With temps in the mid-90s today and rain clouds nowhere in sight, I thought I'd take advantage of the sunshine to cook a few of our meals in the Sun Oven. Not only does solar cooking help to keep the house cooler during the hot summer months, it also keeps the power bill a little lower. Plus, it's great practice for living without the grid. If you want to learn how to do this … [Read more...] about A Day of Solar Cooking
NOTE: I shouldn't have to say this but I will, just in case a bureaucrat is reading: don't go eating any mushrooms you're not completely sure are safe. And don't sue us if you get a stomachache. Do your own research on mushrooms. We're just providing a few ideas to get you started. At the end of summer, the rain and cooler weather did its work and a wide variety of beautiful … [Read more...] about 4 Safe Edible Mushrooms for Foragers and Cheapskates
A few weeks ago, we had a raising rabbits post here at by Ted R here at The Prepper Project. At the same point he was writing that article, I was acquiring some rabbits of my own. Call it Providence, or serendipity, or Fate... but it was good timing. I appreciated hearing Ted's thoughts on tasty bunnies. One point Ted made in his article was the need to get started on meat … [Read more...] about Guineas, Bugs, Ducks, Coons and Rabbits: Experiments In Raising Meat
I started this article out with a "Top 10" list in mind. But as I looked around my kitchen I realized there are many more than ten kitchen items that I'd want to have in a long term emergency situation. When it'll be up to you to do all of your own food processing, you'll need some key tools to make your life a little easier, and make more meals possible. Obviously this list in … [Read more...] about 31 Must-Have Prepper Kitchen Tools
Have you asked any of these tough gardening questions? Q: Why won't my bell peppers grow well? A: Bell peppers? Seriously? I basically gave up on those stupid things a long time ago. So has John Kohler, so I'm in good company. Here's the deal with bell peppers: they're really touchy, whereas hot peppers and smaller sweet peppers grow like weeds. My theory is that hot peppers … [Read more...] about 14 Tough Gardening Questions Answered!