Emergency Food

Emergency food becomes necessary when disaster strikes and your grocery stores are forced to close or have run out of food. Interestingly, grocery stores only stock approximately one week’s worth of food at any given time. So running out is a real possibility, especially if they’re forced to close due to bad weather or can’t get resupplied. The question then becomes how much food should you store to keep your family safe. The government would have you believe that 72 hours is enough time for them to restore critical infrastructure and rescue your family. I’m here to tell you that’s baloney. You only have to look at recent examples around the U.S. to see that’s not true. From Hurricane Katrina, …

How to Choose the Right Outdoor Blinds for Your Home’s Style

Outdoor blinds are great for creating cozy outdoor living areas by providing protection and shade from the sun’s rays, as well as privacy from neighbour’s prying eyes. They increase the aesthetic appeal of any property. With regards to function, you could better enjoy the afternoon balcony or veranda by blocking out heat with external blinds. There are many different varieties of outdoor blinds available in the market today, including cafe blinds, shade-view patio blinds, full-block patio blinds, window awnings, and aluminum or wood privacy screens. With the many choices, choosing the right blinds that will best suit your home’s style could be quite confusing. So check out the following helpful tips: Modern Homes In general, contemporary homes have a minimalist …

Tyvek Tent: 4 Reasons Why House Wrap Belongs In Your Survival Kit

Imagine bugging out in the middle of a natural disaster. And imagine a perfectly waterproof shelter on your back that weighs almost nothing. That’s what a Tyvek tent would feel like. Sure there are plenty of alternatives to a home depot tent like plastic, Mylar space blankets, canvas and Gore-Tex. But these are either very expensive comparatively speaking, or non breathable. So here are the key reasons why Tyvek, house wrap or Typar make sense as an emergency shelter material. 1) cheap 2) lightweight 3) waterproof and 4) machine washable. REASON #1: TYVEK SHELTERS ARE CHEAP Cheap is important because survival isn’t about glamor. The less money you have to spend on shelter per square foot, means you can buy …

Hoi An – The Colour of a City

Everyone who ever traveled to Hoi An knows that as early as the 16th century, it was well renownead as a frenetic and animated trading port and a popular stopover for both foreign traders and travelers. Crews of trading ships from East Asia to Western Europe turned the port city, as a special exception of history, into a rendezvous and centre promoting the exchange of East – West cultures and interaction of generations of people from countless nations. This international communication lead to a noble way of life, highlighting the feelings and sentimental attachments in the code of conduct handed down through many generations and forming the social identity of the people of the ancient port city. Evidence of this …

Guidelines To Buying Mosquito Netting

Mosquitoes can carry diseases like malaria, yellow fever, many types of encephalitis and dengue. Almost 600 million people die each year with mosquito-born diseases. What can you do to prevent getting bitten? Mosquito netting is important because it prevents an insect bite that carries infectious diseases. It comes in a variety of shapes, color and purposes. Here are some guidelines for you to choose the perfect mosquito netting. 1) Size and shape: The size of the net should be spacious. It should have enough space to cover your whole body while sleeping. The mosquito netting should provide you with your needed air circulation. A mosquito net with holes of 1.2mm x 1.2mm is the most used and the most recommended. …

Chimborazo: Climbing Glaciers Near The Equator

Climbing the glaciers to the summit of Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador isn’t highly technical. It is mountaineering, but how hard can it be, considering I went to 20,600 feet the first time I used crampons and an ice axe? Okay, I used them once for practice, on a sledding hill near my house. I climbed forty feet while people walked by with their sleds, telling their kids to stay away from me. It’s also easier to climb when the guide drives you to 15,000 feet. Don’t get me wrong. Climbing the last 5,600 feet was incredibly difficult, but not for the skill required. The air missing half of its oxygen is what had me quitting twenty times on the way …

Bird Watching Life Lists – Keeping A Record

If you’re a birder, you want to keep a list of sightings when you bird watch. Your life lists should be kept in a bird watching journal. Life List A life list is a record of the species of birds you’ve sighted over time. Typically, the list is kept in a journal. Each entry notes the bird species, the date, location and any notes you want to add. Depending on your particular bird watching exploits, you can keep one global list or separate lists as you see fit. For many bird watchers, one life list simply isn’t enough. So, how can you break down your lists? Here are a few ideas: 1. House Lists – A list of birds sighted …

Should You Buy a House When You Have Student Loan Debt? 10 Factors to Consider

Get multiple custom offers at once Forget filling out tons of forms. Finding the best mortgage rate is now easier than ever. Student Loan Hero is a subsidiary of LendingTreeSEE HOW THIS WORKSNMLS #1136: Terms & Conditions Apply If you’ve been out of college for a little while — or a long while — then you might be thinking about home ownership. But if you still have student loans to repay, they may hinder your dream of owning a home. Should you pay off student loans before buying a house and avoid undertaking new debts? Or is it OK to purchase a home despite lingering student loan debt? As with most financial decisions, the answer to the question of whether …