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Total Eclipse 2017


As seen from the Earth, a solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks (“occults“) the Sun. This can happen only at new moonwhen the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction as seen from Earth in an alignment referred to as syzygy. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun […]

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Putting the Fun in Summer Reading

Summer is a prime time to be outdoors and approach learning with a proactive mindset. Our kids love trips to new museums, parks, events, and new bites. Perhaps most important, they crave being able to bring their book learning to life! For example, their learning about President JFK, and especially his assassination, took on new […]

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33 Ideas for Journaling

Journaling is a practice that I think too few of us undertake, especially on a daily or regular basis. Years ago, my friend Ron Douglas shared how everything he had achieved in his life up until that point had been first captured and expressed in his personal journal. He spoke of one day writing a […]

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VIDEO: Are We Eating Fake Food?

I got over the fact that this video is almost 19 minutes long after watching the first part about honey. Then, there’s coffee. Then, orange juice. Then, steak, Kobe beef, olive oil, cheese, dried spices, tea, blueberries, and champagne. Alas, it’s a great video that’s educational and worth a watch.

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7 Excuses Preventing You from Taking Action

This article is a guest post from our good friend Dan @ We all have problems preventing us from prepping the way we want to. Whether this means retreating to the wilderness (or at least the suburbs) to live a worry-free and self-sufficient life, or having one year stockpile – there are plenty of […]

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Happy Veteran’s Day

Today, we celebrate the Veterans of America’s Armed Services. A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. ( It’s a day to celebrate the lives of all Veterans, past and present. As we typically enjoy food, laughs, and meals together, let […]

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Video: Have you ever seen a brine pool?

I stumbled across this video and it was too cool to not share with you. Interesting that this lake is over three-thousand feet below the Gulf of Mexico! The lake is termed “jacuzzi of destruction” because it’s salt content is four-times that of regular seawater.

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Mind-blowing Firefighter Competition Video

What does this two-minute and fifteen second video have to do with preparedness, self-reliance, and survival? Well… Lemme answer you this way. Would you rather have a firefighter with this kind of zeal and discipline coming to your aid? Bottom-line: Self-reliant individuals enjoy entertaining media too…that’s why we’re post content that isn’t focused on scarcity, […]

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