!
You can also click here to check IMAX Theater locations and local showtimes.

**Disclosure** The information in this post has been provided by IMAX.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Are You Prepared for Everything?

If you follow me anywhere, you are probably well aware that I am addicted to these monthly boxes that are filled with radical goodies and special surprises! (I'm always posting pictures and cool stuff I find in these things, and sharing top secret codes for free boxes and $$ off your first box)?? Well, I received an email about this new monthly box that will be starting very soon, and I am super anxious for this one! I am quite possibly more anxious for this box than any other box I have found so far!
I'm sometimes what some people might call, a nutjob, or a conspiracy theorist, (well, I wouldn't go that far, but there are some who would say that....even though a lot of what I say and think, has come true!)
This monthly box will be for the survivalists, the nutballs, the preppers, the fanatics, the spies, the brilliant, the zombie hunters, the doomsdayers, the people who live anywhere where a storm might hit, or anybody who has ever seen a crop circle, chemtrails, nanobot snow, little green martians and everybody in between.
Every month, you will receive a collection of the most essential tools, guides and supplies, delivered right to your door! (That's one of the best parts! You won't need to worry about any drones, the NSA, the CIA, the FBI, AAA, or the pale neighbors who never come outside during the day. (You know, the really, really weird neighbors? The kind who fly around at night after the sun goes down, dressed like bats?)
To help kick off, Survive Monthly's premiere, I thought I'd help prepare you with some survival tips, to make sure you have what it takes to get through anything!
Hopefully you won't ever end up in a plane crash in Northern Canada, in 35 below 0 temps, but just in case you do, I found a few keen pointers, just to keep in the back of your mind...
A compass can be a dangerous tool.... why? Because if you have one, you just might try to use it to direct you to town. The only thing a compass is REALLY useful for, would be as a reflector for sunlight,
You must keep warm! So, you must melt the snow and make it warm, if you feel like surviving. Warm water will help to retain body heat, snow will not.
If you happen to find a plastic, sectional air map, DO NOT use this to walk to the nearest town! (You will probably never find that town) but, you can use this as a ground cover to keep yourself or another survivor, dry,
Once you're done digging around the crash site, and you find the whiskey bottles, you better think before you do what all of us would probably do... DO NOT DRINK the whiskey, no matter how bad it gets, it'll only get much, much worse if you start guzzling the whiskey.
Alcohol takes on the temperature it's exposed to and if it's 35 below, and you do a few shots, you will freeze your esophagus and stomach. Alcohol dilates blood vessels, and this frozen blood will go straight to your heart, resulting in rapid loss of body heat, and hypothermia.
Use the alcohol for fuel for a fire to keep warm, and keep the empty bottle handy, because this can be used to carry water.
If you find any lighters in any pockets, keep them! Even if they don't have any fluid, they will still produce sparks.
Another item you may find on a plane, would be a newspaper. Newspapers have a few uses for survival. They can be used as reading material, they can be worn under clothing for extra warmth, they can be used for fire, or you can make a megaphone and use it as a signaling device.
Some more interesting survival tools are, tampons. Yes, it's true. Tampons can be used for a variety of things, you can use the cotton for a fire, you can open the wrapper, take out the cotton, and use the rope to tie at the end of the plastic wrap to create an air bubble, and use as a fishing bobber! You can also use the cotton to shove into a plastic tube to make a drink filter for heavy sediment water. The cotton in a tampon, is extra absorbent and could be used for a bandage for cuts and scrapes. Oh, and you could also tie a puff of cotton to the end of a skewer and use this as a dart for a blowgun! (So, ladies, remember to remind your husbands or boyfriends the next time they complain about picking up a box of these life savers!)
Condoms have many uses too. Condoms are excellent for water storage, and latex condoms burn! You could use them as a slingshot to hunt small game, or as a rope. (Condoms aren't just for safe sex anymore!)
Never, never, never throw away the bubble wrap that the UPS guy brings inside your packages! Keep that stuff and put it to good use! Did you know, a sheet of bubble wrap is 70% as effective as 3 cotton blankets? Guess what else?? Bubble wrap is way more effective in the wind and rain!
I don't know about you, but, if I was ever to be caught in a sandstorm, I would probably be screaming and running around in circles, rubbing sand in my mouth and eyes, BUT, you are not to do that! What you are to do, is, lie down flat on your stomach, and keep your head down, in the OPPOSITE direction of the wind. (It's also best to cover your head, even if it's just partially)
Found yourself stuck in the desert? Whatever you do, do NOT take off your clothes! You will get scorched beyond repair! More importantly, pick 1 direction and continue on that path. Don't walk a few miles and wonder if you should turn around and go in another direction.You can also suck on small stones to stay hydrated.
If you survived reading this long post, you are in for a real treat! Because I saved some of the best survival tips for last!
Did you know you can get water from dirt? Yes, yes, you can!
All you need to do is, dig a hole in direct sunlight, place a cup, bowl or some sort of tool to catch water, in the hole, grab a tarp and drape it over the hole opening and secure the edges with rocks and sticks. Next, place a light pebble in the middle of the tarp, so it pulls the tarp down into an upside down pinnacle. When the sun hits the tarp, the air trapped inside will heat and evaporate and you will catch the condensation inside your cup!
Did you ever have a campfire that wouldn't stay lit because of the wind? Well, try building a Dakota fire hole! Dig 2 pits, side by side, connected by a tunnel. Build a fire in 1 pit, and the 2nd pit will allow air and oxygen to reach the fire through the tunnel!
If you are ever stuck somewhere with just a body of water and a tshirt, you can eat! Spit fishing is a fun way to grab some tasty treats, usually minnows, any small fish will think of your spit as food. When they come close to you, just use your shirt as a scoop and chow down!
Last but not least, here is a pretty sweet trick to get you out of one of the most horrific jams of all time!
Losing your car or truck keys, inside your vehicle, and not being able to find where they landed. What do you do?
Well, first, grab your shortwave radio, or any AM radio you have on hand, and a calculator. Set your radio to a frequency that doesn't pick up a signal, the higher, the better... turn up the volume, turn on your calculator and angle the calculator and the radio so they almost face each other. You will know when you have the right angle, because you will hear a light buzzing sound. All you need to do, is move your homemade metal detector around the floor and under and in between your seats, and when you hear the buzz get louder, you're in luck!
Ok, so, you survived this far, and I didn't even get to tell you how to start a fire with ice yet. (I'll save that for another time), so, enter the giveaway, and grab yourself a FREE 3 month subscription, to Survive Monthly!!

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