Top 5 Childhood Illnesses Expected this Winter

Cases of childhood illness tend to explode as temperatures drop and we start spending more and more time indoors.  While the jury is out in terms of why exactly so many people get sick during the cold weather months as opposed to the summer, officials have a pretty good idea of what to expect during …

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How to Make Homemade Dish Soap the Easy Way

  Did you know that you can make safe, effective and all-natural dish soap by combining a few household ingredients and following a few basic steps?  The finished product can be nearly as effective as items purchased in stores, and it doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to whip up a batch as …

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Amazing Rescue of Motorist After Crashing into Frigid Retention Pond

Two Indiana first responders are being hailed as heroes after they conducted a daring rescue of a motorist who crashed into a retention pond on a cold November evening. The motorist lost control of his vehicle and veered into oncoming traffic before leaving the road and plunging into the frigid water.  Fortunately, it only took …

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Simple Recipes Made from Your Survival Pantry

We’ve written a lot about canning recipes over the years as a way to prepare and store customized meals over the long term.  While canning opens up the door to limitless possibilities in terms of being able to enjoy all kinds of meal options during a prolonged crisis, it shouldn’t replace keeping a diverse supply …

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Why is Scarlet Fever on the Rise?

Scarlet fever was one of the leading causes of death of children, toddlers and infants until the late 19th century when cases started to drop dramatically.  In fact, by the 1980s, only a handful of infections were reported each year.  However, infections are making a comeback in a big way, and it is thought that …

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Are You on the Verge of Suffering from Orthorexia?

Chances are that you’ve probably never heard of orthorexia before.  It’s a condition that is impacting more and more people every year, but it didn’t get a name until recently.  Orthorexia is an eating disorder that is based on an irrational fear of being exposed to unhealthy foods.  It’s a progressive disorder that can consume …

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What’s Better- Filtration, Purification or Both?

There’s no shortage of water filters and purifiers on the market today, and it’s pretty easy to find one that is the perfect match for almost any situation imaginable.  However, it’s also easy to focus more on design as opposed to function, and this can leave us vulnerable to exposure from waterborne pathogens if we’re …

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Lessons Learned from Watching 127 Hours

  127 Hours is a fantastic and harrowing film about a real-life survival situation, and it touches on the extraordinary lengths that we can find ourselves taking in order to stay alive.  However, it also contains plenty of examples of mistakes that could have been avoided along the way as well.  Many of these mistakes …

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4 Ways to Cook an Egg in a Survival Situation

  Common wisdom says that we either need a skillet or a pot in order to cook an egg over a flame, but in all actuality, there are quite a few ways to improvise in the field.  While these alternatives may not be as fast or as efficient as the standard methods, knowing about of …

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Prepping Tips for Teenagers

  Prepping can be a challenge for teens as they are limited in terms of finances and the ability to take advantage of adults-only tools and resources such as firearms.  However, these obstacles shouldn’t keep young people from embracing prepping and building a good foundation that can serve them for the rest of their lives.  …

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