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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

12 Things That We Can Learn From Hurricane Irene About How To Prepare For Disasters And Emergencies

12 Things That We Can Learn From Hurricane Irene About How To Prepare For Disasters And Emergencies

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tortilla Stuffers : Great Addition To Your Food Storage.

CVS had these on sale - 2 for $4.00 this past week!! I thought that was a great price. They are usually more than $4.00 for just one. I have had them once a while ago when I had a coupon one time. I bought all that our CVS had left - 8 packages. I do not think they are really healthy, but you never know when something will happen and you HAVE to eat something. I have a box full of MRE 2 pack tortillas that I have put back with these. Great little meal in an emergency or when I can't get out to the store. Like this winter. Last winter was so bad. I do not want to take any chances this winter.










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Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane Safety Tips: Tips On Being Prepared For A Hurricane.

Hurricane Safety Tips: Tips On Being Prepared For A Hurricane.

FREE LIving Off The Gird Book!!!


This is a great little book. I have it in hard copy and have read thru it a few times. Great advice. This is just another free book that is being given away for your Kindle.








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Adding To The Food Storage

Hubby got a bigger check than usual a couple of weeks ago and I decided to add a bit to our food storage. I ordered from Emergency Essentials some Provident Pantry Taco Mix and Ham Bits. Then from The Ready Store I ordered the Nacho Cheese Sauce Mix! I cannot wait to try them all out.

The Taco Mix has approx. 91 servings.
The Ham Bits has approx. 78 servings.
The Nacho Cheese Sauce Mix has approx. 107 servings.

Great additions to our food storage! Plus I am still buying items when they are on sale at the local grocery.














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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Free The Invitation: A Simple Guide To The Bible


Another free Kindle book that I wanted to share. I have the free Kindle ap for my PC that I read these books on. Great way to be frugal and save money!! You can also get The Holy Bible, English Standard Version for free also. A great addition to your survival book list!!!





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Cooking With Stockpile!! Frugal Meal Idea!!

I have done this a bunch over the years. Add canned chicken to rice dishes, either Rice A Roni or Lipton. Either one works and just about any of the flavors. Great , quick, and frugal meal.

Tonight I am making the Rice A Roni fried rice and adding a big can of chicken to it.

The Rice A Roni was on sale for 2 boxes for $1.00 and the canned chicken was $2.00. So this is a pretty frugal meal. Fix a salad with it and your set.










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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Hits Peru | FoxNews.com

Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Hits Peru | FoxNews.com

FREE FOOD!!!

It is true! You can get free food. Just by foraging. Grab your copy of Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt To Plate (The Wild Food Adventure Series, Book 1) and go on a walk. Maybe just walk around your neighborhood and see what you can find. You will be amazed at what you will find and how , if you ask, your neighbors will happily let you take the cherries off their tree instead of letting them go to rot. My parent's neighbor went on vacation for the summer to Alaska and they called my mom from there one day and told her to take whatever she wanted from their garden. They knew that it would all go to waste and be gone before they got back. My parent's have had fresh veggies all summer and she has been canning and freezing what she can't use up!!

This would be a great way to teach your kids about edible wild plants. Make a day of it , or a weekend by going camping, with your kids. Go hiking and pick out what can be eaten and find out ways to use the stuff that you get. Have your kids figure out how many ways they can use the berries that they just picked. What mushrooms are safe to eat. and more. This would make a great homeschooling activity.

***Please ask first if it is in someone's yard that you see something that could be foraged.***

Weeds are nutritionally superior to our domesticated crops and better acclimated to growing conditions, making them hardy and resilient. Our ancestors all over the world revered these plants for food and medicinal properties. Here are several edible wild plants-herbs-that you should learn how to identify so you can add these nutrient-dense foods to your diet. Be sure to use a field guide for plant identification.

Dandelion (Taraxacum spp.)-high in iron, beta-carotene and potassium. The blossoms can be made into a wine or fritters. Dandelion roots, made into a tea or added to soups, relieve acne, eczema and water retention by strengthening the liver.

Lamb's-quarters (Chenopodium album)-rich in iron, calcium, beta-carotene and vitamin C. Throughout history, lamb's-quarters were used as a nourishing food during times of famine and war. It is more nutritious than spinach and requires no care in the garden. It is also called goosefoot, because of the shape of the leaves. Can be eaten raw or cooked. The tea can relieve sunburns and headaches.

Nettles (Urtica dioica)-high in iron, beta-carotene and vitamin C. Because of the stinging hairs on nettles, they should be cooked. Use them in soups and as steamed greens. Nettles are excellent for skin, hair and nails.

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)-Chicory flowers are used to garnish salads, main dishes and cakes. Young leaves are picked before the plant flowers and added to salads. The root is sautéed as a vegetable or it is dried, roasted and brewed as a coffee. Make a poultice of the leaves for inflamed skin.

Chickweed (Stellaria media)-high in vitamin C. Traditionally, chickweed was given to frail people to strengthen them. Add the leaves, flowers and stems to soups, salads and stir-fry dishes. Chickweed is also made into a salve for skin disorders for everything from diaper rash to psoriasis.

Knotweed (Polygonum aviculare, P. erectum)-high in silica. Used to strengthen the connective tissue in the lungs and as a remedy for swollen arthritic joints. Steam the young tender stems and add to stews or quiches. Add the seeds with your other grains to make gruel and breads. Always cook knotweed, eating it raw can cause intestinal discomfort.

