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How to get your Ham Radio license

On December 25, 2020, an RV loaded with explosives detonated in downtown Nashville. In seconds, dozens of buildings were damaged, 8 people were injured, and communication lines in several states were disrupted. Survival Mom readers quickly reported the impact of this outage: “I am in the Nashville area and could not reach my adult daughters all weekend because they have AT&T. “ “My friend in Clarksville, TN says their calls still aren’t really going through and neither are texts.” “911 …

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Getting Back into Sewing As a Life Skill

Back to school is a good time to sew things. Not only are the kids out of the house, but it’s prime season to organize and take some time out for mom. You may have once learned how to sew, perhaps back in Home Ec classes, but the fall is a great season to pick up sewing, again. I’ve found it to be a creative outlet that focuses my attention on producing something highly useful, while learning a practical life …

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6 Necessary Knitting and Crochet Notions That Won’t Break Your Budget

Over the years I have found that just a few, small items help me with my knitting projects. You can find these at stores like Jo-Ann, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and similar stores. I’ve included Amazon links here so you can see what I use and for price comparison. My favorite knitting and crochet notions Stitch Markers — I like brightly colored markers like these because they’re easier to spot on whatever I’m knitting. These are necessary when working on more …

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Learn a new handicraft

Now that we are in our third month of Skill of the Month, I probably shouldn’t be surprised that I get all giddy and excited with each new skill! Right now I can barely contain my excitement because this month we’re focusing on 4 popular handicrafts: knitting, crochet, sewing and quilting. A handicraft is, “An activity that involves making something in a skillful way by  using your hands.” I love that definition because, to me, it implies that those skilled hands …

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