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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 [...]

Should you bother making things from scratch? Posted:August 08, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Should you bother making things from scratch?

There are many reasons to start learning how to make things from scratch – allergies, healthy eating, saving money – but one of the most important could be to prepare for a day when that could [...]

Top 10 Food Storage Tips from Food Storage Pros Posted:August 07, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Top 10 Food Storage Tips from Food Storage Pros

10) Never underestimate the importance of the staples. You may receive products in a pre-designed food storage kit that you may not want, but someone else might. Even if it’s something you don’t want or need, [...]

Get Pandemic Ready Posted:August 07, 2014 By:Amy Van Riper

Get Pandemic Ready

When someone asks me, “What are you prepping for?” my answer is that I don’t prep for one particular event because I’m an “all hazards” prepper. But I know what the real question is. “What do [...]

Why I created an emergency kit for my loved ones, and you should, too Posted:August 06, 2014 By:LeAnn in Alaska

Why I created an emergency kit for my loved ones, and you should, too

“The Question” (but not the one you “pop”) Most of us in the prepping or survivalism lifestyle have had to deal with rolling eyes, snickers, and even whispers behind our backs. Then there are the ones [...]

Have You Read The Label? Make Your Own (Healthier) Salad Dressing Posted:August 05, 2014 By:Beth Johnson

Have You Read The Label? Make Your Own (Healthier) Salad Dressing

So you’re standing over a big wooden bowl beholding your masterpiece. This is no ordinary salad. There are roasted baby carrots from your CSA, locally sourced cheese, grilled radicchio, organic orange segments, and baby greens you [...]

Why You Should Store Rubber Bands Posted:August 04, 2014 By:Andrea Urban

Why You Should Store Rubber Bands

If you have children you might have had a vision of living-room rubber band wars pop into your head after reading the title of this article… but that’s not quite what I had in mind. Of [...]

Everybody’s talking about Ebola — Here’s what you should know Posted:August 02, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Everybody’s talking about Ebola — Here’s what you should know

Several countries in West Africa are in the throes of an epidemic of Ebola virus. Over 1,200 cases and almost 700 deaths in the countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia make it a candidate for [...]

Food Storage: Where do I begin? Posted:August 01, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Food Storage: Where do I begin?

When I was finally convinced that we needed to start a supply of food storage, I kept it simple. I know there are many books, websites and planners out there to help, and I have used [...]