Archive for ' At Home'

Try It Today: 10 Ways to Use Cabbage Posted:August 10, 2014 By:Kathie Lapcevic

Try It Today: 10 Ways to Use Cabbage

Cabbage is a nutritious, frugal, and often abundant vegetable. It grows well in home gardens and can generally be found at farmers’ markets, grocery stores, and vegetable stands everywhere. Often cabbages with less-than-ideal outer leaves can be [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Training Kids To Be Resilient Posted:July 24, 2014 By:John A. Heatherly

Training Kids To Be Resilient

Many are familiar with The Stockdale Paradox. This concept, coined by Jim Collins in his book, Good to Great, came to be during a fantastic interview with the late Vice Admiral James Stockdale. For those who [...]

When Mom Can’t Help: 3 Things Your Family Should Know Posted:July 22, 2014 By:Jamie S.

When Mom Can’t Help: 3 Things Your Family Should Know

Moms do a lot. In fact, I tell my mom all the time that she deceived me growing up! I had NO clue how much Moms really did until I became one. The list never ends, the house [...]

Backpack First Aid Kit for Kids — A Must-Have! Posted:July 16, 2014 By:Kris

Backpack First Aid Kit for Kids — A Must-Have!

You might carry a complete EMT kit in your purse, but it’s only useful if your kids are with you when they’re hurt.  If they go to school, spend the night with friends, or attend sports [...]

Jerusalem Artichokes:  The Prepping Plant Posted:July 14, 2014 By:Karen Lynn

Jerusalem Artichokes: The Prepping Plant

If you would have asked me 10 years ago what a Jerusalem Artichoke plant was, I probably could not have told you. Truthfully, if I had seen a picture of the tubers, I would have thought [...]

Try it Today! Preparedness Drills to Do with Your Kids Posted:July 13, 2014 By:Amy Van Riper

Try it Today! Preparedness Drills to Do with Your Kids

If your kids go to school, they have undoubtedly participated in a school fire drill. Most bus riders have gone through a bus evacuation drill out the back emergency door. Some schools are even conducting active [...]

5 Tips for Maximizing Garden Produce Posted:July 11, 2014 By:Kathie Lapcevic

5 Tips for Maximizing Garden Produce

If you keep a garden of any size, it can be hard to keep up with a harvest that’s coming in at various points during the growing season. It can be a bit of a juggling [...]

Every Prepper Should Take a Look at the Purple Cows Laminator Posted:July 09, 2014 By:Ann Marie

Every Prepper Should Take a Look at the Purple Cows Laminator

Introduction/Inspiration I have a friend named Maureen. Maureen is ultra-organized, and I often feel inadequate in comparison to her organizational skills! I tend to have piles of paper that may or may not make it into [...]