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CC BY 2.0 Joe Shlabotnik

Flushing Water Pipes Can Increase Lead Exposure

Reduce your exposure with new info
Saturday, July 28, 2018, 11:40 AM

Do you run the tap for 30 seconds or a couple of minutes to ensure you are getting "clean water" instead of the water that has been standing around in the pipes? A new study shows that flushing may make things worse. Learn more....

https://www.treehugger.com/clean-water/flushing-water-pipes-can-increase-lead-exposure.html

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Prepare For Wildfire

Wildfire is coming...Are you Ready?
Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:34 AM

An excellent resource to learn about the dangers of wildfires and how to prepare for wildfire season.  Plan - Know - Act

http://www.readyforwildfire.org/

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DIY Bathtub Worm Bin

A Different Kind of Vermicomposting System
Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6:25 PM

A great video for learning how to build a large worm composter out of a recycled old tub.  Check it out for new project ideas. » Read more

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5 Backyard Nature Activities For Kids

Explore and Get Dirty
Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 12:46 PM

5 ideas to make enjoying nature and our local outdoor environment more appealing to kids.  Stepping away from the screens and connecting with the world makes them healthier and more resilient. 

https://www.treehugger.com/family/5-nature-activities-kids-can-do-their-own-backyard.html » Read more

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How A Wind Powered Sawmill Works

Old Tech - Working Hard
Monday, July 23, 2018, 6:44 PM

Check out this amazing demonstration of a wind powered sawmill. Technology of the 1800’s still working today.

https://waldenlabs.com/wind-powered-sawmill-works/

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How to spend less time washing dishes

Save time and energy
Friday, July 20, 2018, 10:17 AM

8 tips and strategies for reducing the time and energy spent in front of the sink and keeping your cooking workspace ready for the next culinary delight you create.

https://www.treehugger.com/cleaning-organizing/how-spend-less-time-washing-dishes.html

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Top 10 Ways to Beat the Heat

Staying cool when temps increase
Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 4:54 PM

Here are 10 considerations and ways to help stay cool this summer and survive record high temperatures and oppressive heatwaves. 

http://lifehacker.com/5913149/top-10-ways-to-beat-the-heat

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9 Edible Wildflowers of Spring

Early season harvest
Friday, February 24, 2017, 2:39 PM

With warmer temps approaching, you will be able to discover and use fresh wildflowers as part of your diet.  Here are 9 great additions to keep an eye out for.

https://www.wildedible.com/9-edible-wildflowers-spring

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Prepping for Seniors

7 Steps for being more prepared
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 1:23 PM

7 steps for creating a personal support network that to help seniors and the elderly find safety and security during emergencies and natural disaster situations.

http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/seniors

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Photo By Matthew T. Stallbaumer

How to Make Cooking Oil and Fat

Learning a new skillset in 2017
Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 5:48 PM

A great overview on the various oils once can create at home and links to additional resources to learn more about the tools and process need to added this new skill set to your resilient lifestyle.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/self-reliance/how-to-make-cooking-oil-zm0z13djzkin » Read more