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Hurricane Season Has Arrived: Here’s What to Know in 2019

For some in the United States, June 1st brings gleeful anticipation of sunshine and white sand beaches. But for much of the country, June 1st has a different meaning. It marks the arrival of hurricane season.

Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1st to November 30th, and the average number of significant storms per year1 from data collected from 1981-2010 is 12.1—and an average of 6.4 of those storms are hurricanes, with 2.7 listed as major hurricanes. And as the […]

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Household Prep Plan for Emergencies

No one wants to think about the potential for a natural disaster or another calamity to strike their home or community and affect their family.
As unpleasant as such situations may be to think about, it is important that we consider them in order to plan for what should happen should the circumstances arise.
Having an emergency plan for your household can go a long way toward keeping your family safe in the event of an emergency. By planning and having […]

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Even a Simple Wound Can Kill

One of my favorite gifts as a kid was a 30lb. fiberglass recurve bow I got for Christmas.  I loved shooting my bow and would practice in the back yard shooting at cardboard boxes for hours.  The arrows I was using were nothing like the aluminum of carbon fiber arrows of today.  They were very basic wooden arrows with a metal field tip crimped on the end.  I only had three arrows and they were really showing the signs […]

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Sweet and Sticky Sap Survival Tips

I remember the first time I tasted real, pure maple syrup on my waffles – I thought I’d died and gone to heaven!  I was hooked but was quickly brought back to reality when I discovered a half gallon of pure Vermont maple syrup cost more than $50!  I was willing to justify the cost but was quickly vetoed by my budget conscious wife.  There are times I have to secretly purchase a small quantity and hid it in […]

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Basic First Aid

Unless you’re in the medical profession, chances are your kids know more about basic first aid than you do at this moment. Kids usually get some basic first aid training and refreshers as part of their school curriculum but adults rarely have the opportunity to learn or refresh their skills – and some things have changed. Did you know you’re supposed to sing the Bee Gee’s tune “Stayin’ Alive” while doing CPR now? I’m not making that up! A […]

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