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Carry Duct Tape Minus the Bulky Roll Duct tape can be a lifesaver. But carrying an entire roll takes up valuable space inside a backpack—and you probably won’t need that much tape. Instead, I wrap a couple feet around a Bic lighter, so I always have a short supply inside my pocket. If you need more, you can also wrap some around a Nalgene bottle. —Ben Wagner, Bozeman, Mont.

A pencil sharpener might not seem like something you should keep in your survival kit, but it's actually quite useful. The paper-thin shavings that you can make catch fire easily and make great tinder.

from Apartment Therapy

Vertical Gardening Inspiration

from Country Living

25 Easy Summer Campfire Recipes (That Aren't S'mores!)

Wrap sliced potatoes, minced garlic, and onions in tin foil and let your campfire do the rest.

Homestead Survival: Greenhouse space saver plus milk carton recycle, I can see strawberries and would be pretty easy to cover with netting to keep the birds out of them. Pallet for frame?

from My Kids' Adventures

How to Create Glow-In-The-Dark Bowling In Your Home

Cute idea on a warm night with the kids...we could play this on an overnight at camp!