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The Hidden Problem with Food Waste in America

Posted by james.tolboe@gmail.com on Aug 14, 2017

Food Waste In America
Hunger is not limited to third-world countries. There are millions of households in the United States that are “food insecure,” meaning they struggle to provide enough food for their family. Although Americans have become increasingly aware of the issues of food waste, the amount of those who freely admit to being part of the problem […] Read more

The Best Water Treatment Methods

Posted by james.tolboe@gmail.com on Aug 2, 2017

The Best Water Treatment Methods
You may know that having clean water is extremely important, not only in emergency situations, but also in your everyday life. We are lucky enough to be able to turn the handle on the faucet to produce clean, great tasting water instantaneously. But, what if that stops working? How do you provide clean water for […] Read more

Preparedness Tips We Learned From Venezuela

Posted by james.tolboe@gmail.com on Jul 26, 2017

Preparedness Tips We Learned From Venezuela
Preparedness can be a bit tricky. Creating a plan will help you to know what items are most important. The first step of your plan should be to list out what disasters you may need to prepare for. In most of the USA, you probably don’t need to plan for a tsunami, but an earthquake […] Read more

A Guide to What is Edible in the Wild

Posted by james.tolboe@gmail.com on Jul 17, 2017

A Guide to What is Edible in the Wild
Toxic or Safe? The Million Dollar Question We’ve all seen a movie or read a book about someone being lost in the woods, yearning for a juicy steak, but instead they are surrounded by shrubbery, which may or may not be fatal when ingested. Don’t allow yourself to be caught in this dilemma. There is […] Read more

5 Overlooked Must Have Camping Items

Posted by james.tolboe@gmail.com on Jul 10, 2017

5 Overlooked Camping Items
We are deep in the belly of summer and that means camping season is in full force. The wilderness lovers of the world are in their prime and loving every second spent romping in the great outdoors. But even the most experienced campers forget essentials that can make life on a mountain easier and more […] Read more

The Ultimate Paracord Uses List

Posted by james.tolboe@gmail.com on Jun 27, 2017

The Ultimate Paracord Uses List
Paracord seems to be a pretty standard item for preparedness. It is a lightweight rope that is usually made from nylon. It usually consists of a braided exterior that encases interior strands. Type III paracord has a minimum breaking point of 550 pounds, making this a great multi-tool of rope. There are hundreds of ways […] Read more

10 Ways to keep your cool, without power

Posted by james.tolboe@gmail.com on Jun 19, 2017

10 Ways to keep your cool, without power
As the temperatures rise, you may be cranking up the A/C or the swamp cooler. While these can be great ways to cool down, they rely on power. Power outages can happen at any time leaving you without that lovely A/C you have come to depend on. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your cool […] Read more

10 Must Have Hiking Supplies You Can’t Afford To Leave Home

Posted by james.tolboe@gmail.com on Jun 13, 2017

10 Must Have Hiking Supplies You Can't Afford To Leave Home
We love hiking season! We love the spectacular views, a cool breeze on your face, a waterfall at your destination, sandy dunes, rock outcroppings, trees, all of it. There is something about being in nature that makes the worries of the world, well… less worrisome. Hiking is not only a great way to get away […] Read more

Teaching Children 911 Skills

Posted by james.tolboe@gmail.com on May 15, 2017

Teaching Children 911 Skills
Emergencies can happen to anyone, anywhere. Preparing your children to act appropriately during an emergency is just as important as preparing yourself. One of the things that you can teach your children at a young age, is how to use 911. 911 is the standard number to reach an emergency dispatcher. It is estimated that […] Read more

Creating A family Emergency Plan, Step By Step

Posted by james.tolboe@gmail.com on May 9, 2017

Creating A family Emergency Plan, Step By Step
If you’ve ever put together an emergency kit, you know that you have a list of essential items that need to be included to help fulfill basic needs. However, you may not think of the items you may need to get back on your feet during/after the disaster. You need your health insurance information, your […] Read more