DC Home Featured in Oprah Magazine Lost in Massive Fire

When we think about someone losing their home to a tornado or to a fire, most of us picture a middle class family in the middle of Kansas, with a few small children, staring blankly at the spot where their home once stood. Toys are strewn on the front lawn and the parents pick through the wreckage to find family photos or a piece of cherished crystal. But disasters know no bounds and happen just as frequently to the country’s most exclusive neighborhoods – for example the Malibu and Santa Barbara wildfires, or hurricanes that swept through beach front resorts

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Make Your Own Fire Starting Logs Using Newspaper

In a survival situation, it is crucial that you are able to start a fire. In some weather conditions, this can be especially difficult if the climate is freezing or wet. Many experts will turn to a fire starting log. While these logs are effective, they do cost a little bit of money. Fortunately there is a way to make very effective fire starting logs with little more than newspaper. First Step: Submerge newspaper underwater Take a tablespoon of detergent and mix it with a bucket of water. Gather a section of newspaper and soak it in the bucket or

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