Tag: preparedness

Clothes Drying Rack l Off Grid Wherever You Live l Homestead Lady (.com)

Clothes Drying Rack: Off Grid Wherever you Live

Clothes Drying Rack l Off Grid Wherever You Live l Homestead Lady (.com)Are you trying to learn to save money and energy by line drying your clothes but are struggling to find a system that works for you?  Do you homestead in an HOA where an outdoor clothesline is not allowed? How does line drying compare to using a dryer?   Here comes the humble clothes drying rack and clothesline to the rescue! Continue reading “Clothes Drying Rack: Off Grid Wherever you Live”

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”

The Harvest: Perennial Flowers

Perennial Flowers and How to Use the Harvest of Color l Flowers, Seeds, Pods and more l Homestead Lady (.com)Flower power!  Wondering what to do with your perennial flowers this time of year – flowers, seed pods, roots!  Here are a few flowering favorites and how to make the most of your perennials this fall. Continue reading “The Harvest: Perennial Flowers”

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”

Sustainability and Homesteading l What their definitions mean to you and me l Homestead Lady (.com)

Homesteading and Sustainability

Sustainability and Homesteading l What their definitions mean to you and me l Homestead Lady (.com)Homesteading and Sustainability?  What do those two words mean to you?  They may conjure up pictures of barefoot hippies living in communes so far removed from your normal that those words aren’t even relevant to you.  Would you be surprised to learn that along with our barefoot, hippy friends there are moms and dads, professionals and homemakers, children and students, grandmas and aunts, bosses and blue collar workers all longing and working towards a lifestyle based around self sustaining cycles of security and provision?  People, just like you, who are using homesteading and sustainability to create a net of safety and abundance, wherever they live and in whatever ways are meaningful for them.  So, let’s see what that looks like. Continue reading “Homesteading and Sustainability”

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”