You are stronger than you think you are

I think part of preparing for the future is realizing that we are stronger than we seem!  Sometimes we do things out of fear, we let it control us.  You’ve heard stories of people in crazy, difficult and scary situations rising to the occasion to save a life or lifting […]



Many Uses of Vinegar

About 10,000 years ago, ancient people discovered a product that would change lives forever. Wine had been around for a while, but after some was allowed to oxidize, vinegar was born. It became an immediate hit. The Babylonians used vinegar as a preservative, as did Ancient Greeks and Romans. Some […]

Heat Wave Safety

In recent years, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessive heat, generally 10 degrees or more above average, often combined with excessive humidity. You will likely hear weather forecasters use these terms when a heat […]

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It’s Independence Day!

The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, celebrates the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It’s a national holiday, celebrated with everything from flag raising ceremonies to backyard barbecues and . To celebrate our nation’s birthday, here are a few fun facts you may not […]

Sound of Gunfire and Concealment vs Cover: 2 Safety Tips for Kids

It seems shooting at schools are happening more often.  How do we protect our kids?  This is a national discussion that, I hope, will be ongoing and will result in some really smart actions on the parts of school officials. However, there are two simple concepts you can begin teaching […]



32 Survival Skills Your Child Should Know NOW

A customer of ours shared with us the importance of teaching our children how to take care of themselves, if heaven forbid, they are left on their own to survive.  If there is a natural disaster they will know what to do and be help to those around them. It’s […]

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is right around the corner!  I love Father’s Day because I’ve always been a daddy’s girl.  It’s a perfect opportunity to thank him for all he’s done for me.  I love spending time with family, especially my husband.  I like to plan something special for him, like a […]


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Sunshine on My Shoulder

Merry is a solar cooker enthusiast!  She owes several kinds and demonstrates them all over the Arizona, including our own Solar Flare.  She’s a mother of two and grandmother of six. She loves solar cooking because it is eco friendly, and a great way to be prepared for emergencies. But mostly she […]

Peace and Happiness

What makes you happy?! I sure know what makes me happy–fresh air, being active, eating well, being with my family, traveling, music, learning new things, meeting people….the list is endless. I’m sure you have a million things you could list as well that truly make you feel alive, inspired and genuinely happy; but […]


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51 Uses for Baking Soda

Baking soda, aka sodium bicarbonate,  helps regulate pH—keeping a substance neither too acidic nor too alkaline. When baking soda comes in contact with either an acidic or an alkaline substance, its natural effect is to neutralize that pH. Beyond that, baking soda has the ability to retard further changes in […]