Cauliflower Potato Salad, A Real Treat

For the past, several months I have been on the Adkins Diet and have lost just over 40 lbs.  This diet has worked well for me; I don’t feel deprived or hungry.  Because I love potatoes and miss them, my … Continue reading

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Grow Bags Can be a Useful Tool for Hidden Gardens

A couple of years ago we started to experiment with raised bed gardening.  A large part of the reason was that with age and arthritis it gets harder to bend over.  After looking at all the options, it turned out … Continue reading

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Shelf life of dry sausages

There is a deli not to far from me that stocks nice Italian style dry sausages.  They look and taste delicious.  I have noticed that he always has them hanging up without refrigeration.  I have not been able to get … Continue reading

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Corn Pone a Pioneer Stable

Corn Pone is a form of cornbread normally made without milk or eggs.  It is normally baked or fried.  Where corn pone came from is contested in the history books.  It is well documented that it was used by both … Continue reading

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Causes of Death

People who don’t study history are bound to repeat it.  If a TEOTWAWKI situation occurs, the health system will fail. Modern medicines and sanitation may not be readily available.  If we don’t learn from the past and prepare, we will … Continue reading

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An Easy Way to Dehydrate Fruits and Vegetables

Yesterday we had the opportunity to pick up some packages of frozen corn.  The price was right so we bought 36 packages.  Now what do you do with all this frozen food, there is not enough room in our freezer … Continue reading

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Raising Guinea Pigs for Food

Now first let’s do the legal stuff, California’s anti-pet-eating law has a broad reach that may cover eating guinea pigs. The California law protects “any animal traditionally or commonly kept as a pet or companion,” rather than just Fido and Fluffy. … Continue reading

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Fire Starting is an Art that You Need to Master.

Over the last few years, I have tried and tested many different methods of fire starting.  Some methods work significantly better than others.  In this article I will give my opinion on which methods I found to be the best … Continue reading

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Make Your Home a General Store

Actually, Make Your Home a General Store  is the title of an article I read in Meridian Magazine an LDS publication.  While this preparedness article is written from a religious point of view, it makes a great point of looking … Continue reading

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Can You Survive a Nuclear War?

With all the talk of a third world war going around, I think it is time to talk about the possibilities of surviving a nuclear war.  The first thing to understand is that most of what the public knows about … Continue reading

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