Are Bird Populations Declining in America?

Bird populations of many species are in serious decline across the US. Recent studies report that approximately one-third of the US bird species border on endangered or threatened status. For the most part, humans take the blame for the reduction in numbers, for a variety of reasons. NESTING The biggest contributor in the population decline is the loss of habitat. The building boom in the United States in the past century has virtually destroyed the natural nesting grounds of many of the birds in question. Birds that are native to or migrate through highly populated areas, such as coastal regions, seem to have the largest drop in population. ENVIRONMENT The other major factor, tying humans to the slow extinction of …

Preparing for a Natural Disaster, Terrorists Attack or Bird Flu Pandemic

How prepared are you? Will you be like thousands of others and wait until the last minute to stock up on food and water? Do you even have a working flashlight in your home or auto? As we have clearly seen, waiting until it is too late does not work. Grocery stores run out, gas stations run dry and we certainly can't depend on the government to help. You need to start planning today, preparing for the unexpected so that you and your family can survive. Official sources always recommend having a 72 hour or 3 day kit. While it certainly helps, it is nowhere near adequate for an extended survival situation. As we have seen a natural disaster can …

Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know About by Kevin Trudeau

According to the author, the United States Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to ban and burn this book. Myself, reading this book gave me the same feeling I get when I read certain conspiracy theories. That is, sure things are worse than they could be, but is it all really so deliberate. Is it really THIS bad? As long as I've been reading about nutrition and alternative medicine – for over 35 years starting with the books of Adele Davis and PREVENTION magazine when it was still an alternative publication you could find only in health food stores – I've read warnings of things the FDA was doing to restrict, limit and deny the right of Americans to …

Deer Pest Control – Learn Why You Should Protect Your Garden From Deer

A lot of people are reacting in a very negative manner when you tell them about deer pest. They can’t simply believe that such cute and lovely animals will do everything possible to consume the vegetables from your garden during any starvation period. In this article we are going to make an informative introduction about why should someone protect his or her garden from deer. Nature’s wild animals are both cute and adorable when encountered in a natural reservation, park or even watched from your kitchen window. Usually, these sightings are followed by smiles and “oohs” – “ahhs” as we call our children to the window to show them these charming beings. However, what most people have no clue about …

Outdoor Kitchen Guide Using Granite Countertops

For anyone who’s made the decision to install a kitchen that utilizes outdoor space, there are a number of important considerations to bear in mind during the design process. An outdoor kitchen is a unique home project, because not only is style and functionality important, but the materials selected for use in the space also have to be durable and weather-resistant. An outdoor kitchen can be a space that’s welcoming for family gatherings, or just a place to enjoy nightly family meals. Like an indoor kitchen, it should be equipped with all the necessities, including appliances and an adequate work space. While selecting the perfect grill may be easy for most homeowners, choosing the materials for the countertop can pose …

Natural Stone Ledger Panels to Grace Your Indoor and Outdoor Worlds

The amazing elegance of natural stone sits pretty on walls and around fireplaces. Build a yard boundary if you wish! Install a refurbished look to the environment with a range of marble and travertine, slate and sandstone, quartzite too. An immense range of tiles brings depth and dimension for that sumptuous, solid eternal beauty. The design plan works fabulously well with ledger panels. Not imitations but pure natural stone in several smart colors, textures, and sizes. They might appear wild like the cliff but they have been arranged in the right sizes to assemble in a desired pattern on the wall or floor. Surfaces will never feel the same again. Work the magic indoors A natural living room statement wall …

What You Need Know About Survival Food Kits and Emergency Water Rations

If there’s any one thing that’s predictable about an adverse situation, it’s that you can never truly anticipate when and where it will strike. The same can be said for natural disasters. Yes, some regions of the globe are certainly more prone to suffering through inclement and treacherous weather conditions. However, even in the most moderate climates, Mother Nature can rear up, wreaking havoc on everything and everyone in her path. Heavy rains, blizzards, tornados, hurricanes and even earthquakes can occur virtually anywhere, forcing people to stay indoors without electricity for days and possibly weeks at a stretch. If your family suddenly found themselves stuck inside without power for an extended period of time, would you have the necessary resources …

Urban Survival – Surviving a Natural Disaster

Global warming, climate change, rising sea levels, going green. These are terms that most of us paid little, if any, attention to, even a decade ago. I do not consider myself an alarmist and I am admittedly cynical about a lot of the news that is reported by the media, but CNN, FOX and the other networks do not invent tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes and the like, just to boost their ratings. These things are really happening and they are happening with increasing frequency. This is our new reality and I believe it is going to get worse, before it gets better. Global warming and dramatic climate changes are upon us. Whether mankind is responsible for these changes, or whether the …

Is Survival A Natural Human Instinct?

The world is not a safe place. There are numerous natural and man-made disasters which affect individuals and groups of people daily. While human beings often die in these catastrophes, you will still hear amazing tales of unlikely survival. In simple terms, regular human beings are able to stay alive in the most extraordinary and unusual circumstances. This phenomenon has happened countless times and continues to puzzle people. Is it the natural instinct of humans to keep living? Is determination the driving force for disaster survival? Why and what for do people fight so hard to survive? Why do some people survive under unlikely circumstances while others die in less dire situations? The famous evolution expert, Charles Darwin, presented concrete …

The Importance of Outdoor Gear

The great outdoors is where humans are meant to be. This is our natural habitat and it can offer up the most incredible and enjoyable experiences. Whether it’s hiking, camping or sports, being outdoors is where we go when we want to leave the rest of the world behind and find peace, solitude and good times. However, as natural as it is for humans to be outdoors and experience what Mother Nature has to offer, it is extremely foolish and naive to do this without the correct outdoor gear. Sure we evolved outside, but since then we have lost some of the natural advantages we had that allowed us to live safely outdoors. We have also become accustomed to living …