Reduce False Alarms with Your Home Security System

I am sure our readers have heard about the familiar story of the boy who cried wolf and what happens to someone when they raise false alarms. This however, is not child’s play, and false alarms can cost millions and put significant strain on police resources. One common problem with false alarms is that it can make the homeowner hesitant to use their home security system and that is exactly what any burglar wants. If…

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Why Heirloom Seeds Matter

I am sure that you have seen on many preparedness and survival websites that it is recommended that you choose heirloom seeds over hybrid seeds but why is this? Why does it matter what seeds you grow as long as you get the food you want at the end of it? As more people are gaining knowledge about heirloom seeds their popularity is slowly growing and that needs to continue. One misconception that a lot…

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Guide to Dumpster Diving

Dumpster diving simply means that you are searching through trash for something useful which can be any number of things. When the SHTF there are going to many people needing to dumpster dive just to survive and there is a very good chance that you will need to too. It’s strange but when I was growing up a dumpster was nothing more than something that was filled with stinky garbage that was no good to…

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22 Old Wives’ Tales That Turned Out to be True

Everyone of us have heard the various old wives’ tales that we are told from our mothers, our grandmothers or our friends. Well as it turns out, there is actually truth in some of them and today we want to share the old wives’ tales that we know to actually be true. Now obviously, not all old wives’ tales are true of course. Money spiders don’t bring money and itchy palms won’t make you rich…

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Home Security 101: Securing the Windows

Looking back through some of our older posts I realised that I had started the Home Security 101 series of posts but had never got further than discussing the front door. So today we are going to carry this series of posts on and continue with securing the windows. Securing your windows is a simple and effective way of keeping the thieves out of your home. While most burglaries happen after the criminal gains access through…

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