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5 Creative Hay Fever Remedies

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My seasonal allergies have been killing me! As I told my friends, I've blown my nose so often this past month that I feel like I'm going to blow out my brains! It's horticultural homicide! My younger son has them as well, just far milder ... Read More

How to Make Homemade Masa & Corn Tortillas

how to make homemade masa and corn tortillas

This is the second half of my two-part series addressing the trend in survival circles of grinding popcorn for cornmeal and nutritional concerns about cornmeal, in general. In part one, I outlined how corn must be processed before eating in order to ... Read More

15 Ways to Celebrate Good Times in Tight Times

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It's been said that the first casualty of war is truth. That may be true, but right on the heels of truth are holidays and celebrations. In the middle of war or other crisis, who has the time to bake a birthday cake or hang Christmas lights, and yet, ... Read More

Evacuation Time? Don’t Forget Your Pets!

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My heart just about broke when I saw all of the abandoned pets in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  How could someone just leave behind a beloved pet?  Not only were the abandoned animals in jeopardy, but as days and weeks went by, ... Read More

Make an Evacuation Checklist


You wake with a start in the middle of the night. Someone is banging on your front door. A gas main has broken one block over. You have 10 minutes to get out of your house. What do you do? An up-to-date checklist for evacuations is the key. How ... Read More

Prepping with Type 1 Diabetes: 2.0

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Our recent article on prepping with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) was well-received, so here’s some more food for thought (totally carb-free!) as you prepare for an insulin-dependent loved one. If you missed the initial article, you can read it ... Read More

When am I done prepping?

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When am I done prepping? When can I relax and say, "I've done all I can do. I'm fully prepared,"? This is a question that pops up from time to time. The simple and easiest answer is, well, you’re never done! Now, before I lose a bunch of you ... Read More

Herb Gardening for Preppers: How to Get Started

herb gardening for preppers

After learning to grow some or all of their own food, many preppers turn their attention to other useful plants like medicinal herbs. Once established, herbs can be relatively low fuss, but deciding what herbs to grow and where to plant them can be a ... Read More

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