Common Mallow (Malva neglecta)-rich in beta-carotene. The leaves are soothing and anti-inflammatory. Can be eaten raw or cooked, and is used to thicken soups. Made into a tea or syrup, it relieves sore throats, coughs and ulcers. Make a poultice from the fresh shredded leaves and water for skin rashes, burns and insect bites. Garnish your salads with the delicate pink and white flowers.

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)-high in omega-3 fatty acids, beta-carotene, and vitamin C. Purslane strengthens your immune system, liver and heart. An excellent cooling herb, add to cold soups like gazpacho. If you are pregnant or have digestive problems, avoid purslane.

Violet (Viola spp)-rich in vitamin C. Who can resist the beautiful heart-shaped leaves of violet? Or a springtime dessert made from the crystallized purple, lavender, yellow or white flowers? Violet tea is used for bronchitis, coughs and fevers. Make violet honey and take as a remedy for heartache.

Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus)-Young leaves are high in oxalic acid which inhibits calcium absorption, so eat in moderation and cook in 2 changes of water. Grind the seeds into a nutrient-dense meal and add to breads. It is recommended to remove the astringent papery flanges from the seeds before using. Do this by rubbing the seeds between your hands. Pour them into a clean container, tilt it slightly and sweep the seeds with a playing card, keeping the chaff near the top and letting the seeds roll to the bottom. Make a poultice of the fresh leaves for skin rashes and nettle stings. The root is astringent and antiseptic and used for acne, jaundice and constipation.

Whenever harvesting your edible weeds, be sure to collect them from areas that haven't been sprayed. Allow them to grow in your garden and collect them as you harvest your plants and combine them into nutrient packed meals for your family.


Modern Day Food Foraging

Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods






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Monday, August 22, 2011

Making Do with the Not So New: Hot Out There? Bake Cookies in the Car!!!

Making Do with the Not So New: Hot Out There? Bake Cookies in the Car!!!

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Stockpile Cleaning Supplies

I have been trying to get an inventory written up. It has been hard, because new stuff keeps getting added and then something is used. I did notice though , that we do not have too much in the way of cleaning supplies. That is my next goal. I will be adding to my stockpile of cleaning supplies. Again. It seems like in the back of my head it does not seem as important as food etc , so I put it off and then only buy it when I need it. I need to change that way of thinking.
I got a HUGE 90 ounce bottle of Ajax dish soap yesterday at the Dollar General for $4.00. I really think that this is a good deal, but I have put the date on it of when I started using it too see how long this 90 ounces last!! I will be buying one of them a week.
We really need to stock up on bleach, laundry soap, and other cleaning supplies. The bleach is REALLY important because it can be used for so many things.

Clorox - surprising uses for bleach

12 smart ways to use bleach

How to purify water with bleach

Emergency water purification calculator

Stock up on baking soda and other cleaning supplies also.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

List Of Books To Get - Apocalypse, EMPs, and more.

Military strategists in four countries have boasted that they can cripple the U.S. with an EMP attack. Other countries have protected their power grids from an EMP attack. The U.S. power grid is vulnerable. A widespread power outage could take years to restore. This book describes the risk and details how to prepare.



Lights Out chronicles the challenges of Mark “Karate Man” Turner when the lights go out over most of the free world. He must find in himself the ability to unite his family, friends, and neighbors if any of them are to survive the harsh reality that everyday life becomes when the veneer of civilization is stripped away.




This is a fast-paced, action-packed thriller set in America at the beginning of a socioeconomic collapse. Although an innocent casualty of the chaos, one young man must discover his inner strength and defiant courage as he comes of age learning how to survive in the wasteland of failing services, unemployment, and violence.




WHAT IF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT ENDED TOMORROW?

The America we are accustomed to is no more. Practically overnight the stock market has plummeted, hyperinflation has crippled commerce, and the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure have fallen. The power grids are down. Brutal rioting and looting grip every major city. The volatile era known as “the Crunch” has begun, and this new period in our history will leave no one untouched. In this unfamiliar environment, only a handful of individuals are equipped to survive.




While scientists prepare for a massive solar flare heading towards the earth, a hostile foreign government steals a top-secret, experimental weapon. When they use the EMP weapon to attack America however, the result is the immediate and catastrophic loss of modern technology all over the planet.




This is just a few of the books that I want to get as I can. I want my whole family to read them also. Get the books and pass them around with all of my friends and family.










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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Going To Try Baking Bread Again!



My husband found this video on Youtube and decided that we will try to bake bread again while he is on vacation. Maybe with us both trying to figure it out we will get it done. I will let you know how it turns out.


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Monday, August 15, 2011

Tin Can Camping Stove

Tin Can Camping Stove

Cooking without electricity

Cooking without electricity

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25 Pound Bag Of Oatmeal!!

I just got our 25 pound bag of quick rolled oats from Augason Farms Food Storage . The bag is not as big as I thought that it would be. But we have our oatmeal. This winter I will be baking oatmeal cookies, making oatmeal, no-bake cookies, etc WE LOVE OATMEAL IN OUR HOUSE. Now I just need to figure out some way to store it. Need to get some Food-Storage buckets. I also got a one pound bag of yeast - I am going to keep trying to make bread until I get it right!!!!





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