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Author Archives: Kent Page McGroarty

  • Edible Insects

    Posted on September 16, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Edible insects. While it's doubtful any "taste like chicken," they sure as heck do their part to keep you alive when marooned on a desert island, lost in the jungle, separated from your hiking partners...you get the idea. Check out a few of the numerous edible insects to chow down on if lost somewhere in [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Recent Articles, Survival Skills and was tagged with bugs edible, bugs you can eat, edible insect varieties

  • Earthquake Preparedness Tips

    Posted on September 9, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Like any natural disaster, earthquakes are pretty darn terrifying. Defined as a sudden, rapid shaking of the earth due to breaking and shifting of subterranean rock, earthquakes occur without warning and can happen any time of year. All 50 states and five U.S. territories are at risk, though the risk is greater in some regions [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness and was tagged with earthquake preparedness, earthquake safety, earthquake survival kit

  • DIY Soap

    Posted on August 26, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    The ability to make your own soap is another strength to add to your growing list of survival skills. As fun as soap projects can be, it's important to remember that soapmaking isn't for children! It can actually be quite dangerous, as you're working with lye a lot of the time. If your chosen recipe calls for [...]


    This post was posted in DIY, Tips & Tricks and was tagged with diy soap recipes, homemade laundry detergent, homemade soap, homemade soap ideas

  • DIY Home Cooling Techniques

    Posted on August 19, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Whether your air conditioner went kaput due to a weather disaster or you prefer to "rough it" and not use the appliance, you can still keep your home cool! Referred to as "passive cooling," there's plenty of options for maintaining a comfortable home environment in the summer without an air conditioner. Check it out:
    Window Shades
    As much [...]


    This post was posted in DIY, Tips & Tricks and was tagged with cooling the home naturally, DIY cooling tips, natural cooling techniques, passive cooling options

  • DIY Lotion

    Posted on August 12, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Interested in learning how to make your own lotion, but don't want to end up with greasy, goopy messes? Fear not! There's plenty of awesome DIY lotion recipes out there that easily absorb and won't leave you feeling like a greaseball. Check out a few of the many options available and have fun!
    Tangerine Face Cream
    Create [...]


    This post was posted in DIY, Tips & Tricks and was tagged with body butter, body lotion, DIY lotion, face cream, homemade lotion

  • DIY Sunscreen

    Posted on August 5, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Numerous homemade sunscreen recipes are floating around out there, with most highly effective and a heck of a lot better for you than the nastified stuff found in most commercial sunscreens. Let's take a brief look at some of the chemicals you'll want to avoid, as well as an easy recipe for homemade sunscreen. Check [...]


    This post was posted in DIY, Tips & Tricks, First Aid, Homesteading and was tagged with coconut oil, dangers of commercial sunscreens, homemade sunscreen recipes, sunscreen recipes

  • Marine Animal 101, Part One: Shark Safety Tips

    Posted on July 30, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Most humans love the great blue sea, which covers most of our world and features depths and creatures we can only dream about. While the majority of marine life will do you no harm, it's important to know what to do should you encounter one or more of them. Some are seemingly terrifying (thanks, JAWS), while others [...]


    This post was posted in Recent Articles and was tagged with ocean safety, ocean safety tips, safety sharks, sharks and safety

  • Raising Bunny Rabbits: Tips

    Posted on July 23, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    People raise rabbits for a number of reasons, including for fur, show and food. Less expensive than raising chickens, raising bunnies can turn into a profitable business or side business. If interested in this idea, check out a few tips for raising bun-buns the right way:
    Getting Started
    Before doing anything else, ensure it's legal to raise rabbits [...]


    This post was posted in Homesteading, Prepping, Recent Articles, Self Reliance and was tagged with how to raise rabbits, rabbit tips, tips for raising rabbits

  • Thunderstorms And Beyond: Summer Weather Safety Tips

    Posted on July 22, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Hot weather, hot and humid weather, thunderstorms, hurricanes...summer weather can be brutal depending on where you live, especially if your region is prone to nasty storms. Prepare yourself for unpredictable summer weather by utilizing the following tips...hey, it's a lot better than getting struck by lightening!
    Hot Weather
    Hot weather is often excruciating, especially if you live [...]


    This post was posted in Recent Articles and was tagged with hurricane safety tips, summer safety tips, thunderstorm safety tips

  • Beneficial Garden Insects

    Posted on July 15, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    One of the best ways to deal with pest insects who insist on eating your flowers, plant and tree leaves, and whatever's in your vegetable garden? Attracting their natural enemies to your property. Let's take a look at a few of the many beneficial garden insects and what makes them so gosh-darn helpful:
    Ladybugs
    Arguably one of [...]


    This post was posted in Recent Articles and was tagged with beneficial insects pest control, natural pest insect control, pest insect control

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