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Cooking Times for Grains

How many of use remember how to cook all the different grains we have stored.  Of course, if you use the grains all the time it’s easy.  But if you only use them once in awhile it’s hard to remember the ingredient ratio.  I usually divide a portion of my grains into jars or packages for daily use since they normally come in large bags so that we get used to having them in our diet..

Anyways below, you will find a chart that can help you.  I will paste the chart and recipes etc. that I find in my handy file folder binder.  …

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Food Allergy’s, Gluten, and Various Grains and Bean Recipes

We were visiting our daughter awhile back in Utah and  as always we got started talking about storage and all the wheat our families have.  All of us think that with wheat we can survive an emergency because we can make different food items with wheat.

But as we got talking about different flours she told us about her sister in law and how she had been sick on and off for sometime with stomach problems. Now this person did all her cooking from scratch and all her baking. She has some wonderful bread recipes that we have shared with you.…

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Cooking with Bean Flours

Since our blog on grinding grains with the Wonder Mill Junior, I have been thinking about all the different legumes that can be used for flour.  Storing whole beans is as easy as storing whole wheat and can be used as flour. Whole beans store much longer than ground flour.

Today, bean flours are used primarily by people that need to be gluten free, so we don’t hear much about them.  We have a friend that has celiac disease, so we try to cook things for her that is gluten free. When I looked for gluten free items in the store, I almost fainted, the price for cookies, bread and several others items I checked were really expensive.…

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Medicinal Plants, Learn how to Use Them.

I know we have done several articles on medicinal plants and their uses in emergencies.  If you have any ideas of utilizing these plants in the future, you need to start learning how now.

An emergency is not the time to start hunting for the plants you will need to make some of the remedies. The times of the year will have a lot to do with it, not everything is in bloom when you want it.  Also just finding the leaves, berries, roots, or flowers in a strange area would be stressful.

Because of the stress of the situation and prior medical conditions, many people will die from lack of proper medications.  …

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Save Money by Using Leftovers

One thing about being a prepper is to utilize everything that is available.  Using leftover saves money, you can then use for other purposes.

We just recently had a family birthday dinner for two family members and I always try and ask what kind of dessert they would like and sometimes I ask what they want to eat. Well this time I didn’t ask what they wanted, because I had the menu in my freezer.

I always try to buy meat on sale and then freeze it for one of my families get together.  This time there was a turkey and a whole chicken that needed using. …

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No Rinse Shampoo and Body Washes

I recently found a company, Cleanlife Products that produces a No Rinse Shampoo cap, Shampoo, Body Wash, Bathing wipes and Instant Foam non-alcohol Hand Sanitizer.  These products are made for hikers, camper, truckers, and military men. The products claim, that absolutely no rinsing is required after use.

These products would have really come in handy when my 91 year old mother-in-law twisted her leg and had to have a caregiver to bath her and wash her hair. But this product arrived a week too late. So I am the tester for this product.

I used the No Rinse Shampoo; directions are to apply to hair until completely wet.…

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A Good Recipe to Help you Stretch Your Meat After TEOTWAWKI

I remember having creamed beef over toast in the boarding school I went to and loved it. It was served with mashed potatoes and string beans. I thought it was great, but later I learned it was used to stretch the schools budget. I made it for my kids when they were young and they liked it over their mashed potatoes.

I was looking through some of my old recipes and found an easy recipe for creamed beef.  It’s very hard for me to throw any leftovers away, I can still hear my grandmother saying that people were starving in the world and we should be grateful we have good food to eat.  …

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Green Lentils an Ham Bone Soup

Last week while I was making a Lentil Soup that I have made forever. I was reading a cookbook that my mother-in-law had given me, (believe me I have read a lot of them) but when I opened the book it fell on a page for lentil soup. Usually I throw all of the ingredients into the pot and let it cook. Of course the lentils got cooked before all the ham had fallen off the bone so most of the time the soup was very mushy but good. LOL Anyways even an old dog can learn new tricks.

So here is what I learned.…

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Sewing and Repairing shirts

My in-laws had a mishap at their house last week, which resulted in us cleaning out their attic room.  My mother-in-law saves everything and the attic looked like a thrift shop leftovers party.  She was reminiscing about the old days and how everyone made due with what they had.

These discussions lead to the subject of men’s shirts.  When she was young (she is 91) when the collars and cuffs frayed you took them off and reversed them so the good part showed on the outside. If the elbows wore out you made them into short sleeve shirts. When the shirts finally wore out you used them for rags or made rag rugs out of them.…

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Reconstituting Dehydrated Foods

I give classes at church on Preparedness and have been asked not only by them, but from friends that haven’t done any food dehydrating. How do you reconstitute the food you dry and does it taste and look good.” Some of them have never tasted any of their freeze dried food they have in storage, so that is why we encourage them to buy small packages of freeze dried food and try it. Not only to see if you like the taste but how to fix it when an emergency arises.

Here is a list of items and what they yield after reconstitution.…

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