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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Economic Survival Pantry for Beginners: A Prepper Mom's Guide for Emergency Essential Food Storage, Recipes, Seeds, Tool, Kits and Spreadsheet to Prepare Your Family for any Disaster or Worst-Case

Economic Survival Pantry for Beginners: A Prepper Mom's Guide for Emergency Essential Food Storage, Recipes, Seeds, Tool, Kits and Spreadsheet to Prepare Your Family for any Disaster or Worst-Case was a free kindle book when this post was written.

preparing For The Worst Is Not Inviting Problems But Protecting The Future. Several Groups Acknowledge The Need For a Survival Pantry Including The Red Cross, FEMA, And The Mormon Church. By looking at disasters throughout the world now, the survival supply may need to be much larger. The rising occurrences of floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, and other natural disasters should open everyone’s eyes to the possibility of destruction anywhere throughout the world.

Why You Need a Survival Pantry??

--When All the Computers Fail: Don’t Expect a New Y2K.

-If Your Money Is Not Working.

--When There is No Power. •

The Rising Occurrences of Floods, Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Tornados, and other Natural Disasters. --

survival Preparedness: Where Government Fails to Assist You

• Preparing To Fight Back When a Disaster Strikes: You Can’t Help Your Family Survive if You don’t have the Assurance of aLarge Enough the Emerrgency Essential Supply: --Size of Your Family.

--Don’t Forget: Personal Hygiene and First Aid Supplies -

-Budget: Be Sure to Reduce Your Pantry Cost. •

Survival Kits to Store Your Items. --

Where to Store Your Items: Damage Control Your Pantry. •

How to Make a Survival Kit/ Tool on aTight Budget;Disaster Preparedness. --

How to Start Your Market Survey to Decrease the Cost of Your Food -

-How to Find Local Grocery Stores Sales. --

How Couponing Save Your Money? --

What to Watch Websites!! -

-How to find Best offer at Local News papers? -

-Groups Collect and Share Coupons? •

Find the Shortcut: Sales Cycles… The Best Month to Collect Your Groceries. •

Essential Survival Disaster Tools Which You Must Have to Ensure Your Safety.

--Non-food items that should be included in the survival pantry include. --

Why You Need to Include Seeds in Your Survival Pantry: List of Survival Seeds.

• How to & How much Water Needs to be Stored for Long Term Use: Top Storing Options. --

Best Container: Hydration for Health. --

Location to storage!! •

How to Prepare aSpreadsheet for Survival Food Storage --

Ensure Your Spreadsheet helps to Organize Your Survival Pantry: How to Use Open Office and Microsoft Excel or Word --

290+ Shopping Item List (Excel and PDf version)long Term Food Storage list to Free Download.

• How to Choose the Best Survival Knife: Important for Every Survival andDisaster Condition. "40" Recipes Help You to Fight Back in Survival Condition. --

Pickles Green Beans Recipe -

-Canned Green Tomatoes --

Spicy Chunky Salsa --

Crock Pot Apple Butter --

Ratatouille --

Crock Pot Corn and More •

Salad Recipes --

Spicy Carrot Salad --

Creole Green Bean Salad -

-Black Beans and Rice Salad --

More • Soup Recipes --

Shrimp Bisque --

Potato,curry, chicken soup --

Chicken and Vegetable Soup --

Ginger and Coconut Milk Soup --

Pumpkin and Rice Soup --

Red Lentil Soup with Lemon and more •

Main Dishes --

Bean Casserole -

-All Star Veggie Burger -

-Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites --

Chicken Skillet Pot Pie --

Chicken Stew --

Skillet Mushroom Chicken with Vegetables --

Green Chili Chicken Casserole and more •

Dessert Recipes --

Corn Flake Tarts --

Granola and Peanut Butter Treats --

Teriyaki Chicken Wraps and more

This book is delivered instantly to your Kindle or other Reading Device after you click "Buy" • If you don't have Kindle you can still read this book on Your Web Browser using free Kindle Cloud Reader.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Everyone Should Have Good Tools

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 Square

      a Measuring Tape

      a Level

Cutting Tools

      Retractable Utility Knife

      Hand Saw


         Clamping Mitre Box with Saw

Other Tools


         Locking Pliers

         Pry Bar, this could also come in handy fighting zombies!


