Hide Your House From Google Maps

Hide Your House From Google Maps

Hide Your House From Google Maps Google Maps is here to stay but you don’t have to allow your home to be seen by strangers online!  You can hide your house from Google. Google actually owns cars that travel the United States photography our neighborhoods with their “street view” cameras.  If your home is on a visible street then chances are it is on Google Maps. But you can fight back and stop Google’s invasion of privacy! Read all the tips here!

SHTF Uses for Wire Hangers

SHTF Uses for Wire Hangers

SHTF Uses for Wire Hangers Just about anything can have a use in a SHTF situation.  Looking for ways to use everyday items in an emergency is essential to being fully prepared. The Sensible Prepper brings us 20 uses for wire hangers that you probably haven’t thought of. Transcript for SHTF Uses for Wire Hangers below you know coat hangers are starting to get scarce we have all the plastic the wood all kind of different type coat hangers but the old wire coat hangers you’re not able to find like you used to except maybe the dry cleaners and that’s...

Using Coffee Grounds In Your Garden

Using Coffee Grounds In Your Garden

Using Coffee Grounds In Your Garden Using coffee grounds in your garden can produce some amazing effects.  If you’re gardening, you’ll want to consider these tips; even if you aren’t a coffee drinker. Transcript for Using Coffee Grounds In Your Garden below over the years we’ve added hundreds of pounds of used coffee grounds to our compost worm bins and directly to our garden beds as mulch this has helped us to enrich our soil with nutrients our plants need without having to purchase fertilizers or soil amendments with TenPoint 31 pounds of nitrogen per cubic yard coffee grounds are...

Rabbit Liver Pate

Rabbit Liver Pate: You can’t beat pate with some crunchy oven toasted bread – or even just crusty fresh bread. INGREDIENTS For Rabbit Pate:200g rabbit liver (trimmed and cut into chunks)2 tablespoons unsalted butter1 small onion (very finely diced)1 clove garlic (finely diced)1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme (very finely chopped)1 teaspoon parsley (finely chopped)generous splash fino sherrysalt & pepper3 tablespoons cream (whipped to peaks) DIRECTIONS:Melt the butter in a small pan until bubbling. Add the onion and garlic and fry gently fot 5 minutes until golden brown and soft. Add the liver and cook for 2 minutes before adding the sherry,...

Prepper Procrastination

Prepper Procrastination

Prepper procrastination isn’t uncommon; people like to put off tasks, chores and generally tedious things that we don’t feel like doing. But procrastinating on our preps can really cost us if the SHTF when we least expect it.  It is time to break the habit! “Today I examine those insidious roadblocks to getting things done as well as steps that I personally take to overcome what I call “Prepper Procrastination”.  And for me this is timely since whether you want to believe it or not, I still have a large list of items I have been meaning to take care of, ...

Reduce Your Flu Risk

Reduce Your Flu Risk

Well, it is that time of the year again.  Are you ready to reduce your flu risk without the flu shot? Avoid The Flu Shot? Every time I run into Walgreens for something my bag has a sticker reminding me that the flu shot is NOW AVAILABLE.  The FDA has given a big thumbs up to the availability too – well I guess I can wipe the sweat from my brow (or not).  Confession time?  I have NEVER had a flu shot!  Sure I’ve had the flu but I’ve had it a lot less than my friends that get stuck...

Rabbit Meat Burgers

Today we bring you a simple recipe for rabbit meat burgers.  This is a great way to replace red meat or just another way to prepare your fresh rabbit meat. Rabbit Meat Burgers Ingredients (makes 2 large burgers) 1 onion, finely chopped 1.5 cups minced rabbit meat .5 cup minced pork belly (bacon will work in a pinch) 4 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped Salt & Pepper to taste 3 tbsp olive oil Steps Mix together all of the ingredients together, except oil. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, divide the mixture in half and shape into two...

