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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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

Health Benefits of Tomatoes

April 15, 2015 Posted by:Guest Poster
Health Benefits of Tomatoes

TweetA vegetable “survival” garden isn’t a vegetable garden without some nice tomato plants, but is the tomato really a vegetable, or is it a fruit? In 1893, this question went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled Read More

Berry, Berry Delicious: 21 Berry Desserts to Make Your Mouth Water!

TweetEveryone loves dessert. If you love berries, too, this is the post for you! These are all tasty and far healthier than many other desserts. Several are even gluten free. The first two recipes are from Emergency Essentials and include Read More

Build your Food Storage from Scratch: Homemade Strawberry Jam

Tweet Strawberries…….the “first fruits” of canning season (I can year round, but strawberry jam seems to me, to “begin” the real seasonal canning blitz!) and there is nothing like real, fresh strawberry jam! BONUS ? It is SO very simple Read More

Gardening in a drought

April 11, 2015 Posted by:The Survival Mom
Gardening in a drought

Tweet I have lived in many countries over the years, and have always had a vegetable garden. Not just for saving money, as many of the countries I have lived in have had what we considered dirt cheap food, but Read More

My Job is to Tell You HOW to Prep – Not WHY

April 10, 2015 Posted by:Jim Cobb
My Job is to Tell You HOW to Prep – Not WHY

Tweet Several months ago, I was a speaker at a local prepper expo. Toward the end of the day, I and a few others were assembled to do a panel discussion. One of the first questions is one that I, Read More

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