         Adjustable Wrench

          Hex Key Wrench Set

         Needle Nose Pliers

          Bar Clamp

        Drill/Driver Kit

Plumbing Tools


         Pipe Wrench

          Drain Auger

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. 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Plan Your Food Storage

This would be a great thing to start at the beginning of the new year - plan a food storage program for your family! A good idea for someone new at this food storage thing. It will keep you from getting overwhelmed. Having a food storage program doesn't have to be hard or even expensive. Plan! When you carefully plan it out, you will always have what you need.

Purchase your food storage in a orderly way.

Buy things that your family actually eats and uses.

Rotate the food storage to keep it in date. 

Never panic buy!

Plan the food storage into your budget. Even if you have a small budget, you can build up a great food stockpile!

Keep a food inventory list in plain sight, like hanging on the shelf. Mark the items as they are used. This makes it easy to replace. I also find that over a period of time that I see how much my family uses of each item. Then I can buy more of that item whenever I see it on sale!

Starting a food storage program isn't hard.  You can do it and be better for it.

Winter Survival Kit For Your Car

All of us have drove places during winter. This time of year we are all traveling to family and more. In our car a lot. Get yourself prepared for if you ever have to survive in your car during an emergency. You never know what could happen. You could get stuck in a snow storm or worse. Be prepared for anything when you know you are driving anywhere in the winter time away from home. For any length of time. It could safe your families life.

Winter Survival Kit For Car

Have a small shovel
windshield scraper
flashlight with extra batteries
battery powered or hand crank powered radio
snack food including energy bars
raisins and mini candy bars
matches and small candles
extra hats, socks, shoes, and mittens
First aid kit with pocket knife
Necessary medications
blankets or sleeping bag
tow chain or rope
road salt, sand, or cat litter for traction
jumper cables
emergency flares or a couple of those reflector triangles
whistle to attract attention
Cell phone adapter to plug into lighter or a hand crank one. like this one - Ambient Weather WR-111B Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM/FM/NOAA Digital Radio, Flashlight, Cell Phone Charger with NOAA Certified Weather Alert & Cables.
 small items of food that could be eaten cold.

 If you must leave the vehicle, write down your name, address, phone number and destination. Place the piece of paper inside the front windshield for someone to see.  

Before you even leave you house , make sure you are prepared for your winter road trip. Make sure you have the items in the list above and have a full tank of gas. Tell the people that you are traveling to what way that you are traveling to get to their house. If you are sitting in your car do not let it run for more than 10 minutes at a time. You risk the chance of the exhaust pipe being clogged with snow or ice. You could easily get carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Just be prepared for any type of winter driving. That way you will get to your destination safe and sound. 


Saturday, December 28, 2013

165 Campfire Recipes Grilling - Foil Packets-Dutch Oven- How to Build a Fire- Camping with Kids & MORE!

165 Campfire Recipes Grilling - Foil Packets-Dutch Oven- How to Build a Fire- Camping with Kids & MORE! was a free book when I wrote this post. IT IS A HUGE BOOK!!! Great information, tips, recipes, etc in it. IT IS A MUST-HAVE BOOK.

Want to enjoy a wider variety of food while you’re camping? Would you like to learn how?

Do you want to learn how to build a campfire?

This book will walk you through the process.

Would you like to learn how to make your camping trip easier by doing some prep in advance?

Take a look at the Table of Contents below and you’ll see the great variety of recipes, tips and techniques in this book. It's so HUGE that I could only share part of it with you.

If you’ve never camped with your kids there are a lot of tips and fun food making camping more manageable with them. You’ll find food they can cook themselves on a stick because kids love to participate in their food. You’ll also find things to do with them to introduce them to the experience of camping before they leave the safety of home.

This book isn’t just for camping with your kids though. You’ll find lots of good things for the grown-ups too.

