FREE Grow Your Own Food Workshop

FREE Grow Your Own Food Workshop

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I'm so excited to be a part of the Grow Your Own Food Workshop coming up next month (starts April 3rd). Gardening is definitely NOT my area of expertise but it's something I try to practice a little on every year. Sometimes with a little success and sometimes with a lot of failure. For the Workshop I'm going to be teaching about why and how to plan a year's worth of food for your garden. I will cover some questions to think about, such as do you just want this to eat or do you want it for extra food storage? Then I am going to be introducing a new planning worksheet which is NOT on the blog. This will help you make your garden plan based on your needs…
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FREE FREEZER MEAL COOKBOOK TO FEED THE HUNGRY

FREE FREEZER MEAL COOKBOOK TO FEED THE HUNGRY

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IT'S HERE! The "Freezer Meals to Feed the Hungry" cookbook compiled from recipes sent by YOU our readers. First off, thank you for participating and sending in your tried and true recipes. We are happy to include the cookbook in this post for you to use and share. Download Recipe Book Here Feed the Hungry The inspiration for this project came from the #LightTheWorld campaign found on Mormon.org. The campaign includes daily challenges to “Light The World” with Christ-like service during the Christmas season. On day 21 (which is today) the focus is to Feed the Hungry: “For I was an hungered and ye gave me meat.” (Matthew 25:35). So, our goal for this cookbook is to provide people with freezer meal recipes they can use to bring people meals…
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Monthly Preparedness Calendar

Monthly Preparedness Calendar

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If getting prepared is on your list of goals for 2018, we wanted you to have this early enough to start planning. We sent this out to all our checklists subscribers yesterday but in case you missed it, here you go. The monthly preparedness projects calendar helps you pick one project to work on each month to help you and your family be a little more prepared! The calendar has one project idea per month and links to helpful posts and instructions on how to complete the project.
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Preparing Kids for Life

Preparing Kids for Life

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Today we are THRILLED to be sending our newsletter subscribers something we have been working on for months. We couldn't have pulled this off without all your help, so THANK YOU!  If you're not subscribed you can subscribe here. Since we started this blog almost 10 years ago we have added 5 kids to our families and now have 4 kids each. And those kids are getting bigger! Preparing our kids to face the real world is something we spend a lot of time thinking about. A few months ago we asked YOU what are some things you wished you would have known before becoming adults? You came through with some fantastic ideas and answers. ​​​​​​​ We compiled all the feedback into a workbook you can print for each kid, grand-kid, niece,…
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How to cook without power – need to know info!

How to cook without power – need to know info!

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It's a question we get all the time. "How would you cook without power?"  With the recent natural disasters, we have been getting asked that question more and more frequently.   In today's post we wanted to summarize a lot of important powerless cooking info so you can make your powerless cooking plan come together.  Make sure you read the whole thing because through out the text there are links handouts, tutorials, videos and more! FIRST: The short answer... We would use our Sun Oven as much as we possibly could and then rely on our other options that require fuel when we can't use our Sun Oven. Why is that? With a Sun Oven you have free, renewable energy. You can even use it in the winter. As long as there…
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7 DAY CHALLENGE 2017- DAY 1-2: PREPARE

7 DAY CHALLENGE 2017- DAY 1-2: PREPARE

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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.…
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2017 7 DAY CHALLENGE OVERVIEW

2017 7 DAY CHALLENGE OVERVIEW

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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…
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From Storage to Stovetop:  BLACK BEANS

From Storage to Stovetop: BLACK BEANS

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Today Jodi goes over a few different options you may have for black beans in your food storage. If you store canned beans you probably don't have a hard time with rotating them or knowing how to use them in your everyday cooking. However, for long term storage canned beans are not an ideal solution. They have a short shelf life so are more appropriate for keeping in your 3 month supply as opposed to being your entire supply of beans for a year. Even though we are specifically covering black beans here most of this would apply to pinto beans and navy beans as well. Bean Conversions 1 can of beans = 1 1/2 cups of cooked beans 1/2 cup of dried beans = 1 1/2 cups of cooked…
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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

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Cold winter? Feels like it's never ending? Homemade broth made in minutes? Creamy chicken noodle soup? YES PLEASE! The other day we posted a meme on facebook about how sometimes after a big grocery shopping trip you end up ordering pizza because you are too tired to cook. Sound familiar? Well I discovered a way to avoid that when I do my Costco trips. I pick up a rotisserie chicken on the way out and a yummy pre-made salad. It ends up being a whole lot healthier and I get 2-3 meals out of that chicken. We usually eat half the chicken the first night it comes home and then I make a soup out of the rest of the chicken with the yummiest broth thanks to the INSTANT POT!…
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Light The World!

Light The World!

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We hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving and got to enjoy some time with family and friends. We spent the day together and enjoyed great food and felt grateful for so many things. With Thanksgiving over we're in full swing of the Christmas spirit over here. We usually don't blog a lot in December because we spend extra time with our family at this time of year but we do have a few things we will be sharing this month. We're participating with the #LIGHTtheWORLD Christmas challenge on Mormon.org. Whether you share our faith or are of another faith we invite you to join in the Christmas spirit and spread love this season. Think about these two scriptures as you watch this video: "I am the light of the…
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