Preppers Should Be Storing Lime

Preppers Should Be Storing Lime

Are you already asking yourself why preppers should be storing lime?  It is a valid question if you are not familiar with Agricultural and Quicklime benefits for gardening, livestock, blacksmithing/smelting and more. Preppers Should Be Storing Lime Preparedness Advice has a lot of good information on this very topic.  Read the article now.

3 Pillars of Independence In homesteading and prepping

3 Pillars of Independence In homesteading and prepping

3 Pillars of Independence In homesteading and prepping   Motive A motivational drive to the survivalist life is independence. Some folks, including myself, want to know they can make it on their own. We stockpile food, ammo, guns and other supplies we feel are pertinent to our independent survival. So now you do the same… you pile it up, prep it out and wait for the SHTF reason to use it. Meanwhile, people that you talk to at your work, school, or church that might not share your convictions don’t understand what you get from it or why you do...

Honey Is Medicine

Honey Is Medicine

Honey is medicine, this isn’t something new.  Throughout history, honey was used as a treatment for wounds and heal the sick.    It’s healing properties have been recorded by ancient doctors and in modern times. Whether you’re trying to be more natural in your health and wellness or you’re looking for alternatives for SHTF, honey is something to consider. Nurse Amy shares some great information in this video. Transcription for Honey Is Medicine Below   hi I’m nursing Amy from doomandbloom.net co-author of the survival medicine handbook I’m also a certified nurse midwife and rants registered nurse practitioner and a prepper...

Crock Pot Rabbit Chili

Crock Pot Rabbit Chili

Crock Pot Rabbit Chili: Brown your rabbit and onions in oil and add flour. Pop this in the slow cooker and add everything else! Ingredients For Crock Pot Rabbit Chili 1 (3 lb.) of rabbit season flour oil 1 onion, chopped 2 large dollops of tomato paste 1 1/2 tins of chopped tomatoes a handful of fresh basil & parsley 2 tsp oregano 2 cloves garlic paste 4-6 diced red peppers sliced 1 tsp. cumin seed 1 tsp. ground cumin seed 1/2 oz. cooking chocolate, unsweetened 3 tbsp. chili powder 1 teaspoon of chili flakes 2 lbs. red kidney beans Water...

30 Reasons You Should Carry a Handkerchief

30 Reasons You Should Carry a Handkerchief

30 Reasons You Should Carry a Handkerchief As a kid I can vividly remember my grandfather’s handkerchiefs; he was never without one.  He had a drawer full of them and they were towels, sweat clothes, tissue, window cleaner…  I can see it now, a small corner of it peaking out of his back pocket; the ever-ready wipe. Well, today I bring you 30 Reasons to Carry A Handkerchief from our friends over at the Rural Economist. The Uses “1. To blow your nose. That is what they were actually designed for. Prior to the invention and wide distribution of facial...

The Harbor Freight Survival Bag

The Harbor Freight Survival Bag

The Harbor Freight Survival Bag This amazing survival bag was put together at Harbor Freight Tools.  The concept is going to one retailer to put an entire kit together and this one was done for about $200. Check out the video to get the entire breakdown. Transcript of The Harbor Freight Survival Bag below once I’m here from everyday tactical vids and today we’re looking at a car emergency survival kit and all the items in this kit were purchased at Harbor Freight tools you may have seen some of our other videos like the Walmart bug out bag video the...

Pure Southern – Fried Rabbit

Pure Southern – Fried Rabbit

Pure Southern – Fried Rabbit INGREDIENTS For Pure Southern – Fried Rabbit: 1 Young Fryer Rabbit, cut up ½ cup Flour 1½ tsp Kosher Salt ½ tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper Butter, oil, or lard Cayenne Pepper –, to taste Cream Gravy: For Each Cup of Gravy Desired: Use 2 Tablespoons of Pan Drippings, 1-½ tablespoons flour, 1 cup sweet milk. DIRECTIONS: 1. Shake moistened rabbit pieces in brown paper bag that contains a mixture of flour and seasonings. 2. Place rabbit in 1/4 inch of fat in heavy cast iron skillet. 3. Brown evenly on all sides and remove...

