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Friday, 18 November 2016 21:37

The Faces at the Table - Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s almost here again, the time of year when we take time to reflect on the past few months. Time to count our blessings and list our reasons to be thankful, but sometimes it might be difficult to find that thankful moment, times when life becomes too much to handle. That’s when the faces at the table play the most important role ever! It’s time for them to tell you why they are thankful for “you” and what a difference you make in their lives. If you know someone this year that’s struggling to find the joyful peace of thankfulness, reach out and help them to understand that even though they can’t find their “thankful” self, you will help them to understand how important they are and how much they mean to you. It’s all about family and friends and helping others to feel included, safe, loved, appreciated and yes grateful. Life can be stressful, challenging and difficult, but it can also be amazing, even in the hardest of circumstances.

This year, try something different. Share what you love most about the people who complete your life. How do they tie into your thankfulness? What makes them special and unique? It only takes a few kind and sincere words to completely change the way someone feels.  Just like harsh and unkind words can push a person deeper into despair, kindness and love can be the lifeline that pulls them out. We really do have the responsibility to lift each other up…the greatest of these is love!

Enjoy the meal, enjoy the season, enjoy each other and don’t forget to be a lifeline! We’ve only got one life on this earth; make it a beautiful, meaningful, loving and generous journey!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!



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Saturday, 16 January 2016 14:39

How to start a fire - the "not so normal" way!

Your ability to start a fire without a match has a high value. For instance, think about this. Imagine your bug out bag and fire starting materials outside of your reach. They are miles away or there’s a bear between you and your supplies, okay I just made that up, but it sounds really cool, right? To make things even more stressful, you can’t get to them at the moment you need them most.

This would be the moment when your knowledge and skills take on life saving value or “s’more saving value! If by some chance, you are able to start a fire without that gear then guess what? The knowledge in your head has just become more valuable than your gear. Wow, now that’s deep!

So wouldn’t it make sense to know as many fire making alternatives as possible? In this article is a list of fourteen ways to start a survival fire without matches. I’m not saying that you have to pull these all off at the same time, but it is possible that just one of these methods may be perfect for your emergency situation or when you want to show off for all the other campers!

To help you make better sense of these, there are 5 groups or basic techniques, so jump in and start a fire! No matches or lighters allowed!

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