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Gathering Your Hygiene Preps – Another Easy Prepping Action You Can Take

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Last week I discussed an easy prepping action you can take with regards to gathering your cleaning supplies. Today, you can do the same with your personal hygiene supplies, here’s what I suggest:…

Soaps of all kinds (bar soap, liquid hand soap, and hand sanitizer) – Soaps are a critical aspect of keeping yourself clean

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Gathering Your Cleaning Preps – One of the Easiest Prepping Actions You Can Take

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: appropriate hygiene and sanitation will be very necessary for your survival in any grid-down situation. And a significant aspect of appropriate sanitation are your cleaning preps. Fortunately, you don’t need a lot of knowledge or even a lot of money to get this aspect of your …

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How to Make Deodorant Quickly, Easily, and Inexpensively (Well… Almost)

A few weeks ago my wife decided that she wanted some new deodorant from a company called Penny Lane Organics. Now, it’s been my experience that anything with the word “organic” has a markup of at least 200%. And, after living with her for a good 15 years I’ve become accustomed to spending more money …

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Cosmetics from the Barnyard (or Four More Benefits of Eggs) by Pam

The nutrients in eggs play a role in weight management, tissue repair, muscle growth and strength, chemical and hormone production, healthy pregnancies, brain function, eye health and are essential to healthy skin, hair and nails.

One egg provides about 70 calories with a lot of vitamins, minerals and critical amino acids or protein. One large …

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You Really Need a Different Outlook on Laundry During and After a Disaster

The washing machine and dryer seem to always have a load of something going, from clothes to bath towels and bedsheets. And, with the recent experience of the washing machine breaking while many people were in town, the laundry really did pile up. Even if it were just us, going a week or two without …

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How to Make Homemade Remineralizing Toothpaste

I’ve had bad luck with my dental health for… well, forever! Must be bad genes (no offense, mom and dad!). My kids have problems too. Even weird ones like losing teeth too early and, yes, we know our dentist and orthodontist quite well. We’ve tried an assortment of toothbrushes, natural toothpastes (including ones without fluoride), …

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6 Ways to Combat Mold When The Power Goes Out

I recently watched a Science Channel program called Afterlife: The Strange Science of Decay that chronicled exactly what was going on as food decays over the course of about two months. (It’s a rather fascinating program that I suggest you watch if possible.) What struck me while I watched was how amazingly invasive mold fungi …

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Yikes!… Bugs Will Rule Your City in 90 Days or Less

The other day, as I was driving my children to their first Karate lesson, I enjoyed looking at all of the well-groomed lawns and pastures. In stark contrast, however, I noticed all of the unkempt land and grassy areas along the way. I couldn’t help but laugh at how thin a line we keep between …

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Preventing Sewer System Backup in Grid-Down Scenarios

One of the little-mentioned concerns I’ve had for a while (but haven’t seen often addressed or adequately addressed myself) is this simple question: What will I do in a long-term grid-down scenario to prevent a sewer backup into my house? After all, if there’s anything I don’t need in such a situation… it’s raw sewage …

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Personal Hygiene… So Overlooked You’ll Wish You Didn’t

It bothers me that when it comes to an extended disaster scenario people always talk about having enough food and bullets. Sure, you need to eat and to protect your stuff and, with the obvious exception of water, I couldn’t agree more. But there’s one nagging point I just can’t get off my mind and …

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