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Household hacks you should know

Household hacks you should know

When it comes to life-saving gear, you are limited only by your imagination — and your commitment to use it. Luckily, there are plenty of versatile items you already own that can double as survival gear. The following items, combined...

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Turning a Hero's Hardship Into a Home

Soon after his 18th birthday, U.S. Army Sergeant Ethan LaBerge followed his lifelong dream. He enlisted in the Army. He was deployed twice to Afghanistan during five years of service. In May 2012, Ethan arrived at Fort Campbell. He was...

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Fire Prevention Week Is Underway

Do you know what the longest running public health observance in the United States is? It's National Fire Prevention Week. This year it runs from October 3 to 9. It was originally chosen to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, which...

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Wrapping Up National Preparedness Month

Have the last two years seemed like a horror movie come-to-life to you? My first reaction to that question would be “Yes.” But then I stop to think and realize the answer is really “No.” Horror movies usually focus on...

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Solar Energy Is Your Best Preparedness Tool

Solar Energy Is Your Best Preparedness Tool

There are countless preparedness items you could have at your disposal. But solar energy might be the most important of all. Some people have called it the single most effective disaster preparedness aid. Why? Because if you have solar-powered tools...

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Camping Trip Hacks

Camping Trip Hacks

None of us would ever think about going camping without food. It’s an essential part of the experience. We pack the food we’re planning to eat on the trip, as well as the pots, pans, plates and cups we’ll need...

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Can Freeze-Dried Fruit Compete With Fresh?

Can Freeze-Dried Fruit Compete With Fresh?

If someone held out a freshly-picked fruit in one hand and a freeze-dried fruit in the other, which one would you select? I think there is a natural tendency for us to choose the freshly-picked fruit. It might look more...

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