How to Survive in Water

How To : Survive driving into water

If your car goes careening into the water there are but a few ways to make it out alive and survive. Submerged vehicle crashes have a higher mortality rate than head on collisions. Don't die of drowning while trapped in a sinking vehicle. Watch this video tutorial and learn ho ...more

How To : Survive a white-water rafting accident

Know what to do before you find yourself tossed around by a raging river. Step 1: Wear your life jacket Wear your life jacket. Make sure it’s snug, and keep it completely buckled at all times. It’s also a good idea to wear a helmet, and absolutely necessary in strong rapids. ...more

How To : Remove a tick

A hungry tick is a determined little bugger—it wants to find its way into your skin if it’s the last thing it does. Here’s how to make sure it is the last thing it does. You Will Need * A pair of fine-tip tweezers * Some rubbing alcohol * Cotton balls * Warm water * Soap * A ...more

How To : Craft a duct tape rose

A bouquet of fresh roses is wonderful but real roses soon fade and die. Make a rose that will last forever, or at least a lot longer that a freshly cut one. Give your rose to someone special or use it as a decoration. Give that special someone a rose that will survive without ...more

How To : Grow Cold, Hardy Running Bamboo

Bamboo is easy to grow, but there are a few things you should know before starting. There are hundreds of species of bamboo and they can be roughly divided into either running or clumping bamboos. Almost all cold hardy bamboos are runners and almost all tropical bamboos are cl ...more

How To : Transplant Papaya Trees

Papaya trees are very vulnerable to transplantation shock. Seedlings tend to recover slowly and poorly after replanting in a new location under a sunny sky. Many internet articles advise that papaya trees should be transplanted without injury to their root systems. Keeping the ...more

How To : Properly fertilize and water your lawn

Just like all living organisms, lawns need the proper amount of food and water in order to survive. Not giving them enough can lead to a dead looking yard that is unpleasant to look at. In this next tutorial from Sears, you'll find out what you need to do in order to ensure y ...more

How To : Prepare for a hurricane or typhoon

This video on typhoon preparedness comes from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, where typhoons are common. The key to surviving a typhoon or other disaster is preparation. Stock up on enough food and supplies to last your family for about a week. Routinely check expiration date ...more

How To : Add color to the garden with perennials

Southwest Yard and Garden featuring John White, Dona Ana County Extension Agent, hosts a 6 minute clip with co-host Master Gardener Valois Pearce both of Dona Ana County, New Mexico host a short web show featuring plants that can easily survive on smaller amounts of water over ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Control Running Bamboo

Most bamboo in the United States is running bamboo, because nearly all cold hardy bamboo is the running or invasive type. The tropical bamboos are mostly "clumpers" and stay in a nice, tight clump. Running bamboos spread far and wide and can be very invasive. I grow many kinds ...more

How To : Prune hybrid-T roses

John White and Rosemary Maddox Master Gardner will teach us how to prune our hybrid t-roses. To begin, you’ll need a set of bypass pruners, long handles loppers for branches or canes, which are bigger than your thumb. You may also need a pruning saw, 10% bleach solution which ...more

How To : Grow and take care of poinsettia year round

More likely than not this holiday season you'll either be buying a poinsettia plant or will receive one as a hostess present. Rather than letting yours wither away and die as you forget repeatedly that it may need a little water to survive, check out this gardening tip video t ...more

How To : Easily survive in the woods

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to survive in the woods. When camping in the woods, users should always think about bring the essentials: water, food and clothing. It is recommended that users have a water bag store a large amount of water. Bring one or more coolers ...more

How To : Make a simple coyote well water filter

When you're trying to survive in the wild, clean water is an absolute must. This video shows you a simple and easy method to build a basic water's edge, water filter device called a coyote well water filter. Though this filter will NOT remove toxins or pathogens, in an emergen ...more

How To : Survive a killer bee attack

Africanized honeybees, also called killer bees, can be far more aggressive than other types. Here's how to survive when they're on the rampage. You Will Need * The ability to run quickly * Soap and water * A flat, straight-edged object (optional) WARNING: Seek immediate medic ...more

How To : Survive a sinking car

When you are in a car sinking below water quickly, you only have a few minutes to free yourself and get above water. Watch these survival techniques - they may save your life!

How To : Care for hibiscus plants

In this video, we learn how to take care of hibiscus plants. These can grow anywhere from 3-10 feet tall, so make sure to take care of these! Some extra steps to help are to: plant these in a well drained area and water it, let it drain and water it again. During the winter, m ...more

How To : Survive a bite from a cottonmouth snake

Watch this video to learn how to survive a bite from a North-American Cottonmouth snake. If you are ever bitten by a cottonmouth snake, also known as a water moccasin, you would want to follow these steps: 1. Call for emergency assistance. 2. Don't suck out the venom. 3. Don't ...more

How To : Collect Safe Drinking Water from the Wilderness

Without water, human beings can only survive for a few days. When you are out in the wilderness, knowing how to collect safe drinking water can be a matter of life or death. Large plastic bags are extremely handy for collecting condensation from grass and tree leaves, as well ...more

How To : Survive a shark attack

Sharks. The first thing that comes to mind is "Jaws", Steven Spielberg's horrifying shark film that scared generations of young adults from entering the ocean waters. But not all sharks are as violent (and hungry) as "Jaws", so jump in the water and know a few guidelines to st ...more

How To : Survive in the wilderness

In this how-to video, you will learn how to survive in the wilderness. First, practice all of these skills before you go out on a trip of some sort. Skill and common sense preparation is important. Make sure you have duct tape, a flash light, and fishing line and hook. Foil is ...more

