Did Disarming the UK Make it Safer?

As many people already know, the United Kingdom has some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the world. We have never really had a serious problem with firearms-related crimes, but that isn’t down to our strict gun laws at all. In fact, disarming British citizens made many areas less safe rather than safer. When it comes to comparing homicide rates between the UK and the US, it gets a little tricky as our…

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Home security

Stop Making These Home Security Mistakes

Home security is a major concern for any homeowner but sometimes, the strategies that are used can actually help a criminal choose your house as a target rather than prevent it. Whether you are ready to take your home’s security seriously, or you just want to make sure that you’re not doing anything wrong, we are going to share some of the most common mistakes that homeowners make when planning their home security. 1. Gates…

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How to Use Banana Peels to Filter Water

Bananas are actually my favorite fruit but we usually just throw the peels onto the compost pile. We’ll, it seems they have another use too. According to science, banana peels can be used to remove heavy metal contamination from river water. These metals get introduced into our waterways from sources such as agricultural runoff and industrial wastes. Once they are in the water they contaminate soil as well as pose health risks to humans and…

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How to Make Your Candles Last Longer

Pack Glow Sticks Instead of Candles in Your Survival Kit

There are quite a few options when it comes to lighting during a blackout but one that we don’t recommend is the use of candles. Each year, candle fires result in around 300 casualties in England, UK alone with more than 40 percent of all fires started by candles resulting in a death or injury. While candles may increase visibility in the dark, there is also an increased risk of causing a fire. Now, obviously…

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3 Tips for Disaster Preparedness for Those with Autism

As a parent, if you have or know someone with a child that has autism, do you know how to approach disaster preparedness with them in mind? Many websites giving information for emergency preparedness don’t consider the needs of those with disabilities. It is easy to think that one plan fits all but that is not the case. Many emergency plans assume that everyone in the home can walk, talk, follow directions and move quickly….

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