Kate Rosetti has lots of experience with different types of camping from tent camping to backpacking and even canoe camping. She also has 5 years’ experience working in a Scout camp and other summer camps. This book is written with the tent camper in mind. Tent camping differs from backpacking because you don’t have the weight limitations you have when backpacking.

You won’t find lots of recipes that use canned soup and other highly processed ingredients. You will find one or two that use canned gravy but the use of fresh ingredients is the primary focus.

This book contains an interactive Table of Contents and links to printable check lists. It is also well formatted with each recipe, prep times, cooking times and number of servings on an individual page.

Pick up your copy today and start planning your next camping trip!

Tips For Camping With Kids
Plan Your Trip With Your Kids
Prepare Your Kids For Camping
Create Memories
Plan Alternative Activities
Make Traveling Fun
A Few Tips On Camping With Infants
How To Build A Campfire
How To Make Fire Starters
How to Choose Firewood
Fire Building 101
Planning Your Camping Food
45 Camp Food Preparation Tips & Tricks
How To Manage Your Coolers
Food Storage Guide
Camping Checklists
Kitchen Equipment Checklist
Pantry Food Items Checklist
Cooking Methods
Open Campfire Cooking
Open Campfire Cooking Recipes:
Fun Stuff On A Stick
Skewer Cooking
Beef Kabobs
Sirloin Steak Kabobs
Teriyaki Kabobs
Chicken Kabobs
Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs
Chicken Satay Kabobs
Chicken and Biscuit Kabobs
Pork Kabobs
Sweet and Sour Kielbasa Kabobs
Greek-Style Pork Kabobs
Bacon Wrapped Mushroom Kabobs
Seafood Kabobs
Sweet and Spicy Shrimp Kabobs
Salmon Kabobs with Asian Flavored Glaze
Veggie Kabobs
Grilled Veggie Shish Kabobs
Summer Vegetable Kabobs
Grilled Thyme-Cumin Vegetable Kabob
Burgers On The Grill
Bleu Cheese Burgers
Teriyaki Burgers
Honey Ranch Burgers
Chile Rellenos Burgers
Mushroom Swiss Burger
Pizza Burgers
Mediterranean Lamb Burger With Greek Salsa
Asian Pork Burger
St. Thomas Burger
Scallion Sesame Turkey Burger
Parmesan Chicken Burgers
Chicken Cordon Bleu Burgers
Salmon Burgers
Tuna Burgers
Spicy Mexican Bean Burger
Portabella & Fontina Burger w/ Garlic Mayo
Grilled Eggplant Burger
Beef On The Grill
How To Grill A Steak
Pigs in Orbit
Beef Fajitas
Grilled Beef With Chimichurri Sauce
Jamaican Grilled Steaks
Merlot Marinated Grilled Beef
Chicken On The Grill
Grilled Greek Chicken Breasts
Grilled Chili-Lime Chicken
Grilled Moroccan Chicken
Grilled BBQ Chicken
Chicken with Balsamic BBQ Sauce
Bahamian BBQ Chicken
Asian Style BBQ Chicken
Pork On The Grill
Grilled Pork Chops
Garlic-Rosemary Pork Chops
Super Easy Greek Pork Tenderloin
Quick and Easy Grilled Pork Chops Or Chicken
Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops
Grilled Honey Mustard Pork Chops
Seafood On The Grill 

The Natural Pest Control Manual: Your Complete Guide to Getting Rid of Insect Pests, Bacteria, Mold and Much More Without Any Toxic Chemicals or Pesticides

The Natural Pest Control Manual: Your Complete Guide to Getting Rid of Insect Pests, Bacteria, Mold and Much More Without Any Toxic Chemicals or Pesticides (Organic Pest Control Guidebooks) was a free book for your Kindle survival library.

How To Kill Any Insects, Bugs or Pests Without Pesticides or Toxic Chemicals

Learn The Secrets of a Pest Control Expert Who Knows The Power of Organic Pest Control

Everything you've been taught about killing insects and pests is wrong! Learn how to:

Create Effective Traps in 5 Minutes To Kill Ants, Termites, Cockroaches and More!

