Canning foods you grew and harvested yourself is exciting and rewarding. After canning, you have rows of colorful jars lining your pantry ready to be enjoyed at any time. Just like any other food, however, home canned goods do not last forever. Use this guide to help you determine if your canned … [Read more...] about Jars of Canned Food: How Long Do They Last?
We've talked about how to season cast iron pots and pans before, but I think it's something a lot of people find confusing or hard when in reality, it's a very simple process!Cast iron cookware has been handed down for generations, hailed as the greatest cookware on the planet and it's pretty to … [Read more...] about How to Care for Cast Iron Cookware
Safe drinking water is something preppers talk about a lot. There are many styles of filters and of course water can be boiled for sterilization, but what if you don't have a filter and your only available water is dirty? Distilling water removes the minerals leaving you with clean, safe drinking … [Read more...] about Prepper Tip: How to Distill Water
Whenever possible I try to go the safe and clean route and make my own cleaners and detergents. I feel better knowing my kids won't be getting into dangerous chemicals and that I won't be inhaling them while cleaning. I also like knowing that I'm doing something good for the environment.However, … [Read more...] about Great Homemade Cleaners and Detergents
I dug into my prepper pantry the other day and found a couple of old bags of beans that were long past their use-by date. Seeing the beans reminded me of when my son was little and needed something crafty to do to keep him occupied, so I decided to do something a little useful with the beans. Candle … [Read more...] about Expired Beans and Peas: Candle Holder Craft