Homestead and Urban Farm Management

Homestead and Urban Farm Management

I would venture to say that anyone that thinks Homestead and Urban Farm Management is easy, isn’t doing it.  It is a lot of hands-on work and is often a labor of love. Half the battle is accepting that all your work may result in failures and flops but you must keep going.  It will help to have a well laid out plan and some management practices in place. Take these 10 Tips from The Prairie Homestead – experience and wisdom to learn from. Read the article now.

Survival At The Dollar Store

Survival At The Dollar Store

Whether you’ve just started prepping or you’ve been prepping for years, you know that it can be an expensive venture.  But there are a lot of things you can do to take the costs down.  I know preppers that only stock up on items that are on sale.  Other preppers shop with coupons religiously.  While others are trying to DIY it all… Well, today we bring you Survival at the Dollar Store!  Here are items that you can stock up on NOW and save. “Around the beginning of gardening season, you can find dollar stores selling vegetable and fruit seeds....

Neighborhood Defense – Are you ready?

Neighborhood Defense – Are you ready?

Neighborhood Defense – Are you ready? Is your neighborhood ready to defend itself if and when the need arises? Owning a firearm is NOT your only means of defense, or it shouldn’t be.  If you’re in a neighborhood it very well should include your neighbors. “In this post, I want to go into what I think are three tactics you could use to even or improve your odds at defending your neighborhood. These should be relatively simple actions you can take that would give your team an advantage over anyone trying to do you harm and make the job of...

8 Foods You Should Be Storing & How

8 Foods You Should Be Storing & How

8 Foods You Should Be Storing & How What are you storing?  Are you confused or stressed about why, what, and how to store food? “I don’t believe in storing food you don’t use in your regular life. Why would you invest money and storage on something you’re not using? That makes no sense to me. Plus, if an emergency does hit, you don’t want to be adding to the stress of the situation by trying to figure out how to cook and use something you’ve never used before. Our goal is to have close to a year’s supply of...

Enterovirus 68 – What You Need to Know!

Enterovirus 68 – What You Need to Know!

Enterovirus 68 – What You Need to Know! If you haven’t already heard of Enterovirus 68, we can assure you that it will be common knowledge very soon.  This virus, that is part of the polio family, has hit kids in 10 states already. Head over to Doom & Bloom and get the skinny on this from Dr. Bones himself!

Zip Tie Tips Tricks & Uses

Zip Tie Tips Tricks & Uses: Zip ties are one of those essential items in our house – we use them for everything.  Sensible Prepper shows us 24 ways we can use them in a SHTF situation.     Transcript for Zip Tie Tips Tricks & Uses below   the zip tie was invented in 1958 and since that time it has become a really convenient way to organize and to repair and do a lot of different things and they also come in a lot of different sizes shapes a lot of different lengths widths colors there’s just so much you can...

8 Bug Out Vehicle Considerations

8 Bug Out Vehicle Considerations

Tin Hat Ranch has 8 Bug Out Vehicle Considerations you should be looking at and some you might not have thought of. If you’re bugging out, you’ll need transportation.  There is no one perfect vehicle choice but there are certain qualities you want to consider when making a purchase or choosing which of your cars you’ll be using.  I know the first thing I’d be looking at is one without a computer in case of EMP attack; if you can’t start it… Read the article here:   8 Bug Out Vehicle Considerations

Mapping Your Neighborhood from a Tactical Perspective

Mapping Your Neighborhood from a Tactical Perspective

Mapping Your Neighborhood from a Tactical Perspective Whether you’re planning to bug in or bug out, you need to know your neighborhood.  You need to understand in the same way a military would see it. Your Neighborhood – a different perspective “Your neighborhood could be configured in all types of ways depending on where you live. In a larger city we might have boundaries that are simply streets. Your neighborhood might run a certain number of blocks ending at the river. It could be that your neighborhood is the traditional suburban subdivision complete with a sign out front. You could...

