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  • No Toilet Paper? No Problem. Bidet: for Emergency or Every Day
    Imagine with me that there’s an approaching disaster or maybe one has just struck and you rush to the store to buy necessities for your family so you can shelter in place for a while, and what should you discover when you get there? No toilet paper…
    - 12 Mar 20, 4:30am -
  • The Best Use for Extra Cherry Tomatoes! How to Make Sun Dried Tomatoes
    Every garden, I plant a cherry tomato plant.  Or two, just in case one dies.  Later in the summer they start producing those little red balls of juicy goodness.  Oh, my.  Cherry tomatoes right off the vine are SO yummy and sweet!  One of the rew…
    - 27 Sep 17, 8:27pm -
  • How to Filet a Fish
    Do you like fish?  We do.  We like fishing and eating what we catch.  Most times we are just fishing for lake or river trout, which we don’t filet, but sometimes we get fish that are bigger or hard scaled, and those are perfect for fileting!  T…
    - 22 May 17, 5:40pm -
  • 14 Non-Electronic Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained on the Family Road Trip
    Summer travel time is coming!  I love traveling with my family, but we’re cheap/frugal/poor, so we don’t usually fly anywhere, we just go places within driving distance.  We do road trips more often than anything, and we’ve been doing them fo…
    - 15 May 17, 9:00am -
  • Solavore Sport TR-86 Reflector Review: Baking a Cake in a Solar Oven
    Solavore has upgraded the reflectors that come with their solar oven/reflector package, so when they asked if I’d test them out of course I had to give the new reflectors a test.  Last time I shared a review of the Solavore Sport solar oven, I sha…
    - 4 May 17, 3:50pm -
  • 21 Cute and Easy DIY Garden Markers
    It’s gardening time!  Have you ever planted your garden and then not remembered what was growing where?  Me, too.  Every year I make a garden map, but then somehow it gets displaced and I end up wondering what I have growing where until it sprou…
    - 19 Apr 17, 8:11pm -
  • 2 Minute Preparedness Tip: Date Your Supplies
    Dating your food and other rotatable preparedness supplies like batteries or cleaners, helps keep things fresh and usable in your storage.  Here’s how I do it. First, I use a Sharpie to mark the date or circle the expiration date on food items whe…
    - 13 Apr 17, 2:48am -
  • Top 7 Reasons I Carry a Mini MultiTool
    When you think of every day carry items, it is common to think of things you may need in a big emergency.  But when I decided to participate in this post round up with my other preparedness blogger friends, I knew exactly what my favorite every day…
    - 21 Mar 17, 11:00am -
  • Surprisingly Simple 5 Step Guide for Creating the Perfect “Throw Together” Soup
    Leftover soup, throw together soup, clean out the fridge soup.  Whatever you call it, this soup is a staple at our house for finishing off the leftovers and stretching our meal budget.  After many years of creating these fresh soups from leftovers,…
    - 30 Jan 17, 8:35pm -
  • 22 Survival and Preparedness Movies Your Kids Can Watch
    This list is part of my eBook, Prepared Kids: A Parent’s Guide to Raising the Next Generation of Self-Reliant, Responsible Adults! Looking for preparedness movies you can watch with your kids?  Do such things exist?  Yes, yes they do.  While man…
    - 17 Jan 17, 1:13pm -

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