In 5 minutes and for less than $5, you can create a baited trap that will kill almost any insect pest crawling in your home - without harming you, your family or your pets! For pests like ants and termites, where killing everything in the nest is necessary to stop the infestation for good, nothing will work better than these home-made pest traps which kill the pests without harming you or your family.

How To Kill Bugs Fast With Dish Soap and Other Detergents

Did you know that your household detergents were developed during World War II and when mixed with water will effectively kill almost any household bugs and pests including insects and arachnids?

How To Use Diatomaceous Earth To Kill Insects Fast

Did you know that the remains of 50-million year old Diatoms (algae) can be purchased for less than $2 a pound - enough to kill millions of ants, cockroaches, centipedes and other insects? Furthermore, Diatomaceous Earth is safe and effective (just don't inhale the dust).

Other Amazing Natural Pest Control Solutions

In addition, you'll learn how to use hair dryers, dust, dehumidifiers, charcoal, caulk, boric acid, bug juice cocktails, lights, natural insect repellants, salt, soap, surfactants, talcum powder, and dozens of other natural pest control strategies to protect you and your home from pests!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Homeschool Minute - Learning Fractions

I am trying to make fractions fun!  I got these fraction magnets and some tiny fraction flash cards. Little Man is basically just matching them up right now. Just trying to get him familiar with them before we really get into them.

List Of Items To Go Into A 72 Hour Kit

Surviving has always been the concern of almost every person who has braved every natural disasters and calamities with the help of a 72 hr emergency kit. It is undeniable that people are no match for what nature can bring upon him. With every hurricane, tornado, flood, earthquake, pandemic, power outage and severe winter storm, people have witnessed how defenseless they can be when nature unleashes its wrath. People don't even have the tool or equipment that can accurately detect every happening of these natural disasters.

Going through all the challenges that you would have to go through, not to mention staying alive, from all the possible natural disasters that might strike you and your family will not be very easy. Being able to do something about the disasters-like stopping it from happening - is always considered a futile attempt that people will not find any victory over them. But this should not give people the reason to just suck it in and succumb into the effects of what Mother Nature has to give.

Even if natural calamities and disasters have already claimed millions of lives and plowed through every place or country it finds in their paths, people have shown the ability to survive. With the help of some determination to continue living and some 72 hour packs for survival, people can have better chances of surviving different disasters of nature.

72 hour emergency survival kits are there for people to easily and quickly grab when disasters like earthquakes and tornadoes would hit them. Having a 72 hour survival kit or what other people would call as bug out bag or grab-and-run packs, contains the essential items for a person to survive in at least 3 days. People, who were able to bring with them their survival kits during emergencies while waiting for the rescue and medical teams, had better chances of surviving the calamities.

There are people who have dismissed the importance of 72 hour survival pack and would not want to go through all the trouble of getting one. They may not be aware that the need may have not come for them to have a use of the kit but it is always better to be prepared than be sorry later. Based on the reactions and experiences that people would have during emergencies like fires, typhoons, and earthquake, people would panic and just grabs almost anything that is readily available and nearby. Most of the time, the things people could grab are not the things they would need to survive.

People who know better prepare for these unexpected disasters with an army survival kit or any survival pack they can buy in stores. Those who find those survival kits on sale not unaffordable would just create or prepare their very own survival kits.

What You Need To Have in A 72 Hr Emergency Kit

If you are not like other people who would buys their survival kits in stores or online, you can make a list of essential things that you must have in your grab-and-run kit. Once you have your pen and paper ready, go and browse through the many sites and articles that you can find online which talks about survival during calamities and disasters. Most of these sites will give you pointers on how you can prepare your own survival kits and what should not be missing in the package.

You can find here some of the very important items that you should have in a 72 hour survival kit.

1. Food is important for survival. You don't have to put in the backpack every food you can think of just so you have plenty. Be smart in choosing the right types of food. It is ideal to have canned foods in your survival kit instead of foods that easily spoil.

2. Water is another basic need that you should not go without. You may choose to bring water purifiers too to be able to use whatever water source you will have during the disaster.

3. Don't forget to put some clothes in your kit. Pick some clothes that are comfortable and can allow you to move freely.

