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A few days ago, I returned from a vacation. The last night I was there, we were outside for about 5 or 10 minutes, and by morning I had found at least ten mosquito bites on my arms and legs. Those thirsty little blood-suckers really had a feast, and I was paying the price. It… Read more »


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Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes.There are natural disasters, man-made disasters, and personal disasters. We need a variety of things prepared and ready for any emergency. I’m sure you’ve thought about storing water, and food, and a first aid kit. Those are important. But you need to be sure you also are prepared for… Read more »


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When you’re at home, you can control most of your environment as you prepare for emergencies. You can buy water and food to store, and you can have backpacks packed with emergency items that you could take with you at a moment’s notice. When traveling, it’s a different story. An emergency can be a real… Read more »


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I was talking to someone about emergency preparation a few days ago, and he was not at all interested in doing anything to prepare ahead. He had an interesting theory of how he would make it through any hardships. That got me thinking: If we aren’t prepared to take care of ourselves, who do we… Read more »


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Do you remember the old commercial featuring the actor Samuel L. Jackson for a credit card that had the tagline of “What’s in Your Wallet?” The company was trying to say that the card they were promoting had much more to offer than any other card you could have. Maybe it did, maybe it didn’t…. Read more »


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This week, we had an unusual thing happen at our house – we discovered mold in our water filter! It was gross and disgusting, and I had to find a way to get rid of it. Let’s start at the beginning. A year or so ago, I got a Berkey Light water filter. My daughter… Read more »


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The dandelion can be used for a host of both natural remedies and delicious food recipes. This wild little plant is useful in combating common ailments and readily available to consume in a survival situation. Dandelions may seem like a nuisance in the yard, but before you mow over the little yellow flowers, pause to… Read more »


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  If I accidentally drove my car off a bridge, and suddenly found myself in the water, inside my car, with no way to get out of my seatbelt and out of the car (which was starting to fill with water), I’d be glad that I carry an emergency knife! Now, in fairness, that’s never… Read more »


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Last week, my friend came to visit so we could do some hardcore geocaching (see geocaching.com for more information). We had a wonderful time and can’t wait to get out again, despite the bumps, bruises, and bites (those darn mosquitoes!). We found hundreds of caches (yes, we’re pretty committed to the game), but near one… Read more »