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Safety Tips for Women Living in Cars: How To Make It Work

With the cost of living skyrocketing, more people choose or are forced to live out of their cars. However, if you are a woman and considering the necessity—or adventure—of living out of your car, there are extra precautions to consider. Security, privacy, and biological differences are challenges to plan for when living in a car as a woman. However, many women have successfully taken on these challenges and lived to tell the tale. You can too.   Be a Safety …

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How to Learn the Art of Herbalism to Maintain Health and Prevent Disease

Are you thinking about learning herbalism as a readiness skill to better help yourself and your loved ones during an emergency? Let me be the first to tell you that getting a solid herbal education can be tough, but it’s also rewarding. Anyone can learn herbalism, but it’s helpful to know which approach is right for you.

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Safety for Women: Useful Tips to Improve Street Smarts & Avoid Violence

30 percent of women globally have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Safety for women should be everyone’s job but you can’t count on that. If you’re a woman, you could be a target someday, but you don’t have to be a victim. Learn some of the same skills used and taught at the CIA to improve your street smarts and avoid violence.

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Selecting a Vacuum Sealer: 6 Tips To Help You Pick A Good One

Vacuum sealers are terrific for food preservation and other prepping. If you’re looking to get one for the first time, upgrading, or even replacing one because you’ve worked it so hard it stopped working, then you need our tips for selecting vacuum sealers.

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7 Things To Do Right Now To Get Ready For a Fabulous Summer Garden

Hold on to your hat! Spring and its warmer cousin, summer, are just around the corner. Yes, even if you’re looking out the window at piles of crystalline, white snow — believe! One day soon, the days will lengthen and your summer garden will become just as real as those freezing temperatures! Here are seven things you can do right now to get ready for your most fabulous summer garden yet!