4. Bring a flashlight. Headlamps are actually more recommended since it will allow you to move your hands freely.

5. Have a map and whistle with you. When you are already weak and not able to scream for help, a whistle might come in handy for you.

6. If what you are preparing is an apocalypse survival kit then make sure to bring with you multipurpose tools or knives. You can also include a handy axe just in case the need arises.

There are many types of survival kits that you can prepare yourself to have or just purchase from stores. What matters is you will be safe and have better chance of survival with your 72 hr emergency kit.

Rey Baguio is an excellent article writer and researcher for different niches.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Drone Survival Guide

This is really interesting. You can print off posters etc, also. Best to be informed. Learn everythinv you can about everything going on in the world today!

survival items to keep in car

As with any emergency or survival kit, you can't be prepared for everything, but you can be prepared for many things.

< >Below is a nice list of equipment that should serve you well in a wide variety of potential situations:

Extra pair of shoes, good walking, hiking, running shoes

1 - Medium backpack or soft zipper case (to keep your emergency gear in)

1 - Jumper cables

1 - Basic First Aid Kit

1 - Quality Rain Poncho

1 - Fleece Blanket

1 -quality multi-tool

1 - Duct Tape Roll

6 - 8" Cable Ties

3 - 24" Bungee Cords

1 - Road Safety Triangle Reflector

1 - Lighter

- Extra Batteries for Flashlight

Granola or Energy Bars (furthest date out you can find)

- Bottles of Water (take these out prior to winter)

1 - LED Headlamp Flashlight (this goes in vehicle)

1 - Survival Knife (this goes inside the vehicle)

A small camping stove and sterno packs

A few mres and survival food

Instant coffee

You can add anything else that you think you might need that will fit in pack. I also have a solar powered cell phone charger and radio in my kit.

Pack everything but the LED headlamp and survival knife in your backpack. Store the pack in your trunk.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Food Storage Recipe - Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken

This is something quick to make. Prepare it and go do your shopping or go to work. Come home to a yummy meal.


4 boneless chicken breast

1 can cream of chicken soup

2 cans cream of mushroom soup

3/4 cup frozen chopped carrot

3/4 cup frozen green beans

Dump all in your slow cooker and let it cook for about 8 hours. Add 2 cups of minute rice about 5-10 minutes before serving this.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Food Storage Recipe - Slow Cooker Beef & Gravy

This is so yummy served over mashed potatoes or pasta.

Slow cooker beef & gravy

2-3 pounds roast that has been cut into bite sized pieces

1 packet of onion soup mix

2 cans condensed cream of mushroom soup

Place the roast pieces in the slow cooker. Sprinkle the onion soup mix over the meat. Cover it all with both cans of cream of mushroom soup. Let cook about 8-9 hours, stirring it about half way through.

Homeschool Minute - Homemade Pretty Paints

Let your kids be artist for the day with this easy to make paint!

What you need:
3 tablespoon sugar

1/2 cup of cornstarch
2 cups water

Mix the sugar and cornstarch in a small pot. Stir in the water and stir while warming over low heat. Do this until it is mixed well.

Pour equal parts of the mixture into small jars , baby food jars, great to use because of the lids for storing paint.

Add food coloring to each jar. Each of different colors. Stir them up and add more color to reach the color you want.

You can also add a small drop of soap detergent to each pot to make the paint clean up easier.
Now your kids are ready to paint. You can also add sparkles to the paint. Just have fun with it.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Food Storage Recipe- Pecan Pie

We have to have pecan pie during the holidays. It is just not Christmas without it. This is a easy recipe. Pecan pie is really not that hard to make.

Pecan Pie

Mix the following ingredients together very well...

1 cup dark corn syrup

1 cup brown sugar

1/3 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup melted margarine

1 teaspoon vanilla

Add 3 slightly beaten whole eggs.

Pour the mixture into an unbaked pie shell and sprinkle 1 1/2 cups shelled whole pecans over all of that mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.

Food Storage Recipe - Frugal Condensed Milk

A lot of recipes call for condensed milk. You can make your own for a fraction of the cost using items from your food storage. This is a great recipe to know for if you're in need of condensed milk for a recipe and can't get to store. This makes a quart.

