New Life On A Homestead » Blog Archive Emergency Preparedness Part 4: Feminine Hygiene- Prepping For Periods

Obviously Im pregnant and thus havent had a chance to try it out yet, but from the reviews Ive read if you dont have trouble with tampons, the Diva Cup is very much the same (though it does look a little scary to me in all honesty!). Overall, I have heard a lot of great things about this product. There are different sizes for pre-baby ladies, and post-baby mamas, as well as for women over the age of 30. So make sure you get the right size. I chose to purchase a Diva Cup mainly as an emergency back up for several reasons: 1. Itll save you lots of money. 2. You dont need a lot of water to rinse it. 3.
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Are You Paying Attention? : The Wild North Edition

Back here in the States a line of severe thunderstorms raced through the Ohio River Valley yesterday, causing numerous power outages due to downed trees and power lines. The damage and duration of the storms were enough to qualify the system as a derecho. An area in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys from eastern Illinois and Indiana into Ohio, western Pennsylvania, southwest New York, and northern West Virginia were impacted by the July 10 storms. All of this happened to my north as the crow flies as I sit here in Georgia, but that does not mean it cannot happen here tomorrowor later today. The flooding in Toronto comes on the heels of recent flooding in Calgary that forced up to 100,000 Albertans from there homes. The downpour of 3.5 inches of rain in less than four hours forced subway closures and left almost 1,500 people stranded on a commuter train filled with gushing water, while countless motorists were forced to abandon their vehicles to flee the rising waters. Subway passengers spilled out of the train cars and fled to the upper decks, where they waited for almost seven hours to be rescued. The sleepy Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, located about 160 miles east of Montreal and close to the border with Maine and Vermont, was rocked in the middle of the night on July 6 when a train carrying crude oil jumped the tracks and careened into the town of 6,000 residents unleashing hell on earth . In a town that small, most everyone is affected by the deaths and destruction.
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37 Awesome Survival/Prepping Hacks

A few important recommendations: your smaller pot should be glazed, neither pot should have a hole in the bottom, and you should cover the whole unit with a wet cloth. Building a reed boat is time-consuming, but worthwhile because they tend to be far more durable and maneuverable than other improvised methods like the tarp raft I mentioned earlier. Build up a bundle of reeds thick enough that you can just fit your hands around it, and bind them with the inner strands of paracord or other string. Repeat this process until you have enough bundles to form a solid base and sides. The key is binding your reeds tightlyboth when binding the individual bundles and when binding the bundles together. A decent-sized empty can and a sturdy knife allow you to make a small stove that helps focus the heat of your burning fuel on your cooking device. (Pot, pan, skillet, etc.) It can be a pain to place your seed holes at a consistent distance and depth when you need to cover a large area, but this tool stamps them all at once. If you need to cover a larger area, you can either build a larger version or simply stamp and move.
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