Keeping the Children Calm During a Storm

As a parent there is nothing worse than seeing fear and panic in our children and storms are just one of the many reasons as to why it may happen. There are however, things that you can do to keep your children calm during what may otherwise be quite a scary time for them. Our two children are very different when it comes to storms. My daughter absolutely loves them whereas my son would often…

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How to Avoid Drowning – Should You Swim?

During a survey carried out by the Royal Life Saving Society, it was found that around 400 people accidentally drown in the UK every year. That figure means that one person on average drowns every 20 hours. Per year, around 400,000 people worldwide lose their lives as a result of drowning, many of which occur due to lack of knowledge and understanding of the hazards associated with open bodies of water. When faced with difficulties…

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How to Keep Mice Out of the Home

Today I received an email from one of our readers that was looking for ways in which they can stop mice from getting into their home and destroying their hard earned preps. Mice aren’t the only pests that we must protect our stockpiles from but today, these little guys are going to be our focus. Never let this little furry creatures fool you, they can cause some serious damage to both your property and your…

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How to Survive Being Laid Off

Everything is going as usual, you wake up, grab a coffee and a little breakfast but then something strange happens. The phone rings, you pick it up to your boss on the other end of the line calling for an impromptu meeting. Maybe it’s a new client, a promotion, but no. You walk into the meeting to hear the dreaded words, “I’ve got some bad news for you.” As you try to get your mind…

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Can You Really Start a Fire With a Lemon?

In 2016, a video appeared online purportedly showing how you could turn a lemon into a simple battery, and then use it to start a fire by igniting a piece of steel wool. It was similar to a simple science experiment we all tried in grade school, but going one step further to make fire? That’s where the science falls apart. Wilson and Adam, two amateur Mythbusters hoping to carry on Adam and Jamie’s important…

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