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Author Archives: Kent Page McGroarty

  • 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

  • Camping/Survival Uses For Apple Cidar Vinegar

    Posted on July 8, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Ah, apple cider vinegar. Is there anything it can't do? Okay, it can't fight a bear, but if you were lost in the wilderness and had a lifetime supple of raw, unprocessed ACV with you, you'd be in pretty darn-good shape. When purchasing apple cider vinegar, forget the filtered junk you normally find on grocery [...]


    This post was posted in Recent Articles and was tagged with ACV uses, apple cider viinegar benefits, apple cider vinegar camping uses, apple cider vinegar survival uses

  • Bee-Tastic Series Part Three: Honey Camping/Survival Uses

    Posted on June 24, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    In Part Three of our Bee-Tastic series, we'll look at a few of the many amazing uses for raw, unprocessed honey. The sticky stuff has numerous medicinal applications that make It an ideal addition to your first aid kit or bag o' camping stuff. Let's check out a few of these uses, shall we?
    Cuts and [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness and was tagged with honey cuts and scrapes, honey for burns, honey medicinal uses, honey skin treatment

  • Bee-Tastic Series Part Two: Amateur Beekeeping Tips

    Posted on June 17, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Welcome to Part Two of our Bee-Tastic Series! If your love of bees has extended to beekeeping, check out a few amateur tips for maintaining a colony of the little black and yellow insects:
    Check With Local Ordinances
    Before doing anything else, check with your local ordinances to ensure beekeeping is legal in your area, and [...]


    This post was posted in DIY, Tips & Tricks, Food Storage, Homesteading, Prepping, Self Reliance and was tagged with beekeeping, beekeeping advice, beginner beekeeping tips

  • Bee-Tastic Series Part 1: Attracting Bees To Your Garden

    Posted on June 10, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Welcome to Part One of a three-part series all about bees! The little black and yellow guys are disappearing at an alarming rate, and we're pretty darn screwed without them. Bees are cross-pollinators essential to the reproduction of many plants and flowers, with pollen referred to as the "gold dust of nature." The life force [...]


    This post was posted in DIY, Tips & Tricks and was tagged with bees and plants, how to attract bees to your garden, importance of bees, necessity of bees

  • Survival Training Class Options

    Posted on June 3, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Want to sharpen your survival skills? There's classes you can take to do that. Yes, actual classes. Opt for super-specific classes that teach useful skills should you ever find yourself stranded, well, anywhere, as well as survival training classes. Let's take a look at a few options, hmm?
    Knife-Making Classes
    Okay, you won't exactly have access to [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness and was tagged with how to make a bow and arrow, knife classes, survival skills, training survival classes

  • Best Foods For Long-Term Storage

    Posted on May 27, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    If honing your survival skills includes food storage, you'll want to know what foods keep the longest, yes? Before you start storing and canning your little heart out, take a look at some of the best foods for long-term storage and consider adding them to your emergency kit...or emergency basement shelter. Or panic room.
    Grains
    Ah, whole [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness and was tagged with best foods for storing, dry foods, food storage dry foods, foods that keep

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