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5 Steps to Successful Root Cellaring

September 21, 2015

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While root cellaring may conjure up images of pioneer days, it remains a wonderfully modern way to keep vegetables and fruit fresh and edible throughout the winter. Traditionally, root cellars were built into the ground, often into the side of a hill. But root cellaring can also be done in a basement, a storm shelter, […]

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How To Can Over A Wood Fire

August 7, 2015

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How To Can Over A Wood Fire

When my husband first started to suggest that we needed to think about prepping, I have to admit…I drug my feet a little. It just seemed like an unnecessary expense for us as a newly married couple. Even so, we found ways to stretch our income in order to build our preps. We learned a […]

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24 Mistakes You Want To Avoid With Food Storage

July 24, 2015

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24 Mistakes You Want To Avoid With Food Storage

First… The Beginner’s Mistakes If you’ve been prepping for some time now, you probably already know the most common mistakes everyone warns you to avoid with food storage. However, for those of you who are just getting started there are a few beginner’s mistakes I’d like to help you avoid right off the bat. We’ve […]

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22 Strange Things To Can

April 29, 2015

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22 Strange Things To Can

When preparing for a long term emergency, it’s good to have a variety of foods stored away for times when you might not be able to get to a grocery store for a while. “Food fatigue” is a real thing, causing people to choose to starve instead of eating the same thing over and over […]

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How To Can Pork

April 16, 2015

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Canning Pork is a very easy process even though it may seem intimidating.  All meats are safely canned only in a pressure canner.  Pork is handled like any red meat and has the same canning directions as beef.  This will work with any cut of pork.  This day I actually used boneless pork chops just […]

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7 Ways To Use Up Raw Milk

April 14, 2015

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When I tell people our family of four sometimes consumes 6 gallons of raw milk a week, I usually get laughed at. And then follows the actual question of “How CAN you go through so much milk?!”. Let’s think about the average family of four and how much milk or milk products they consume for […]

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