Tag «food storage»

Amazing Food Storage Find

We believe that every home should have a supply of food to last them through tough times. Tough times might come in the form of a short term interruption of income or longer term economic crisis. We live in a time when food is abundant and relatively cheap. However, our food system is fragile and …

Prepare 2015–$20 and 15 Minutes a Month

Preparedness can be a little bit overwhelming. This year we are going to help you break it down into manageable pieces. We challenge you to spend $20 dollars to purchase necessary supplies and 15 minutes working on necessary tasks each month. Do it and you will be amazed at the progress you will have made …

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 …

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 …