Preparing for Hurricane Season

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Experts are predicting more severe hurricanes for the East Coast over the next few years. And it won’t be long before “hurricane season” begins.

Now is the time to get ready to weather the storm. Continue reading

Gardening With Kids

gardening with kids

If you want to teach your kids about self reliance, one of the best ways to start is with a garden. When kids learn to garden, they learn responsibility and they experience the satisfaction of growing something themselves.

Your child should ideally have his own garden space. He may love helping you in the garden, but having his own garden will give him a greater sense of pride when he sees it grow. He will learn that his garden thrives when he takes care of it, and it withers when he doesn’t. Continue reading

Foraging Is an Essential Survival Skill: Learn More with this Awesome App!

wild edibles

I have had the opportunity to try out a new app from naturalist “Wildman” Steve Brill and I couldn’t wait to share it with you.

The app is called Wild Edibles and it is available for iPhones and Android phones. I have it on my Android, and I have to say, this is a great app to use if you want to learn about wild foods that you can forage for. Continue reading

Severe Weather Can Affect Everyone

force of nature

No matter where you live, severe weather can make an impact on your daily living. With spring quickly approaching, we may see quite the hodge-podge of severe weather all across the county.

Some are still on the watch to winter storms while others are keeping an eye open for potential flooding. And there is still the worry of tornadoes that are likely to become more frequent as spring storms start to kick up. Continue reading

Severe Weather Preparedness Week

national severe weather week

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently partnered to designate March 3-9, 2013, as National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, and is calling upon all Americans, in every area of the country, to Be a Force of Nature.

Extreme Food Storage is committing to Being a Force of Nature and pledging to know our risk, take action, and be an example for our families and community by sharing the steps we took. Continue reading