Gaye Levy

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Building the Boo-Boo Kit for Kids

How To Make Your Own Boo-Boo Healing Stick - Some advantages to making your own is knowing exactly what is in it, how it was made, and gaining the skills and knowledge of using various essential oils instead of blindly relying on the manufacturer and government regulations to ensure that products are safe. It is a very fun and exciting topic to get in to.

We often limit our kids. Its a very special parent that can detach and force their child to be much better.  Some parents struggle to teach a child some skill, like swimming, only to find that a few lessons with …

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Have You Taken Prepping Too Far?

Have You Taken Prepping Too Far? - The question is not easily answered. Likely at the beginning of your journey, you quickly learned that there is no perfect plan for everyone and that you were the only one who could make the best choices for your family. At this juncture of your prepping journey, only you can really say whether or not your preps have taken over your life.

You can do anything too much. The very best way to live life is to do all things in moderation, except love. Give as much of that as you can.  Everything else should be done in moderation. Of course, we …

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The 6 Pillars of Preparedness

The 6 Pillars of Preparedness - There are 6 pillars that everyone should have considered and made plans for when it comes to being ready for a disaster situation. The people over at BackdoorSurvival.com have put together a fantastic article that details out these pillars.

When it comes to prepping, you need to start from the ground and work your way up. Rare is the person who can just go to the store and buy all they need in one shot! Even if you were …

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What Kind of Prepper Are You?

In 2012 preppers became a mainstage player in the disaster preparedness world. Preppers were defined by National Geographic and American Culture as lunatics and paranoid hoarders. This set National Preparedness back 10 years at least. 

In 2012 preppers became a mainstage player in the disaster preparedness world. Preppers were defined by National Geographic and American Culture as lunatics and paranoid hoarders. Image Credit: Karin via Flickr This set National Preparedness back 10 years at least.  …

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Surviving A Fall Through The Ice

It's easy to underestimate the cold. We dont live in it. Even when it's bitter cold out, we rarely have to deal with it. We are talking about moving from one temperature controlled environment to another.

It’s easy to underestimate the cold. We dont live in it. Even when it’s bitter cold out, we rarely have to deal with it. We are talking about moving from one temperature controlled environment to another. When was the last …

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Tips For Building Emergency Food Stocks

Tips For Building Emergency Food Stocks - Have you been trying to build an emergency food supply, only to turn around and use up all you worked to stock up? It can be incredibly frustration and make you feel like you're failing when that likely isn't the case at all!

Food is power. Remember that above all. The moment you are out of food in a disaster is the moment you become a prisoner to whoever has the food. That’s real.  I’m most cases we are dealing with a benevolent …

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Books To Help Newbies Prepare

Books To Help Newbies Prepare — There are thousands of articles, posts, stories, and how-to books out there on just about any subject you could ever want to learn about. When it comes to being prepared though, the pool of information to pull from gets smaller.

Ahh! The building of a powerful prepper library. What an undertaking. This is something to behold.  We live in an age of digital information and its very easy to eschew those dusty old jacketed books for something better! Something digital. …

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Using a Wood Burning Stove to Cook Off Grid

Using a Wood Burning Stove to Cook Off Grid — Using a wood burning stove to cook off grid is not as easy as many people would think! Sure, anyone could start a fire in the stove, put food into a pot or pan and heat it up but would it taste good? Will it be cooked enough so no one gets sick? There is a real skill involved!

Why do we all have fireplaces and so few have wood stoves? In those expensive condos, you see gas-powered fireplaces that work with things like a remote control are much more common than the old school wood stoves. This has …

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Storing Vegetables Without A Root Cellar

Storing Vegetables Without A Root Cellar — Most people think that if you don't have a root cellar, you can't store vegetables long term. That simply isn't true! Each vegetable can be stored for longer than normal with just a few tweaks here and there, depending on which vegetables you want to store.

Once you are out of the food you are a prisoner. Just remember that. If we have reached a point where the S has truly hit the fan than things are going to get out of hand. Food is going …

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Survival Basics: 10 Tips for Families with Children

12 Tips for Families with Children — No matter how old you are, going through a disaster or emergency situation is scary. As adults, it is our duty to introduce children to preparedness activities at a young age.

Here are 10 quick tips to help you with kids and prepping!  Prepare for adults While you might have kids they will one day be adults. Be sure you have water resources and food to care for adults. This is …

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