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Future of Pavement

By Brian Kaller One of Ireland’s most iconic images, seen in many postcards and calendar panoramas, is the mosaic of green fields divided by stone walls. Those walls, so common in the west of our island, look even more interesting…

Wildfires and Underground Shelters

Recently someone asked about the safety of staying in an underground shelter or bunker during a wildfire.  The answer is yes and no.  Okay, maybe.  There are many important things to consider. You will have to seal the entrance, air…

Vinegar Making For Prepared Families

Quite often people stock up on vinegar for canning, cooking, cleaning, health benefits, and getting rid of bacteria.  Most likely they store white distilled vinegar because it is easily available and cheap.  A very long shelf life doesn’t hurt.  People…

Campfires: Cooking on an Open Fire

Cooking on a campfire is a skill every prepper should master.  Hopefully you will never be in a situation in which you will be forced to make a fire and cook your fresh kill.  Surprisingly, many people think it’s simple.…