It's summer, which means outdoor activities are king. Camping, biking, swimming, mountain-climbing, fishing, and all other outdoor activities are a lot of fun in the summer. Unfortunately, humans are not the only creature that likes the summer! Mosquitoes also really enjoy this time of year. I am … [Read more...] about 11 Ways to Prepare for Mosquito Season
Red clover (Trifolium pratense) is a wild plant that many of us can easily recognize; and for countless individuals over the age of 60 they have fond memories of eating these sweet flowers as a child. In North America this is an edible plant that traditionally is thought of as nothing more than … [Read more...] about Red Clover: An Edible Plant that Packs a Punch
The first time I heard about a rocket stove was when my husband was researching ways to create a heat source for his workshop. My first question - what's a rocket stove? Well, a rocket stove is basically a high-temperature combustion chamber with a vertical chimney. It requires very little fuel … [Read more...] about Building a Rocket Stove: Step By Step Tutorial
There's nothing I dislike more during the winter than waking up cold. If you heat your home with a wood stove, then you know what I mean, unless you have a humongous stove that can be stocked full of enough wood to keep your home toasty and warm for an entire night. You can pack most wood stoves in … [Read more...] about How To Build A Fire That Lasts All Night: Dry Wood vs. Green Wood
Have you ever used a dutch oven? Over a camp fire these pot-pan combos can be great for making a pot of beans, soup or chili, but did you know you can also bake in them? This spring my husband and I attended a dutch oven cooking class where we learning to make everything from a rolled pork loin … [Read more...] about Dutch Oven Cooking – Know How. Be Prepared.