Review: MultiFlame Tool by Trayer Wilderness

Making a fire wherever you are can literally save your life.  It is important to have the skill and any tools or supplies to make fire with you at all times. There are several ways to create fire and several easy-to-carry tools that can assist in fire-making. A fire-making tool that has been around since ancient […]

Review: Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine

Ankarsrum: The kitchen center with the unusual name (actually it is the name of the town in Sweden where the mixer is made), will fast become THE essential tool in your kitchen. From powerfully but gently whipping cream, egg whites, mashed potatoes or meatloaf, to kneading stiff whole grain bread doughs, cookies, cakes, large batches to […]

Healthy Hack: Non-stick non-spray

Food sticking to pans? Definitely not fun. There are some excellent reusable solutions such as parchment paper and silicone baking mats. However, sometimes, you need to “grease” the pan before baking and while butter and oil work, they sometimes do not release the food completely, causing tender baked goods to come out in pieces. If […]

Spiral Slicer update

Have you read all the reviews, recipes, tips and comments about my favorite manual spiral slicer and planned to grab one for your own zoodles?  (See my review here) If you haven’t heard of this before, here are some of my previous posts to help:  Making Zoodles, Dehydrating Zoodles and Squashetti and my video on […]

Book Review: Secret Garden of Survival

Gardening for food is plain hard work, but successful and lovely gardens are beautiful to see as well as productive. The conventional school of gardening thought is that to have a successful (and beautiful) garden, we must work the soil, fertilize the soil, feed the soil, maintain the soil, remove pests and plant each year, […]

Review: Amber jewelry for pain?

There are many wonderful, natural remedies that work remarkably well to help support our bodies, relieve stress, ease pain and combat illnesses. There are also many touted remedies that do nothing at all.     We are big proponents of using the things created by God such as diet, herbs, essential oils, massage and much […]

Review: PurifiCup portable water filter

Clean, safe drinking water is essential for life and survival, whether in every day life or in any type of emergency. The first and most survival need is water safe enough to drink. Dehydration can occur very quickly from working outside in the sun, to hiking and of course a disruption of water services. In […]

Review: Spiral vegetable slicer

Noodles out of zucchini? Why, yes! I’ve written about my beloved “zoodles” many times, here for example. The tool of choice for my zoodles is this manual, spiral vegetable slicer. (No, I am not an affiliate, nor do I receive any compensation. This is the one I actually purchased, use and love!) The simplicity of this […]

Review: Frieling stainless steel manual coffee maker

Coffee snobs (umm “experts”) say that the best coffee comes from a French press non-electric coffee maker. If you don’t care about being a coffee expert, but you want to make coffee that tastes amazing, and you want this amazing coffee if the power is out, or just to save electricity, or just to use […]

Review: Kyocera manual coffee grinder

Fine coffee comes from fine coffee beans. However, once the beans are ground, changes can take place that alters the flavor and acidity of the coffee. Thus the wisdom from coffee experts is to buy and store roasted coffee beans (or even grow and/ or roast them yourself!) and grind the beans just prior to […]