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.
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
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!
NETWORKING IN AN EMERGENCY
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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
Now I know you all remember Patrice Lewis, from Rural Revolution who provided us with this amazing guest post a couple of weeks ago! Well, I got to talking to her, and found out that she is currently working on a book all about preparedness. She hopes to finish her book in upcoming months, and as soon as she does, it will be made available to purchase as an E-Book.
Patrice is such a great writer, I simply cannot wait for this book to come out. In the meantime though, she has provided another post, and the cool thing about this one is that it is taken straight out of her book! So think of this as a sneak preview of what is to come! After you read the post, you will realize how awesome this book is going to be! (And don’t worry, I will let you know when her book comes out so you don’t miss it!) Continue reading
I am extremely lucky to have had the pleasure of running into Patrice Lewis’ blog, Rural Revolution. If you haven’t read this blog yet, you should definitely go and check it out. Patrice is an amazing and entertaining writer. But before you get sucked into her blog, check out this amazing guest post! She has put together 10 wonderful tips for cutting your food bill! And by eating in a wallet-friendly manner, more of your money can go into savings, or even emergency supplies. Any money saved can greatly contribute to your preparedness efforts, if you use it in the right way. As a young married person, some of these tips really stood out to me, and I realized that I should be implementing ALL of them into my daily life! Thank you so much Patrice, for a wonderful guest post! Continue reading
Today we have a guest post from Francis Lawson. He has found that by preparing for a shopping trip before you reach the store, you can save time and energy. There are some great tips here, and I will definitely be trying to incorporate all of them into my future shopping trips!
Making the Most of Your Grocery Shopping Trip
By Francis Lawson
If, like me, you can think of better things to do with your time than spend it in the supermarkets picking out food, then you will always be on the lookout to make the most of your shopping trips. I’ve finally managed to reduce the amount of times I need to visit the shops and now have more time to spend doing the things I want to do! Continue reading
Today we have a guest post from Warren Howe! He goes over a few different types of fruits and veggies and how long they can last. He also gives tips on keeping your produce fresh!
The 3 Easiest and 3 Hardest Fruits and Vegetables to Store
By Warren Howe
We’ve all done it – gone to the grocery store or farmers market and bought all kinds of fresh delicious fruits and vegetables, only to have many of them go bad. Avoiding this problem comes down to knowing which fruits and vegetables last the longest and which are the most difficult to store. There are certain types of produce that are very durable while others have very short shelf lives and must be carefully stored. Armed with this knowledge, you can be better prepared for any food storage situation that may come your way.
Hey everyone! Having just practiced earthquake safety during the Great Utah Shakeout last month, I feel that I am a lot more prepared for an earthquake. However, there are a lot of things that I didn’t really think about, and Amy has done a great job of laying out other survival methods in her guest post. Apparently there is a huge fault running through Utah, so an earthquake is a very real possibility for those of us who live here. Thanks for a great post Amy!
Hello lovely readers! Today I have received a blog post from one of my very best friends. I have known Robin Cole since high school, and we have enjoyed many fun times together since. We even worked together grooming dogs for a couple of years! Robin graduated in English at SUU, before heading off to the U of U for additional degrees, so be prepared for a wonderfully written post. For the past couple of months, I have been thinking that I need to stop driving, and start biking! In fact, I even got this stationary bike 2 weeks ago, and it now has a home in my living room. But it’s not nearly as fun as getting outdoors on a bike. As I have been trying to be better prepared, I can clearly see the advantages of using a bike rather than a car. This article will adequately prepare you as you reach out to your dream of becoming a bike commuter! Enjoy, and please feel free to leave any feedback in the comments section below!