Category Archive: Family preparedness plan

How to Turn a Mop into an Emergency Lamp

How to Turn a Mop into an Emergency Lamp You can never have too many options when it comes to making improvised candles, lanterns or lamps.  One simple, yet highly-effective trick is to take a piece of a mop head and use it as a wick.  Follow the steps below, and you can turn your …

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How to Make an Emergency Flare Canister

How to Make an Emergency Flare Canister One of the least-talked about aspects of being stranded or lost is how to attract the right kind of attention and get rescued.  People have died waiting to get rescued even though they notified contacts of their general location to alert authorities.  The most common reasons these tragedies …

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Children and Lock Down Drills: The New Normal

Children and Lock Down Drills:  The New Normal Go on YouTube and search for children or school lock down drills.  You will be amazed at the amount of videos that show what our kids are having to contend with at school.  Even some preschools are teaching students what to do in order to hopefully stay …

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Lead in Drinking Water: Bigger Problem than Ever Imagined

Lead in Drinking Water:  Bigger Problem than Ever Imagined A recent report reveals that around 5300 municipal drinking water systems across the country are tainted with lead that exceeds safe drinking standards.  Consequently, the problem in Flint, Michigan is just a drop in the bucket when compared to the ramifications of this report.  Not only …

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How to Dry or Cure Fish With Sea Brine

How to Dry or Cure Fish With Sea Brine Imagine that you have the opportunity to set up camp somewhere and store a good amount of fish.  However, you don’t have access to material or resources to smoke or encase the fish in salt.   You may be able to take advantage of a trick …

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How to Make a Simple Forced Air Composting System

How to Make a Simple Forced Air Composting System Air is often considered the compost pile’s best friend.  It provides oxygen to microorganisms that help to break down organic matter into nutrient-rich soil.  It also helps to sustain little critters that also aid in the process, particularly worms.  Traditionally, air gets introduced into compost piles …

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How to Process Beeswax the Easy Way

How to Process Beeswax the Easy Way Not everyone is inclined or equipped to raise bees and harvest their own honey.  However, learning how to process beeswax is something that we call benefit from knowing.  The wax in its raw form is not suitable for use in one of a million different projects, and there …

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How to Make a Simple and Effective Dog Washer

How to Make a Simple and Effective Dog Washer Anyone who has tried to wash a dog who doesn’t like standing still knows how messy the process can be.  Not only that, but a lot of water can get wasted even under the best of circumstances.  Let’s take a look at a way that you …

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Extreme Heat in Phoenix: Reminder of the Dangers of Heat Exposure

Extreme Heat in Phoenix:  Reminder of the Dangers of Heat Exposure Temperatures soared to nearly 120 degrees Fahrenheit in Phoenix, Arizona in June of 2016.  This heatwave tied all-time heat records and was so intense that vehicles, roads, airplanes as well as humans were impacted.  Let’s take this opportunity to remind ourselves of the importance …

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How to Build a Simple Rainwater Collector Without Gutters

How to Build a Simple Rainwater Collector Without Gutters Most rainwater collection projects can help to enhance water storage capabilities, but they also require the use of gutters or downspouts.  For those who don’t have them on their structure, there is an alternative that can be just as beneficial.  Let’s take a look at a …

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