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At Home in the Real World DEFENSE GEAR HOME PREVENTION STORIES

My Best Friend is My Husband and a DIY Guy

By on September 29, 2017
My best friend is my husband Joe. He and I stand on the seawall at Rockland Harbor in Maine.


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GEAR HOME REVIEWS

How to Free Your Dog & Home of Fleas…Effectively & Chemical-free

By on July 7, 2017

A small calamity arose this week: Fleas. Seems like every 2-3 years it’s time to deal with fleas on a dog, and move into prevention mode to keep them out of the house (or offense if they set up camp). This post shares how I use diatomaceous earth, a highly effective,…

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AWARENESS DEFENSE GEAR PREVENTION

Self Defense Tools in a Woman’s Purse

By on May 19, 2017

It’s not a great photo. (Backlit from the only bright window in a dark Irish pub). Still, it conveys a story of one woman’s 6 self-defense tools.

In pursuit of shade and a pint after intensive gardening, I went to the local pub to watch a Pirates baseball game.  When I looked around after a…


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CM Fitness DEFENSE GEAR GUNS

4 Exercises to Power Up Your Fingers, Hands & Wrists

By on March 3, 2017

Bowling, rock climbing, gardening, martial arts, handgun shooting and opening pickle jars share all this trait: adequate finger, hand, and wrist strength that allows you to grip, pull, twist, support, strike and hold.

I thought I had strong hands after many years of garden installations and 8 years of rock climbing. But…

Suzy Meyer, Author
Pittsburgh, PA

I'm a landscape architect, gardener, and of late, a certified NRA instructor. I enjoy practicing T’ai Chi, playing bocce, and walking through watersheds.. This blog is my journey full of learning curves to calm the chaos.

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