Category: Prepared

The prepared category is for all things to help you and I become more self-sufficient that don’t involve animals and plants.  This could include a home storage program, emergency preparedness, emergency planning resources, off-grid skill building and more.

Use Your Solar Oven as a Food Dehydrator to Make Apple Chips l Preserve food with your solar oven l Homestead Lady (.com)

Solar Oven Food Dehydrator: Making Apple Chips

Use your solar oven as a food dehydrator to make homemade, healthy baked apple chips. Food dehydrators can be noisy and cost money to operate. Use your silent solar oven as a free-to-use food dehydrator and save money preserving the apple harvest. Plus, you can do small batches all throughout the year to always have healthy snacks on hand.Solar Oven Dehydrated Apple Chips l Preserve food with your solar oven l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Solar Oven Food Dehydrator: Making Apple Chips”

Solar Oven Recipe: Budget Chicken Dinner

Solar Oven Recipe Budget Chicken Dinner l One pot meal in a solar oven l Homestead Lady.comSo, 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”

Solar Oven vs Electric Oven l How do they compare for dinner roll baking l Homestead Lady (.com)

Solar Oven Vs Electric Oven: Dinner Roll

I haven’t done a lot of baking in my solar oven since I mostly use it for dinners. Although we don’t eat a lot of baked goods anymore, I sort of lost my head and decided to make yeast rolls for Easter dinner. Yeah, actual yeast – I haven’t used that stuff in awhile! I did a batch in the solar oven and a batch in my electric oven to see what the resulting differences might be. Solar Oven vs Electric Oven l How do they compare for dinner roll baking l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Solar Oven Vs Electric Oven: Dinner Roll”

Gather Emergency Essentials l Be a Wise Virgin and Prepare with These Tips and Skills l Homestead Lady (.com)

Emergency Essentials: Be A Wise Virgin

Essential is quite a thought provoking word. What do I think is essential to my life? My happiness? My safety? My sanity? Emergency essentials, now there’s a list to make! Let the Parable of the Ten Virgins inspire us all to learn new skills and gather necessary supplies as we enjoy National Preparedness this month.Gather Emergency Essentials l Be a Wise Virgin and Prepare with These Tips and Skills l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Emergency Essentials: Be A Wise Virgin”

Outdoor Cooking plus Fire Safety l Learn how to cook real food for your next camping trip l Homestead Lady (.com)

Outdoor Cooking and Fire Safety

Are you tired of the same ol’ hot dog roasting when you go camping? Learn how to actually prepare real meals with outdoor cooking. It takes practice, but here are some helpful hints and tips.Outdoor Cooking plus Fire Safety l Learn how to cook real food for your next camping trip l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Outdoor Cooking and Fire Safety”

Bug Out Bag for Babies and Kids l Beyond the basics of baby care in a 72 Hour Kit l Homestead Lady (.com)

Bug Out Bag List for Babies and Kids

So, you’ve already read our Bug Out Bag List for Baby post. But wait, there’s more to add to the bug out bag list for babies and kids! Here’s a list of a few more essential items for baby’s bug out bag, items to consider for older siblings and some free downloads! Bug Out Bag for Babies and Kids l Beyond the basics of baby care in a 72 Hour Kit l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Bug Out Bag List for Babies and Kids”

Bug Out Bag List for Babies l Pack the essentials in your baby's 72 hour kit l Homestead Lady (.com)

Bug Out Bag List for Baby

I’m hopeful all the adults out there have their own 72-hour-kits, but what about baby? Here’s a list of the basic supplies you might want to include in your baby’s bug out bag. There’s even a free printable at the end!Bug Out Bag List for Babies l Pack the essentials in your baby's 72 hour kit l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Bug Out Bag List for Baby”