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Author Archives: Kent Page McGroarty

  • Tsunamis: How To Survive

    Posted on October 21, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    The result of major landslides into the ocean or earthquakes beneath the ocean floor, tsunamis are no joke and can easily cause massive damage and many deaths. Those who live on the beach or in coastal areas need to know what to do if a tsunami hits, as it only takes minutes for these enormous [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness and was tagged with emergency preparedness, tsunami emergency plan, tsunami help, tsunami survival tips

  • Volcano Eruption: What To Do First

    Posted on October 14, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    The sight of a volcano erupting is pretty darn terrifying, and it's easy to completely and totally panic. Rather than screaming and flailing about, know what to do should lava start to flow! This is especially essential if you live in an area with an active volcano. There's many things you can do to protect [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Survival Skills and was tagged with natural disaster tips, volcano emergency tips, volcano eruption what to do, volcano tips

  • When Disaster Strikes and You Aren't Home: What To Do First

    Posted on October 7, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Many plan for disasters expecting they'll be home when the worst happens. This is not always the case! Often times a natural disaster hits and people are at work, school, vacation, etc. In addition to creating preparedness kits and plans for the home, it's also important to know what to do when you aren't home [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness and was tagged with disasters and you aren't home, emergency plans, emergency plans for school, emergency plans for work

  • Most Common Preparedness Mistakes

    Posted on September 30, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Being prepared is a survival skill that takes a little time to get right, and it's not uncommon for mistakes to happen along the way. If looking to seriously strengthen your preparedness/survival skills, check out some of the most common preparedness mistakes!
    1) No or Not Enough Water
    While survival without food is possible for about a month [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Prepping, Recent Articles and was tagged with emergency preparedness mistakes, emergency preparedness tips, emergency tips, survival skill mistakes

  • Mountain Survival Tips

    Posted on September 23, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Mountains are no joke. In addition to falling off the side of one and dying a lousy death, there's also the threat of avalanche, assorted large predators, and that pesky thin air. Getting lost in a mountain range is usually the result of separation from a hiking party, but whatever the cause, it's important to [...]


    This post was posted in Recent Articles, Survival Skills and was tagged with mountain tips, mountain tips survival, rocky mountain survival, survival rocky mountains

  • 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

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