Preparedness

Planning for a Smokehouse

Time for venison chicken fry! We have had a great year for filling our freezer and are definitely enjoying plenty of chicken fried venison and antelope. One of the things we love about Wyoming is the hunting opportunities. ¬†This year our big game hunting was very successful with Joe filling all of his tags; quota …

A 2nd Cold War?

With the news of Russia having drills for a mock nuclear attack or other large scale catastrophe some are suggesting we are entering a new cold war. Still others say we’re already in a 2nd Cold War (source). Cold War is¬†term is used to describe the relationship between America and the Soviet Union 1945 to …

Stock the Pantry: Planning for Frugal Soups and Stews

As I’m writing this post it’s late-June and I have a pot of soup on the stove for supper. Two days ago it was quite warm and more salad weather than soup weather but last night a storm came through and has left a cold dreary day behind. Once again perfect for soup weather. When …

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For the past several months I’ve been involved, behind the scenes, in an amazing project. My friend Wardee from GNOWFGLINS put together the Ultimate Survival Bundle. ¬†My behind the scenes involvement allowed me a sneak peek at all of the amazing resources Wardee was compiling for the bundle. To say I was in awe at …

Black Beans: Cooking and Favorite Meals

You may know that I have a slight obsession with beans. ¬†Beans are a wonderfully frugal whole food, they have an excellent nutritional profile, and are extremely versatile. There are hundreds of varieties of beans/legumes available which really helps keep things interesting. Beans also make an excellent addition to your food storage. For ease of …