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Building a Basic Survival Kit

Depending on your background, whether or not you spent time in the military, what type of family you were raised in, etc. you may or may not have received any training in the basic necessities of survival. It’s okay if you haven’t received any training because there are only about a gazillion survival kits available for sale through a boatload of catalog and online companies. But which one do you need? This isn’t a review of which ones are best, but instead a look at what items such a ‘kit’ should contain. Then you can select which one suits your purposes and/or build one of your own. Continue reading

Thanksgiving 2015

I saw a post on Facebook and it was a brief look at what the poster was thankful for this year.  It gave me pause. I wondered, “Should I do that?”  It has always seemed silly to me that we only acknowledge what we’re thankful for on a given day in the year. Shouldn’t we be thankful for our blessings (and sometimes our challenges) EVERY day?  Still, okay… it’s Thanksgiving.  So let me think about it and figure out what I’m thankful for. Continue reading