Wonder box / ovens and Why You Need One

For a number of years my wife has been using wonder boxes as part of her everyday cooking.  As the name implies they are a wonder.  They will serve to cook food, keep them warm or cold and use no … Continue reading






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Evacuation Plans, Does Your Family have One?

  Every day on the evening news, I see where many people have to evacuate their homes due to the current wildfires.  While I have never had to evacuate I have been put on notice to prepare for evacuation and … Continue reading






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Calculate the Size of Your Solar System from Kill A Watt Data

Yesterday I put up a blog on using a Kill A Watt to determine your power usage. Kill A Watt can determine the Size of a Generator/Solar System  Now I know that many of you want to use this information … Continue reading






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Kill A Watt can determine the Size of a Generator/Solar System

The last few days I have been playing with a new device.  I spent approximately $18 to purchase a Kill A Watt from Amazon.   Now a Kill A Watt is a device that will measure exactly how much power you … Continue reading






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How to Choose a Good Campsite

It seems that these days the internet is filled with articles about bugging out.  It sounds like a large number of you have decided that this is a better cause of action than bugging in.  That very well may be … Continue reading






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Tree Teas are a Good Source of Vitamin C

The other day I wrote a blog on Pine Trees, How to Eat One.  In the article, I discussed making tea from pine needles.  This is a tea that is heavy with vitamin C and good for you.  One thing … Continue reading






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Bugs and Grubs a Good Survival Food

Yesterday we wrote about making tea from fresh pine needles and various other ways in which pines can be consumed.  A friend of mine wrote a comment and contacted me last night about ways to survive from eating the bugs … Continue reading






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Free Five-gallon Buckets are Yours for the Asking

I have recently received several email inquires about how to get hold of inexpensive or free five-gallon buckets.  Now I have a lot of five gallon buckets, some I have paid for, but many that I have gotten for free. … Continue reading






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Pine Trees, How to Eat One

A few years back I talked with a Korean who told me that during the Korean War they ate pine bark when food was in short supply.  It kept them alive, when times were tough.  Now eating pine trees has … Continue reading






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Mason Jars, 20 Different Ways to Use Them

Mason jars are another one of those things that we take for granted.  They are easy to get and always seem to be available.  Yet they have so many uses I can’t think of them all.  So I have made a … Continue reading






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