MEGADROUGHT: Is a new dust bowl on the way?

Much of the Western United States is currently under severe “megadrought” conditions that some speculate could turn into the next dust bowl. Lack of precipitation is causing farmers to be cut off from irrigation supplies, which means no water for crops and eventually no food in the grocery store – not to mention bankruptcies and other associated … Continue reading MEGADROUGHT: Is a new dust bowl on the way?

Despite record-breaking drought conditions, California officials are draining reservoirs

The Golden State is entering yet another severe dry season and the state government is responding by draining all the reservoirs and dumping all that precious fresh water straight into the ocean. Shocking new reports indicate that over the past several weeks, the California State Water Board has routed at least 90 percent of Delta inflow right … Continue reading Despite record-breaking drought conditions, California officials are draining reservoirs

Survival essentials: Tips for storing water in your car

Nearly all of the body’s major systems rely on water to function and survive. In fact, a person can survive for up to 21 days without food but only three days without water. It’s not at all unusual for people to get stranded in or with their cars, such as during a snowstorm or when their … Continue reading Survival essentials: Tips for storing water in your car

Prepping 101: Emergency water storage for beginners

Storing an emergency water supply prepares you for scenarios in which access to water is restricted. In order to be prepared, you need to keep an adequate supply not only for your family’s drinking needs but also for sanitation, cooking, cleaning and the like. This will require food-grade water containers, as well as a backup plan, should … Continue reading Prepping 101: Emergency water storage for beginners

Homesteading 101: How to purify dirty well water

Having a well as a primary or additional source of water on a homestead is important whether you’re a prepper or not. This is because natural disasters may cut off water supplies for days or even weeks. Thus, having a well helps you to become self-sufficient when it comes to your water supply. But having … Continue reading Homesteading 101: How to purify dirty well water

Prepper must-haves: Securing your water supply before disaster strikes

Ensuring you have adequate water supply is an absolute must if you wish to make it through a disaster. For starters, you will not last a few days if you don’t drink enough water. Additionally, you need to get rid of dirty dishes, wash your hands and deal with human waste, among other things. So it’s … Continue reading Prepper must-haves: Securing your water supply before disaster strikes

Micronutrients and macronutrients: 6 Essential nutrients and why you need each one to stay healthy

Proper diet is crucial to maintaining optimal health, and a huge part of it is ensuring the adequate intake of essential nutrients needed to support important cellular processes. Scientists agree that there are six primary nutrients that the human body cannot produce. Therefore, people need to get them from a range of foods in order to stay healthy. Six … Continue reading Micronutrients and macronutrients: 6 Essential nutrients and why you need each one to stay healthy

Survival essentials: Tips for long-term water storage

As a prepper, you must have a steady supply of food, water and other items that you might need to survive a long-term disaster scenario. You can buy food supplies or tend a home garden to grow fruits and vegetables in your backyard, but how do you go about securing a water supply that will … Continue reading Survival essentials: Tips for long-term water storage

Post-workout nutrition: Here’s what you should eat after exercising

What you eat after working out is as important as the actual training. When you exercise, your body uses stored glucose called glycogen, which depletes energy. Your muscles also tear especially if you’re doing resistance or strength training. As a result, you get exhausted and sore. But by eating the right foods, you can recover and feel … Continue reading Post-workout nutrition: Here’s what you should eat after exercising

Just 10 minutes of swimming in the ocean is all it takes for infection-causing bacteria to alter skin microbiome – is pollution to blame?

A quick dip in the ocean is hard to beat on a hot day, but a new study shows that ocean bacteria can colonize your skin surprisingly fast – and some types of it can be quite dangerous. Researchers say that just 10 minutes of swimming in the ocean is enough to see your skin … Continue reading Just 10 minutes of swimming in the ocean is all it takes for infection-causing bacteria to alter skin microbiome – is pollution to blame?