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9 Useful Knots

9 Useful Knots

There have been countless knots that have been discovered over the years.  Many people use knots in their profession—from fishermen to rescue workers, from farmers to rock climbers. What about the average Joe, however, the person that just wants to ...

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Managing Madness

Managing Madness

Jericho was one of those TV shows that you don’t forget. In the first episode, right after some kind of attack (possibly nuclear) has hit the United States, is a gripping scene we all hope we never witness. As you ...

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Are You Ready for Mayhem?

Are You Ready for Mayhem?

Folks living in remote areas are by nature more self-sufficient that urban dwellers. They are used to the fact that they, in most cases, have to rely on their own wits and resources.  But 82% of Americans live in cities. ...

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How Then Shall We Live?

How Then Shall We Live?

In 1963, Jerry Lewis starred in a slapstick comedy by the title of Who’s Minding the Store? The premise was simple—put a dim-witted clerk in a retail store and see what kind of havoc he can create. However, the most ...

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How will you communicate off grid?

How will you communicate off grid?

by David M. Hill, Sr. Let’s first cover what we are talking about when saying OFF GRID. Most all forms of communications today require grid support. The internet, landline telephones, and cell phones all require some form of support to ...

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Why Distill Your Own Water?

When I went to our City Hall in Yelm, Washington, I asked if they use fluoridation in the water. The reason I asked is that my sweet lady is pregnant and I was concerned. We don’t necessarily drink the tap ...

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