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Monday, November 13, 2017

Build Your Prepper Pantry & Easy Prepping in 14 Days

Building Your Prepper Pantry (The Prepper Life Book 4) was free at the time of this post.

 If you’re thinking of starting your own pantry, there are a few things you should consider before you head to the store. This guide is designed to get you thinking about how you’ll start your pantry, what things you want to stock up on, and how much you can afford to invest in a pantry.

 Whether you’re a full-time college student who wants to start storing food in your studio apartment or you’re the busy mother of three who wants to make your budget stretch a bit, you’ll find tips and tricks for making a pantry work for you.

Easy Prepping in 14 Days: Two Weeks to a More Prepared Life (The Prepper Life Book 2) was free at the time of this post.

Easy Prepping in 14 Days

Are you tired of feeling like you’re unprepared?

Are you tired of worrying about each storm that passes?

Are you frustrated with knowing that many people are “preppers,” but that you have no idea what that means?

Easy Prepping in 14 Days is the second book in Penelope Hoyt’s Prepper Life series. In this guide, you’ll learn how you can get your family ready to survive natural disasters in just 14 days. This book demonstrates that you don’t need a lot of time OR a lot of money to make sure that your family is safe, healthy, warm, dry, and strong during any storm that comes your way.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Top Tips for Winter-Proofing Your Pipes

Top Tips for Winter-Proofing Your Pipes

With the winter months quickly creeping up, many homeowners would have noticed the changing weather and the cold spells starting to set in. It is important when temperatures fall to prepare the home for the inevitable change in seasons and ensure the home's plumbing is protected from the cold.

The following top tips have been put together for homeowners to help them avoid a burst or frozen pipe this winter.

As the temperature drops, many people go away to the southern hemisphere for a bit of winter sun which results in homes being left for long periods of time during the holiday period. Unfortunately for homeowners, this is often the period of time that the elements can do the most extensive damage to your home.

Why are pipes more prone to damage during the winter?

Pipes are more prone to damage during winter due to sudden severe drops in temperature along with having to battle the changing weather. This puts the home's drainage and heating systems under extreme levels of pressure, especially any systems which are full of water such as pipes, water tanks and valves. This water turns to ice when temperatures fall suddenly and expands within whatever it is contained in.

If for any reason water starts to leak out of these containers, it can cause serious damage to that area within the home. Furthermore, if this leak occurred whilst the home was inhabited and the leak was allowed to continue, imagine the level of extensive damage that would happen.

How can I winter-proof my home's pipes?

By taking these simple precautions homeowners can rest assured that they have done as much as they can to protect their home during the colder seasons.

1. If you are going away for any period of time during the winter months then it is probably best to guarantee your home is protected by asking a friend, relative or neighbor to pop in and ensure everything is running OK.

2. Make sure whilst away from your home that you set your central heating system to come on at regular intervals during the day (usually two) for at least 15 minutes per session. This will certify that you have a steady water flow throughout; stopping the water freezing and avoiding any damage to your pipes.

It is tempting to keep your heating off to save money and resources but throughout the colder months, even when you're not away, you should try to have your heating on for short periods on a low temperature setting.

3. If you are lucky enough to be going away for a long period of time, it is probably best to completely drain your system so there is nothing in your pipes to cause any damage.

4. It is a good idea to check all of your taps regularly; if you have any taps that are dripping then repair them as quickly as possible to avoid them getting blocked by frozen water. However, some of your taps may already be blocked; you will be able to identify this by simply turning them on and seeing no water or very little water flow.

To thaw out your pipes you need to turn off the water at the mains and then use a hot water bottle or a hairdryer on a low setting to unfreeze the water in the pipe. Note that if you use too much heat too quickly it may cause the pipe or tap in question to react by cracking.

5. Lastly, ensure your pipes and water systems are lagged which (in layman's terms) means ensuring they are thermally insulated during the cold spells.

Make sure you put these useful tips into place for your own peace of mind as well as keeping your home safe. If you would like any more information about []plumbing services in London and help with plumbing emergencies please visit []

Friday, November 3, 2017

Recipe Hacks for Instant Mashed Potato Flakes

Recipe Hacks for Instant Mashed Potato Flakes (Cooking on a Budget Book 17) was a free kindle book when this post was written.

