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A tick is a parasitic insect that sucks blood from its host, which may include humans and animals. Tick bites can irritate and even damage the skin around the bite area, usually resulting in far more swelling and irritation than a typical mosquito bite. Ticks are ranked second only to mosquitoes as blood-sucking transmitters of infectious diseases; Lyme disease being the most common experienced from tick bites. Lyme disease is is a bacterial infection spread through the bite of the… Read More »

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There area lot of things to love about honey; it tastes great and is healthier and denser in calories than sugar, it makes a great barter item, and it even encourages your kids to eat all their pancakes. But it has one important trait that few people today know about; it kills bacteria! An emergency lasting more than a few days could easily decimate the first aid supplies of all but the most diligent preppers. At that point, an otherwise… Read More »

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