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Mullein tea to treat COVID symptoms? Maybe – here is one user’s story

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An ancient herbal tea made from a common weed may be useful in relieving some  symptoms of COVID.

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10 tips for staying cool during an intermittent power outage/heat wave emergency

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An emergency situation caused by a summer storm may be made worse by the hot weather! How will you stay cool during the heat wave/disaster? Here are some tips.

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How much water is enough to survive?

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Without water, our bodies can get into serious trouble quickly – just a matter of days before dehydration sets in. Why do many people keep extra food, but don’t store water?

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Ten common deadly mistakes hikers and backpackers make

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Every lost or missing hiker is unique, but there are common mistakes most of them make. In no particular order of importance, here are ten.

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How to enjoy hiking in the rain

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It sounds counter-intuitive, but hiking in the rain can be fun. Here’s how you can learn to love it. Or at least not dislike it. Too much. Regardless, rain happens. Here is how to make the best of the situation.

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Winter storms: What to do when the power goes off and it’s icy cold outside

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The power goes out and you’re sheltering inside the house. Outside, the temperature plummets, the wind picks up and it starts to snow. You don’t know when the power will be restored. It might be hours or days. How will you stay warm and safe? How do you get started?

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Eight reasons to add a notebook to your survival gear

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My everyday carry gear – everywhere – includes a notebook and a pen or pencil. Here is why these are important.

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Edible plants video: How to tell look-alike poison iris from cattails

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Every part of the cattail plant is edible. But don’t mistake a cattail for a toxic look-alike. Here is how to tell the difference.

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Moraine Lake in Central Oregon's Three Sisters Wilderness

Use social media to leave a note and save your life!

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Don’t let your quick outing turn into a missing person search! If nobody knows where to look, you could wait a long time to be rescued! An detailed note about your outing can solve that problem.

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Review: Backwoods Survival Guide by Jim Cobb

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If you are looking for ways to become more self-sufficient, then you need this book in your preparedness library.

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