Condensed Milk

1 cup boiling water

1/2 cup butter

2 cups sugar

2 cups powdered milk

Stir until smooth everything in the boiling water. Beat until smooth. It will be thin, but will thicken up. You can do it in a blender to beat it up.

Food Storage Recipe - Orange Delicious

My little man has been wanting this all of the time. Ever since his big bubby made one last week. I have to agree, it is very yummy.

Orange Delicious

1 can frozen orange juice

1 1/2 cups cold water

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tray ice cubes

Mix this all up in blender adding the ice slowly. Yum!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Natural Dyes From the Backyard

Natural Dyes From the Backyard (Techniques from Lakeshore Textiles) Was a free book when this post was written. A very basic introduction to dyeing wool yarn or fleece with natural dyes. Gather flower blossoms,berries, nuts, lichens on fallen wood and weeds to dye yarn in awonderful pallet of color. A short booklet with color photos for the crafter, home dyer and anyone working with children using aminimum of supplies. Photos of dye plants and yarn in the dye bath may inspire you to try the simple techniques yourself.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Can, Preserve, Survive: The Prepper's Guide To Canning, Preserving, and Food And Water Storage

Can, Preserve, Survive: The Prepper's Guide To Canning, Preserving, and Food And Water Storage was free at the time of this writing.

The Prepper's Guide To Canning, Preserving, and Food and Water Storage

Free Today Only! Join The Crowd And Download Now!

This is a box-set of three best selling food preservation and storage books.  This box-set includes:

Canning is a process where we seal food or drinks in jars, then heat them to destroy microorganisms that cause spoilage. It's the same concept that the food industry undertakes to put food, such as soups or vegetables, in cans and sell it to the consumer. With home canning, you are in charge of all the ingredients as well as the taste and quality of your food.
This book will cover: 
  • Canning Safety
    Methods and types of canning 
  • Canning Equipment
    Types of food to can 
  • How to Prep your food for canning 
  • The canning process
    and much, much, more 
When we say canning we actually mean jarring, but the conventional method of canning gets its name from a food preservation method introduced by the French in the 1800s. We see this applied today, all over the world, to canned soups, peaches, beans, and so on today. The home method of canning differs in some ways, but the main principle is still the same. 

 Good preparation means being ready for an unexpected shortage in basic necessities. This makes home food preservation techniques as important as ever in today's uncertain climate. Learning these practical and easy to learn methods will ensure that you're prepared for months up to years with a wide range of nutritional foods.
But being prepared isn't the only reason to preserve food; there are several economical, nutritional, and fun reasons to join this movement. Whether you've never considered food preservation or if you're drying food right now, there's something in this book for you. We'll cover food drying and dehydration methods as well as freeze-drying and pickling techniques certain to change the way you look at food.

This Guide Will Cover: 
  • An in-depth primer into food preservation 
  • The awesome benefits of drying, pickling, and freezing 
  • Step by step methods and strategies
  •  The best foods to preserve at home and why 
  • And much more!  
Our world is becoming more volatile each and everyday.  Large scale natural disasters, economic collapse, and terrorism are real world situations that threaten our way of life.  Preppers are prepared for any type of disaster, ranging from common natural disasters to unlikely large scale events. By being prepared to survive in an environment where our every necessity is scarce, preppers understand how to take action. How much you decide to prep is up to you, but having an understanding of this information and being able to utilize these techniques could mean the difference between life and death. This book covers food storage and techniques that could determine you or your family's survival should a disaster occur.

This Book Will Cover:
  •  Why everyone should have a food storage system in place
  •  Common mistakes to avoid
    Different ways to store survival food 
  • Comprehensive list of food you should stockpile
  • The pros and cons of different survival foods 
  • Water storage and filtration
    Food storage for those who lack space 
Download this crucial guide today and learn how you can start your own food storage system even if you are on a budget or lacking space.  Join the crowd and download now!

Worst ever homeschool law

This is just scary! There is just so much that could go wrong with a horrible law like that.

Basket Making

Basic Basket Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started (How To Basics) Was a free book for kindle when this post was written.

