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Be Prepared–Protect Your Voting Rights

We all need to come to grips with the unpleasant reality that we’re staring straight into the face of a pandemic. No one knows how severe the repercussions will be. It behooves all of us, no matter where we may

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Spider Valentine

Won’t you step into my parlor? All my guests sit here. Never fear– It doesn’t matter if you wipe your feet. A more engaging hostess you’ll never meet.   Do you prefer cream or sugar? No honey I fear– No

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Ecosia–A Search Engine that Protects the Planet By Planting Trees

A month ago I decided that caring about the planet would include switching my search engine. As a New Year’s Resolution, this one is exceptional because it’s so easy to keep (as opposed to say, losing ten pounds). I did

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Be Prepared: The Cheapest, Easiest Way to Set Aside an Emergency Food Supply

Job loss. Illness. Civil unrest and crop failure. The possibilities for disruptions to your personal food supply are many and depressingly varied. It’s a wise move to plan ahead and set some food aside. Long-term food storage seems to be

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End of a Decade: Roaring into the Twenties

I don’t often make a big deal out of the calendar flipping over–sometimes I even sleep through it. Most of the time I look at it as an opportunity to make personal resolutions. It’s fun to join in as we

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Be Prepared: Six Medical and Home Safety Tips to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse (or Just Real Life)

Fair warning: this post doesn’t have any guns with super cool self-feeding ammo, or arcane advice on how to survive THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT. But it’s important nonetheless. If the civilized world does come to

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Be Prepared: The Emergency Bag

There’s one type of prepping that I’ve got a lot of experience with—what I call my emergency bag, aka the bug out bag, the get home bag, etc. You can call it anything you like, but emergency bag is what

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