Family Budget – How to Safeguard Your Finances Against a Financial Crisis

Financial emergencies seem to be the "stuff of legends" for the majority of people. We seem to think that a financial crisis can't happen to "us" and that they always happen to "everyone else," but the truth of it is that they do happen and yes, they can happen to you as quickly … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparedness – 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...]

Emergency Preparedness Deals – Week of Oct 22, 2016

If you're into emergency preparedness, you know how hard it can be to find deals on emergency preparedness supplies. They're so very important to have, but sometimes? They're horribly expensive. Because of that cost and the fact that I want you to save as much money as possible … [Read more...]

How to Homestead – 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...]

Emergency Preparation – How to Build a Stockpile

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...]

6 Ways to Prepare for Summer Storms {Before they happen!}

Here in Texas, summer storms happen whether you are ready or not, especially these last couple of years and when there's a big one? It usually makes national news. We can get hit pretty hard with not only thunderstorms during the summer, but also flash flooding, tornadoes and … [Read more...]

How to Season a Cast Iron Skillet – Plus Tips on Keeping Cast Iron Clean

Do you have a cast iron skillet? If so, you'll know the beauty of cooking in cast iron. We actually have several different pieces of cast iron cookware since we use them both at home and we use them when we go camping. In case you were unaware, cast iron is fantastic when you … [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...]

Building a 72 Hour Emergency Kit

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...]