Getting Started With Cooking Off the Grid — Solar Ovens

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How Many Off-Grid Cooking Methods Do You Have?

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Campfire Cooking: A Skill to Practice Now!

April 25, 2015 Posted by:Jim Cobb
Campfire Cooking: A Skill to Practice Now!

TweetI’d be willing to bet that most of you reading this have at least made s’mores, perhaps even heated up a hot dog or two, around a campfire. Fun stuff, no doubt about it. But, there’s a whole lot more Read More

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Prepping Supplies?

TweetYou’ve heard it a million times, “Why spend money on prepping stuff you’ll never use?” Poor excuse! I use LOTS of the supplies initially purchased, “Just in case we’re out of power”, or “Just in case there’s a huge emergency.” Read More

Planning an Edible Landscape

April 23, 2015 Posted by:Brandy Schau Dibert
Planning an Edible Landscape

Tweet Make the most out of your yard by creating an edible landscape. Every March, I am consumed with spring fever and can barely wait to get outdoors and turn my winter laden yard into a fairy tale garden. This year, Read More

How Many Off-Grid Cooking Methods Do You Have?

April 23, 2015 Posted by:AndreaUrban
How Many Off-Grid Cooking Methods Do You Have?

Tweet When you buy, or otherwise acquire, preparedness supplies, do you practice with them or are you a prep hoarder? I think I’ve been guilty of both, especially with off-grid cooking methods. Maybe you know what I mean. Preppers are Read More

Celebrating During Crises

April 22, 2015 Posted by:Amy Van Riper
Celebrating During Crises

TweetMy family lived in Northern Alabama and experienced the April 2011 Tornado Outbreak. We saw one of the tornadoes from our front window. I worked clean up and recovery after the storms and the damage and loss was devastating for Read More

How To Grow A Houseplant From The Top Of A Pineapple

April 21, 2015 Posted by:Beth Buck
How To Grow A Houseplant From The Top Of A Pineapple

TweetIn 2008, when I was working at a preschool, the lead teacher decided to grow a pineapple houseplant. She was leading a unit on plants and thought it would be neat to grow the top of a pineapple in the classroom. Read More

27 Important Things You Should Know About Saving Seeds

April 20, 2015 Posted by:The Survival Mom
27 Important Things You Should Know About Saving Seeds

TweetSaving seeds is both a science and an art. Here are 27 things I’ve learned about seed saving over the years. 1.  Saving seeds helps preserve the genetic material of the plant varieties we have. Within the last 100 years, Read More

Four Season Gardening — Webinar Recording!

April 20, 2015 Posted by:The Survival Mom
Four Season Gardening — Webinar Recording!

Tweet UPDATE: If you missed the super-helpful webinar with Rick Stone, here’s the link to the recording: http://connectpro19068335.adobeconnect.com/p9tgwyny8nk/   Don’t miss this free webinar tonight with gardening and homesteading expert, Rick Stone. Rick has a popular gardening class on Udemy, which Read More

Sprouting Seeds – An Essential Part of Your Food Storage Plan

TweetDo you like sprouts? I had only ever eaten plain, long white mung bean sprouts from the grocery store and didn’t really care for them. Then I discovered home sprouting and the wide variety of seeds, beans, lentils and nuts Read More

STOP! Don’t Throw Away These Treasures!

April 16, 2015 Posted by:Teraesa Farrell
STOP! Don’t Throw Away These Treasures!

TweetStorage and preparation can both be pretty expensive. It would be a shame to throw away items that would save us money when you can turn your trash into treasures, but that’s what we do every day. Many items that Read More

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