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Campfires: Keep Safety Top of Mind

Creating a campfire comes with a lot of responsibility. So the next time you get ready to light that match, keep these safety tips in mind.

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Preventing wildfires and staying safe from the risk

According to the National Interagency Fire Center, 2010 brought more than 64,000 human-made fires to the wild, burning more than 1.3 million acres of land. To put this into perspective, think about New York City. At 92,781 acres, New York City could have burned 14 times over with that amount of acreage! That's 1.3 million acres that didn't have to burn if the 'you' part of the wildfire equation had followed proper burning protocol.

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6 ways to secure your home when you're away

Did you know that statistically a burglary occurs in the United States every 14.4 seconds? (At least according to the FBI.) As a season full of holiday-related travel approaches, are you doing what you can to adequately secure your home while you're gone?

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10 must-haves for summer camping

Though it's tempting to simply drop everything and dive head first into your camping adventure, it's important to carefully plan, pack and prepare before indulging in all that Mother Nature has to offer.

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It's hot. Don't leave your kids in the car!

I wish I were kidding. As an on-the-go-mom, I have sympathy for parents trying to multi-task, but there are certain things that we MUST pay attention to.

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Protect that skin you're in — Year-round uv safety

July may be UV Safety Month, but that doesn't mean I'm going to not care about UV safety the other 11 months of the year. Sun safety needs to be considered every day — even if it is cloudy outside.

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Protect your apartment from break-ins

I can only imagine a few things worse than waking up in the morning and discovering the unexpected – you've been robbed! You may feel violated, and then angry… and then confused.

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Keeping your home safe from break-ins

As one of the most common crimes, burglary is nothing to be taken lightly. Did you know that a burglary takes place every 18.2 seconds in the United States? That adds up to nearly 200 per hour, 4,800 per day, and 1,752,000 every year!

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Summer beach safety tips

The first rule for having a fun, carefree day at the beach? Always check the weather before you head out! Follow these beach safety tips to get your summer off to a good start.

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Ten ways to protect yourself from the sun's rays

When my teenage daughter arrived home the other day with a sunburned face, I asked her why she didn't use her sunscreen. She answered with, "I did Mom! I put it on this morning." But since she was out all day and never re-applied it, she still got a sunburn.

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Prepare for a summer outdoors

The summer is not over yet, so what better time to head out with family or friends for a weekend in the great outdoors. Camping at a local campground or state park could be just what you need before school is back in session.

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Adventure awaits — Exploring the national parks

Once you're bitten by the travel bug, it's difficult to shake the insatiable desire for adventure.

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Rip Current Awareness Week — What you need to know

When I saw Rip Current awareness week (this week) come up on our editorial calendar, I thought, how important could this really be? The answer — very important. Whether an ocean or a great lake, rip currents are powerful and can be deadly.

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It's hot out there. Are you staying cool?

All you have to do is turn on the news, or leave air conditioning, to know that it's hot outside all over our country. I learned firsthand because I spent six hours outside yesterday when the Foremost Chopper visited our office park in Michigan.

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Home security devices

Installing a home security device could help lower your home insurance policy. Learn about the different home security devices out there today.

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Home theft deterrents

Is your home a target for a thief? While there's no foolproof way to stop every break-in, many burglaries are preventable.

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Stop a home burglary while you're gone

A burglar can usually enter your home with a plastic credit card or thin screwdriver. Stop a home burglary while you are gone with a few quick tips.

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Mobile home window replacement

If the frame on one of your mobile home windows is warped or severely weather damaged, replace it. Even if the frames aren't warped or damaged, windows that seem to constantly need repair or adjustment should be replaced. A new, efficient window keeps cold drafts out of your manufactured home and saves you energy dollars in the long run.

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What's lurking below your mobile home?

Do you remember when you were young and had to check under your bed for monsters before you could go to sleep? I sure do!

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Do it yourself mobile home awning

Get quick tips on how to install a new awning, carport, or sunroof to your mobile home from Foremost Insurance.

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