How to Forage for Morel Mushrooms

Some of my best memories as a kid are going mushroom hunting with my Dad or a friend who knew more about foraging for food than I did. As a result, I have always loved mushrooms when added to my favorite recipes. Pizza, pasta, salads, deep fried, filled with yummy goodness, … [Read more...]

99 Emergency Preparedness Items To Store for When “Stuff” Hits the Fan

Being prepared for an emergency is, in my opinion, one of the most important things that a family can do. Yes, having a personal budget that works for you is needed. Yes, building wealth is important, but the plain truth is that if an emergency happens and you're unprepared, with … [Read more...]

Safe Home Canning – Is it Safe to Can Rice?

Not too long ago, I found myself in a discussion with a good friend of mine about home canned foods. Where I tend to stick to the regulations for the most part, she was a wild canner who canned anything and everything solely for the purpose of canning it. For the most part, I let … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparation Tips for Single Parents

Being a single parent is hard. In fact, it is one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. While I no longer am a single parent, I still remember and carry with me the fear that I felt when I was. It is a deep seated fear that most people - unless they are or have been a … [Read more...]

How to Store Emergency Water for Cleaning (Without Having to Dip into Your Drinking Water)

If you're into doing any sort of emergency preparedness, you are likely well aware of how important clean, potable (aka drinkable) water is to include in your preps. Water is life and without it, you will not survive an emergency situation where your ability to get good, clean … [Read more...]

9 Reasons To Become a Homesteading Family

My entire life I have dreamed of more. Not more as in "more stuff" or "more money," but more to life. I don't know about you, but I get seriously worn out by amount of technology, political correctness and other "requirements" that we are "required" to do on a daily basis. I've … [Read more...]

How to Build a Stockpile on a Budget

Those who coupon are generally very proud of the fact that they have built this masterpiece they call their "stockpile".  They have a tendency to talk about how to save money on groceries and even go as far as showing off their stockpile as much as possible.  A lot of work goes … [Read more...]

Orange Peel Fire Starters – Easy DIY Camping Project!

I love social media but at the same time? I hate it too. As a business owner, it seems that I simply can't get away from it. That's all fine and dandy most of the time, but there are moments where I want to just put the phone down and walk away. Enter camping. Our family loves to … [Read more...]

How to Build a 72 Hour Emergency Kit on a Budget

When you're preparing for an emergency, one of the first things you'll likely do is reach for your emergency kit. You do have one, don't you? Emergency Preparedness is something that not even family does, but every family should do. Why? Because the first 72 hours of any … [Read more...]

What is Greywater (and Why Should You Use It?)

Have you ever heard the term greywater? A lot of people haven't, but I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Greywater is costing you hundreds each year. How? Greywater is household waste water. In other words, it is the clean water that you send down the drain while you're … [Read more...]