Welcome to another Monday Musings, where we share interesting links as well as updates on the blog and preps. Lots of things going on this week!
First the updates:
Wanted: a natural mosquito repellant that works
This week we are being extra careful about applying insect repellant as we heard the Chikungunya virus has come to Houston. I told you about this weeks ago, and now it’s here. This mosquito borne virus has no vaccine and can be quite miserable if you catch it. I have spray on repellants containing DEET which are effective, but I’d prefer to use more natural repellants. This week I will be trying some out. I’ll post about it soon.
Giveaways going on
You can still enter to win a free Mega One meal replacement for Food Storage made by Legacy from Preparewise
As a requirement in the entry, please remember to follow @LegacyPremium and have them tweet about the giveaway using the hashtag #ilovepreparewise
Also, the Prepared Bloggers are holding a Titan Ready Water Giveaway starting today.
So many reviews so little time
My review pile is growing steadily, and they are scheduled several weeks in advance. Being short on space, a corner next to my bed is stacked high with books and items waiting to be read and tested. As you know I try out everything to talk about on this blog and these experiments take time. Some reviews include giveaways, but some don’t. I figure they would still be helpful to someone who is considering purchasing the item and looking for information before making a decision. You may see a few additional review posts in the next few weeks, hopefully you will find them of value.
Prepared Bloggers Network Update
As you know I am a member of the Prepared Bloggers Network, a fine group of preparedness and homesteading bloggers. Please visit the Facebook page, we also have a new page on Pinterest.
Now for the links…
New Adventure Show with Creek Stewart
I got an email announcing a new series featuring friend of the blog, Creek Stewart, who runs Willow Haven Outdoor. The new show is called “Fat Guys in the Woods” and it premieres on Sunday, August 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET following “So You Think You’d Survive?” at 9:00 p.m. ET.
In every episode of “Fat Guys in the Woods,” Creek brings three average Joes to the woods to survive for a week, while teaching them the skills necessary for survival.
The premiere episode features three friends from California, with Creek’s guidance, who embark on a bitter cold survival adventure in the Smoky Mountains during record-breaking low temperatures…the same week where three hikers were airlifted from the same region after battling for their lives. After making a massive wikiup shelter and starting a fire with flint they find in the woods, the guys need to survive the freezing weather conditions and find food armed with little beyond their own two hands.
Click here for a link to the promo spot for the show.
“Fat Guys in the Woods”: Survival Expert Creek Stewart
Photo Credit: The Weather Channel
I have not seen the show, so I can’t do a review just yet, but I look forward to seeing it.
Ebola in Africa: Can we dodge a global pandemic?
Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room
Deadliest, Rarest Form of Plague Contracted Near Denver
One Of The NSA’s Original Whistleblowers Says The Goal Is ‘Total Population Control’
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10 habits you should pick up from your grandmother
Small Batch Fruit Preserving
Take care and have a great week everyone!