Step-by-step instructions complete with detailed color photographs

Includes a chapter on dyeing reed at home 4basic basket projects for the beginning weaver

The art of basket making is described in detail for the beginning or experienced weaver. Complete with a chapter on tools and materials to get started, this easy-to-use guide explains and illustrates how to weave reed, incorporate premade handles, finish basket rims, and a host of other basket-making techniques. It also contains achapter on dyeing reed, a simple and cost-effective way to obtain desired colors and results. Complete instructions for making a Flared Bun Basket, Small Market Basket, Napkin Basket, and Easter Basket teach necessary skills.

Food Storage Recipe - Hearty Lasagna Soup

Hearty soup for sticking to your ribs on a cold winters day.

Hearty Lasagna Soup


1 pound ground beef

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

3 1/2 cups beef broth

1 can diced tomatoes, undrained

1/4 teaspoon dried italian seasoning

1 1/2 cups uncooked mini lasagna noodle shaped pasta or can use spiral shaped noodles

1/4 cup parmesean cheese

Brown the ground beef with the garlic powder, then drain real well.

Stir in the broth, tomatoes, and italian seasoning into the skillet with the beef. Bring it to a boil.

Add the noodles and drop the heat to medium. Simmer and stir for 10 minutes or until noodles are done. Stir in the cheese.

Serve! Yummy with garlic bread.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Food Storage Recipe - Slow Simmered Chicken Rice Soup

This is a yummy soup that really is great to eat on a cold winter day!

Slow Simmered Chicken Rice Soup

1/2 cup uncooked wild rice

1/2 cup uncooked regular long grained white rice

1 tablespoon veg. Oil

5 1/4 cup chicken broth

2  teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

2 stalks of celery, chopped

1 medium onion, chopped

1 pound skinless and boneless chicken breast, cut into cubes

Stir the rices and the vegetable oil into a slow cooker.  Cover and cook on high for about 15 minutes.  Stir in the broth, thyme, red pepper, celery, onion, and chicken into the cooker with the rice. Turn the heat down to low, cover and cook for 7-8 hours or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve it up hot!

Homeschool Minute - Homemade Flash Cards

Do you need a quick way to teach math
?  You can grab a deck of cards that you have laying around and use them to teach addition, subtraction, and even multiplication and division of small numbers. 

Remove all of the face cards from the deck. To 
"play" the math game, shuffle the cards and deal 2 cards facing up and ask your child to figure the problem out, by adding, subtracting, or however you decide. 

The good thing about this game, is that you can keep a deck of cards with you or in your car to play it anytime and anywhere.

The Ultimate Quick & Delicious NO-BAKE DESSERT COOKBOOK

The Ultimate Quick & Delicious NO-BAKE DESSERT COOKBOOK - A Collection of 70 NO-BAKE easy dessert recipes ) Was a free book for kindle when I wrote this post. The Ulitmate NO-BAKE Dessert Cookbook 70 delicious quick and easy recipes to choose from - without using your oven! This book contains 3 series of Quick & Delicious NO-BAKE Desserts. You will definitely find many favorite recipes that you and you family will enjoy! Choose from Pies,Cakes,Cheesecakes, and little desserts including; Fudge, Truffles, Frozen Bites, Mini Cheesecakes, plus many more to choose from!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Turtle Tuff Shelters

These look awesome! Might be something to look into this spring when we go to buy some land.

Foreign Invaders: An Autoimmune Disease Journey through Monsanto's World of Genetically Modified Food

