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Survival Skills - Fire Making with a Hand Drill

Primative / Bushcraft fire making
Friday, August 29, 2014, 7:19 PM

Learn the basics of making fire with the hand drill method.  Also check out the the WSID article on 9 Ways to Make Fire Without Matches.

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/survival-skills-hand-drill-fire-making

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4 Ways to Raise Livestock Without Chemicals

Ways to keep you animals healthy naturally
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 11:21 AM

4 great tips to keep livestock off the chemical pharmaceuticals and have them on natural methods for preventing and treating common ailments.

http://anamericanhomestead.com/4-ways-to-raise-livestock-without-chemicals/ » Read more

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Teaching Survival Skills to Children

Preparing kids with better awareness
Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 4:30 PM

Some great activities and lessons to teach children that will support better situational awareness and survival skills.  Provide them with the mental tools to keep them safer and more resilient in difficult situations.

http://www.survivopedia.com/svp_tchingsrvlchild/

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Feeling Queasy?

Ginger is the Best Remedy for Nausea
Thursday, August 21, 2014, 1:52 PM

A great article that discusses the many benefits of using ginger root to combat the feeling of nausea, upset stomach and as a digestive aide.  Fresh root is best but also having some in dried tea form works well too.  Keep in mind that organic ginger root can be planted in container pots and grown as a nice house plant.

http://readynutrition.com/resources/feeling-queasy-ginger-is-the-best-remedy-for-nausea_18082014/

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9 Ways Hydrogen Peroxide May Be Useful When SHTF

Why stocking up could be useful
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 1:31 PM

Some good reasons to keep a few bottles of hydrogen peroxide on hand and as part of your medical supply cabinet.

http://crisissurvivortips.com/9-ways-hydrogen-peroxide-may-be-useful-when-shtf/

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How to Clean Cast-Iron Cookware

Simple steps to getting ready.
Monday, August 18, 2014, 3:01 PM

Learn the simple steps to cleaning and preparing to use cast iron cookware. 

http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/clean-cast-iron-cookware-zm0z14aszsor.aspx#axzz3Alj1BeLn

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Build the Ultimate School Bug Out Kit for your Kids

Preppers getting ready for back to school
Saturday, August 16, 2014, 2:14 PM

An interesting article and lots of tips and ideas on how to create a bug out / get home bag for your kids when they are away at school.  Also lots of ideas of how to build one with zero tolerance rules being in the mix when planning.  (Reminds me of how I have to check for my daughters wilderness survival knife (class requirement) in her backpack before sending her off to music theater class). 

http://www.theorganicprepper.ca/build-the-ultimate-school-bug-out-kit-for-your-kids-08132014

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Updated DIY Flower Pot Heater

DIY space heater that is inexpensive to run.
Thursday, August 14, 2014, 8:35 PM

A great new design for the inverted flower pot space heater that runs off of tea candles.  Simple and very cheap to create a secondary source of heat for a small office or room.

http://www.thegoodsurvivalist.com/new-diy-flower-pot-heater-that-doubles-as-a-piece-of-art-this-works-great-and-costs-just-4-cents-an-hour-to-run1233/

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www.mainememory.net/item/15116 - Maine Historical Society

"Make do and mend"

Posters from World War 1 can inspire today
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 10:59 AM

A wonderful slideshow of posters from WW1 to inspire you to be more resilient and learn to thrive in a world of less.

http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/green-food/make-do-and-mend-posters-world-war-1-can-inspire-today/