The New-Fangled “Hay Box”

Thermal Cooker Nitty Gritty UPDATE: We had a terrific response to the contest for this Thermal cooker and one lucky person took it home. Now don't be sad if you didn't win because you can still reap the benefits of this Saratoga Jacks 7Liter Thermal Cooker.   You can get this one and a smaller version on Amazon. This Saratoga Jacks Thermal Cooker works very much like a slow cooker. It … [Read more...]

Giveaways Galore for National Preparedness Month

Unless you've been in a cave for the last little bit you've probably heard that September is National Preparedness Month. The kids are back in school, the routines are getting established and hopefully we have a little time to concentrate on our Preparedness efforts. Things like canning our summer harvest, Getting the vehicles ready for winter, and Rotating supplies in our Emergency kits are all … [Read more...]

Excalibur Giveaway

Back To School Excalibur Dehydrator Giveaway If you read my blog or any of the stuff I write for you know that I'm all about storing food for hard times. Canning and Freezing are a great way to do this but there is another way that isn't as widely used, or maybe it's just not talked about as much. Dehydrating is a great option because if you are looking for … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Ideas to Help You Get Ready

Disclosure: Many of the links in this article are affiliate links and if you purchase, I receive a small portion of that no additional cost to you.  Please know that I own and use each of these products and wouldn't highlight them here if I didn't love them. Those of us who want to get ready for anything and become a little more self-reliant can sometimes be hard to buy for.  We tend … [Read more...]

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Learn to Bottle Meat

If you have never canned, or bottled anything before now is the time to start, and canning meat is a logical place to begin. Here are my 10 reasons why you should bottle your own meat: 1. You choose Ingredients You know what comes out of the bottle because you control what goes into it. Most commercially canned meats have added salt or other ingredients.  I don't add salt to my bottles.  I … [Read more...]

Evacuating your Home 101- Box 9 – The Kitchen box

The Kitchen Box Container Suggestions: Rubbermaid tote, wooden box (If you jumped into this series on this post, you’ll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series is here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) The possibilities for this box are wide open.  It can be as simple and cheap as a couple of plastic bins (remember that these … [Read more...]

Camp kitchen, Chuck box, Field kitchen, what do YOU call it?

Remember that time you went camping and spend all your meal-prep time digging in plastic bins or boxes to find the cooking stuff you needed?  What a pain in the back (side) that is.  I going to show you a better way. This 'Better way' has been around for a long time and it's all about an organized container. This container has many different names: Camp Kitchen Chuck box Field … [Read more...]

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