How to Make a Pizza Box Solar Oven

How to Make a Pizza Box Solar Oven

How-To Series
We are going to be holding a FREE Sun Oven Cooking Essentials webinar next Wednesday (April 27th) and we want to invite you to join in! We've been thinking about solar cooking a lot as the weather is starting to warm up and we are lucky enough to have Paul Munsen from Sun Oven International speak to all of our readers about the benefits of cooking with the sun and how to use Sun Oven's in particular. We hope that you will join us for this great class (there will be a special offer on Sun Oven's at the end for those who listen in too). Click here to register now and get reminders as it gets closer to the event as well as a replay link if you miss…
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TUTORIAL:  How to Build a Rotating Can Rack

TUTORIAL: How to Build a Rotating Can Rack

How-To Series, Shelves
One of our most popular blog posts is the rotating can rack tutorial we created back in 2009. We updated the instructions after we've made a few more of them and included the new and improved version in our Food Storage Made Easy eBook program. However, we never got around to updating the blog post with the new info. So as a special treat for you we are giving you brand new instructions and even including the pages from our ebook so you can have a handy printable, yay! If you have made or end up making any of these shelves we'd love to see a picture of them. Feel free to share over on our Food Storage Made Easy Discussion Group on Facebook!   Instructions Step 1 Print out…
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We Heart Pinterest Day 9: Emergency Preparedness/How-to Tutorials

Emergency Preparedness, How-To Series
Since we LOVE Food Storage, and LOVE Pinterest (see post here), each day until February 14th, we'll be showing you some of our favorite Pinterest boards and neat things we have found and have pinned there! It's so great to see and share what others have done. Today we are highlighting two fun boards, the Emergency Preparedness board and the How-to Tutorials board. On our Emergency preparedness boards we are gathering documents and information you may want to actually print out. You never know when this kind of information can come in handy, AND when you may or may not have internet access. The How-To Tutorial board is full of how-to tutorials we have made or found around the web. These are things you should learn about ahead of time!…
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The 7 Day Challenge: DAY 6 (SUNDAY)

7 Day Challenge, Disaster Kits, Emergency Preparedness, How-To Series
Welcome to the 7 Day Challenge. For 7 days, we are testing our Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage Plans. Each day will bring a NEW mock emergency, or situation that will test at least one of the reasons "WHY" we strive to be prepared! REMEMBER: No going to a store, or spending any money for the entire 7 days! And please feel free to adapt the scenarios to fit your own family and situation. You have decided to take a pleasant Sunday afternoon drive to enjoy the scenery of the changing leaves. However, a little while into your drive disaster strikes. One of your tires has a blow-out and you are in an area with no cell phone service. To make matters worse your battery died too and it is…
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HOW TO: Change a Tire

Emergency Preparedness, How-To Series
Welcome to the next installment in our “How To” series. Make sure to visit the “How To: A Helpful Series” page for previous lessons. Today my sweet and patient husband teaches me another valuable skill that is important to know for emergencies: I have been fortunate enough to never experience a flat tire while out on the road. However, I did recently run out of gas and was stranded for about 45 minutes in a hot car with 3 grumpy kids while we waited for help. This experience made me think about what I would do in a more serious car emergency. I asked my husband to help teach me (and YOU) how to change a tire so that we can help ourselves in case we get a flat tire…
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How To Build a Vinyl Square Foot Garden Box

How To Build a Vinyl Square Foot Garden Box

Gardening, How-To Series, Videos
Whenever I post pictures of my gardens on our Facebook Fan Page people always ask where I got them or how I made them. Well the answer is ... I have an amazing husband :) He has been sweet enough to make a tutorial for you to show how to make a simple 4x4 vinyl garden box. Feel free to watch the video at the bottom of the page, but I have also tried to summarize his instructions if you don't want to watch the whole thing. How To Build a Vinyl Square Foot Garden Box Materials Needed: 4"x4" vinyl post jackets (found in either 72" or 100" lengths) - You can also use 5"x5" vinyl posts but they have holes pre-drilled in incorrect places) Vinyl fence slats (found in…
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HOW TO: Turn Off Main Water Supply

How-To Series, Videos
Welcome to the next installment in our "How To" series. As we make new posts we will be compiling them all onto one page so you can easily access all of the previous posts in the series. Visit the "How To: A Helpful Series" page now to check it out! Now on to today's helpful hint: In an emergency situation where your municipal water source could be contaminated, it is important to immediately turn off the water entering your home from the main water line. This will help to prevent contamination and will allow you to use alternate water sources in your home such as: hot water heater, toilet tanks (unless a colored disinfectant was used), water pipes, soft water tanks, etc. Since we did not know how to shut…
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HOW-TO: Turn Off Natural Gas

Emergency Preparedness, How-To Series
In case you didn't see the link on our Facebook Page, we were recently featured on the Prepper Podcast. In listening to the show, we realized that there were a lot of things that we claimed to just let our husbands take care of that could actually be problematic in an emergency if they weren't home. So we decided to ask our handy (and handsome) husbands to teach us some of these things that we've always "left to them" in the past. And of course, we wanted to share these "HOW-TO's" with all of you so that you can be prepared too. (If you have already purchased a Food Storage Made Easy Binder we will DEFINITELY be including these as handouts in the free updates). So let's get started! In…
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