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5 Ways to Protect Your Home from Winter Weather

Of all our seasons, winter seems to be the one with the higher odds of catastrophic events. Winter is the one season when many things can go wrong. There are more natural forces at work during the winter than during other seasons. Those include freezing temperatures, high winds, rain, snow, ice and shorter days. What … Continue reading 5 Ways to Protect Your Home from Winter Weather

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Butchering Your Own Meat: Not as Scary as You Think

Every year when we got our deer, I’d take them to the local butcher. Butchering seemed like something beyond our ability — something that was best left to the butcher. Only with the price of butchering going up, I made the decision that the next deer we harvested we’d butcher it ourselves. Honestly, I was … Continue reading Butchering Your Own Meat: Not as Scary as You Think

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Staying Warm Without Power: DIY Heaters

The romance of a brisk fall evening quickly fades when a storm causes the power to go out, and you’re left scrambling to stay warm. Staying warm outdoors in an emergency situation is even harder, and it’s more crucial as exposure to wind, moisture and low temperatures can quickly lead to hypothermia. That’s why winter … Continue reading Staying Warm Without Power: DIY Heaters

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How To: Camping and Outdoors Handwashing Stations

When spending time outdoors, there are many and various ways to soil your hands.  Whether on a day trip to a state park or on an extended foray to the woods, you could find yourself in need of a cleaning which cannot be provided by a keychain hand sanitizer.  Perhaps you have been handling some … Continue reading How To: Camping and Outdoors Handwashing Stations

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