7 DAY CHALLENGE 2017- DAY 1-2: PREPARE

7 DAY CHALLENGE 2017- DAY 1-2: PREPARE

Uncategorized
Tuesday, September 19 to Wednesday, September 20 Alright folks! YOU HAVE 2 DAYS TO PREPARE For the next two days you have time to get your preps in order. If you want a true test of whether or not you would be ready for an emergency of some kind, ignore this portion of the challenge and start on day 3. We have found however, the best motivator for "GETTING THINGS DONE" is knowing that something is probably coming. So here we go! Here are some things we have for you to do over the next 2 days. These are things you may have been putting off so we're giving you 2 days to "prepare". Feel free to buy some of these things or locate them if you have them already.…
Read More
2017 7 DAY CHALLENGE OVERVIEW

2017 7 DAY CHALLENGE OVERVIEW

Uncategorized
The Seven Day Challenge is our way of celebrating National Emergency Preparedness Month in September. Over the years we have done things a little differently each time. However the main concept has always been the same. The challenge is made up of practicing and analyzing your preparedness skills and storage for 7 days. Concepts covered in the PREPAREDNESS CYCLE are covered and we always have a great time! JOIN US THIS YEAR Make sure you're signed up for our checklists email list so we can notify you of the daily challenges: We will email you during the week to tell you what you will be doing that day, updating the blog daily, and discussing on our facebook group. Facebook Group for the 2017 Challenge Having friends join you will make…
Read More
Back to Basics Living Summit

Back to Basics Living Summit

Events
Every September we love to celebrate National Preparedness Month here on the blog. We do things like our annual 7 Day Challenge (more details on that coming up later this week), offer sales and specials (our book and WonderMills are currently on sale), and try to get everyone involved in working together to learn and practice to be more prepared. This year we are extra excited to be part of an amazing online event called the Back to Basics Living Summit which is also being held this month. Be prepared for some wonderful interviews, video content, slideshow tutorials and more! This is a gathering of some of the top influencers in the back to basics movement, covering topics from gardening, preserving, backyard livestock, urban homesteading, and more! If you want…
Read More
From Storage to Stovetop Series Index

From Storage to Stovetop Series Index

From Storage to Stovetop
We've spent the last few months sharing our From Storage to Stovetop Series and wanted to compile an index for you so you can easily get to each post without searching all over the blog for them. These are some of our very favorite products which are integral parts of our food storage but we also have converted to using them in our everyday cooking. We hope this helps you to open up those cans and get them out of YOUR storage and onto YOUR stovetop too! Featured Food Storage Items GREEN CHILI PEPPERS FREEZE-DRIED BELL PEPPERS FREEZE-DRIED CHICKEN WHEAT TOMATO POWDER BLACK BEANS INSTANT REFRIED BEANS FREEZE DRIED KALE AND SPINACH 12 BEAN SOUP FREEZE-DRIED APPLES
Read More
From Storage to Stovetop:  Freeze-Dried Apples

From Storage to Stovetop: Freeze-Dried Apples

From Storage to Stovetop
In today's installment of From Storage to Stovetop we are going to show you Freeze-Dried Fuji and Granny Smith apples. YUM! We absolutely love eating these as healthy snacks but they are also great for other things too. In the video below Jodi shares a few of the ways she uses freeze-dried apples and talks about the difference between dehydrated and freeze-dried. She loves having a variety of fruits on hand to make yummy desserts, snacks, and breakfast goodies without always having to go to the store. Favorite Recipe Using Freeze-Dried Apples Who doesn't love a good peach or apple crisp as fall is approaching? But sometimes you don't feel like chopping up a bunch of fruit, or you forget to get to the farmer's market and buy the fresh…
Read More
Preparedness “Back to School” Specials

Preparedness “Back to School” Specials

Food Storage Sales
Fall is fast approaching and we've been busy with back to school shopping, doing all of the last fun things, and just reveling in the easier schedules and sleeping in. We know that once kids go back to school it's the time that a lot of people start looking at their preparedness plans again because we actually have time to think about these things again and make them a part of our routines. We've put together a list of back to school specials to help you get back into the swing of things this year and to get ready for National Preparedness Month which is always a lot of fun around here. Stay tuned by signign up for our BabyStep Checklists for more information on exciting things we are planning…
Read More
From Storage to Stovetop:  16 Bean Soup Mix

From Storage to Stovetop: 16 Bean Soup Mix

From Storage to Stovetop
In today's installment of From Storage to Stovetop we are going to show you a traditional 16 bean soup mix and give you a secret trick on how to make a simple soup without all of the hassle and wasted fuel to soak and cook all those legumes. In the video below Julie shares her secret to making the best 16 bean soup. It doesn't even need HAM in it to make it delicious, which is a big plus in her family. This is one of those ingredients that a lot of people have purchased for their food storage but very few people actually cook with on a regular basis. Favorite Recipe for 16 (or 12) Bean Soup 2 cups of soaked beans (soaking optional) 5 cups of water 2…
Read More
From Storage to Stovetop:  Instant Refried Beans

From Storage to Stovetop: Instant Refried Beans

From Storage to Stovetop
In today's installment of From Storage to Stovetop we are going to show you Instant Refried Beans and how they help us make quick and easy meals. This is such an easy product to use and we love that it has a VERY clean label. Instead of a bunch of oil and preservatives in a can of regular refried beans, all you get in this can is PINTO BEANS! In the video below Julie shares how to make easy bean burritos, perfect for simple lunches. We love that you can make just a SINGLE burrito without worrying about wasting the rest of a can of traditional refried beans. The bean flakes are also good as a salad or taco topping, or you can rehydrate them and add cheese for a…
Read More
From Storage to Stovetop: Tomato Powder

From Storage to Stovetop: Tomato Powder

From Storage to Stovetop
In today's installment of From Storage to Stovetop we are featuring one of our absolute FAVORITE food storage ingredients ... Tomato Powder and showing you exactly how WE use it in our kitchens. This product is probably one of our top pantry items of all time. We believe it's a staple that EVERYONE should have in their kitchen as it eliminates the need to buy so many other products, it has a perfectly clean label, and saves you so much time and money! In the video below Julie shares 3 different ways you can use tomato powder just by varying the amount of water used. Keep reading below the video where we share FIFTEEN ways to use tomato powder including additional ingredients needed for the items you are making. 15…
Read More