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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hidden Doors, Bookcase Doors, Secret Door | Hidden Passages, Boise, Idaho

Hidden Doors, Bookcase Doors, Secret Door | Hidden Passages, Boise, Idaho

These are such a great idea. I love it. Want a couple of my own. I have 2 doorways that could be replaced with one of these.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Many Ways To Wash Clothes Off-Grid

Since it is getting warmer and I can now hang my clothes outside to dry , I have been thinking of the many ways that you can wash clothing Off-Grid. There are a few different ways to make sure that you have clean clothing in an emergency. You have several ways to do it while Surviving Off Off-Grid. I have highlighted several of the ways over the last few years.
Hand-Crank Washing Machine

The Laundry Pod

The $6.50 Washing Machine


The bicycle washing machine from The Colony is one of my favorite ideas.

Another great way I just seen was to use a Commercial 5-Gallon Salad Dryer. They are more sturdy and a lot bigger that the cheap salad spinners you can get for home use.


I also am wanting to get one of these Washboards for smaller loads, like socks and underwear.

As you can see there are many ways to keep your clothing clean in a SHTF situation.









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Monday, February 27, 2012

How to Grow Sweet Potatoes (With Photos)

La Vida Locavore:: How to Grow Sweet Potatoes (With Photos)


Awesome post. I want to do this badly.

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Food Storage Recipe - Everyday Pasta Sauce


This is a great way to be frugal and have a good pasta sauce. Takes things that should be in your food storage. Canned tomatoes are a thing that I try to have an over abundance of in my food storage. You can do so much with them.

Everyday Pasta Sauce

1 medium onion , chopped. Or you can use the equivalent of dehydrated or freeze-dried onions. The best ones that I have tried are from The Ready Store

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 14.5 ounce of diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano

1 6 ounce can of tomato paste

1 cup of water

cook the onion in the oil until tender , add the rest of the ingredients and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. Stir it occasionally. Serve it over pasta.

There you have it. A frugal meal that is good.






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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Food Storage Recipes: Powdered Milk Smoothies

I always see these little smoothie kits at Costco that I am TOTALLY tempted to buy. Who wouldn't want to have easy, healthy, ready-to-blend smoothies sitting there just waiting to be eaten? The problem is they are so expensive I can never justify buying them. My sister-in-law clued me in to this system she has been using to make her own homemade smoothie kits and the best part is they use powdered milk so they are perfect for rotating through my food storage supply of milk.

Fruit and Yogurt Smoothies

Serving Size: 2 large glasses
Prep Time: 5 minutes (if you make a bunch of baggies ahead of time)

Ingredients:
3/4 cup of frozen strawberries
1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
1/2 cup of frozen peaches or raspberries
1 cup of powdered milk prepared*
5 ice cubes of fat-free strawberry yogurt (or any other kind)
Sugar or other sweetener to taste
*instead of water for the liquid part of the milk, you can use juice for the flavor and sweetness, and the powder to make it creamy!

Directions:
Pour milk into blender
Add fruit, blend
Add yogurt cubes, blend
Add sugar, blend
Eat with a spoon, or drink with a straw

Directions to prepare a bunch of smoothies for the go ahead of time:
Buy 8-10 ziploc baggies
Buy bags of your favorite frozen fruits (I did 2 strawberry, 1 peach, 1 blueberry)
Divide up your fruit into the baggies
Divide a large container of yogurt into ice cube containers and freeze
Once frozen place 5 yogurt cubes into each ziploc bag
Put bags into the freezer and use them up as you wish, all you'll need to add is the milk and sugar.

By having all of these smoothie packets available in my freezer I have a ready-made, simple, healthy, and delicious meal or snack on hand at all times. My family loves these smoothies and I can feel good about them eating them, knowing exactly what's inside. And the best part is, I no longer have to worry about using up the powdered milk from my food storage before it expires. I can always fall back on my trusted smoothies even if I don't do enough other baking to use up the rest. Having a husband who refuses to drink regular powdered milk makes it pretty difficult to find ways to sneak it into my cooking, but the smoothie trick works great!


Jodi has a passion for learning about emergency preparedness and food storage in order to help her family be prepared for any kinds of emergency situations. She shares more food storage recipes and other great tips for planning, buying, and eating your food storage over at her blog Food Storage Made Easy.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Mysterious Bookcase

The Mysterious Bookcase

This is such a great idea and would be an awesome way to keep some stuff hidden.

100 Home-Based Jobs and Businesses - Saving Advice

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Food Storage Recipe - Rocky Road Fudge

You have to have snacks and feel-good food factored into your food storage! Things would get pretty bad if you could not have a treat every once in a while.

Rocky Road Fudge

In a saucepan combine:

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 cup of butterscotch morsels
a half a cup of peanut butter

Place this over low heat and melt it until it is well blended and smooth.

Add to it:

3 cups of miniature marshmallows
1 cup of salted peanuts

Mix this well and spread it into a foil lined 8 inch square pan. Chill in the fridge until firm.

YUMMY!!


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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sheltering at Home Prepper: Understanding Distribution Could Save Your Life

Sheltering at Home Prepper: Understanding Distribution Could Save Your Life: If you are new to emergency preparedness planning for yourself or for your family, you may find it hard to understand why our government i...

I completely agree with everything written here. My hubby is a truck driver and he has said the same things to me several times.

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Making Do with the Not So New

Making Do with the Not So New

Just showing a little bit of bloggy love. I love this blog and wanted to share it with my readers. Has great frugal tips and ideas. All of it is REALLY doable. Which is awesome.

Gas Prices Too High?? Get One Of These!!

I had a friend on Facebook send me a photo of her new bike and now I want one. It is so cute. That basket on the back would carry everything and I would not have to worry about the balance like I would on a 2 wheeled bike. I just love this. It would get me around my small town great!! Or you can build your own How I Built My Own Four-Wheel Bicycle: No welding or machine shop necessary


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