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Don’t Know How To Get A Fire Going? Here’s The Ultimate How-To.

When I was a Girl Scout, they didn’t teach us how to build a campfire. Back then, I thought it was pretty normal, but now, I can’t help but wonder why we didn’t get to learn the useful survival skill while our male counterparts did.

Regardless, to this day, I am a bit intimidated when asked to gather tinder and kindling for a campfire.

What’s the difference? How much do I need? And don’t even get me started on how you go about assembling all that stuff…

Thankfully, sites like ScoutmasterCG exist to help people like me out!

Here’s everything you need to know to get a fire going from scratch in the woods.

If you’re more into videos, though, this tutorial should help you out!

Soon, this will be me (except, y’know, in a more controlled setting).

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/fire-how-to/

You Can Open A Wine Bottle With Just About Anything…Including A Blowtorch!

It’s basically the end of the world if you need a glass of wine but can’t find a bottle opener.

Okay, so maybe I’m being a bit dramatic…

But it is pretty terrible!

While you could open your bottle with a key or a shoe, if you have a blowtorch just hanging around your home, this hack is quick and probably way more fun than any other trick you’ll try…

How satisfying is this?!

It might not be the most useful hack around…

But it’s still pretty fun to watch and play around with!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/bottle-blowtorch/

Guacamole Is Good, But When You Add It To Chicken And Wrap Everything In Bacon? Yum.

I’ve had a love affair with guacamole since I was a little girl — long before avocados became the hip food to put on everything.

Bacon has also been on my top 10 food list for years. That’s why it’s so hard to understand how I never knew about this guacamole chicken bacon bomb recipe until today. Get ready for a serious party in your mouth.

Here’s everything you need to know:

Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tomato, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of cilantro
  • 1/2 tablespoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 chicken breast
  • Bacon

Recipe:

  1. Cut the avocados in half and scoop the meat into a bowl.
  2. Add the onion, tomato, cilantro, salt, and lime juice. Stir to make guacamole.
  3. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken, slice in half and cut a slit in the center.
  4. Spoon guacamole into the hole.
  5. Wrap the breast in a piece of bacon.
  6. Cook on high heat in a pan for two to three minutes.
  7. Then, place in the oven and bake at 400° for 10 minutes.
  8. Slice and enjoy!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/guacamole-bacon-chicken/

This Woman Has Made It Her Life’s Goal To Rescue Dogs In Need All Over Nepal

A little over six years ago, Kate and Doug Clendon took in a dog with a broken leg, but that’s just where their journey started

The New Zealand couple cared for the pup in their house, got it veterinary help, and returned it to the community it called home. But when word spread of their selfless deed, more dogs came to their doorstep and the need for a more permanent solution arose.

That’s when they decided to devote their lives to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming poor dogs in Nepal. Community Dog Welfare Kopan was born.

Kate and Doug Clendon wanted to help as many dogs as they could, so they built a shelter next to their house in Kathmandu.

Though Nepalese people believe it’s important to care for not only their dogs but those of the community, the country is incredibly poor.

So when the shelter opened, the kennels were quickly filled with pups in need of food and medical care.

The small team at the shelter works day and night to help treat all kinds of ailments — from broken limbs to tapeworms and cancerous tumors.

They also work with the community on bigger events to distribute vaccines and spay and neuter animals.

While funds have always been a little tight, as is true of most rescue shelters in the world, things were only made worse on April 25, 2015…a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit the region.

Now more than ever, the people of Kathmandu call on the shelter for help treating lost, injured, and starving dogs.

The dogs (and the locals) are ever grateful for all the aid.

Learn more about the incredible work that Kate and her amazing staff are doing at CDWK every day:

If you’d like to contribute to this amazingly worthy cause, every bit counts. There are plenty of ways to get involved. While every community should be so lucky to have kind people like Kate and her husband, it’s struggling countries and cities like Kathmandu and Nepal that really benefit from their good nature.

Be sure to follow along with all their wonderful work on their Facebook page.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/nepal-rescue/

These Animals Were Living In Inhumane Conditions Before These Heroes Arrived

When the 66 dogs and three horses on this Galia County property in Ohio were found, they were in terrible shape.

Left without water and adequate food for who knows how long, there’s no telling what the fate of these animals would have been had the Humane Society of the United States not stepped in…

From the outside, the home looked relatively normal.

But the inside told a far sadder story. Hiding under every surface…

…were scared, starving dogs.

They all desperately needed medical attention, food, and water.

The Humane Society of the United States knew just what to do.

Watch the full rescue below.

