Cristel Mohrman

Cristel Mohrman

Cristel manages renters, condo and power sports content for The Allstate Blog and Allstate.com's Tools & Resources section.

Stories by Cristel Mohrman

5 Creative Ways to Use Your Multi-Purpose Knife

Oct 24, 2014

A multi-purpose knife is extremely handy for outdoor adventures and camping. Here are some additional, and unexpected, ways this handy gadget can save the day — any day.

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4 Survival Skills for Everyday Life

Oct 14, 2014

    The suburbs can be scarier than you think. From nosy neighborhood animals to temporary power outages, you never know what minor mishaps might shake up your peaceful existence. Here’s how to combat whatever lurks around that cul-de-sac. 1. Foraging for Food: Lower Fridge Before A Power Outage According to the National Center for Home Food Preservation, when severe weather threatens, it’s […]

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5 Sweet Ways to Spend Sweetest Day

Oct 10, 2014

We know there are still four months until Valentine’s Day, so for now, spread the sweetness on Sweetest Day — the third Saturday in October. It may sound like a work of fiction, but this American holiday has been around for more than 80 years. Sweetest Day started in the early 1920s, when philanthropist and Ohio […]

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Quiz: What’s Your Fall Knowledge?

Oct 09, 2014

The season is upon us for pumpkins, apples and other hallmarks of autumn. But how much do you really know about the fundamentals of fall? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

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How to Host an RV Tailgating Party

Oct 02, 2014

The return of crisp autumn air, team jerseys on display and tailgating parties can only mean one thing: It’s football season! There are few better ways of getting in the team spirit and enjoying the sport amid friends than tailgating. And if you own an RV, tailgating can be a practical way of enjoying games […]

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9 Steps to Next Year’s Gorgeous Yard

Oct 01, 2014

Fall is the time to button up your yard. Smart gardening will not only protect it from damage that can be caused by frigid weather, but also to help ensure that spring will emerge gloriously. Landscape experts offer a number of tips on what you can do during the autumn months to help prepare your lawn and garden […]

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How to Turn an Empty Can into a Lantern

Oct 01, 2014

  Finding the outdoors a bit too dark? According to howtosurviveit.com, you can light up your campsite, backyard or even a tailgate with this cool lantern made out of an empty soda can. It will maximize the brightness of your candle and protect it from the elements, too. What you’ll need: Empty soda can Knife Tea light candle […]

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All Tied Up: How to Make and Use 3 Knots

Sep 25, 2014

  Knots aren’t just nautical. They’re extremely handy on land, too, whether you’re camping, gardening or just relaxing. Here are three common knots that can make life a knot easier. (We couldn’t resist!) Bowline knot Uses: Commonly used to hang things, like a hammock. Also used to hang an item that may be pulled on […]

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How to Light a Campfire Without a Match

Sep 22, 2014

  No matches? No problem. Using some items you may already have at your campsite, like a soda can and some chocolate, you can get a fire going. Just be sure you’ve got a sunny day and some patience. Check out this can-do trick from howstuffworks.com. What you’ll need: Empty soda can One bar plain chocolate Tinder (a handful) […]

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Easily Lost? You Can Make Your Own Compass

Sep 18, 2014

  Here’s a great little outdoor challenge: assemble a compass with these instructions from noaa.gov. It’s a fun way to show kids how people navigated the “old-school” way, before GPS and apps. What you’ll need: Sewing needle (1-2 inches long) Small magnet Small piece of cork (from a wine bottle is great) Small cup of […]

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