Archive for ' Stocking Up'

Comforting Hot Drinks Posted:October 06, 2014 By:Kathie Lapcevic

Comforting Hot Drinks

Winter is coming and with the cooling air comes a desire to drink something warm. In fact, I’m learning that whenever I’m in the need for a little mental comforting I reach for something warm. It seems [...]

Prepping for Back to School Posted:August 28, 2014 By:Jessica Hentze

Prepping for Back to School

  Amidst the joy of summer time swims, cold Popsicles, and sleeping in, the new school year sneaks up on us. I dread the whirlwind back to school shopping as advertisements plague the airways, and other [...]

Try It Today: 10 Ways to Use Cabbage Posted:August 10, 2014 By:Kathie Lapcevic

Try It Today: 10 Ways to Use Cabbage

Cabbage is a nutritious, frugal, and often abundant vegetable. It grows well in home gardens and can generally be found at farmers’ markets, grocery stores, and vegetable stands everywhere. Often cabbages with less-than-ideal outer leaves can be [...]

Why You Should Store Rubber Bands Posted:August 04, 2014 By:AndreaUrban

Why You Should Store Rubber Bands

If you have children you might have had a vision of living-room rubber band wars pop into your head after reading the title of this article… but that’s not quite what I had in mind. Of [...]

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Canning Your Own Meat Posted:July 21, 2014 By:AndreaUrban

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Canning Your Own Meat

You’ll be hooked, I tell you.  Once you learn how to bottle your own meats, you’ll never go back to the old way of doing it. Think about your meat habits.  Do you put up a [...]

Small Batch Fruit Preserving Posted:July 10, 2014 By:Kathie Lapcevic

Small Batch Fruit Preserving

As we work on maximizing garden produce, we need to stretch our preservation skills to include small batches. Fruit sauces, butters, and syrups are all easy and tasty ways to put up small bits of produce before any [...]

Posted:June 06, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Getting Started Dumpster Diving

Guest post by Randy Augsburger Sometime back in the early nineties I was between jobs, having been laid off and was trying to broker some printing in Denver. During the course of my attempts to sell [...]

Cornstarch : It’s not just for gravy anymore Posted:February 27, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Cornstarch : It’s not just for gravy anymore

Guest post by K.C. Face Paint – You can use cornstarch to make face paint that will be just as good at the type of face paint that clowns use. It is quite easy to make [...]

Survival Survey: You can never have enough of… Posted:June 28, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

Survival Survey: You can never have enough of…

I’ve been looking over our emergency supplies and realized that we need more batteries. A lot more. The thought occurred to me, is it possible to have too many batteries? What else should I stock up [...]

Survival Survey: Could you become a purveyor of vice? Posted:June 25, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

Survival Survey: Could you become a purveyor of vice?

A lot of survival and preparedness minded people stock up on items they intend to use for barter or, possibly, sale.  I’ve stocked up on things like extra ibuprofen and toothbrushes, just in case, but for [...]