Recipe Hacks for Instant Mashed Potato Flakes

Potato flakes are a great invention! They store better than flour and grains, they taste just like regular potatoes when rehydrated, they are extremely versatile and they are gluten free so that they can substitute a lot of wheat products when baking or in a batter.

If you don’t stock instant mashed potato flakes then you should start. You may not have ever given it much thought as to their usefulness, so now is your chance. This cookbook includes lots of great recipes for using potato flakes as a batter, in baking, for deserts as a crispy topping in casseroles and much, much more. Instant mashed potatoes are a great staple that you will never want to be without after you make some of these delicious recipes in this book. There are so many to choose from.

Your meals will never be boring if you have instant mashed potato flakes and you know how to Hack It!

Recipes Include

  • Potato Bread
  • Mashed Potato Casserole
  • Potato Pancakes
  • Potato Flake Cookies
  • Potato Pizza
  • Potato Leek Soup
  • Onion Potato Casserole
  • Potato Dumplings
  • Mashed Cauliflower Potatoes
  • Fried Chicken
  • Kale Potato Bread Stuffing
  • Pesto Mashed Potatoes
  • Wild Mushroom Cobbler
  • Southwestern Salsa Potatoes
  • Baked Macaroni and Cheese
  • Potato Parmesan Biscuits
  • Bacon and Onion Potato Fry
  • Mini Potato Corn Cakes
  • BLT Mashed Potatoes
  • Devil Eggs Potatoes
  • Mediterranean Potato Dip
  • Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Gnocchi
  • Aloo Gulab Jamun
  • Meatloaf Casserole
  • Roasted Garlic Potato Cakes
  • Buffalo Potato Croquettes
  • Cheesy Potato Bites
  • Spinach and Mashed Potato Croquettes
  • Shepherds Pie Green Bean Casserole
  • Cheesy Potato Pancakes
  • Barbeque Beef and Potato Bake
  • Beef and Potato Dumpling Casserole
  • Oven Swiss Steak
  • Chicken Paprika Shepherd's Pie
  • Onion Rings
  • Amish Friendship Bread Starter
  • Thick Pancakes
  • Meatloaf
  • Cheddar-Corn Potato Patties Recipe
  • Shepherd’s Pie
  • Potato Crust Tuna Pie Recipe
  • Swedish Meatballs
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Crispy Battered Pork Chops

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Food Storage Recipe ~ Tomato Paste

Tomato paste

 Some recipes require tomato paste. You can prepare a lot of this when tomatoes are ready to harvest and freeze it.

• 5 lbs. chopped plum tomatoes

 • 1/ 4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

 2 tbsp. • salt, to taste

 Instructions -  Heat 1/ 4 cup of the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add tomatoes. Season with salt. Bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until very soft, about 8 minutes. Pass the tomatoes through the finest plate of a food mill. Push as much of the pulp through the sieve as possible and leave the seeds behind. Cook in slow cooker for 4 hours on low. Store sealed in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one month, or freeze, for up to 6 months.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Solar Heater: 20 Tutorials How To Build and Use DIY Solar Air Heater (Kindle Freebie)

Solar Heater: 20 Tutorials How To Build and Use DIY Solar Air Heater was a free kindle book at the time of this post.

20 Tutorials How To Build and Use DIY Solar Air Heater

Needless to say, when the winter weather arrives; it gets cold! Some of you right now may be struggling to stay warm and it takes a toll on you, not only physically, but financially as well. But don’t worry friends, because there is a DIY solution for your winter heating needs right around the corner. Because using the information gathered right here in this book you can learn how you can easily and efficiently heat your home all year long with your very own DIY solar heater.

Instead of having your utility bills dictate how you spend all of your hard earned money, you can lift that financial chip right off of your shoulders with your very own DIY solar collecting heater. Learn how to efficiently maximize the warmth of your home. The sun shines over our head every single day, why not create ingenious ways to collect all of that precious energy?

This book has scoured the globe for some of the best solar heater designs that almost anyone can build with just a bare minimum of materials and equipment. Receive in depth instructions on how you can build basic solar heaters, window heaters, and even water heaters. Everything you need to know is right here in this book!

Find out how you can:

  • Create a functioning solar collector

  • Use Passive Solar Heating

  • Maximize House Warmth

  • Use Solar Heated Water

  • And more!
Solar Heater: 20 Tutorials How To Build and Use DIY Solar Air Heater
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