10 things to buy every time you shop

Every time you enter a store with general items, whether it’s a grocery store, discount store, warehouse store or dollar store, think about picking up items for your non-food storage. Every time you shop. Make a list of your 10 most used / most important items (supplies, over-the-counter medications, hygiene etc.) Each family’s list will […]

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: The Prepper’s Cookbook

You’ve heard about and thought about creating a food storage plan, or, you’ve been storing food as part of your preparedness efforts. The next step is how to use these foods to not just survive, but to thrive. Tess Pennington’s book, “The Prepper’s Cookbook – 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious […]

Sweet Potato Muffins

I’m sharing my yummy, 100% whole grain sweet potato muffins at Baking Whole Grains with lots of pictures! Come and see!

Review: Sun Oven Dehydrating and Baking Set

Dehydrating foods is an effective and economical way to create a real food storage.  You can dehydrate foods for short-term or long-term storage. Especially in the season of garden growing, Farmer’s markets, bartering and an abundance of fresh foods available, dehydrating these foods while plentiful makes good sense economically as well as practically.  Dehydrated foods are […]

Book Review: Survival Mom

Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios by Lisa Bedford   Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios articulately yet clearly makes the case that every mom has it in her DNA to take care of her family in preparation for whatever may come. […]