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. Continue reading “Solar Oven Vs Electric Oven: Dinner Roll”
For those who are looking to build up a healthy food storage, it can be tricky to know which items to put by for a day of want and which to skip.
Lets talk about some of those healthy food storage options, shall we? Continue reading “Healthy Food Storage”
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. Continue reading “Emergency Essentials: Be A Wise Virgin”
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. Continue reading “Outdoor Cooking and Fire Safety”
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! Continue reading “Bug Out Bag List for Babies and Kids”
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! Continue reading “Bug Out Bag List for Baby”
If you’re trying to fit in just one more camping trip or road trip before school starts and summer fades, be sure to have enough snacks to go around. For an easy, yet still nourishing, snack on the go here’s a simple recipe for trail mix kids can make.
Cherries are a swift crop – one day ripe, the next day gone. Save those tasty treats for later in the year by learning a few simple ways to preserve cherries.
Don’t let the apple harvest rot in your pantry! Here’s how to process any extra apples you have into dried apple chips. Dried apple chips are really versatile in the kitchen and can be tossed into so many recipes. They also make a great food storage item that kids will actually eat – include them in the process of making dried apple chips and they’ll love them even more. BONUS, a free excerpt from our book, The Do It Yourself Homestead, on how to turn apple scraps into healthy apple vinegar.