Why Sourdough Bread Is Great For Your Health (with recipes)

Sourdough bread is often known as the healthiest bread, and there’s a science behind that moniker. Here are all the ways sourdough bread is good for you and some recipes to get you started!

Millennials are Flocking to CBD For Anxiety Relief

Recent surveys and studies have found that anxiety is a common challenge for many – and Millennials, in particular, are struggling. Could CBD be the answer?

20 Unexpected Ways Zip Ties Will Save Your Life in an Emergency

Preppers may be known for their beans, bullets, and band-aids, but in a survival situation, they may also want to be known for their vast knowledge of zip-tie uses to get them out of hairy situations.

Old Fashioned Horehound Cough Drops

When over-the-counter cough drops aren’t helping, you may need a more natural remedy to get to the source of the ailment. This horehound recipe is made with loving care using all-natural ingredients like horehound, peppermint, and honey.

Why Seedlings Get Leggy And How To Fix It

There is nothing more satisfying than getting to watch your newly planted seeds begin to emerge from the dirt. After one week goes by, you will begin to notice your seedlings are getting leggy and barely able to hold themselves up, If that happens, this guide will help you understand what went wrong and how to fix it.

Why Is Tea So Calming? The Science Behind The “Psychology Of Tea”

If you’re anything like me, and a lot of other more natural people out there, you have probably tasted your fair share of herbal teas. They tend to calm the mind and soothe our stress away, and there’s a science behind why herbal teas tend to be good for our overall mental health.

The Hidden (and Deadly) Dangers of Snow on Your Roof

There are many potential dangers associated with winter weather, but there’s one you might not have given much thought to snow and ice on your home’s roof. Here’s how to assess how much snow your roof can handle, how to determine if you need to remove snow, how to remove it safely, and the unique dangers that thawing ice and snow pose.

TOP PRODUCT REVIEWS

7 Uses For A Sun Oven (Other Than Cooking)

Solar ovens are a great addition to any prepper’s gear. Not only can they be used to cook food, but there are several other ways you could use a solar oven in an emergency situation when you don’t have access to modern power sources. When you only have the sun to rely on, a solar oven can be incredibly efficient at many very important tasks.

NATURAL LIVING

Old Fashioned Horehound Cough Drops

When over-the-counter cough drops aren’t helping, you may need a more natural remedy to get to the source of the ailment. This horehound recipe is made with loving care using all-natural ingredients like horehound, peppermint, and honey.

Why Is Tea So Calming? The Science Behind The “Psychology Of Tea”

If you’re anything like me, and a lot of other more natural people out there, you have probably tasted your fair share of herbal teas. They tend to calm the mind and soothe our stress away, and there’s a science behind why herbal teas tend to be good for our overall mental health.

6 Reasons to Bundle Up and Get Outside During Winter

Brrr! It is chilly outside, but that’s no reason to hibernate. Staying indoors during the colder months won’t do anything to improve your mood or your health – in fact, research suggests the opposite is true.

SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE

Why Seedlings Get Leggy And How To Fix It

There is nothing more satisfying than getting to watch your newly planted seeds begin to emerge from the dirt. After one week goes by, you will begin to notice your seedlings are getting leggy and barely able to hold themselves up, If that happens, this guide will help you understand what went wrong and how to fix it.

Cleaning Your House May Be As Bad For You As Smoking 20 Cigarettes A Day

A recent study published in the  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine claims that regularly using house cleaning products could be as bad for your health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.  Although it’s difficult to imagine cleaning could be just as detrimental to one’s health as smoking, the research suggests that the chemicals in cleaning products that get inhaled are actually just as bad.

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Old Fashioned Horehound Cough Drops

When over-the-counter cough drops aren’t helping, you may need a more natural remedy to get to the source of the ailment. This horehound recipe is made with loving care using all-natural ingredients like horehound, peppermint, and honey.

Why Seedlings Get Leggy And How To Fix It

There is nothing more satisfying than getting to watch your newly planted seeds begin to emerge from the dirt. After one week goes by, you will begin to notice your seedlings are getting leggy and barely able to hold themselves up, If that happens, this guide will help you understand what went wrong and how to fix it.

Why Is Tea So Calming? The Science Behind The “Psychology Of Tea”

If you’re anything like me, and a lot of other more natural people out there, you have probably tasted your fair share of herbal teas. They tend to calm the mind and soothe our stress away, and there’s a science behind why herbal teas tend to be good for our overall mental health.

The Hidden (and Deadly) Dangers of Snow on Your Roof

There are many potential dangers associated with winter weather, but there’s one you might not have given much thought to snow and ice on your home’s roof. Here’s how to assess how much snow your roof can handle, how to determine if you need to remove snow, how to remove it safely, and the unique dangers that thawing ice and snow pose.

6 Reasons to Bundle Up and Get Outside During Winter

Brrr! It is chilly outside, but that’s no reason to hibernate. Staying indoors during the colder months won’t do anything to improve your mood or your health – in fact, research suggests the opposite is true.

Minutes a Day: How Stretching Improves Your Physical Wellness

Stretching is a form of gentle massage for your major muscle groups and important to do before you exercise for the same reasons. It oxygenates the muscles you’re going to use, and at the same time prepares those muscles prior to doing work with them.

