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My Top 9 Reasons for Dehydrating Food

My food dehydrator has been working up a storm this past week as I’ve been transforming pounds and pounds of tomatoes and jars of applesauce into very, very dry versions of their former selves.  I love dehydrating foods, and here are just a few of the reasons why. Dehydrated fruits and veggies have intense, INTENSE! flavors!  Each thin slice of dehydrated tomato packs a wallop of flavor that you don’t find in a fresh slice.  Something amazing happens to the flavor …

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Two Things My Kids Know About Guns

We took the kids to the shooting range again yesterday, along with a reporter and photographer from the Arizona Republic, and once more I felt so grateful that my kids are confident, yet cautious, around guns.  From the beginning, my husband and I wanted our kids to know two very important things about guns. #1   A gun is no big deal. Remember the scene in, “The Sixth Sense”, when a boy says to the main character, “Wanna see my dad’s gun?”  …

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45 Recipes For the Potato Lover in You!

I adore potatoes. Grew up with baked potatoes served at every Sunday-after-church lunch and mashed potatoes in the school cafeteria (back in the days when cafeteria food was awesome!) To celebrate cooler weather, but, heck!, potatoes can be enjoyed year-round, I tracked down 45 different potato recipes for you. Food-Storage Friendly Potato Recipes When you purchased dehydrated and freeze-dried food, you can count on it to last for many years and be available when you need that ingredient. These 2 …

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5 Reasons I Attend Gun Shows

I went to a gun show this morning with the Paranoid Dad.  It’s the fourth one I’ve attended in the past eight months or so.  In case you’re wondering why a perfectly sane, suburban SurvivalMom might show her face at one of these events, I really do have some perfectly rational reasons. First, personal protection, and no, I don’t mean maxi-pads.  As people lose jobs and, coming soon, benefit checks from bankrupt government agencies, there will be an increase in crime.  As Gerald Celente says, …

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