How to make Simple Bread in a Solar Oven

How to make Simple Bread in a Solar Oven

There are all kinds of recipes for making homemade bread, and there are many ways that you can cook it – including in a solar oven, like this one… Global Sun Oven. For very basic homemade bread, all you need is flour, salt, sugar, yeast, and water. You can use white flour, wheat flour, you…

Break in those new Boots

Break in those new Boots

During the winter I had bought a nice pair online to replace my old worn out boots (the soles were literally coming off). I received the new boots promptly, I tried them on, loved them, and then put them in the closet. That’s pretty much where they’ve been during the winter and early Spring. Around…

Heirloom Tomato Seeds, Preserved

Heirloom Tomato Seeds, Preserved

Tomatoes are extremely popular in backyard gardens, but unfortunately they are dominated by commercial F1 Hybrids which are bred for industry and economy – high density, thick skinned for mechanical harvesting, to name a few. Heirloom tomatoes can be bred true from seed and are living legacies. The seeds from F1 Hybrids for example, cannot…

Jiffy Seedling Greenhouse

Jiffy Seedling Greenhouse

An excellent solution for germinating seeds and growing the seedlings during their initial phase is to use a Jiffy Seedling Greenhouse, or anything similar.   Benefits of using a Jiffy Seed Starter Greenhouse Water wicks up from the bottom tray which promotes downward root growth A clear plastic cover keeps in moisture during germination and…

A Better home-made Wheat Bread

A Better home-made Wheat Bread

Knowing how to make your own bread is (should be) a staple requirement survival skill for prepper’s -or preparedness minded folks. In fact, no electricity is necessary with the right equipment (a hand mill and a solar oven, for example). We have been making our own wheat bread for some time now, while rotating our…

U.S. Nuclear Power Plants, safe distance?

U.S. Nuclear Power Plants, safe distance?

Are you wondering what is a safe distance to live from a nuclear power plant? FULL SIZE map of U.S. Nuclear Power Reactor Locations I’ve drawn 100 mile radius zones around the nuclear power plant locations. This will put perspective on it. More about this below… ——————————-Note: Potassium iodide tablets – a thyroid blocking medicine…

To Bug-In or To Bug-Out

To Bug-In or To Bug-Out

During a serious threat situation or disaster, and while enacting your emergency / preparedness plan of action, you may decide to either ‘bug-in‘ or ‘bug-out‘. Bug-In: To ‘dig in’ and remain where you are (or at your normal place of residence) Bug-Out: To ‘get the heck out’ and leave your location (or your normal place…

The HoneyBee, Varroa, Vibration, and CCD

The HoneyBee, Varroa, Vibration, and CCD

Note that this is not a paid promotion for John Harding, but since we have posted several times in the past regarding the apparent HoneyBee die-off , Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), John had emailed directly regarding the subject. Being a career beekeeper, we thought it would be an interesting point of view to present John’s…

Raised Garden Bed, building materials

Raised Garden Bed, building materials

First, remind me again why I should consider a garden? To save hundreds of dollars on groceries. To eat substantially healthier and tastier foods than mass produced – genetically modified – prematurely harvested – irradiated foods. To learn a self reliant skill. Peace of mind. Therapy. Second, what is the point of a raised garden…