Foreign Invaders: An Autoimmune Disease Journey through Monsanto's World of Genetically Modified Food Was a free kindle book when this post was written. Whether or not you have a chronic illness or you are caught up in the autoimmune epidemic, genetically modified foods are a health risk. After being diagnosed with autoimmune disease and being disappointed by doctor after doctor, Dara Jones set off on a mission to recover her health with real food. In the footsteps of Robyn O’Brien, author of The Unhealthy Truth, Dara takes you on her journey through Monsanto’s world of gmo foods. After reading it, you’ll be empowered to take the reins of your own health and will never look at your grocery store shelves the same way. In this personal account of her ongoing health recovery from autoimmune thyroid and Lyme disease, Foreign Invaders takes a practical look at the role of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the healing process. How does a veteran of the business world and scientific layperson sort through the controversy and hysteria surrounding genetically modified foods? Are they helpful or harmful when trying to bring the immune system back into balance? Do they add or subtract from the body’s toxic burden? Are GMOs friend or foe to the chronically ill? Foreign invader or familiar and recognizable? The stakes are high. There are currently 100 different autoimmune diseases identified including type-1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, Graves disease, Hashitomotos and lupus. 50 million Americans, or 1 in 5, have one of these diseases and 75 percent are women. Autoimmune disease is now one of the top 10 leading causes of death of women under the age of 65. It is responsible for more than $100 billion in direct health care costs annually in the US. In this engaging, honest and informative work, the determined and pragmatic author presents her experience navigating the healthcare system, research into what constitutes a healing diet and conclusions about consuming genetically modified foods. Topics covered include autoimmune disease, inflammation, food intolerance and food allergies, the health risks and food safety issues of GMOs, the process of creating genetically engineered food, the impact of pesticides on the immune system and a brief discussion of sustainability, environmental and social justice issues.

Prevent Electrical Fires

Winter time, it is cold and a lot of us pull out electric heaters. Our house has one bedroom that will not get warm at all. So, my son has to use a electric heater in there. I worry about it all of the time. We make sure it is unplugged when he isn't in there. Here are some other tips to help you stay safe.

Never overload a electrical receptacle with extension cords or adaptors to make it a three-way. If you need to plug in more items to a certain receptacle, use a power surge strip.

Never run the cords under carpets or rugs.

Never use an extension cord for a major appliance or any heat producing appliance.

Don't use a bulb that has more wattage than a lamp is rated to use. It can overheat.

Call an electrician if your lights flicker, if appliances run sluggishly, or you have a fuse that repeatedly blows or a breaker that trips often. Could be a sign of the system being overloaded.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Freshwater Fish Recipes

Freshwater Fish Recipes Made Simple - 99 Classic Recipes for the Homecook This was a free book at the time this post was written. Looking for simple and mouthwatering recipes for freshwater fish? A void has been filled with Freshwater Fish Recipes Made Simple by fisherman and best selling author, George T. Gregory. This cookbook covers a wide variety of fish pursued by the average recreational fisherman and easily prepared by the everyday cook. Recipes are included for: • Bass • Catfish • Crappies • Northern Pike • Trout • Salmon • Walleye Too many people simply resort to purchasing a store bought batter mix and frying their catch. Not only is this not always the healthiest choice but it also eliminates the numerous delicious alternative recipes available. George has accumulated a great variety of fish recipes over the years covering frying, baking, grilling,broiling, and soup preparations. This selection of recipes is sure to please the taste buds of you andyour family.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Leftovers Can Be Yummy!

Keep one of those couple gallon buckets from having ice cream around. Whenever you have leftover vegetables and meat. I usually try and just add leftover roast or steaks to mine when I have some. Put all of your leftover vegetables in this and keep it in the freezer. When it gets filled up take it out and thaw it. Add it to a can or 2 of tomato juice and you will have a yummy pot of vegetable soup!

Clean the bucket out and start over!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Gift Idea - Homemade Wooden Bead & Maze Toy

Little Ones love these so much. My Little Man still has his Wooden Bead & Wire Maze Roller Coaster that he got when he was about 2! He will not let me get rid of it for nothing. You can make one for a toddler that you know for very little money and very easy.

Use A piece of hardwood for the base. It can be any shape you want to make it. Drill 6 holes into the bottom of it that are the same size as your heavy gauge wire. The wire needs to have one end put into one side and secured on the bottom. Put some brightly colored wooden beads onto it and then twist it around , like a roller coaster or maze. Put it through one of the holes on the other side and secure it on the bottom. Repeat this with 2 more wires. Make it fun and twisty. Use bright colored wooden beads. Which come in all kind of styles! They even have some that are painted with the ABC's. Maybe put the child's name. That would be neat. A personalized, homemade gift. Something that will be loved.
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