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Rub Some Dirt on It

By Caitlin Wilson

Defend your garden from unwanted animals.

Map Skills for Hitting the Trail

By Sarah Schartz

Technology can fail, don't rely on GPS to get you where you need to go in the wilderness. Practice map skills by identifying cardinal directions and landmarks to find your way home or back to camp.


By Readers 

Check out this story from a GRIT reader about the day a skunk crossed the path of a girl and her puppy.

Introducing MOTHER EARTH NEWS Online: Summer 2020

Get Access to All Eight Courses Featuring 56 Workshop Videos!


Old-fashioned Reminders Brought Home by COVID-19

By Sarah Joplin

Here you will find a short list of old-fashioned practices helpful to remember, especially during a crisis

Thunderstorms & Tornados: Anticipation, Awareness, & Reaction Time

By Kyle Ferlemann

Learning from nature: What the prairie dog can teach us about protecting ourselves from springtime weather threats.

Bugging In: What Does it Take to Stay Put

By Kyle Ferlemann

Some helpful idea for how to handle "stay at home" orders and how to keep yourself healthy in body and mind until Covid-19 passes.

Communications: Where to Listen & How to Reach Out (Weather Radios, CBs, and Ham Radio)

By Kyle Ferlemann

Ensure your prepared for a world without cell phones and internet by learning how to use these alternate forms of communication.

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