Smothered Rabbit

Smothered Rabbit

Smothered Rabbit Smothered Rabbit Serves 4 Seasoning Mix: 2 1/4 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp onion powder 1 1/2 tsp sweet paprika 3/4 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp white pepper 1/4 tsp red pepper (cayenne) 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/4 tsp dried sweet basil leaves 1/4 tsp gumbo filé 1 (2 to 3 pound) rabbit, cut into 8 pieces 1 cup all-purpose flour Vegetable oil for pan frying 1 cup finely chopped onions 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 6 cups rabbit stock Rice or mashed potatoes, for serving In a small bowl thoroughly combine the seasoning mix ingredients. Sprinkle 2...

Take Your Bugout Bag to the Next Level!

Take Your Bugout Bag to the Next Level!

Take Your Bugout Bag to the Next Level! If you’re planning to “bug out” when the SHTF then this is the post for you!  It is time to take your bug out bag up a notch – or 99 notches. This isn’t about the basics of the bug out! “There are a lot of good articles with lists and other information out there to help you figure out what gear you should have, such as my previous article on what you should have in your bug out bag. This post is really just to get you to think outside the...

How Secure is Your Home?

How Secure is Your Home?

How Secure is Your Home? How secure is your home right now?  Are you worried?  Well, today we are bringing you a great article on some easy tips you can employ to improve your home security. “Security at home is of great importance in the prepper community, but it should also be thought about more by everyone. While home invasions are fairly rare, the FBI reported that “in 2011, there were an estimated 2,188,005 burglaries – an increase of 0.9 percent when compared with 2010 data“. Overall, burglaries seem to be on a slight incline, but you don’t have to...

Rabbit Stew with Mushrooms

Rabbit Stew with Mushrooms

Rabbit Stew with Mushrooms Ingredients for Rabbit Stew with Mushrooms 1 ounce of dried porcini mushrooms 2 heads of garlic 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 1/2 pounds mixed mushrooms 4 Tbsp butter 1 rabbit 3 large shallots, chopped 1 cup sherry or white wine 1-2 cups mushroom soaking water 3 cups chicken stock 1 Tbsp fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried 1 large parsnip, peeled and chopped into large pieces Salt 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley Method There is an optional step to making this stew taken from classic French cooking (Antonin Careme) that transforms a good dish into a great...

Cold & Flu Elixir – No Doc Needed

Cold & Flu Elixir – No Doc Needed

Cold & Flu Elixir – No Doc Needed I was at the doctor earlier this week for the annual physical.  While I waited I happened to notice that all over the office there were signs announcing the arrival for flu vaccinations.  I have never had a flu vaccination.  But the signs got me thinking that people need to know there are alternatives to injecting dead (or live) viruses into their bodies.  One alternative is making your own elixir. “Elderberry is a mainstay in many an herbalist’s apothecary as the go-to herb at the very initial signs of cold or flu...

Rabbit Pot Pie in Cast Iron Skillet

Rabbit Pot Pie in Cast Iron Skillet

Rabbit Pot Pie in Cast Iron Skillet This pot pie recipe with rabbit has the filling cooking in the slow cooker while you’re off doing other things, and then you simply assemble it in your cast-iron skillet and bake it in the oven! You can make the crust from scratch, or use the pre-made ones available in grocery stores. Just be warned that the pre-made crusts might not be large enough for an 8-inch skillet, but you can fold them over the filling and make a sort of turnover. 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup water 2 tablespoons all-purpose...

Crop Rotation Benefits the Backyard Survival Garden

Crop Rotation Benefits the Backyard Survival Garden

Crop Rotation Benefits the Backyard Survival Garden If you’re growing a survival garden in your backyard then learning more about crop rotation is important for the health of that garden. “When I started gardening I never heard the term “crop rotation”.  It was never mentioned in the books or blogs that I was reading either.  But now, with some years under my belt, I continue to learn the importance of this for successful gardens. What is crop rotation? Crop rotation is a deliberate and organized plan to rotate crops from one year to the next.  In the most basic terms,...

