Archive for ' At Home'

Keeping Your Cool – When There’s No Air Conditioning. Posted:August 21, 2014 By:Helen Ruth

Keeping Your Cool – When There’s No Air Conditioning.

It was a record breaking 114 degrees in West Texas, and as luck would have it, our air conditioner broke! Pregnant, and living paycheck to paycheck, I had to find ways to cool down and QUICK! [...]

Five Misconceptions About Herbal Preparedness Posted:August 20, 2014 By:Agatha Noveille

Five Misconceptions About Herbal Preparedness

As an herbalist and a prepper, I have noticed several common misconceptions people have about using herbs in general, but that especially apply to people interested in learning about herbs for preparedness. These misunderstandings usually come [...]

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 [...]

6 Reasons to Stockpile Blankets Posted:August 16, 2014 By:Kathie Lapcevic

6 Reasons to Stockpile Blankets

Be sure to pin this one! Click here. Don’t pass up those older, maybe even oddly colored, blankets at thrift stores and yard sales. Those cheap blankets can serve many purposes and can easily be tucked [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]