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How to Make a Homemade Moisturizer for Dry Winter Skin

How to Make a Homemade Moisturizer for Dry Winter Skin — Do your heels look like the hide of an alligator? Is your skin chapped from the cold and the wind? Are your legs so dry that little flakes come off with your pants?

Whether you are a homemaker and the destruction of your skin is happening because of cleaning or if you are an operator that has killed your feet in boots, moisturizers can help. When you talk about survival and prepping you …

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When Does a Flu Become a Pandemic?

When Does a Flu Become a Pandemic? - Flu strains are predicted before the annual season not just for vaccination purposes, but for tracking purposes as well. It is a dice roll, since there is no way to be sure what strain of seasonal flu is around the corner, but it is at least a loaded dice roll: like predicting the weather. The accuracy rate is between 40-60% according to the CDC, and then it has varying effectiveness based on the type of flu strain.

Seasonal flu and pandemic flu are two completely different beasts. There are plenty of factors to consider when identifying a pandemic. Luckily, these factors are tracked by several agencies that can give some advanced warning. Unluckily, our growing urban populations …

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The Best Ferro Rod for Prepping and Survival

The Best Ferro Rod for Prepping and Survival - Lighters are convenient but have limited uses. Matches can only be used once and need a strike surface. Both matches and lighters are terrible in wet conditions. Compression pistons and the traditional flint and steel can be finicky in wet conditions as well.

Taming fire has always been one of man’s best achievements. Starting a fire on a moment’s notice is an easy task with the right skills and tools. Taming fire has always been one of man’s best achievements. Starting a fire …

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Chemtrails or Contrails: Proof of Danger in the Skies?

Chemtrails or Contrails: Proof of Danger in the Skies? -- Everyone has witnessed the crisscrossing streaks behind jets in the sky. Some say that the aircraft themselves cause these trails. Others say there is more nefarious work at hand and that the trails are evidence of a greater danger.

Everyone has witnessed the crisscrossing streaks behind jets in the sky. Some say that the aircraft themselves cause these trails. Others say there is more nefarious work at hand and that the trails are evidence of a greater danger. One …

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A Search for the Best Tasting MRE

A Search for the Best Tasting MRE - Most people are familiar with what MREs are, but which menu items are the best tasting? We share our favorites in the most current menu in the article below. Feel free to chime in with what sustained you in the field and what your favorite MRE is.

Many of those who have been in the service have had the ‘pleasure’ of eating MREs in the field. If you haven’t experienced an MRE, it is a pre-packaged meal kit packed full of calories and sealed in a pouch. …

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10 Preps You Literally Can’t Afford

10 Preps You Literally Can’t Afford - Does a rich prepper stay rich after a world changing event, or does their life change drastically? With this list of absurdly priced gear, a rich prepper could easily continue living in the lap of luxury.

Does a rich prepper stay rich after a world changing event, or does their life change drastically? With this list of absurdly priced gear, a rich prepper could easily continue living in the lap of luxury. While most of us just …

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Ticks and Lyme Disease – The CDC’s Plea for Help

Ticks and Lyme Disease – The CDC’s Plea for Help - Ticks, and specifically deer ticks, spread this disease. When they bite, they pass along bacteria called Borrelia, which in turn causes all of the problems Lyme disease is known for. Lyme disease has mainly been reported throughout countries in the Northern Hemisphere, including the US, Canada, and the UK.

Lyme disease is a nightmare. If you do not catch the bull’s-eye pattern at the bite spot, the symptoms are hard to correlate to the cause. Fatigue, headache, fever… it wears you down. And those are just the initial symptoms. …

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Bear Grylls Survival Gear – Are There Better Options?

Bear Grylls Survival Gear – Are There Better Options? - This is why we decided to look at some of the best selling Bear Grylls gear to determine whether or not better deals were to be had elsewhere. The results were clear cut in some instances, and surprising in others.

You’ve probably heard of him, but Bear Grylls is a British TV survivalist known for his show Man vs. Wild among others. He’s been doing his thing since 2006, entertaining and showing off his SAS survival skills. A merchandising and …

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Preventing Garage Door Break-Ins – The 6 Second Break-In

Preventing Garage Door Break-Ins – The 6 Second Break-In - One method that has been gaining traction for breaking into homes with garage doors has been dubbed “The 6 Second Break In.” With a little pressure and a coat hanger, an intruder can quietly enter your home through the garage, regardless of whether you are home or not. A garage can be a convenience, but don’t let it be the weakness as an easy entry point for your home.

Have you ever been the victim of a break-in? It’s a scary event. No matter how prepared you are for it… a break-in will still catch you off guard. It is never something you expect, but it can be something …

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Simple Solar DIY: Building a Fresnel Solar Cooker

Simple Solar DIY: Building a Fresnel Solar Cooker — Solar is one of the best ways to cook if you lose power due to a storm, emergency, or even if the grid goes down. Even in the winter time!

Solar is one of the best ways to cook if you lose power due to a storm, emergency, or even if the grid goes down. Even in the winter time! The problem is that unless you have a powerful system, …

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