Imagine the ground under you is moving and you’re in the middle of an earthquake. It’s pretty scary, isn’t it? Unfortunately, it’s not exactly possible to predict earthquakes, though they can be anticipated. The natural disasters mainly occur near edges of tectonic plates (hello, California); however, they can occur anywhere. Learning what to do in the event of a major earthquake is an essential survival skill to have, and one that allows you to walk away wi... Continue Reading →
Author Archives: Kent Page McGroarty
Posted on September 7, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
Posted on August 31, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
Learning how to make your own makeup not only saves money, it saves your skin from the nasty chemicals so many cosmetics feature. There are numerous organic options available these days; however, learning to make your own foundation, lip gloss and eyeliner is pretty darn nifty. It’s also handy in the event of a zombie apocalypse that includes the total destruction of your mak... Continue Reading →
Posted on August 24, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
The tiny house movement continues to gain momentum, and it’s not crazy-hard to understand why. While moving into a 200- square- foot home is a huge change if you’re used to living in a 1,000- or 2,000- square- foot residence, there are many benefits to tiny house living. If you are looking to seriously downsize, review why a tiny house might be exactly what you need.
Tiny homes are unsurprisingly huge money-savers. There’s no expensive mortgage weighing you down ev... Continue Reading →
Posted on August 18, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
The power has gone out in your home, meaning the food in your fridge and freezer might be subject to spoilage. Most foods remain just fine so long as the outage does not last more than four hours and you are not constantly opening and shutting the appliance. If you are not sure what to keep and what to throw out followin... Continue Reading →
Posted on August 11, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
Have you decided your backyard needs a few chickens? If you’re interested in raising chickens on your property and have checked for restrictions with your local government, enjoy getting started with your new project.
Let’s take a look at some of the best tips for raising feathered friends behind your house.... Continue Reading →
Posted on July 14, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
Can watching animals help you survive if stranded in the wilderness? Absolutely. Animals know a thing or two about survival, after all. They let you know when stuff’s about to go down! Here are some of the many ways animals will help you stay alive until it’s rescue time:
Keep a weather eye on the animals around you, as they’ll tell you when a huge predator is about to mak... Continue Reading →
Posted on July 7, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
Pine needle tea is made from, you guessed it, pine needles. The drink is loaded with vitamin C and vitamin A, it acts as a decongestant, and it also quenches thirst. Learn how to make pine needle tea and add it to your growing list of survival skills.
Pick one or more cups of fresh pine needles. T... Continue Reading →
Posted on June 30, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
Did you know the majority of people stranded somewhere in the woods/jungle/desert/etc. are rescued within 72 hours? This means staying where you are is a great, great thing if you find yourself alone in the wild. Review what you need to do while awaiting rescue to help yourself as well as those looking for you.
To quote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, don’t panic. Panicking will not help you in any way; it ... Continue Reading →
Posted on June 23, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
Identity theft is unfortunately a common problem in today’s tech-dense world. Rather than leaving yourself vulnerable to thieves, put a few tips into practice and make it very difficult for unscrupulous characters to hack your stuff.:
Stay Up -to -Date
Keep the security measures on your laptop, smartphone, and all other “‘smart’” devices updated. Failure to do so makes your information that much more accessible to thieves.
Change Your Pa... Continue Reading →
Posted on June 16, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
You may have your emergency kit packed and ready to go in the event of a disaster, but what about your furry family member? The kitty or doggy in your life needs an emergency kit too, especially if the animal requires medication or other special treatment. Let’s review what your pet emergency kit would entail so you can get started on one today:
Food And Water
Okay, this may be glaringly obvious, but your pet emergency kit definitely needs food and water.... Continue Reading →