Warning: GRAPHIC IMAGES Okay, I had two deer tick bites last week - oh yes, they were embedded. Old thinking - cover the tick with Vicks or petroleum jelly to smother them, back them out with a hot match or nail. New thinking - get the tick out as fast as possible by pulling STRAIGHT BACK … [Read more...] about What To Do For a Deer Tick Bite
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Do you wake up after a long night's sleep and make an assortment of noises just walking to the bathroom? This is the reality of getting older. Aches and pains equal limitations on the ability to perform certain tasks either comfortably or possibly not at all. It sucks. Period. As humans, we do … [Read more...] about Getting Older Sucks. Period.
Baking soda is a saliva buffer and neutralizes plaque acids, remember that it has a very alkaline pH of about 8 with 7 being neutral. Here are a handful of ways that baking soda can help with your teeth (I can tell you these things from personal experience, and of course not everyone is the … [Read more...] about 4 Ways To Use Baking Soda for Your Teeth
We happened on to a couple of items that we added to our preparedness supplies, and wanted to share them with our friends here at SCP. One of the best is a fairly inexpensive blood clotting agent call Kwik Stop Styptic Powder, that can be purchased locally at PetCo or PetSmart, or on Amazon. … [Read more...] about Kwik Stop Styptic Powder Review
The lower humidity in the winter causes our skin to dry out, an increase in itchy scalp and dandruff, and cracking of the skin on feet, hands and around the eyes. What to do? Here are some simple, natural remedies that will help if not totally solve some of the issues, and yes, I have and do use … [Read more...] about The Natural Remedies for Dry Skin
I’ve been a respiratory therapist for the past 30 years, working in hospital settings as well as home care. I think about problems folks with respiratory conditions could face in an emergency situation. I don’t claim to have all the answers, but would like to offer a few tips for coping in an … [Read more...] about SHTF Respiratory Issues