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3 Ways to Preserve Eggs & Milk for Long-term Storage

UPDATED 12/9/19 We have an abundance of milk and eggs on our farm due to our milk cow and a flock of laying hens. Production slows down a bit in the winter, but in the summertime, we run two fridges just to keep up with it all! I’m desperate to turn my second fridge into a cheese cave, so I began trying to find some different ways to preserve the precious bounty that would free up my fridge and also …

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Top 10 Food Storage Myths & What To Do Instead

The internet is full of websites that give information on survival topics, including food storage. There are dozens and dozens of books that will teach you “the right way” to store food and YouTube videos galore. Most contain valid, trustworthy information, but mixed in with that are a number of food storage myths that many people accept without question. Here are 10 that I take issue with, and I explain why. Myth #1:  You should stock up on lots of …

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It’s June! Mid to Late Summer Vegetable Gardening

Even the most avid gardeners have a bad year! Any number of things can keep you out of the garden in April and May, weather problems, work commitments, family problems . . . we’ve all been there. But don’t give up on your summer vegetable garden just yet. There are still plenty of yummy veggies you can get planted now (in mid to late June) and get a nice harvest before the summer ends. Let’s talk about what you can …

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Lisa’s Stack of Books, Fall 2018

When I was in 1st grade living in Prescott, Arizona, I read 100 books during a single school year. Somewhere in the depths of my mom’s photo bins, there’s an old photo of little Lisa, me, wearing a bookworm costume and holding a certificate. Well, it’s been a long, long while since I can say I’ve read a hundred books in a year. Life gets busy, there’s a myriad of distractions and my stack of books-to-read gets higher and higher. …

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Last-Chance Apocalypse Shopping: Tractor Supply Company

Is it possible that one store could have everything you might need in a last-ditch effort to get prepped? This article is the second in a series that tackles prepper/survival shopping at oddball stores you might overlook in a panic to get prepped, and Tractor Supply Company is certainly a top candidate for that last-chance apocalypse shopping spree. Located in 49 states, Tractor Supply Company stores are a great option to find a huge variety of supplies and gear for …

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Survival Mom DIY: How to Can Your Own Cherry Jam

The secret to learning any skill, whether it is knitting, sewing, making furniture, or canning, is to start small. I was canning plain fruit and making simple freezer jam long before I felt brave enough to attempt jam in canning jars. This is only my second year canning jam, but I’ve found it isn’t nearly as complicated as I had feared. After I canned a large batch of cherry pie filling, I found that I still had a large quantity …

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9 Tips to Avoid the Summertime Prepping Slump

It’s so easy for the hot, lazy days of summer to just sort of run into each other in a haze of heat and laziness. When my kids are out of school and there is no routine I tend to get lazy myself. Then the day arrives when it’s time once again to get the kids ready for school, and we ask, where did the summer go? If your prepping goals have taken a break right along with your pledge …

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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 1/2 beef in your freezer every year? Do you buy fresh from the butcher and take it home to prepare? Do you buy in bulk and freeze what you aren’t using right away? Do you buy canned meats?  All of these practices have their …

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Five Food Storage Lessons Learned From World War II

My great-grandparents were preppers way before prepping was a thing. Is there a specific term for preppers who are also hipsters? Hipster-preppers? Prepsters? If there is, then that’s what you could call my great-grandparents, Dell and Hildegarde Stringham. They were the original  preppers, long before the media started making documentaries about them. They had food storage before it was cool and were able to pass down food storage lessons to the next generation. They had food storage even before they …

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52 Weeks Savings Plan: Watch for these January bargains

It’s a New Year and time for all sorts of resolutions. Some people resolve to eat healthier, lose weight, and exercise more. These are all great goals, but one that many of us forget has to do with finances. Imagine having extra cash set aside for emergencies — the unexpected trip to the doctor, replacing a set of tires, or replacing a worn-out kitchen appliance. Prepping isn’t just about having flashlights, extra food, and stored water on hand. Financial preparedness …

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