Getting Started With Cooking Off the Grid — Solar Ovens

TweetHow long can you go without craving a hot, homemade meal, eating only cold rations and Read More

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

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Three Thrifty Ways To Increase Your Yarn Stash

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

Tweet 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 an attempt to Read More

How to Can Green Beans in a Pressure Canner

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

TweetGreen 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 them, the more they Read More

Why You Should Include Junk Food in Your Food Storage Pantry

TweetDisasters 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, perhaps getting more than Read More

Learn to Crochet With Free, Online Resources

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

TweetWhen 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 and booties. I tried Read More

Learn to Tap Your Maple Trees

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

TweetJust 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 I learned how to Read More

My secret ingredient: Buttermilk!

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

TweetAbout 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. And then I discovered Read More

8 Reasons to Support Local Farmers

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

Tweet 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 know who you Read More

Quilting: Wrap Your Family in Love

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

TweetWhen 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 to quilt. It has become Read More

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

TweetIn 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 disaster has occurred, one Read More

4 Things To Consider When Choosing a Dojo

March 18, 2015 Posted by:Beth Buck
4 Things To Consider When Choosing a Dojo

TweetMy husband and I have been taking Karate from the same instructor since 2008. We started training together before we had children and would attend Karate-related events as romantic dates. We learned a lot, including how to choose a dojo. Read More

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