Saturday, May 31, 2014
Today is a good day to try this out. My little man is going to cook up some hot dogs in ours to see how well it works.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The world is thrust into darkness and silence, but no one knows why. Molly is an English professor at a local liberal arts college when the world suddenly goes dark. Her husband, Gary, is a corporate pilot on the other side of the country. Grounded by what appears to be a catastrophic power outage, he has no way to communicate with his wife, let alone get home to her. Not knowing whether her husband is alive or dead, Molly struggles to adapt to her new environment: without power, running water, transportation, a stable food supply, or any long-distance means of communication. Without knowing the cause of the outage, Gary must decide whether to wait for things to go back to normal, or to make the long and dangerous journey home on foot. Both must learn to survive after the Blackout.
Just an idea to throw out there if you have the tools and a truck than you can do this.
When he post pictures of the items on Facebook to a local sale group he deletes them the second they sell. I am going to start saving his pictures. He has really made some great looking items. They sell fast!
I just had to share this. Great ideas on teaching your kids what to do in an emergency.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Everyone can save money on food if they would eat vegetarian foods two or three days a day. You can substitute beans for meat or chicken in most recipes. Bean stew, bean curry, bean burritos are a few examples of bean meals. When you combine beans with a grain you get the same protein as you find in meat, chicken and fish. Beans are high in fiber and easier to digest than meat. For this experiment I ate only vegetarian food, because I am a vegetarian. You can substitute chicken thighs or chicken drum sticks, canned tuna and eggs with some of the items on my list and still stay with the twenty dollars a week budget.
Create a meal plan for a week. Use the meal plan as a guide when you make your grocery list. Buy only the items on your grocery list. Always eat a meal before you go grocery shopping. Eating before you shop will help you buy only the items on yourlist. Wednesdays is the best day to grocery shop. Most stores will honor the previous sales items from the past week and you can get the new sales items for the new week on a Wednesday. Shop in the evening and you maybe able to get additional discounts on produce, bakery items and meat.
I shop for food in a dollar store and a grocery store. Dollar stores have a lot of food items and household products. In the grocery store I buy store brand products or products that are on sale. In the dollar store I buy dry beans, rice, pasta and oatmeal. In the grocery store I buy bananas, carrots, celery, lettuce, frozen mixed vegetables, bread and cheese. With these food items I can create meals that cost under a dollar.
The following menu is an example of some of the meals you can make on a twenty dollar a week budget.
Toast with melted cheese
Marinated bean salad
Grilled cheese sandwich
Curry beans and rice
Carrots and celery
Stir-fried vegetables and beans on rice
Bean Chili on rice
Bake pasta and cheese
Vegetable and bean casserole
Eat vegetarian food two or three days a week. Shop in a dollar store and only buy store brand products and products that are on sale in the grocery store. Shop in the evening on a Wednesday to get the most sales items and discounted products.
Follow my suggestions and you can create meals that cost under a dollar and you
can lower your monthly food budget.
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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Do you want to save money?
HOMESTEADING: Money Saving, Frugal Tips and Recipes
* Times are tough and everyone is looking for ways to save money and cut expenses.
* Budgeting is a very important step in this process.
* Since the financial crisis started in the US, many people have lost their jobs,
their homes and their retirement accounts.
* Companies are forcing people from full-time to part-time.
* I get it, and that's why this book is here.
* You do not need to be a Homesteader to use this information to save money.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Survival Pantry: The Prepper's Guide to Survival Food Storage (A Simple Guide to Emergency Food Storage- Learn to Can Food, Store Water, and Preserve ... Pantry,Preppers Guide,Food Pantry Storage)
The Ultimate Prepper's Guide To Survival And Food Storage
Food and water storage is an important part of any Prepper's system when it comes to preparing for any type of disaster. In this book you will learn about proper food storage and management, how to store and treat water, and other techniques described in this book to get the ultimate survival pantry.
Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...
- Basic Prepper’s Steps and Checklists Towards Disaster Preparedness
- The Checklists
- Proper Water Planning and Management Strategies
- Water Treatment
- When Food Supply is Running Low
- Food Storage and Supply Techniques
- Important Foods Your Pantry Shouldn’t Miss <
- Much, much more!
Make a Solar Still
This will work anywhere, but if you are in a place where the days are hot and the nights are cold then it will work even better. Each solar still you make can generate about a pint of water a day, so if you have no other water source, that means you will need to make eight to twelve of these stills to get to the four to six liters of water a day that are usually required in survival situations.
One way to have that much plastic on hand is to carry ten large garbage bags in your backpack. Garbage bags can be unbelievably handy in the outdoors. They can be a poncho, a sleeping bag, a tent footprint, a signal, a trap and a water catchment system. Oh, yeah -- and a trash bag. That's quite a lot of use for less than an ounce of weight for each bag. For solar stills, you want a plastic bag sheet (you cut the bag on two sides to create an extra large sheet of plastic) that is about 36 inches square. If one side of the plastic is less smooth, put that side down. The extra surface area makes a difference.
To make the still, dig a shallow hole 18 inches deep and 36 inches wide. Put a pan down in the center of the hole. If you don't have a pan you can also make a pan out of a sheet of plastic covering a dug-out part of the bottom of the hole. Weigh the top plastic sheet down at the edges with rocks and then very, very carefully, drop a large pebble in the center of the plastic sheet to create a low point. Your dish needs to be under the low point, so it can collect the water droplets as they condense and roll down the sheet.
