Slippery Elm – Your Pet’s Best Holistic Friend

Slippery Elm (Ulmus fulva) is an exception to the fears and cautions surrounding the use of herbs in animals. It is very safe and non-toxic. The part of the tree used is the inner bark, which is soft and stringy. Simplest to use is the powdered form, which can be purchased in bulk, or pre-packed in capsules, at most health food stores. It is readily available over the Internet from herb suppliers. Herbalists attribute many wonderful healing properties to Slippery Elm: demulcent (soothing, mucilage-forming), emollient (soothing and protective for skin), nutritive (providing specific food nutrients), tonic (promoting healthy function of one or more body systems), and astringent (constricting, binding or drying effect). It can be used both internally and externally. …

What Should Be In A Car Emergency Kit?

Why should you have a car emergency kit? A car emergency kit should be in every driver’s vehicle yet it’s one of the most overlooked types of roadside emergency equipment. If you live in or travel through areas of remote wilderness, or places that regularly experience severe weather, such as snowstorms and thunderstorms, then you’re at risk. Your car emergency kit should have the necessary tools for first aid, food, and water. A car emergency kit can be used when you’re stuck in your vehicle waiting for help to arrive or when you’re forced to leave your car and survive. You should have enough survival gear to last at least 72 hours and have access to a shovel or ax …

Why Should You Learn Swimming Lessons

Swimming is highly popular among toddlers, kids, adults, and ladies because it offers health benefits and lifelong safety advantages. It is also the best way to relax your body. During summer or hot months, there is no better way to cool down body than getting into a cold pool. Splashing, wading or floating in the water is refreshing and fun for both kids and adults. The demand for swimming lessons and professional coaches is also high among parents because they want their children to learn water skills and water surviving techniques at an early age in a safe environment and under the eyes of professional tutors. Nowadays, many schools also have pools, and it is mandatory for students to enrol …

An Emergency Kit Can Save Your Life

Natural Disasters If an emergency kit can save just one life, it would be worth owning. Natural disasters have caused more than 20,000 deaths in the United States. Must-haves such as survival food, emergency water, shelter, sleeping bag and first aid supplies will give you a better chance of surviving disasters like a hurricane, fire, blizzard and an earthquake. The following article will attempt to outline the many different uses an emergency kit may provide you and your family during natural disasters caused by severe weather, extreme heat, and snowstorms. Severe Weather A disaster kit could have saved one of the 6,000 people that died from severe weather in the United States. Thunderstorms, tornados, hurricanes, and floods have been responsible …

Survival Gear: What You Should Have For Survival In Emergencies

It is a wise decision to be prepared in case of possible emergencies. Whether it be planning in case of a natural disaster, going on a camping trip or other outdoor activities, having survival gear is essential. You may have to manage on your own for many hours or even days before help arrives. Having survival gear will eliminate the need of trying to find things at the last minute. When there are warnings of things like hurricanes or blizzards, store shelves often empty quickly. If you are traveling by car, or planning on being outdoors, having survival gear can get your through critical time. The first thing you should prepare for are food and water. Tap water may not …

Garden and Patio Outdoor Water Fountains

The Japanese have for years used outdoor fountains as a focal point in gardens creating a scene of beauty and sense of calm. As well as the Romans, farther back in our history, used water fountains to offer drinking water and for bathing. Today, there are many types of water fountains on the market. When choosing a water fountain for your garden or patio, there are few things to consider. The first thing to consider is space. Too large a fountain can be overbearing in your garden or patio if the space is very small. Sometimes, smaller is better. However, fountains are available in as many shapes and sizes as you can wish. The next thing to consider is style. …

Be Diverse With Your Long-Term Food Storage

Don’t Focus on a Single Aspect of Food Storage You have heard of ‘don’t put all your eggs in one basket’. This adage applies to long-term food storage as well. It pays to be diverse in your food storage. Emergencies and disasters come in all types and varieties and so should your food preps. Some emergencies will leave you with good shelter and utilities. Others will leave you homeless and without any way to prepare meals. Unfortunately, you must plan for both of these and more. Being diverse with your food preps will allow you to conquer any emergency or disaster that comes along. Here are some ways that you can diversify your long-term food storage. Storing Bulk Foods You …

Will You Survive The Apocalypse?

Are you prepared to survive the apocalypse? The fact is that most people are grossly un-prepared when it comes to survival training and resources. The chances that a major catastrophe will happen in your city or town in your lifetime is high enough that it is common sense that you should educate yourself in the art of survival. But what should you do to prepare for the upcoming apocalypse? What do you need to do to prepare for disaster – either in the form of natural disaster, economic or governmental collapse, or even hostile invasion? Here are four things that you can do right now to start preparing to survive the apocalypse: 1. Discover survival techniques and strategies. Read up …

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 …

Cleaning Outdoor Furniture – Bird Droppings

Cleaning outdoor furniture becomes a regular task during the warm months when we are using our outdoor living areas more often. There are also plenty of birds around who leave their calling cards in the form of bird droppings on outdoor furniture and fixtures. Prevention is the best way. By putting everything away after use you will keep it in better condition for longer. However, the fact is most of us are not going to be carting outdoor furniture backwards and forwards from storage every time we want to use it. Bird Dropping Damage Just like on the paintwork of your car the acidic bird droppings can cause lasting damage if left unkempt for a period of time. Besides that, …