Saving Your Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Saving Your Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Saving Your Heirloom Tomato Seeds With all the information we have on GMOs now, it is important to be using and saving our non-GMO heirloom seeds. “You purchase the seeds once and then, because of the beauty of God’s design, you can save the seeds to plant year after year to feed your family. Didn’t I mention that heirloom seeds are awesome? They’re the ultimate in frugality (and preparedness). Let’s talk about how to save tomato seeds, which are an excellent place to start if you’ve never done it before (or even if you have). A Few Basics Keep in mind, you can...

Coconut Oil for Preppers

Coconut Oil for Preppers

Coconut Oil for Preppers “Let me start out by saying that I discovered coconut oil about a year ago.  At the time, I was semi-knowledgeable about its qualities the most notable of which were that it was a heart-healthy fat and that if stored properly, it had a long shelf life.  On the other hand, I also knew it smelled and supposedly tasted like coconut and that it was expensive, ranking up there with a high-quality EVOO. Coconut Oil for Preppers A year later I can honestly say that any hesitation I had regarding coconut oil has been set aside. ...

Electricity Free Food Dehydration

Electricity  Free Food Dehydration

Electricity Free Food Dehydration From a prepper/survivalist standpoint, the more we can do without electricity the better.  Honestly if the SHTF we could be living without it. “Preserving food by drying is easy and you don’t even need to purchase an electric dehydrator.  There are several ways to dehydrate food without electricity and each method works better for certain foods.  I recently dried cantaloupe, cherries, mushrooms, peppers, basil, celery leaf, chives, chamomile, lavender, cilantro, and feverfew without a dehydrator or electricity. Pick your food Some foods lend themselves very well to drying.  When deciding how to preserve a food it’s a...

The Perfect Backyard Livestock: Rabbits

  We know, they’re cute and fluffy…but rabbits really are the perfect backyard livestock. Here are 7 more reasons to help convince you! 1. Raising Rabbits for Meat If you’re interested in meat production whether you have official acreage or not, there are some good reasons for considering rabbits. Starting a meat rabbitry involves very little capital considering how many fryers (young rabbits) one buck and two does will generate in just half a year. The gestation time is a mere thirty-one days. Plus the meat from this little livestock is a lot less expensive to produce than that of...

Growing Garlic on Your Homestead

Growing Garlic on Your Homestead

Growing Garlic on Your Homestead: Garlic is probably one of my favorite flavor “enhancers”.  I can’t think of too many dinner dishes that I leave out the garlic.  Fresh, homegrown, garlic is some of the best you’ll ever add to your dishes and it is surprisingly easy to grow. Growing Garlic on Your Homestead “I sorted through my garlic and pulled out the largest cloves. I usually plant 30 cloves, which provides us with enough garlic for a year. This includes using a majority in jarred sauces and as a seed for the following year. This year I planted 45...

Be Prepared for Disasters: 70 Things That Can Go Wrong

Be Prepared for Disasters: 70 Things That Can Go Wrong

Be Prepared for Disasters: 70 Things That Can Go Wrong: Even the most prepared person can make some serious mistakes during an emergency situation.  Being prepared must also be knowing the potential mistakes that can be made, and avoid them. “As recent as four years ago, when someone mentioned disaster preparedness, the nature and scope of the disaster was typically something caused by Mother Nature.  Sure, some consideration was given to man-made disasters and terrorism, but for the most part, it was a freak of nature that worried us the most. These days, we worry about a whole lot more. ...

30 Days of Prepping

30 Days of Prepping

30 Days of Prepping September is Preparedness Month! Over the next 30 days, you are going to have an amazing amount of good information coming your way!  In this first article Preparedness, Mama is kicking off her 30 Days of Preparedness. “This is Day 1 and it’s all about how to organize preparedness information. Our goal over the next four weeks is to help you realize every aspect of preparedness. Each day covers a different idea, skill or tool you can use to get prepared. You are going to get a ton of information! -In week 1 you will learn about ways to get...

