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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2 Recipes for Homemade Toothpaste

There are many reasons as to why you should make your own toothpaste but the biggest of all is that many brands of toothpaste contain harmful, and sometimes even toxic ingredients such as: Triclosan – a pesticide and hormone disruptor Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) – causes canker sores for many people Propylene Glycol – used as an emulsifier. Known skin, eye, and lung irritant that may lead to toxicity issues in organs. Industrial grade versions…

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3 Ways to Tell the Time Without a Watch

Being able to tell the time without a watch is a valuable skill to have in our opinion. When we head out on an extended trip it is easy to pull our phone out when we need to know the time but what if we lose or break our phone? Luckily for us, there are methods that we can use to tell the time and we are going to be looking at three of those…

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