How to Eradicate World Hunger . . . and Make Grandma’s Applesauce.

I promise to send out seeds the day they put me in charge! Until then, why not make Grandma’s wonderful, one-ingredient* applesauce? Nutritious, natural, sweet, delicious. . . what’s not to love? *One ingredient IF you have sweet granny smith apples like you see here. If you have foraged for crab apples or wild apples […]

How to use a Crock Pot for an Easy, Scrumptious Meal

Some call them Crock Pots. Some call the Slow Cookers.  I call them the most wonderful invention ever!  If you want to feel domestic while still running off to your day job, this wonderful contraption lets you collect all kinds of points with your spouse or family!  In anywhere from 3 hours to 10 hours […]

How To Make Butter Last Forever

Try this once and you will be easily hooked!  Ghee has a nutty, buttery richness to it that you won’t taste in fresh butter.  If you haven’t tried it, the recipe is simple. One ingredient simple!  So if you can find a candy thermometer and a good sauce pan, give this a shot. Let us […]

21 Forever Foods…and a few we wish would too!

If you have ever wondered what foods last indefinitely, join us for this episode where we look at 21 foods that should last 30+ years…and some for centuries! Thankfully, God knows we like flavor, so he gave us a good number of options here. I have links to many of them below, but the Vodka, Pemmican, […]

How to Store Dried Beans

One of the simplest ways you can start prepsteading is to begin right where you are, with what you have on hand.  We will talk specifically about simplifying your home as a first step in a different post. Part of simplifying is becoming strategic about how you use space and assets already available.  That is […]

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How to Use an Oil Lamp

We could really get very complicated very quickly if we wanted to, but this is just the basic info you need to buy your first oil lamp and start using it.  I love mine and have one in each main room of the house.  Each lamp has it’s own set of matches next to it […]

With Winter Coming on…

It is mid August as I write this.  The days are hot and sticky and the thunderstorms are fierce.  Today as one passed through, spitting small ice cubes on my patio, I got started thinking about winter.  The Farmer’s Almanac (for whatever it’s information is worth) is predicting an exceptionally cold winter in our area […]