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Firestarter – Toilet Paper Rolls and Dryer Lint

Learning different techniques to get that heat and/or cooking first started can be a matter of life and death. Today I am going to focus on one that we use all winter in our house. Being that we do heat our house with a wood stove (I have propane central heat that we do not use often). Our woodstove heats…

Freeze Dried Orange Juice
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Freeze Dried Orange Juice

In the 2-1/2 years that we have had our freeze dryer, I have never tried to dry orange juice (or any other drinks for that matter) We ended up with a case of Tropicana Orange juice and using our new Modular Moulds from https://www.frozenright.com/products.html Check out this video of both freeze-drying and reconstituting orange juice. There were even a few…

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Being Prepared – List of things to help you have the essentials in your home.

In my journey of having a large family, I have researched and researched what I feel is a necessity of having in case of a natural disaster or another catastrophic event. (I include the thought of losing a job or being short on your luck this month in this category!) Fresh and safe water. – This could be a number…

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Saving Food by Freeze Drying

Saving Food by Freeze Drying 2-1/2 years ago, our family took the plunge and purchased a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer. I wasn’t certain if the price = what we would save. Well, I can honestly save that after 2-1/2 years I LOVE my machine and I think that I have had enough time to test it. I did blow out…

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Arizona 2019 Snowpocalypse – Were you ready?

I live in an area that does get some snow…. But most of the time, that snow melts down by the next day, we get 2 or 3 inches at a time. But, this was the storm of the “century”. The first day (yesterday), by 5pm, we had 24 inches at our house. We are sitting at about 28 inches…

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Seed storage and other tips to start your garden

Download the 2019 Yavapai County Planting Schedule Over the last 20 years, I have been able to streamline how we store and use our seeds for our gardens. Check out the quick video below!

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Revisit – Oathkeepers – How to use medicinal herbs

[download id=”5031″] http://www.yourbodycanheal.com/medicinal-herbs.html How to Use Medicinal Herbs So you’ve decided you want to incorporate herbal remedies into your health regimen. Congratulations! You’re embarking on a journey that will help your body heal itself from the inside out in a way that is much more natural, safe and gentle than conventional medicine. It’s also a journey that can be a little confusing….

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Cherry Black Pepper Jam

I have been making this jam for many, many years and boy, is it good on a toasted sourdough turkey sandwiches with a bit of cream cheese (or 3 sandwiches if you are Griffen or Berlyn). I can’t say “YUUUMMM!” enough.   When I open a jar, I  know that  it will be gone faster than I can say “cherries!”  We also…

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Four Pemmican Recipes

I am sharing this set of recipes this morning. This is an amazing super-food perfect to keep in your to-go or bugout bag or even as an emergency mini-snack for your kiddlings.  This is a re-posted article from http://www.wildernesscollege.com/pemmican-recipes.html  http://www.wildernesscollege.com/pemmican-recipes.html   By Filip Tkaczyk Are you looking for some excellent pemmican recipes? Wait, what is this thing called pemmican and where…

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Creating your own firestarters – Oathkeepers Preparedness Class

[sdm_download id=”4785″ fancy=”0″ new_window=”1″ color=”green”] Learning different techniques to get that heat and/or cooking first started can be a matter of life and death. Here are a few tricks for fire-starters to get you started on some survival knowledge. These work great too in your own fireplace, wood stove, manual pellet stoves or your outdoor fire pit. (We use a…

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Basic rules for home food storage

GREAT website full of information – www.pssurvival.com Basic rules for home storage: Rule 1: Store what you eat, and eat what you store. It would be too bad to have a supply of food you would only eat with the greatest reluctance. Also, you can spend a lot of money on a supply of food and other provisions now, but…

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How To Make Apple Cider Vinegar

We love making our own Apple Cider Vinegar. Check out this article that I found with step by step!!! <3 Kris  [sdm_download id=”4612″ fancy=”0″ new_window=”1″] http://thehealthyeatingsite.com/apple-cider-vinegar-recipe/ Making Apple Cider Vinegar From Scraps Like apple juice, the best apple cider vinegars are organic, unfiltered and raw (unpasteurized). Depending on where you live it may be hard to find really good apple…

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Local Plants in Yavapai County – Oathkeepers Preparedness class – October 8, 2016

Download this article Yavapai County Planting Schedule Every time you walk outside, take in nature around you. Many plants that grow in your back yard and neighborhood are edible. (There are many however that are poisonous, so please do your research.) Stepping outside my own house, I can spot so many different plants that are used as food or as…

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Oathkeepers Presentation – Prepper 101 – month supply of food

With all of the research that our family does on being prepared and in lines with sharing that information with others, we came across a GREAT article – ADDED BELOW!  For a demonstration of the the foods, we pulled and brought the amount of foods that they listed below. It all stacked neatly in our farm’s garden cart.  [sdm_download id=”4534″…

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Making Cheese

I was honored to be able to be the guest speaker at the Chino Valley Oathkeeper’s meeting today. I demonstrated several different cheeses and showed how a cheese press works as well as cheese wax.  Below is my handout with some recipes.  Click the button below to download the PDF handout for the class. [sdm_download id=”4302″ fancy=”0″ new_window=”1″] Making simple cheese On…

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Common Herbs and Their Medicinal Uses

I was able to share this information with the Chino Valley Oathkeepers. Click this button to download this information for the handout.[sdm_download id=”4320″ fancy=”0″ new_window=”1″] Common Herbs and Their Medicinal Uses We have a pretty extensive vegetable and herb garden on our homestead. We have fruit trees, a vegetable garden, a berry walk as well as our herb garden. Each…

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Planting Potatoes

Every year, we plant potatoes in our garden. I hated harvesting and felt like I was digging and digging and digging forever to get them out of the ground. Guess what?!?! For the last 3 years, we have been making potato towers using left over fencing,  straw and potting soil and it works WONDERS! Start with a spare piece of…

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Preparedness class at Oathkeepers

I was honored to be able to talk at the Chino Valley Oathkeeper’s Preparedness class this weekend! THANK YOU FOR INVITING ME!!! Click the button below to download the PDF of the handout of the class. [sdm_download id=”4316″ fancy=”0″ new_window=”1″] We talked about getting your garden up and going. Yep, this can be essential to getting ready for any disaster…