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Learn how to identify these 10 medicinal weeds in your lawn

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A weed is a plant that is misplaced or in the wrong place. I learned that in a college botany class. Here are some “weeds” with medicinal properties.

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Showshoers’ electronic navigation devices leave them lost in the snow, needing rescue

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I don’t trust any navigational device that relies on batteries. Three Central Oregon snowshoers learned that hard lesson this week, when their cell phone batteries died.

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Survivalcommonsense: Why I started a survival blog

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Well, an emergency, disaster or survival situation can happen in an instant. Here’s how to prepare for it.

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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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How to make urban shoes into emergency bad weather footwear

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So the stuff hit the fan, the rain is turning into sleet and snow, and you have to walk to safety through the icy slush. And you’re wearing your office shoes. Here is how to improvise some waterproof footwear.

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Reality check | Evacuating during the travel nightmare of Hurricane Irma

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Lisa Marie Gordon of  Welaka, Florida, her husband, four children and three dogs evacuated before hurricane Irma hit. She describes their travel ordeal. 

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

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The ongoing hurricane emergency situation is being made worse by the hot weather! How will you stay cool during the heat wave/disaster? Here are some tips.

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Build a better concrete block rocket stove from recycled or salvaged materials

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In the aftermath of a disaster, such as a tornado,purifying drinking water may be a priority. The quickest, safest method could be boiling. Here’s how to make an effective stove out of salvaged materials.

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Natural disasters can happen quickly - are you prepared? Five reasons normal people shy away from preppers.

Urban Survival | How to shut off the gas and water during an emergency

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During a natural disaster, you may be forced to evacuate your home, and told to shut off your gas, water and electricity. Let’s hope you know how to do it. If you don’t here are some instructions!

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Flash Floods: Plan Ahead For Quick Reaction

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More people die of drowning in the desert than of thirst, and that is usually because they were surprised by a flash flood. Learn how to avoid that situation!

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