Category «Food Storage»

Dynamite Dill

I absolutely love gardening, especially this time of year. The beautiful colors, aroma, flavors, textures and intense homeyness created by the abundance of our harvest never ceases to amaze me. Today it was all about the garlic dill pickles and working side-by-side with my daughter to create a masterpiece to be displayed with pride at next year’s …

A Gift to Remember

What motivates me to spend so much time, energy, and resources prepping? Love for my family. A maternal instinct to nurture and teach my children to take care of themselves. This is reflected in the majority of my writing. Home is the perfect laboratory to experiment, practice and perfect provident living skills. We involve our children in every aspect …

The Provident Prepper Blog Tour a Great Success

Just what do people think about The Provident Prepper – A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies? (name recently changed to The Provident Prepper – A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies). We hosted a blog tour to find out and were quite pleased by the results. We invited a wide range of bloggers to review …

Deciding to Grown Our Own Food – Building Our Family Ark

Jonathan and I had always been good about keeping our pantry well-stocked and growing a token hobby garden every year. But as our family grew, so did our concern about being able to provide for our children in a world of growing concerns. It seemed that there were dangers threatening our security everywhere we looked. …

Oats – A Must-Have Pantry Staple

Oats are championed as one of the world’s healthiest foods and have been cultivated for thousands of years. They are a good source of protein, dietary fiber, thiamin, folate, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, vitamin B6, and niacin. Oats are rich in minerals including manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, zinc, iron, potassium and calcium. The news regularly boasts …

No Refrigerator – No Problem!

I read a story written by a seasoned friend of mine, Kathleen Kay, which intrigued me.  It was entitled, “Grandma’s Ways.”  She writes: “Have you ever wondered how Grandma ever functioned without electricity? … Let’s start with root cellars.  We had one out on the ranch. It had been dug down into the ground about …