USDA: 69% of total U.S. winter wheat production currently in drought zones… sharp decline in yields right around the corner

Only 32 percent of the winter wheat crop in the United States received a “good” or “excellent” rating from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), new reports show. While this represents a slight increase of two points compared to a week ago, the figure is far behind 2021’s 53 percent rating, illustrating just how bad America’s … Continue reading USDA: 69% of total U.S. winter wheat production currently in drought zones… sharp decline in yields right around the corner

Study: Proper hydration found to reduce long-term risks for heart failure

A study conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that drinking enough water daily can help reduce long-term risks for heart disease. Heart failure is a chronic condition that develops when the heart is unable to pump enough blood for the body’s needs. It affects over 6.2 million Americans or a little over two … Continue reading Study: Proper hydration found to reduce long-term risks for heart failure

Prepping 101: How long will bottled water last in your stockpile?

Clean drinking water is an important part of any survival stockpile. But does bottled water have an expiration date like other food items? If you’re a beginner prepper and are still building a stockpile of your own, you can get started by buying an extra case of bottled water or two. In time, you will have … Continue reading Prepping 101: How long will bottled water last in your stockpile?

Homesteading 101: How to conserve water on your property

Maintaining a homestead is no easy feat, and it can sometimes be an expensive task as well. But there are many ways to save money on your property, especially if you know how to manage your resources wisely. Read on to learn how to conserve water and reuse gray water on your homestead. (h/t to HomesteadLady.com) Some … Continue reading Homesteading 101: How to conserve water on your property

Tap water near hundreds of US military bases and thousands of industry areas CONTAMINATED with “forever chemicals,” warn experts

Groundwater near at least six military sites in the Great Lakes region contains high levels of toxic yet widely used “forever chemicals.” The Environmental Working Group (EWG) reported that perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have contaminated water in the Great Lakes. PFAS are a risk to people who eat fish caught within the polluted waters. “Forever chemicals” traced to firefighting foam … Continue reading Tap water near hundreds of US military bases and thousands of industry areas CONTAMINATED with “forever chemicals,” warn experts

8 Ways to survive without water and prevent dehydration when SHTF

Water is crucial to your survival, especially in a post-SHTF scenario. If you’re stuck in the wilderness without any water, you can prevent dehydration by monitoring your water supply and learning how to find water in the wild. (h/t to ProperSurvival.com) Why is it important to stay hydrated? Drinking enough water keeps your body hydrated. It also helps … Continue reading 8 Ways to survive without water and prevent dehydration when SHTF

California farms face collapse as unprecedented droughts sizzle crops

  The extreme drought situation in California continues to worsen as farms throughout the state, which provide much of the food consumed by Americans, lay waste without water. In the Central Valley, considered to be America’s “breadbasket,” fields of brown dust and shriveled shrubs can be seen for seemingly endless miles – and with no end in … Continue reading California farms face collapse as unprecedented droughts sizzle crops

Great Salt Lake drying up amid extreme drought

Record-breaking drought conditions are shrinking the size of the Great Salt Lake in Utah, which in turn is threatening wildlife habitats and other facets of the regional ecosystem. Gov. Spencer Cox is calling on his constituents to “pray for rain” as the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi River is expected to reach a 170-year low … Continue reading Great Salt Lake drying up amid extreme drought

Prepping 101: How to store water for emergency preparedness

The human body needs water to function properly, and a person may only survive for a few days without water. Clean water is also important for sanitation and hygiene. This is why having an emergency supply of clean, safe water is essential when SHTF. But there’s more to water storage than filling drums and buckets with potable … Continue reading Prepping 101: How to store water for emergency preparedness

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?