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

Campfire Cooking: A Skill to Practice Now!

I’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 [...]

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Prepping Supplies? Posted:April 24, 2015 By:Kris

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Prepping Supplies?

You’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 [...]

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

Planning an Edible Landscape

 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 [...]

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

How Many Off-Grid Cooking Methods Do You Have?

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 [...]

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

Celebrating During Crises

My 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 [...]

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

How To Grow A Houseplant From The Top Of A Pineapple

In 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 [...]

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

27 Important Things You Should Know About Saving Seeds

Saving 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 [...]

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

Four Season Gardening — Webinar Recording!

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 [...]

Sprouting Seeds – An Essential Part of Your Food Storage Plan Posted:April 18, 2015 By:Amy Van Riper

Sprouting Seeds – An Essential Part of Your Food Storage Plan

Do 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, [...]

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

STOP! Don’t Throw Away These Treasures!

Storage 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 [...]