News : Our front yard garden on New Year's Day

These are pictures of our garden, as of New Year's Day. Everything looks different now. The grapevines are coming back, and the oranges have finished their season. Our artichoke, sadly, got trampled and didn't really survive the pollution of the large Station fire. Our baby ar ...more

How To : Assemble a wilderness survival kit

This is a video showing how to assemble a wilderness survival kit. To do this there are some basic things in every kit. One of the things is water, food, or ways to make food, and shelter, or ways to make shelter. There is one prepared kit with pieces of equipment necessary to ...more

How To : Protect plants from freezing temperatures

The cold weather can mean bad news for your home garden. But if you take the right measures, you can protect your plants from dying during the winter months. This video will show you to prepare your plants to survive the cold. Step 1: Consider location Grow plants near the so ...more

How To : Get rid of chiggers

With summer just around the corner and the family spending more time outside insects such as chiggers can become an annoying hindrance to outdoor activities. Luckily, there are ways to deal with the little buggers with a little effort and some key items. Follow these tips to ...more

How To : Survive riptides

A riptide can be terrifying. But if you keep your cool and know what to do, you'll stay safe. You Will Need * Precautions * Riptide telltale signs * The ability to remain calm WARNING: Only swim when a lifeguard is on duty and, when you do, stay between the flags. If you’re n ...more

News : Gardening's Here!

Finally! Gardening! Many have been waiting for ages for this invention to come true, and now it has! Come experience it for yourselves in the Test Realm (instructions on getting there will be added)! When you enter, go the Moolinda Wu and she will teach you how to start garden ...more

News : Minecraft World's Ultimate Survival Guide, Part 5

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Part 5 in Minecraft World's Ultimate Survival Guide is, for me, the longest article to write. Since I squeezed out a lot of information from other areas to put into survivability, i ...more

How To : Survive in the wilderness and not wear cotton

Check out this video to learn appropriate attire for wilderness activities and how NOT to get lost in the first places. (Once lost) signal for assistance! Watch the get tips on how to build land markers to indicate direction, choose a location for shelter, build a shelter, fin ...more

How To : 16 Tips for Staying Awake When You're Tired

While there's an art to surviving the all-nighter, there's also an art to staying awake throughout the day when you're operating on little to no sleep. In 1964, the record for sleep deprivation was set by 17-year-old Randy Gardner, who stayed awake for an incredible 264 hours ...more

How To : Survive Deadly Bites and Stings from Wild Animals

As a follow-up to an earlier post on surviving deadly animal attacks in the wild and another one on relieving a jellyfish sting, listed below are things you should do (and shouldn't do) if you are ever bitten or stung by potentially poisonous wild animals. In general, seek pr ...more

How To : Make a monsoon shelter

Finding yourself lost in the desert is not good news. Especially if you are without food, water, or even shelter. So in this three part video tutorial, you'll find out how to take care of one of your problems: shelter. Find out what it takes to make a monsoon shelter in order ...more

How To : Understand CAM plants

We all learn a simple description of photosynthesis in grade school but there are a lot more complicated process going on. Plants can utilize carbon at night and this description will explain a very advanced understanding of how CAM works. AM plants or those plant species suc ...more

News : Youth Vs. Wisdom

Hi there Dolls, I just got done putting the children to bed for the night. Fed the husband, made a little love, and took a bubble bath! I lathered up my body with a Gardenia lotion and have thrown on my amazing silk robe. I smell and feel wonderful as I sip on my Cantaloupe ...more

Kill This (and Other Prey) : Tips from an Iraq War Veteran

Robert Xyster, submitter to Love.Earn, shares a military-grade formula for avoiding starvation in the wild. There are several deadfall trap tutorials on the web, but this HowTo is particularly unique because of its context. Using the Iraq terrain as a backdrop, the war vetera ...more

How To : Grow orchids

Although most of us can't grow Mangoes or Avocados or some of the other plants we're looked at, most everyone can grow or enjoy Orchids. Today they're readily available and there are thousands of species and it's believed there are thousands that have yet to be been discovered ...more

L4D2 : The Port Finale

L4D2: The Port Finale The Third Chapter in The Passing is the Port Finale. It's similar to the Dead Center finale, where you have to gather gas cans spread throughout the map and fuel the generator to lower the bridge. The banter between the two groups once you finally meet ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (04/18 - 04/24)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more

News : Minecraft World's Ultimate Survival Guide, Part 1

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Note: As I thought of writing something like this, it sounded fairly simple. A one-stop guide for everything related to survival (survival mode, SMP) in Minecraft. But as I progress ...more

How To : Survive in the desert

In this video series, survival skills expert Mike Myers explores how to survive in the desert. Learn basic desert survival tips such as: how to prepare for the wilderness, how to find a campsite, how to use a map and a compass, how to kill and eat a rattlesnake, how to treat a ...more

How To : Break a fast

Dr. Aris Latham suggests setting standard plans for breaking a fast for most of people that he interacts with because the animal body has been programmed to eat in a certain way. This is necessary to train your body well so as to survive and be healthy. Divide your day into 3 ...more

How To : Survive hiking in the Appalachian mountains

In this survival video series, learn how to survive hiking in the Appalachian Mountains from hiking expert David Jackel. David will teach you how to survive hiking in the Appalachian Mountains with camping tips and survival techniques such as how to pack for a camping trip in ...more

News : Florida & Texas Could Become Zika Hotspots in the US

To much of the United States, Zika seems like a tropical disease that causes horrible problems in other countries but is nothing to be worried about stateside. It may make you rethink your beach vacation abroad, but not much more than that. However, if you live in Florida or T ...more

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