Health and Safety

Food Scare: Are Pre-Washed Salad Greens Worth the Risk?

Food Scare: Are Pre-Washed Salad Greens Worth the Risk?

Ask yourself – is the risk of infection worth the bit of convenience pre-washed and packaged salad greens offer?

Trauma Medicine: How to Use and Apply a Tourniquet

Trauma Medicine: How to Use and Apply a Tourniquet

Tourniquets aren’t discussed often when it comes to prepping supplies; the focus seems to be on medical supplies such as antibiotics and simple first aid kit. But a tourniquet should be added to your gear, and there is one big life-saving reason why.

The Many Ways Lavender Is A Must For Natural Health

The Many Ways Lavender Is A Must For Natural Health

Most of us have already heard of a few of the many benefits of lavender, but its healing properties go way beyond simple aromatherapy. Whether it’s in the form of a tea, an essential oil, or a dried herb for food, lavender is a must for those seeking a healthy way of life naturally.

Creative Prepping: 5 Everyday Items That Do Double Duty in an Emergency

5 Everyday Items That Do Double Duty in an Emergency

Let’s cover a few tools that you can carry and some of their subtle uses…not necessarily the uses for which they’re designed. You want things that are convenient to carry and usable, yet not for everyone’s eyes.

5 Tips For Naturally Healthy Skin All Summer Long

5 Tips For Naturally Healthy Skin All Summer Long

The warmer, more humid weather in the summer means our skin isn’t as dry and itchy as it was in the winter; but that’s no excuse to neglect your skin. As the largest organ of the integumentary system, it’s important to protect your skin, but doing so in a natural and earth-friendly way is often difficult. So we’ve come up with five tips and tricks designed to help you get the most out of nature’s bounty while caring for skin this summer.

Brace Yourself! Why You Need These Six Braces in Your Emergency Supplies

Why You Need These Six Braces in Your Emergency Supplies

One of the most common sets of problems deals with orthopedics and injuries to the joints during exercise. There are a number of good reasons for this, and we are going to go into them a touch and cover braces.

Summer Safety: How To Avoid and Prevent Heat Injury and Dehydration

Summer Safety: How To Avoid and Prevent Heat Injury and Dehydration

Now with summer rapidly approaching and temperatures starting to rise all over the U.S., it is important to cover some information that is pertinent to your activities.

5 of the Most Popular Survival Kits You Can Find

5 of the Most Popular Survival Kits You Can Find

We’ve done some digging and come across some of the best survival kits offered on Amazon, making the purchasing of prepping gear easy. Depending on your needs and the size of your family, consider adding a small kit to your car or splitting up these kits to upgrade your bug out bag or add to your home prepping stash.

The Science Behind How Colloidal Silver Is Made: Getting Less Ionic Silver

The Science Behind How Colloidal Silver Is Made

If you have ever been curious as to how colloidal silver is made, and the science behind it all, you’ve come to the right place! Since there is a lot of confusing misinformation about colloidal silver out there, we’ve created a handy guide in the form of a series of articles to help you make the right decision about colloidal silver.

Vegetable Consumption Increases When Children Learn To Garden

Vegetable Consumption Increases When Children Learn To Garden

Most of us know by now that increasing our consumption of fruits and vegetables and limiting processed foods will lead us down a path of nutritional sustenance and health for years to come. Now studies are even suggesting that simply teaching a school-aged child about the importance of gardening and growing your own food can cause them to make the choice to eat more vegetables.

U.S. Disaster Zones: Are You Living In A Place Where Disasters Are Common?

Are You Living In A Place Where Disasters Are Common?

With constant media bombardment of fears of a nuclear war, many have begun to prepare for a disaster. But government uncertainty isn’t the only thing on the minds of the masses. Volcanic activity appears to be increasing and earthquakes seem to be getting more severe. That begs the question: do you live in a disaster zone?

Why Your Medicinal Herb Kit Should Have Yarrow

Why Your Medicinal Herb Kit Should Have Yarrow

Yarrow has been used in natural remedies for thousands of years and can be used to treat burns, boils, blisters, ear infections, sores, and bug bites. Most notably, it can also be used to stop bleeding, making this a must for the natural first aid remedies.

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