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Is a Storage Unit a Viable Survival Cache? Posted:March 26, 2015 By:Jim Cobb

Is a Storage Unit a Viable Survival Cache?

For quite some time now, caches have been rather popular amongst the prepper/survivalist crowd. Most commonly, this involves filling a large diameter PVC tube with gear and supplies, sealing it up, then burying it. Often, these [...]

Three Thrifty Ways To Increase Your Yarn Stash Posted:March 26, 2015 By:Beth Buck

Three Thrifty Ways To Increase Your Yarn Stash

Within the community of knitters and crocheters, “yarn stash,” or sometimes just “stash,” is an actual term. It refers to the amount of yarn one has hiding in the closet or under the bed, likely in [...]

How to Can Green Beans in a Pressure Canner Posted:March 25, 2015 By:Courtney Wollam

How to Can Green Beans in a Pressure Canner

Green beans are a great candidate for a first-time gardener and for someone new to canning. They grow well in lots of different gardening zones. They grow and produce rather quickly, and the more you pick [...]

Why You Should Include Junk Food in Your Food Storage Pantry Posted:March 25, 2015 By:Jim Cobb

Why You Should Include Junk Food in Your Food Storage Pantry

Disasters are stressful, no question about it. The power goes out, maybe the water and heat along with it. The kids are whining and probably at least a little scared. You and your spouse are edgy, [...]

Learn to Crochet With Free, Online Resources Posted:March 24, 2015 By:Amy Van Riper

Learn to Crochet With Free, Online Resources

When I was pregnant with my son more than 16 years ago, I wanted to learn to knit. He was my first baby and I figured all good moms should know how to make baby blankets [...]

Learn to Tap Your Maple Trees Posted:March 23, 2015 By:Mary Blandford

Learn to Tap Your Maple Trees

Just before spring arrives, the snow melts, ice disappears, and we start getting multiple days over 32 degrees. You know what that means??? At my house that means it’s Maple Syrup Time, and I’m so glad [...]

My secret ingredient: Buttermilk! Posted:March 23, 2015 By:Sarah Anne Carter

My secret ingredient: Buttermilk!

About two years ago, I decided to stop buying pre-made baking mixes and start making pancakes, muffins, waffles and biscuits from scratch. They tasted great, and I was glad I made the switch from store-bought to homemade. [...]

8 Reasons to Support Local Farmers Posted:March 20, 2015 By:Brandy Schau Dibert

8 Reasons to Support Local Farmers

Think about all the items you put in your cart at the supermarket or megastore. Do you feel you paid a fair price for that product? If you have questions about a particular item, would you [...]

Quilting: Wrap Your Family in Love Posted:March 19, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

Quilting: Wrap Your Family in Love

When my 14 year-old was a newborn, I chose to resign my teaching position and become a stay-at-home mom.   After three months I found myself in need of a hobby.  My husband suggested I learn how [...]

Worst Case Scenario: Taking Back Your Home From Intruders, Part 2 Posted:March 19, 2015 By:Jim Acosta

Worst Case Scenario: Taking Back Your Home From Intruders, Part 2

In Part 1 of “Taking Back Your Home From Intruders” I introduced the possibility that your home or other property could be taken over by other people in a scenario such as this one: A catastrophic [...]