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 …

The Untrained Housewife’s Guide to Getting Prepared: Surviving Emergencies Without Stress

Week of June 3, 2013– Order The Untrained Housewife’s Guide to Getting Prepared: Surviving Emergencies Without Stress as part of the Bundle of the Week #23: Homesteading.  Get 5 eBooks for $7.40! Click here to learn more.  Several week’s ago I was sent a digital copy of The Untrained Housewife’s Guide to Getting Prepared: Surviving Emergencies …

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 …