This is What Happens When Mother Nature Claims a Village

There is something eerily beautiful about the fishing village of Houtouwan on Shengshan Island, about 40 miles southeast of Shanghai, China. What was once home to more than 2,000 fishermen and their families now has only a handful of people still living there. Situated on one of more than 400 islands in the Shengsi archipelago, it was abandoned in the early 1990s as residents moved away as it became more economical for fishermen to move…

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Making Your Neighborhood a Safer Place

We share a lot of articles here that can help to strengthen your home security but the security of your neighborhood should also not go forgotten. If you fail to address weak points in your neighborhood security, you are increasing the weak points in your home’s security and in turn, putting your family’s safety at risk. We should all be able to feel safe in our own homes but it takes everybody working together to…

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How to Prepare for a Storm Surge

A storm surge can occur in all coastal regions and is a large scale increase in the sea level due to a storm. The rise in water levels and large waves can cause severe flooding and can occur at any time of the year. The main cause of surges is from the storm’s winds literally pushing the water onshore. The leading cause of deaths during a storm surge is due to drowning. You need to…

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Budget Friendly Ways to Start Prepping

In order to be fully prepared, it costs money and when you first begin to think about what you need, it can quickly become overwhelming. This is not TV, this is the real world and although many of us would love to get everything we need and be immediately ready for anything the world throws at us, our finances just don’t make that possible. The sad fact is that because many people only see the…

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Free Plans for a DIY Cottage Wood Cabin

Today while looking for some free plans online I came across this free set of plans for a DIY cabin that I think would make for a great little hideaway. While this is a big project, it is also a fairly straightforward one and has a floor space of 108 sq. ft. and comes complete with a porch and loft area. The plans are well detailed that anybody should be able to follow them easily….

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