Why Heirloom Veggies Are Better For Homesteading

Why Heirloom Veggies Are Better For Homesteading

Why Heirloom Veggies Are Better For  Homesteading It is more than avoiding GMOs – heirloom veggies are better for the backyard homestead. “There are two ways that heirloom seeds save money; they cost less than their hybrid counterparts, and you can save the seeds from year-to-year, thereby cutting seed costs.  Hybrid seeds are the result of deliberately crossing different varieties (think labor intensive), so they’re typically more expensive than open-pollinated seed.  Also, because they’re crossed, seeds from hybrids do not breed true, and can’t be saved from year-to-year. Seed companies promote the hybrids because they’re more profitable; but, heirlooms are...

DIY Free Firebricks & Wood Stove Logs

DIY Free Firebricks & Wood Stove Logs

DIY Free Firebricks & Wood Stove Logs Free is always the right price. Hence DIY Free Firebricks & Wood Stove Logs “With two buckets, a drill (or stabbing weapon), piece of wood (or bottom of another bucket), kinda a custom drill bit, water. + your TRASH! Out of all of the physical spam you receive in the mail, leaves you rake, dead foliage, paper towel rolls, paper plates, napkins, beer boxes, egg cartons, etc., etc., etc., (any biomass material you can think of) – why not turn it into useable logs for your furnace, campfire, or cooking? Just don’t use the...

Creating Your Own MREs

Creating Your Own MREs

Creating Your Own MREs As preppers, we have become very familiar with MREs or Meals Ready to Eat.  Some we like, some we don’t…  But if you were making your own to your own preferences and tastes you’d not only like them more but you’re saving money. Better start Creating Your Own MREs “Humans have been preserving their harvest well before modern conveniences like pressure canners and deep freezers were invented. Preserving the harvest was the art of delaying nature’s natural effect on food – spoilage. Being resourceful… and just plain hungry, our ancestors figured out ways to make food safe...

The Keyhole Raised Garden

The Keyhole Raised Garden

The Keyhole Raised Garden If you’re a backyard gardener, like me, you’ve probably already put in a raised bed garden.  But have you tried The Keyhole Raised Garden? “Raised bed gardening is my favorite way to garden. I love the ease of set up, harvesting is a snap and, if you set your beds upright, there is little weeding to be done. Making a keyhole garden uses all these concepts and more! Raised beds are nothing new. The idea is to elevate the garden to maximize drainage, improve the soil, and enhance access. Keyhole gardens are a riff on that idea, with one addition: a center compost area that works as a self-fertilizing...

Handling Stress with Essential Oils

Handling Stress with Essential Oils No one is stress-free.  But there are healthy ways we can deal with our stress; one of them being essentials oils.  We had Angela Kupper on the We Grow Ours Podcast recently talking about how we can use essential oils in our preps. Mama Kautz has some great information just on using them for stress and emergencies. “One thing many people may not think of, and yet is a real part of emergencies/disasters, our emotions and moods such as stress anxiety fear grief sorrow depression anger hopelessness discouragement Essential oils may be helpful to a person...

Recycled Seed Starting Containers

Recycled Seed Starting Containers

This article TOTALLY appeals to my cheapness!!!  It’s frugaliscious!!! Anyway, gardening can be an expensive venture if you go “No-Limit” on it, buying every doohicky and thingamabob that’s recommended by the “experts.”  If gardening is costing you more than buying healthy food, you might be doing it wrong.  Even growing food for feeding your rabbits can get expensive(unless you got an awesome Hostile Hare fodder system lol) so be on the lookout for cheap corner cutting options. “If you have a large garden, starting seeds at home can start to look like an expensive venture. Just think of all those...

