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Ticks: How to Safely Remove This Parasite From Your Skin Posted:August 19, 2014 By:Robert Camp

Ticks: How to Safely Remove This Parasite From Your Skin

Summer is here in all its glory and so are those blood-thirsty little arachnids, ticks! If you are hiking through an infested area, these tiny eight-legged creature will wait on brush, shrubs, bushes, grass or low [...]

Canning Home Preserved Peach Jam Posted:August 18, 2014 By:Courtney Wollam

Canning Home Preserved Peach Jam

Sweet Preservation was generous enough to send me a big ol’ box of peaches. My husband LOVES peaches, and although I’ve never worked with them before (they’re not my favorite) I was super-excited to make something [...]

What if You’re Forced to Homeschool? Posted:August 17, 2014 By:Amy Van Riper

What if You’re Forced to Homeschool?

A new school year is almost here. If your children attend school outside your home, have you ever thought about what would happen if their school was closed for an extended period of time? The most likely [...]

Choosing a Folding Knife Posted:August 15, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Choosing a Folding Knife

Folding knives are often the blades of choice when it comes to every day carry (EDC). Let’s face it, they are far easier to toss into a purse or slip into a pocket than their fixed [...]

7 Summer Children’s Activities for Sowing Survivalist Seeds Posted:August 14, 2014 By:Brandy Schau Dibert

7 Summer Children’s Activities for Sowing Survivalist Seeds

Summer activities can be a fun and creative way to introduce your children to basic survivalist concepts. Ways to pass the lazy summer days has changed a great deal over the last decade or so. What [...]

Is a cruise ship any place for a Survival Mom? Answers to your cruise ship safety concerns Posted:August 13, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Is a cruise ship any place for a Survival Mom? Answers to your cruise ship safety concerns

Several weeks ago my family participated in a one-night promotional tour on the Navigator of the Seas, a huge Royal Caribbean cruise ship. The cruise was all too brief, but it provided a chance for me [...]

Subway Safety with Kids Posted:August 13, 2014 By:Jessica Hentze

Subway Safety with Kids

Living in a big city, I have learned to rely on public transportation. Parking spots are limited and often too narrow to fit my big jeep in. Not to mention the crazy, fast paced, and often [...]

Homesteading Health Tip: Sneaky Sugars To Watch Out For Posted:August 12, 2014 By:Karen Lynn

Homesteading Health Tip: Sneaky Sugars To Watch Out For

As part of my Gluten Free journey, I removed refined sugars from my diet and even cut back on the natural sugars that kind of appease my sweet tooth. Of course, that meant checking what is [...]

Gardening in Late Summer and Fall Posted:August 11, 2014 By:LeAnn in Alaska

Gardening in Late Summer and Fall

Depending on where you live, the idea of planting anything new in July or August is unheard of, a waste of materials and resources: some may even call it a taboo! There are various reasons given but [...]

Wildfire Season: Harden your Home to Survive a Firestorm Posted:August 09, 2014 By:Jim Acosta

Wildfire Season: Harden your Home to Survive a Firestorm

Brutal Reality As I write this article, Washington State is experiencing the largest wildland fire (Carlton Complex) in the state’s history; California’s drought stands like a Grim Reaper, unleashing over 200 wildfires a week statewide; and [...]