FREE.. WHAT TO DO WITH WHEAT HANDOUT

Uncategorized
Do you have wheat in your food storage? Do you know how to use it? If aren't signed up for our free email checklists you MISSED OUT. We sent this handout today to all subscribers. If you missed it and you are signed up make sure you check your spam and add us to your safe list. Since we don't want anyone to miss out though, we are publishing it on the blog too. Make sure you're signed up in the future though, cause we might have some COOL stuff coming soon! DOWNLOAD THE HANDOUT HERE
Read More

7 DAY CHALLENGE – DAY 5: PRACTICE

Uncategorized
Saturday, September 24 Welcome to the 7 Day Challenge. For 3 days, we are "PRACTICING" 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, gas station, or spending any money for the next 3 days! Please feel free to adapt the scenarios to fit your own family and situation. Economic meltdown! The country is in turmoil, the trucking industry has shut down, utilities are disrupted (electricity is down but plumbing is still working for now), gasoline is no longer available, your neighbors need help. Today we must use our long term food storage and really focus on how to live in…
Read More

Food Storage Helps for Groups (and families)

Uncategorized
Often times in communities or churches there are people tasked with the responsibility to help those around them become more prepared. In communities it's called CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). In some churches its called the Emergency Preparedness specialists. I was recently asked by a friend of mine who is the E-prep specialist at our church for some help planning the year. After working with her on a calendar for the year this idea was born. It's a Monthly Preparedness Projects calendar. It's not exactly what I did with my friend but it's something that I thought you all might like. We shared this handout with our newsletter list last month. Are you on the newsletter list? If not you can sign up here. Today we are publishing it on…
Read More

Cold Weather Clothing Bins

Uncategorized
Babysteps. We started this journey with Babysteps. There were several topics we didn't tackle straight away. We worked on 72 hour kits, water, basic food and necessities first. We tabled the concept of powerless cooking for a couple years because it was "scary" at first. Well then we tackled powerless cooking, we tackled sourdough, and now we're tackling cold weather clothing. Make sure you read until the end because there's a video where I show you how I've started this project. Back in November we introduced Fortress Clothing to you . Finding them was a dream. These clothes are amazing and we recommend you check them out. Right now their clothing doesn't come in kids sizing and we know that it's not necessarily in everyone's budget to get them so…
Read More

Do you know what CERT is – is it for you?

Uncategorized
For years I have heard of CERT certification and have been curious about it. I have wanted to become certified but between pregnancies, nursing babies, and my schedule I haven't been able to make it work. This month however my church was sponsoring a CERT class that would run 2 Saturdays ALL day. I knew it would be a sacrifice to attend but I also knew a typical CERT certification course ran for weeks one night a week. A weekly schedule for many weeks just doesn't work for me right now so I jumped on this opportunity. I am only finished the first Saturday but I'm really excited about what I am learning and wanted to encourage you all to check it out, learn more, and eventually become CERT certified…
Read More

EXCLUSIVE DEAL: Lindon Farms Just-Add-Water meals

Uncategorized
The Lindon Farms special Black Friday deals will be available Friday, November 27 to Monday November 30! 90 SERVING BUCKET Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Kit COMBO When you purchase a Lindon Farms 90 Serving Bucket you'll receive a Goal Zero Switch 8 Kit FREE! ($99 value) This is a really great idea for Christmas presents! The 90 Serving Bucket features and contents: Up to 25 Year Shelf Life, 2,000 calories a day for 1 week for 1 person, 4 Gal Rugged Stackable, ez store™ container, Capacity: 90 full servings, Delicious just-add-water meals, Each meal in 5-10 serving pouches, Easy to open zip-seal 'metalite' pouches Breakfasts: Cinnamon Rice Pudding, Oatmeal (1) 10 serving pouch, Polenta (1) 10 serving pouch, Lunch/Dinners : Western Chili (1) 10 serving pouch, Hearty Potato Soup…
Read More

How to make: Basic Black Beans

Uncategorized
Today's post is super quick. I just had to share this new discovery with you. I know it's not a new thing but it's new for me. I've been using my electric pressure cooker to cook black beans (among other things) for years. I absolutely LOVE it. My favorite Brazilian Black Beans are done in my electric pressure cooker. I can get my dry beans cooked in less than an hour and don't really need to plan ahead with it. ALL UNTIL my dear husband washed part of the lid in the dishwasher. So while my lid is out of commission and I order a new one I came across this way of doing black beans. I have to admit, for the days I think ahead I may just use…
Read More

WEBINAR: How to plan a year supply

Uncategorized
Recently, we did our very first webinar on how to plan a year supply of food storage. Thank you all for your support in listening in, participating with great questions, and for giving us amazing feedback. Here's just one comment from one of our readers: Normally, I don't critique webinars afterwards. I listen, take notes if inspired, and go on my way. I'm making an exception because that was an incredible, info-packed webinar. Took lots of notes. You really know your stuff and present it in a clear and concise manner. I loved it and am so grateful for your effort. When I have money to invest in product, I'll be looking for you guys! A lot of you have been asking for the slides in the presentation. Today we…
Read More

Green Smoothie Girl: Food Storage Make Over

Uncategorized
Today we're very excited to show you some before and afters of our Food Storage Makeover on the "Green Smoothie Girl". We even got a video of the whole thing so make sure you read to the bottom. Robyn from Green Smoothie Girl is one of Julie's long time heroes. Julie was introduced to Robyn's blog years ago and credits her for a lot of the healthy eating habits she has made over the years. Robyn also happens to be a fellow blogger we are working with on a campaign called blendaid to to build a school for AIDS-orphaned kids in Africa through Mothers Without Borders. During the summer we were meeting with Robyn and she asked us if we could get someone to come over and redo/makeover her food…
Read More

Sourdough Sandwich Bread

Uncategorized
About 2 years ago I was introduced to sourdough bread. I blogged about it in a 2 part series here: Sourdough Part 1 Sourdough Part 2 Since then I got pregnant, had a baby and let my starter die a slow awful death and haven't revisited it much. Does this sound familiar? Well about a couple months ago I decided it was time to venture back into the sourdough and natural yeast world. I wanted to be able to make this type of bread regularly and use it in my kids lunches. I wasn't going to stop until I learned it! Well I have been experimenting and studying a lot the past few weeks and have come back to this concept a lot more confident and excited. If you need…
Read More