DIY Stealth Shelf

There are many ways to hide your valuables. Like investments, diversity is the key for safe keeping. You may have safes, gun safes, and other hiding places. Another idea to add to your home safety plan is to install stealth shelves to hide your possessions.
A stealth shelf can securely hide your valuables where no one will... Read More

How to Build a Snow Shelter

Playing out in the snow can be a lot of fun, but getting suck outside in freezing temperatures is not. A quinzee or snow hut will keep you dry and warm. It is a simple hallowed out shelter made from a pile of snow. A quinzee can be made out of any type of snow... Read More

DIY Garden Fence

Spring is just around the corner. It is time to start thinking about planting a garden again. For those with dogs, this can be a challenge. Dogs enjoy getting dirty and digging holes. Dogs can easily dig up the garden and prevent anything from growing. Digging is a natural behavior for dogs so it can... Read More

How to Save $500 in 30 Days

According to CNN 6 out of 10 Americans don't have $500 in savings. Life is unpredictable and it can become very expensive very quickly; the car might need a repair, medical bills can add up, job layoffs have become all too common.
How would you cover a surprise bill of $500 or more? 20 percent of people said... Read More

A Guide to Goat Fencing

Goats can make wonderful pets, producing great milk and meat. Goats are known to be escape artists which can make raising them quite a challenge, but it doesn't have to be. Starting with the proper fencing will make life easier for you and the goats.
Goat fencing should take into account budget and location. Do you... Read More

Stay Safe--Lightning

Lightning strikes kill more people in the United States than hurricanes and tornados combined. Lightning can occur before, during, and after the storm. It can even reach outside the storm limits making it incredibly dangerous. Lightning is unpredictable in nature so there is no way to guarantee safety 100 percent of the time. However, following these safety guidelines will... Read More

How to Clean a Bolt-Action Rifle

Bolt-action rifles have been around for a long time. They are my personal favorite gun to shoot. Bolt-action rifles tend to be more accurate than semi-automatic rifles. Having a rifle should be part of your emergency preparations. Rifles are great for hunting and can also be used for personal protection. Guns need to be cleaned regularly... Read More

Coping Strategies for Mental Health

One in four people will suffer from mental illness in one form or another at some point during their lives. 450 million people are currently suffering from mental health issues worldwide. Treatment is widely available, but many of those who suffer never seek professional help due to the stigma associated with mental illness.  The World Health Organization suggests that mental... Read More

Emergency Alert Systems

On January 13th a text message was sent out to the residents of Hawaii using their emergency alert system. The text message read "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL." Of course, the message was taken seriously and caused widespread panic. In reality, it was only a false alarm... Read More

Surviving a Lightning Strike Outdoors

Getting stuck outside during a lightning storm can be very dangerous. Head for shelter at the first sign of thunder or lightning, do not wait for the storm to get closer to take cover. Lightning can travel far and wide. If you can hear thunder, you are within the lightning's striking distance. When you hear thunder pause... Read More

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