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Parents Slam Inverness School’s Disaster Exercise – They Would Never Survive

Today I came across a couple of news articles relating to a disaster exercise that was carried out at an Inverness primary school. As part of the exercise, pupils of the school were told that a month’s worth of rainfall had struck the Highland capital overnight. The problem was that the emergency services couldn’t come straight away, so they had to look after themselves and each other. Organisers of the exercise also overturned classroom furniture…

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How to Store Seeds Long Term

It doesn’t matter whether you are saving your own seeds or have purchased seeds, you need to store them properly if you wish to store them for the long term. Today we are going to look at some tips that will help you to store your own seeds correctly and explain how to keep them in the best condition for long-term storage. Before we start, don’t worry if you have seeds that you have planted…

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How to Use a Watch as a Compass

We live in a world in which we can pull our phone out of our pocket and pull up GPS or Google Maps to find out where we are and where we’re going. This is great and easy enough to do most of the time but the problem with this technology is that it relies on power to work and in the wilderness, there are no plug sockets to keep it powered up. Today we…

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5 Awesome First Aid Uses for Aloe Vera

Growing up, my parents always had an aloe vera plant on the kitchen windowsill but as far as I am aware, that’s all it was to them, a plant. Today I want to show you 5 first aid uses for this miracle plant in the hopes that you don’t just see it as a plant, but as something that should be in every home. While it would not be very practical to carry a plant…

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How to Survive Tear Gas

Tear gas is often used by law enforcement to control crowds, disperse riots and subdue individuals. It is launched in the form of grenades or aerosol cans so that the liquid becomes an aerosol. They are effective in that they irritate mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, mouth and lungs, and cause tearing, sneezing, coughing, etc. Tear gas is not actually a “gas” at all. They’re powders that billow into the air as a fine…

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