Tracking Your Expenses

Tracking Your Expenses

Tracking Your Expenses One of my favorite sayings is as follows, “You go to work all day trading your non-renewable resource ‘time’ for paper money that is barely worth the fabric on which it’s printed”…  I despise money, but I love to have it and spend it.  Our goal at Hostile Hare is to help you meet your self-sustainability goals.  In order to do that we ask what your project budget is for the cages, rabbits, fodder systems and seed.  Urban, suburban and conventional homesteading and farming should save you money not break you. “When it comes to homesteading financial literacy...

Super Garlic!

Super Garlic! Super Garlic! My first thought when I hear “garlic” is vampires and Italian food…  But apparently its much more useful than warding off the sparkly immortals and cooking fine cuisine!!!  I still might keep some around in case my creepy New Zealand white rabbits with the red eyes escape their cages… I’m pretty sure they’re bloodsuckers… “Garlic is a fabulous superfood that is used in cooking, as well as in herbal medicine. It’s properties rival many other herbs as it can be used in the treatment of illness as well as disease prevention in humans and animals. Garlic...

Your Bug Out Bag is Missing These!

When it comes to “bugging out” I usually say “opt out”.  I’ve worked hard to establish a homestead and I wouldn’t want to leave the bunny rabbits behind.  My bug out bag would have to include a rabbit carrying cage and a mini fodder system!!!  That being said, this article addresses some items that aren’t at the top of your BOB contents list. “Bug out bag contents have been a topic of heated debate among enthusiasts for quite some time now. And with so much information on the Internet, it seems like every bug out bag (BOB) conversation tends to gravitate towards...

Make An Altoids Candle Stove

Make An Altoids Candle Stove

Make An Altoids Candle Stove As most of you know, we at Hostile Hare are pyros and alternative fuels junkies… It’s not all about meat rabbits, cages and fodder…  This article is a great read on portable homemade fuel!!!  check it out!! “Sometimes it’s nice to have a fuel supply for cooking that doesn’t involve gathering wood. We’ve used Esbit fuel cubes before but they have a horrible fishy smell, and the price can really add up. You could use a Sterno can, but they’re heavy (if you’re out camping or backpacking), and expensive again.” Read all the directions here!

Prepping for Resilience

Prepping for Resilience

Prepping for Resilience “Yesterday I shared a blog post that I wrote almost a year ago about how to have resilience when the world economic system seems to be failing all around us.  A year later things look even bleaker.  Many experts are saying its not a matter of if the monetary system will fail entirely but when.  We drove to Vancouver to visit our new grandchild 10 days ago, and witnessed the depression in the rural areas and then a complete boom in the city.  It seemed unreal crossing the Great Divide that separates all of BC from the lower mainland...

Home Safety Check List

Home Safety Check List

Home Safety Check List Home Safety Checklist Checklists rock!  There is nothing quite like the feeling for crossing something off your to-do list…that is satisfaction. Your Own Homestore has created a great one for you.  This is a home safety checklist that can be printed out and used in YOUR home! Take it around the house and see what needs to be fixed or what can be checked off. Print the checklist here.

12 Inspiring Square Foot Gardening Plans

12 Inspiring Square Foot Gardening Plans:  Gardening is an interesting hobby. When you have some nice vegetable pots you will derive lots of pleasure by watching their lush growth. At the same time, you will save money and will be able to cook vegetables picked up from your own home garden. But what if you live in an urban area and do not have enough space to spare? Square foot gardening is the answer. This new concept of gardening is nothing but growing your veggies in square shaped wooden boxes to use limited space to grow multiple vegetables. Out of...

School Supplies to Stock for Emergencies

School Supplies to Stock for Emergencies

Preparedness Items to Get in the Back to School Sales When I was a kid, school supplies displays didn’t start showing up until just a few weeks before school started. And once they did you knew your summer was almost over. But you had the whole summer to enjoy before that moment happened. It was always a shocker to walk into the store and see those displays show up. But nowadays, the displays and whole areas of the store are devoted to Back to School by the beginning of July! You don’t even get a chance to enjoy the summer...