5 Ways to Prepare and Prevent Pest Infestation in Your Home

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bugsCenturies ago, household pests were the cause of illness and death in developed nations. Most people would like to think that through technological and scientific advances, we’d have found a way to eradicate all household pests. However, the reality is that anyone’s home can become infested with a host of pests in a matter of weeks if steps are not taken to prevent them. Continue reading »

The Dangers of Food Storage Containers

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Many people store food leftovers in the kitchen for use later, since this is a good way to cut your food bill. While this may cut down on food wastage, the food containers used may pose heath as well as environmental risks. This is because container manufacturers often use phthalates or bisphenol A (BPA) on their products. These chemicals can mimic estrogen and interfere with the body’s hormone levels. Of course, knowing the dangers posed by such containers can help you make better choices.

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6 Tips to Help with Natural Disaster Preparedness

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How to be Prepared for Natural Disasters
By Michelle Lim 

In today’s world, there are a lot of reasons to worry about natural disasters. After watching the recent storm, Hurricane Sandy, hurl through the states of New York and New Jersey, many people are wondering if they are prepared for a natural disaster. Millions of people lost power in Hurricane Sandy and a lot of people were turned out of their homes, many of which have been destroyed. Some people were caught entirely unprepared, while others seemed to fare better. Some of this is luck – if your home was in Sandy’s path it was not due to lack of preparation – but for some people, the right preparation made all the difference. Continue reading »

Networking in an Emergency

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Hello readers! Emma here, and I just want to apologize for my lack of posting lately. As a quick update, things have been very hectic around here. I am happy to say that all of our little Jack Russell puppies found their new homes and they are doing wonderfully with their new families. My husband and I are expecting our first baby, a little boy, in February next year, so that has been keeping us extremely busy (especially since we found out that our little guy has some very serious complications.) Other than that, I haven’t been blogging too much, just occasionally updating a blog that I have about subluxing peroneal tendons (for which I have had surgery twice) and writing an occasional update on the blog at proformcoupon.com.

You may remember a post that I featured a few months ago from Sequoia Scott who has an adorable and informative blog over at sequoiasgarden.blogspot.com. She knows that I have been unable to write for this site, and she graciously has written up another guest post to be featured here! Her topic is especially relevant in light of the recent Hurricane Sandy. Thousands of people were reliant on the help of their neighbors, communities, and emergency responders. It is always important to be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of your neighbors so that you can be better prepared yourself. And if you are constantly working towards self improvement you can be an asset to many when disaster strikes. Enjoy this wonderful post from Sequoia, and don’t forget to check out her blog and follow it so that you don’t miss out on any of her wisdom in the future!

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Food Storage Calculator

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Food Storage Calculator 

If food suddenly stopped coming to grocery stores, how long would the food last? Only 3 days. Would you and your family have enough food to last longer if this happened? Find out how to stock up on food and what you need to do to be prepared.

The time is now

As people become concerned about the state of the economy and a worsening political climate, more and more people are starting to stock up on food. From civil unrest to natural disasters, the need for storing food and supplies is being realized by people everywhere. Several families are actively storing food and preparing for any number of possibilities when the SHTF. But, the most common question is, where do I start? By the end of the article, you will know exactly what to do. Continue reading »

Surviving and Thriving in Times of Calamity

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So you have just heard the news; a huge disaster is headed your way. It doesn’t matter what it is, just that it is coming your way and will result in the loss of power and ability to refrigerate and cook food for a period of time. This is a serious situation, but fear not! While all the people around you are losing their heads in panic, you know that you are as prepared as possible because you have taken the two most necessary steps to ensure that you and your family are as safe from harm. Continue reading »

Three General Items You Will Always Need

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Whether you are driving across an expansive high way interstate or if you are trekking through the unknown wilderness of unknown-land, you are going to need these three items:


a small mirror for emergencies

this mirror looks like a cookie

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7 Ways to Amass A Money Reserve

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finance journal

It doesn’t have to look exactly like this.

Keep A Finances Journal

A record of your financial history is meant to do one thing- keep you accountable.  It will explicitly show you where your excess money is being squandered. No more buying Snickers on your way to and from work, even though it is just a dollar a day it adds up to thirty dollars a month or 360 dollars in a year! That is enough money to buy a small refrigerator or a brand new television.

A record of our expenses will show us where we need to tighten our leaks.  Sometimes that means saying good bye to treats. Continue reading »

Being Prepared for Power Outages

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Today we have a guest post from Lee Flynn. He goes over some important information to be aware of if you are ever affected by a power outage. This is very relevant info these days because of all of the natural disasters hitting the United States. Power is usually one of the first things to go. Thank you for the post Lee! Continue reading »