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Natural Disaster Survival Tips

Be prepared for the unexpected
Friday, September 8, 2017, 7:54 PM

Natural disasters come in all shapes and sizes.  Hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding and landslides, forest fires, tornadoes, and many other disasters can present themselves unexpectedly. They all can have a major disruptive affect on our lives.  Being prepared for these events can help you and your family ride the storm and come out on the other end safely and better able to handle post disaster situations. 

Here are 10 tips to help become more prepared for natural disasters: » Read more

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DIY Beef Jerky

Make the best beef jerky at home
Thursday, June 30, 2016, 6:47 PM

It’s smoky. Savory. Salty. Sometimes a little sweet. It has been a favorite snack of travelers and nomads for thousands of years. I’m speaking, of course, of jerky.

Today, jerky is a big business. The Washington Post recently reported that it’s a $1.5 billion industry in the United States. Sales are up 46 percent since 2009. This high-protein, low-fat, low-carb, gluten-free snack has never been more popular. » Read more

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How to Cook Dandelion Roots

Get the most out of your weeds
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 1:22 PM

We all know that the greens from dandelions can be used in salads and the flowers can be used to make wine but now we can learn to use the roots in some of our favorite dishes as a root vegetable.  Bon Appétit!

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How to Prepare Your Woodburner for the Heating Season

Maintenance tips for woodstoves and chimneys
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 8:11 PM

In the Pioneer days, it was a tradition/ritual to take the stove out to the shop, disassemble it, clean everything to like new condition, replace any worn parts or hardware, reassemble everything, and apply a new coat of stove black prior to reinstalling the whole thing. Even in today's faster paced world, this is still the optimum approach. Below is a list of maintenance steps and considerations to get the most out of your wood-based heating system and keep it safe and operating properly when you go to use it next. » Read more

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5 Ways to Eat Kale

A great winter green to incorporate into your diet and garde
Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 4:51 PM

5 ways to prepare kale to get more of it into your diet.  It is an incredibly cold-hardy plant that every winter garden needs to have.

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72-Hour “Grab-and-Run” Survival Kits

Preparation for leaving in a hurry
Monday, November 12, 2012, 7:23 PM

There are many situations in life where leaving your home or vehicle and all your possessions could be the difference between life and death.  Sometimes having to evacuate from your well-prepared home becomes a necessity.  Whether it is due to fire, flood, or stranded on a remote roadside, having a Grab-and-Run Kit that will allow you to more easily navigate various situations will add mobile resiliency to your life. Consider your Grab-and Run Kit to be an important extension of your overall preparedness plan. » Read more