Homesteading and self-reliance

How To Stay Warm This Winter (Without Breaking the Bank)

Nadia TamaraA Little Bit of Everything, Do It Yourself, Emergency Preparedness, Heat Sources, Power Outage, Winter Preparedness 3 Comments

Nothing says ‘Happy New Year!’ like a high electricity bill. (Kidding! But seriously…) When the winter temps start going down, electric bills naturally start going up.  Thanks to the advancement of green technology, we can now invest in LED lights …

Power Outage FAQs

Power Outage FAQ’s – Your Questions Answered!

Nadia TamaraA Little Bit of Everything, Power Outage Leave a Comment

Power outages can be scary and dangerous. To help you mentally prepare, we’ve answered some of the most common power outage-related questions. What are the effects of power outages? Many things will quit working during a blackout. These are some …

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15 Hearty Meals You Can Prepare During a Power Outage

Nadia TamaraCamping, Do It Yourself, Emergency Food, Emergency Preparedness, Power Outage, Winter Preparedness 2 Comments

When we say preparedness, many people think of the end of the world and how they might have to survive with little to no supplies. In reality though, preparing is more likely to be for a temporary disaster. A small-scale …

Emergency survival kit

Choosing the Best Smoke Detector for Your Home: A Quick Guide

Nadia TamaraA Little Bit of Everything, Emergency Preparedness, Evacuation, Laws, Power Outage 4 Comments

The purpose of a smoke detector isn’t to prevent a fire (although it helps) but rather to alert the people so they can evacuate before the smoke or toxicity in the air overwhelms the building, especially if the individuals are …

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How to Communicate Without a Phone or Internet in a Disaster

Nadia TamaraA Little Bit of Everything, Bug Out Bags, Earthquake Preparedness, Emergency Preparedness, Evacuation, Power Outage, Wilderness Survival, Winter Preparedness 11 Comments

Have you ever been unable to get a hold of someone and started worrying needlessly for hours just to find out they were safe all along? Let’s imagine an emergency situation when thousands of people are trying to contact their …

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Does the Plumbing System Work When the Power Goes Out?

Nadia TamaraEmergency Preparedness, Power Outage 5 Comments

When we think of a power outage we think of lighting candles and relaxing for a moment while we are unplugged from our TV’s and WiFi. An interruption to our plumbing systems is usually not something we even think to …