Category: Prepared

All things to become more self sufficient that don’t involve animals and plants.

Hand Washing Laundry l If your washing machine breaks or the power goes out, here's what to do with the laundry l Homestead Lady (.com)

When the Washing Machine Breaks: Hand Washing Clothes

Hand Washing Laundry l If your washing machine breaks or the power goes out, here's what to do with the laundry l Homestead Lady (.com)It was pretty much the worst Thanksgiving ever.  My boar gored my leg, the kids got lice for the first time, the sink wouldn’t stop leaking and the fireplace broke.  Like a cherry on top, the washing machine decided to follow suit.  Here’s how we survived hand washing clothes for three months. Continue reading “When the Washing Machine Breaks: Hand Washing Clothes”

Canning Jars and Other Newbie Canning Tips l Learn to home can with confidence l Homestead Lady (.com)

Canning Jars and Other Newbie Canning Tips

Canning Jars and Other Newbie Canning Tips l Learn to home can with confidence l Homestead Lady (.com)Are you a new canner and need all the advice you can get?  Worried about which canning jars to use and which lids are the best?  From canning jars to equipment to recipes, here’s a great round up of newbie canning information.  Continue reading “Canning Jars and Other Newbie Canning Tips”

Healthier 72 Hour Kit and Backpacking Food l Includes a Review of Valley Food Storage l Homestead Lady (.com)

Healthier 72 Hour Kit and Backpacking Food

Healthier 72 Hour Kit and Backpacking Food l Includes a Review of Valley Food Storage l Homestead Lady (.com)I am constantly on the prowl for 72 hour kit and backpacking food that’s healthy or, at least, healthier.   Here are a few ideas for healthify your hiking and backpacking foods, as well as your 72 hour kit food preps. Continue reading “Healthier 72 Hour Kit and Backpacking Food”

Solar Oven Slow Cooker Lasagana l Homestead Lady.com

Solar Oven Slow Cooker Lasagna

Solar Oven Slow Cooker Lasagana l Homestead Lady.comOur family loves lasagna and I try to make up a big bunch at one time because if you’re going to make a pan of lasagna, you may as well make five pans.  Last time I made up a big batch, though, I ran out of time and room in my electric oven.  The solar oven came to my rescue for that last pan of lasagna and it acted as a slow cooker until we were ready to eat dinner.

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Emergency Preparedness Tips for Families l Also Review Survival Savvy Family l Homestead Lady (.com)

Emergency Preparedness for Families

Emergency Preparedness Tips for Families l Also Review Survival Savvy Family l Homestead Lady (.com)Do you have a podcast or Kindle book in your queue on the topic of emergency preparedness and it’s been there for months, waiting for you to peruse it?  Do things just keep coming up and you never quite get to making that emergency kit you know you’re supposed to have in your car?  Emergency preparedness is a difficult topic for some but I’m convinced that people are only uncomfortable with it because they’re not as prepared as they could be for the emergencies that might come to their families.  Let’s stop worry and start working!  To that end, here are a few ideas to help with emergency preparedness for families. Continue reading “Emergency Preparedness for Families”

Solar Oven Recipe Budget chicken dinner l Homestead Lady

Solar Oven Recipe: Budget Chicken Dinner

Solar Oven Recipe Budget chicken dinner l Homestead Lady

So, this month we’re celebrating National Preparedness month and we’re going to share a few of the off-grid cooking methods we’ve been practicing this summer. I am NOT an expert in this DIY stuff, just so ya know! Growing up, I went “camping” every year with my family but we always went to a KOA Kampground…at the beach.  So, does that actually count?  Anyway, one of my favorite off grid cooking options is definitely my solar oven. So, here we are sharing an easy, peasy solar oven recipe: Budget Chicken Dinner. Continue reading “Solar Oven Recipe: Budget Chicken Dinner”