Indian Pink


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In an emergency situation in the wilderness, there is a commodity that can be the difference between surviving and expiring.   A remarkable array of resources are made available by a magical combination of oxygen, heat, and fuel.  This extraordinary combination provides the ultimate survival asset – fire! Most people realize that fire can produce heat.  […]

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Tree Moss

I have always had an affinity for tree moss.  Emerald green in color, tree moss grows around the base of live trees and on fallen trunks, and give a mystical appearance to the woods.  The eeriness of the shaded environment in which they grow, is overcome by its alluring beauty, like a layer of green […]

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Practical Self-Reliance – Published June 18, 2014

John’s new book, Practical Self-Reliance – Reducing Your Dependency on Others was published on June 18, 2014. Whether you live in the city, suburbs, or country, you can practice self-reliant methods of living. This book is an in depth look at practical ways you can reduce your dependency on others, and work towards a life […]

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Butterflies are delicate, majestic, and like anything of beauty, arouse your attention, consideration, and appreciation.  I can spend hours watching butterflies as they light upon the vivid array of flowers available in our yard.  Of course, the flowers spikes of our butterfly bush is an irresistible lure , and they gather there by the dozens.  […]

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