Author Archives: Nikki Fotheringham

About Nikki Fotheringham

Nikki is an author and writer specializing in green living ideas and tips, adventure travel, upcycling, and all things eco-friendly. She's traveled the globe, swum with sharks and been bitten by a lion (fact). She lives in a tiny town with a fat cat and a very bad dog.

Spring Cleaning in a Time of COVID-19

Coronavirus pandemic

Cleaning removes dirt from surfaces while disinfecting utilizes chemical means to rid surfaces of bacteria and viruses. Disinfecting is more effective on surfaces that are clean. The government suggests using a solution of 1 part bleach to 9 parts water to disinfect.

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The Quintessential Bug Out Bag List for Any Emergency

camping tips

Fires, hurricanes, floods, zombie apocalypse or a visit from the in-laws are all reasons you may need to head for the hills in a hurry. When you do need to evacuate your home, having a ready-packed 'bug-out bag' that you can grab on the run will make your life so much easier and can even mean the difference between life and death.

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How to Stop Black Fly Bites from Itching

stop itchy bites

There are a ton of things you can do to alleviate the irritation of black fly bites and get outside for longer during the spring months. Here are a few of my own tried and tested natural cures for black fly bites.

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Brilliant Natural Swimming Pools

Eco-friendly pool

Pool's out for summer! Say no to energy-guzzling, chloride drenched swimming pools and yes to natural swimming pools that you can make yourself. I don't mean icky, slimy ponds that smell like sweaty feet; meet he new generation of stunning natural pond pools.

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