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3 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow Indoors

3 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow Indoors

The advances in modern medicine are obviously wonderful and have added years to the average American’s lifespan. But what will you do when medical care isn’t so readily available, such as in a survival scenario or for a mild ailment? Hopefully, this list of three medicinal herbs that everyone can easily grow in their own home will help you decide if herbal medicine could be of some aid.

Off Grid Cooking: 4 Types of Camping Stoves and Why You Need Them

Off Grid Cooking: 4 Types of Camping Stoves and Why You Need Them

Let’s take a look at four types of stoves: Sterno, heat-tablet, propane, and liquid fuel.

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.

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

Brace Yourself! 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.

Off-Grid Cooking: How To Smoke Fish

Off-Grid Cooking: How To Smoke Fish

Smoke some, and get some good quality protein and practice for when you’re next in the woods and land that trout.

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.

How To Best Prepare Yourself For The Coming Financial Crisis

How To Best Prepare Yourself For The Coming Financial Crisis

Many financial analysts believe the United States economy is in a dire situation. Peter Schiff, who accurately predicted the 2008 recession has come out and declared we will all live through another Great Depression, only this time, it’ll be much worse than before. But there are ways to prepare for such an event, and we’ve gathered some helpful tips and tricks to help make the process a little more smooth.

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

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

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.

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