If you can, please consider helping make more rescues like this one possible by donating here.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/humane-society-rescue/

This Dog Is Living His Best Life When He Gets A Doggie Massage

I have a love-hate thing with massages. One the one hand, they’re so relaxing, but on the other, I know that I may very well fall into a deep depression afterwards because I know it’ll be too long until the next one.

Not everyone deals with this inner turmoil when they get a good rubdown, but for me, the struggle is real.

Toto, for instance, hasn’t a care in the world when he gets his doggie massage. In fact, he looks so relaxed I really want to know his secret…

Just look at how happy this cutie is!

I think Toto should become best friends with this pup. I’m sure they’d hit it off…after they got done napping.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dog-massage/

They Walked Into A Seemingly Normal Home, But The Condition They Found It In? Horrible.

I wish this was the last time I had to cover a puppy mill rescue, but I know it won’t be.

Despite the widespread knowledge of the cruelty animals experience in puppy mills, the ASPCA still estimates that there are as many as 10,000 of these establishments all over the U.S.

People who purchase animals from pet stores are all but handing their money over to unlicensed, horrible puppy mills.

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No matter how adorable they look, odds are, the dogs came from an irresponsible “breeder” who cared very little about their well-being.

This is what a puppy mill really looks like.

When the amazing people at Animal Rescue Corps got to the scene of this particular home in Morgan County, TN, they named the rescue Operation Dire Straits.

And it’s obvious why…these dogs had no time left.

Watch to see what else they found on the property and just how long they worked to save all these helpless animals.

Please, please consider contributing to Animal Rescue Corps. They are doing incredible things to give animals like these ones a second chance at a happy, healthy life.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/animal-rescue-corps/

This Guy Got Bitten By A Bug, Which Is Normal…But His Reaction Is Anything But

When I get bitten by mosquitoes, the spot gets red and balloons up to an uncomfortably large and embarrassing size…but my bites have nothing on what this guy is going through.

Then again, if you bring up Ben C‘s abnormally large top lip, he’d probably ask what you’re talking about. He’s just got naturally luscious smackers, obviously.

But I think everyone — including doctors — would hilariously argue otherwise…

Watch his whole reaction here.

You do you, Ben.

Personally, this would be MY reaction to this kind of bug bite.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/bitten-by-bug/

These Bacon, Egg, And Cheese Bread Bowls Are The Breakfast You Need

When it comes to getting a balanced breakfast, I aim for the easiest option — cereal.

It’s not exactly the healthiest choice, but it’s better than just downing a cup of coffee, right? Well, apparently I’ve been approaching the meal all wrong. The key is to prepare a few days of breakfast in one go. If you love bacon, eggs, and cheese, you need to check this recipe out.

Here’s how you can make these for your whole week!

Ingredients:

  • A pack of bacon
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 ounces of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 2 sandwich buns
  • Grated cheddar cheese

Recipe:

  1. Chop up the bacon into small pieces and cook in a pan.
  2. Mix the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and nutmeg together.
  3. Cut the sandwich rolls in half and remove most of the bread inside to form bowls.
  4. Sprinkle the bacon crumble and some grated cheddar cheese in each bowl and top with some of the egg mix.
  5. Bake in the oven at 320°F for 30-40 minutes.
  6. Serve or save for tomorrow’s breakfast!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/breakfast-bowls/

18 Animals Who Are So Confused By All This Sorcery

Our pets are so wise when it comes to matters of treats, belly rubs, and trips to the park. But ask them to explain complex matters like memory foam or lemons and you’ll probably be met with baffled silence.

Take it from these confused pets…what you’re showing them is surely sorcery.

1. “Wait…what in the?”

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2. He’s so confused as to why these treats don’t taste like they normally do…

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3. Lemons ARE terrifying.

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4. Admittedly, this kind of is sorcery…from a galaxy far, far away.

5. “What kind of cardboard box IS THIS?!”

6. “This time around I’ll getcha…wait, no, this time.”

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7. “Just gotta clean this tasty cotton candy before I can eat i–…WHERE’D IT GO?”

8. In their defense, I don’t understand treadmills either.

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9. Not everyone masters drinking water their first time around…

Slightly longer source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwanDkAlwBc

10. “DID YOU SEE THAT?”

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11. “What is this SORCERY?”

12. “Is there something on my head? THERE’S SOMETHING ON MY HEAD.”

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13. Sticker is decidedly too sticky.

He was exploring and somehow found a stray label that got stuck to his foot.

14. “Human made a funny!”

15. “Stop messing around, Dave. Where’s my string?”

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16. “Wait…where’d he go? I was talking to him!”

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17. “Did I really put on ALL that weight?”

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18. “Dad? Is it really you? I thought you were dead.”

*Sigh* They get confused so easily, but somehow, it just makes them that much cuter!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/funny-confused-animals/