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Venomous Bites In The Fall Season

Although the winter months can provide plenty of challenges for preppers, one of the benefits is that it means snakes and spiders have gone into hibernation, taking their venomous bites with them. This fall and winter, though, most areas have seen their nice weather linger, meaning you may still be at risk for exposure to […]

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Ziplock Every Day Carry Kit

Having emergency supplies is a fundamental component of being a prepper. We have no way of knowing where we’ll be when a disaster or emergency strikes.  For instance, the 1989 earthquake in the SF Bay Area hit with no warning at all at the height of the rush hour. Mudslides.  Avalanches.  Earthquakes.  Levy breaks.  Tsunamis.  […]

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5 Medicinal Plants You Should Know

Though most people are used to getting their medicine from a pharmacist or at the local department store, Mother Nature has provided her own versions too. For preppers, homesteaders and survivalists who know where to look, there are incredibly potent medicinal plants all around. Personally, I’ve got a huge interest in natural remedies.  I will […]

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Shelter In Place Plan

We all understand the importance of having a bug out bag and plan ready to go should we need to evacuate our home at a moment’s notice. But do we all understand the importance of having a Shelter-In-Place (SIP) plan? Consider that all highways carry trucks transporting deadly chemicals.  So does the railway system.  Is […]

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$25 Car First Aid Kit

First Aid kits are a fundamental part of prepping. Ready-made kits can be expensive – and usually full of stuff you won’t often use.  But, if you are willing to put in a bit of effort, you can put together a car first aid kit for around $25. Our cost didn’t include the cost of […]

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Fight The Holiday Flab

Halloween.  Thanksgiving.  Christmas.  New Years Eve. Fat, fat, fat, and more fat.  The holiday flab season will soon be upon us. No one ever said that maintaining your personal independence would be easy.  In fact, quite the opposite.  And without our health, our quality of life is greatly diminished. How about doing something about it? […]

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It’s All About The Joints

Joints are pretty complex structures. They allow us to move in a variety of ways. Each joint needs to be looked after correctly and effectively to ensure freedom from pain and no loss of mobility. Mobility is what it’s all about. Our aim is to have enough flexibility in our joints to allow us to […]

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Convict Conditioning

It’s just me and my husband now, and I want to maintain my independence for as long as I can. I don’t really consider myself old (in my mind, I’m still in my 20s), but I can feel the years creeping up on me. You know how it works – you’re not as fast as […]

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5 Yoga Poses For Back Pain

Does your back hurt? Mine too, big time. Try yoga. It’s an ancient practice that emphasizes strength, flexibility and stretching, and it’s very effective when it comes to easing back pain. In fact, a number of recent studies have proven that yoga is better than typical medical treatments when it comes to easing back pain. […]

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Stevia: Natural Sweetness

I have a confession.  I have a sweet tooth. Coffee in the morning, tea at night, and snacks during the day often “require” some sweetness.  OK, I want them to have some sweetness! Even though regular white sugar doesn’t have a lot of calories (only 15 calories per teaspoon), it has other drawbacks.  Its cousin, corn […]

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