Nature’s Multivitamin: The Ultimate Guide to Sprouting

While many of us are awakening to the dangers (ahem chemicals) that are in our food sources, not enough awareness is being made about some of the dangers that lie in over-the-counter vitamins. That's right, some of your vitamins could be doing more harm than good....

YUMMY RECIPES FOR ANY OCCASION

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Who doesn’t like chicken tortilla soup? The seasonings are intense and the soup is incredibly filling. Even the kids will enjoy this!

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COOKING AND FOOD PREP IDEAS

7 Ways To Get Rid of Leftover Fruit

Each year, about 40 percent of all food in the United States goes uneaten. Here are 7 ways to avoid throwing uneaten food away and make the most of your perishable food investment.

FAMILY PREPAREDNESS

10 Tips To Teach Kids About Internet Safety

Our children live in such a drastically different world as we grew up in. Dangers seem to be around every corner, and the Internet has invited those dangers into our homes and our children’s bedrooms.

10 IPHONE APPS THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

We are fortunate to live in the information age, where data can easily be accessed by a touch of a button. As preppers, we should use this to our advantage and this includes using our phones. The apps listed below could save a life – and that life could be yours.

PREPAREDNESS CHECKLISTS

Suggested Items for Short Term Food Supply

Having a ready food supply already stocked will keep the mind focused on creating a safety plan and preparing rather than losing precious time at the store and the gas stations getting provisions and supplies.

10 Essential Skills Necessary for Survival

Although it is important to be prepared for disaster situations, many are not adequately trained to handle the disaster situations in which they find themselves in. Having the proper skills and training will provide an individual with a well diversified knowledge base on how to survive during and after a disaster.

Child Safety: Keep Kids Safe With Emergency ID Cards

Disasters can create a lot of havoc in our lives. Especially when loved ones go missing as a result. Emergency information cards can be an easy solution to this problem and should be added to your emergency supplies.

Road Side Medical Care Kit

Leaving home means venturing away from the safety of your home where necessary items are waiting to be used. If an emergency occurs while in the vehicle, having the necessary items in place can save essential time, money and provide relief.

ARE YOU READY?

Are You Ready Series: 72 Hour Kits

Every family should have a 72 hour bag ready, not because we should all run for the hills, but because there may be an unforeseen disaster where your family will have to make a swift evacuation. Here is a list of items to gather while preparing your 72-hour kit.

Are You Ready Series: Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquakes have a tendency to wreak havoc everywhere they arise. Knowing what to do, before a disaster such as this ensues, will ensure that you will be able handle these types of emergencies if they happen to come your way.

Are You Ready Series: Hurricane Preparedness

Once May roles around, people all around the east and gulf coast begin to brace themselves for the possibility of being up close and personal with a hurricane. Hurricanes are storms that arenot a force to be reckoned with. There high gail force winds and flooding cause serious damage to homes as well as create severe beach erosion. Having a decisive action plan, food, water and supplies already stored and knowing how to protect your home will keep you and your family as safe as possible.

Are You Ready Series: Best Practices For Long Term Food Storage

Food is an investment into your future and your family’s livelihood. Therefore, you must do all that you can to protect that investment for the long term. Using the multi-barrier system will ensure that the food is stored in optimal conditions and that the contents inside are protected.

Do It Yourself Tips (DIY)

DIY: Whipped Eczema Cream With Soothing Aloe

Eczema is considered an immune deficiency and requires a cure to work both inside and out. Aloe Vera is one of the few natural wonders that has been shown to reduce eczema symptoms both on the skin and in the immune system. This whipped lotion recipe uses soothing aloe vera, jojoba, as well as many other skin healing agents to create a rich cream that will help soothe eczema flare-ups and help the skin regenerate.

Six All-Natural Lotions, Balms and Salves You Can Make On the Cheap

It’s time we take an active stance against chemical-laden products. Knowing how easy it is to make your own will help you positively impact your health and save money at the same time. There is no reason to spend endless amounts of money on a lotions, creams and salves that you can make yourself – without the added chemicals. These recipes are loved by my family. Try them today and notice the difference!

8 Recipes For Making Homemade Extracts

There’s nothing like homemade extracts to really bring out the flavor in your baked goods and beverages. Here are 8 delicious, homemade aromatic extracts that can be made in 5 minutes!

DIY Electrolyte Powders

Making your own electrolyte powder is a low cost alternative to purchasing those expensive sports drinks. An added bonus to making your own electrolyte powder is it gives you complete control over the ingredients of the electrolyte drink and you can have it on hand when you need it the most.

DIY Dry Shampoo For Healthy Hair

Whether you need a quick fix for a camping trip or want to stock up for a time where your water supply could be turned off, the diy dry shampoo mix is great, natural and makes your hair feel and smell great.

Cheat Sheet for Making Homemade Yogurt

Homemade yogurt is easy to make, but there are a few tricks to learn before hand. Use this cheat sheet and the recipe to make delicious, probiotic-filled yogurt.

Heal Lips Naturally With This Soothing Lip Balm

Most store bought lip balms contain toxic substances that can do more harm to your lips than good. Feel confident knowing there is an alternative – a natural alternative. This homemade lip balm recipe is soothing, moisturizing and will help heal chapped, sensitive lips.