One of the best things about a solar still is that you can use semi-polluted water. That's because the water you will be drinking has evaporated and condensed, purifying itself. If you are at the beach, you could even set a still up in the high sand and distill the salt water into drinking water.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Yard sales are a good idea to clean up your house. But cleaning up your house isn’t the only motivation for you, right? Right. You like me and million others also want to earn ‘some’ cash out of your junk. Pardon me, not some, but ‘a lot’.
So I’ll guide you in this book how to earn a lot of money through
1) Making it a perfect fool proof yard sale.
2) Adding creativity to different aspects of your yard sale.
1·Gather Your Inventory
2·Set The Date
1 pound can of green beans
2 teaspoon of fat - I used bacon fat.
1/2 cup of flour
2 cups of milk
2 cups of shredded cheese
2 1/2 cups of chopped up spam or canned ham , which ever you have on hand in your food storage. I personally like the canned ham better.
3 cups of cooked rice
Drain the can of green beans.
Melt the fat in a pan and stir in flour.
Slowly stir in the milk.Cook it for a minute over low heat , stirring it so it won't stick.
Remove it from the heat and add the cheese , green beans, and meat.
Cook over low heat for 10 minutes or until the cheese is all melted and the mixture is hot.
Serve it over the cooked rice!
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Get out your Cast Iron Skillet with Lid for this one.
1 pound of ground beef
1/4 cup of cracker crumbs
2 tablespoon of chopped onion
6 teapoon milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
1/2 cup water
1 15 ounce can of tomato sauce
Put all of the ingredients except the water and tomato sauce in a bowl and mix it well. When we are out camping we use the bigger zip loc bags to put the items in , except the water and tomato sauce , to mix them up easily. Mix it up well.
Shape it into 4 loaves.
Brown the loaves on all sides in a greased fry pan over medium heat.
Pour of the fat.
Add the water and pour the tomato sauce over the loaves.
Cover the fry pan and cook over low heat for about 30 minutes.
Add more water during cooking if needed.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Just wanted to share a list of tools that we all should have in our households. Having the right tools will ensure that we are always prepared for anything that happens around the house. You never know when something might happen. You could fix a lot of things yourself in your home if you have tools to do it. You do not have to call someone in and spend too much money on something that you could have done yourself.
The first type of item to keep in your toolbox are some great measuring tools.
a Measuring Tape
Retractable Utility Knife
Clamping Mitre Box with Saw
Pry Bar, this could also come in handy fighting zombies!
Hex Key Wrench Set
Needle Nose Pliers
This is really just a short list, but it is the most used tools around a house. If you start with the basics you could have a great tool room quick.
1 package of instant pudding
2 cups of milk
Mix the pudding and milk together.
Pour the pudding into 3 ounce cups and put wooden craft sticks into that. Or you can use a Norpro Ice Pop Maker. Freeze the and if you had used the tiny cups you can tear them away and eat!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Yummy and easy!
1 package of instant vanilla pudding
1/4 cup peanut butter
Prepare the vanilla pudding as directed on package. Beat in the peanut butter. Pour into 4 dessert dishes. Chill in fridge and serve!
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Anything that will be in short supply after SHTF will be very valuable for bartering with. Select items that have long shelf life. Here is a list of some items to keep in excess for just using using for bartering..........
Solar ovens - make a few just to keep back for trading
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The Survival Kit You Can Carry in Your Pocket!
Carrying a survival tin will drastically up your chances of survival if you're caught outside your home when disaster strikes.
If you've never been in the military, you're probably unfamiliar with the concept of the survival tin. Designed to fit in your pocket, it's a mini-survival kit packed full of important survival tools that you carry with you everywhere you go.
This book covers the items you're going to want to put in your tin, along with a number of optional items that might make life a whole lot easier if disaster strikes while you're out and about
Buy this book now and get started building your very own survival tin.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
I must first say that neither of these heaters will heat your home. You could use similar methods to preheat your water before it flows to your hot water heater. If you live in a freezing climate you should look into a forced circulation system. Both of these heaters are for experimentation. You could use them camping or for small water heating needs around the house.
* The first one is extremely simple. Just a black storage tank exposed to the sun will heat water. If you have ever seen one of those camping shower bags you know what I'm talking about. I've seen some folks heating water in those big blue food grade 55 gallon drums. Just spray paint it flat black. Install a PVC valve. Set it in a nice sunny spot. Fill it with water. Sit Back and watch mother nature work her magic.
* The second takes a little more work. You will need a length of 1/2" or 3/4" Black hose. I would recommend 100 feet in length. The longer the better.
Do this on a large flat area of ground. Unroll the entire hose in a straight line. Starting with the inlet side begin to roll the hose into a flat coil. To make it easier to transport you can tape or zip tie it together as you go. Once you have rolled the entire hose flat your outlet should be on the outside. Your inlet on the inside.
Take your flat rolled hose and place it in full sunlight. Connect the inlet to your water tap or elevated tank. Crack your valve so that the water runs slowly. The water coming out of your coil should be much hotter than the water coming in.
You could couple these heaters together for even better results. Elevate your black tank in an area with full sun. Connect your coil to the tank. Make sure the coil is below the tank, but still in full sunlight. Now you have your first solar water heating system. Perfect for camping or small water heating needs.
You can construct a much more sophisticated system that will supply your home with hot water. This is just a starting point. An experiment to show you some of what solar water heater diy projects can do.
Good luck. Have fun experimenting.
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