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Wildfires can Cost You, Your Home and Your Life

This is a subject that I have written on before and many of you may have read about it.   Not too far from where I live there are two major wildfires, both have destroyed structures.  Some of these structures have … Continue reading

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Canning Pickled Beets

Beets are easy to grow and beetroots are easy to preserve.  Potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron; vitamins A, B & C; beta-carotene, beta-cyanine; folic acid are but a few of the many nutrients, vitamins and minerals that can be found … Continue reading

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How to Maintain your Kerosene Lamps and Improvise Wicks.

  Making the best use of kerosene lamps requires some practice, like everything else there is a learning curve. When purchasing lamps, get extra chimneys, burners at least 2 or 3 of each and a substantial number of wicks.  I … Continue reading

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How to Get Rid of Lice.

Today’s post is on lice.  Lice or louse (the plural of lice) is the common name for three types of parasites that effect humans. A louse’s egg is commonly called a nit.  Lice attach their eggs to your hair with saliva. The saliva/hair bond … Continue reading

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Shortages of Soap Caused Serious Medical/Hygiene Problems

My mother says that during WW2 shortages of soap caused serious hygiene problems in England.  Soap was rationed and hard to get.  Lack of hygiene can result in skin and other medical problems.  My mother was an infectious disease nurse … Continue reading

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Cooking Rattlesnakes

In the area in which I live there is a good source of meat that many people refuse to eat, but that I think is delicious.  I am talking about rattlesnake.  Now I know you always hear that it tastes … Continue reading

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Some Businesses, I Feel Comfortable Recommending

I am writing a bit late today due to computer problems.  But anyway, here it is.  This is a blog that I have been debating on whether or not to write.  I have been asked on many occasions, who do … Continue reading

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Fire Starting Requires Practice

Last week my husband challenged me to start a fire with anything I could find in the yard. Well folks, it wasn’t as easy as it sounded or I thought it would be to start a fire. We all watch … Continue reading

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A Car Safety Feature that Could get You Killed!

One of my cars has a so-called safety feature that concerns me.  As soon as you put it into gear, the lights automatically come on.  Now under normal circumstances this is not bad.  It definitely makes you safer during normal … Continue reading

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What you need to know to Help You Evaluate New Businesses and Gear

Lately I have been seeing a large amount of questionable information showing up on the web.  Due to the increasing interest in preparedness, many new businesses have entered the field.  As with anything, some are good and some bad.  When … Continue reading

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