Tag Archives | mental health


Battle Back: Fighting Dementia

We all have our own fears about growing older.  We Baby Boomers are an independent lot, and we want to stay that way. For some of us, it’s the idea of being immobile.  Not being able to do all of the physical activities we’re used to doing.  It may be walking and hiking, gardening, skydiving […]

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Spark Catchers: 4 Commercial Tinder Options

We all understand the importance of fire in a survival situation.  Apart from the warmth they provide, you have the ability to cook your food, sanitize your water, and dry wet clothing. Perhaps equally important is the mental health aspect a fire provides.  Few skills are more important than the ability to build a fire […]

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Prepping With Children

Prepping can provide us with many challenges – from finding suitable storage locations to selecting the right type of bug out bag. When you have young children in your family (under 7 years old) additional challenges are created. Can you imagine a young child sitting in your bug out vehicle for hours or even days […]

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15 Minute Relaxation Technique

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find it awfully difficult to unwind. I’m tired, cranky,  and just not all that disposed to deal with a whole lot of stuff. My kids drive me nuts, and the grandkids aren’t much better sometimes. I guess the whole thing is that I really need to unwind, […]

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Peanut Brittle

Prepper Candy

One of the great ways to boost your psyche is during emergency situations is with comfort foods. This can be even more important for kids and grandkids, as they need an anchor to hold while things are swirling about them.  Comfort foods like mashed potatoes and gravy. Mac and cheese. Fresh baked bread. Beef stew. […]

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food skills dump

Food and Drink Skills Dump

We push independence around here, along with experience and resourcefulness. Many folks take a lot of what’s around us for granted.  We run down to the store or some sort of specialist (doctor, mechanic, plumber, etc) to get done what needs doing.  That’s not really living and promoting those core principles. I HOPE that as […]

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No Batteries Required

Games – No Boards or Batteries Required

Boredom sucks. Whether the power goes out, you’re living off-grid or you suddenly find yourself stuck in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do, having the ability to entertain yourself – without power – can be a godsend. If kids are involved, it’s almost a requirement! Regardless of the situation – expected or not […]

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