I've recommended vitamins and minerals to supplement the typical American diet for years. Considering most of our food comes from corporate farms and is over processed, I just don't feel it contains everything a healthy body requires. If we need supplements now, why would we not consider them necessary as part of a long term food plan?
Posted by Pam Molloy on 3/13/2013
I was going to be away for a few days and my teenager and his friends wanted to bake bread while I was gone. "Can't you just write down the directions?" they asked. Now my boys had watched the bread making process so many times, I couldn't hardly believe they needed anything more than the measurements but if he wanted directions, what was I to do?
"You bet", I replied.
Emergency food is a hot item for families who are following the advice of FEMA and other government agencies. But in order to choose the right food for you and your family, you need to consider various possibilities.
Floating in a life raft, lost on a hike, trapped in an elevator, traffic jam, building collapse, avalanche shed or ... These are survival situations. And survival situations call for survival food.
Most emergencies are short term and happen when you are away from home. Here are two crucial items that you need to deal with them.
It really doesn't matter where you have chosen to be if a
national crisis erupts, you are probably not inclined to put your children on a
school bus and send them miles away from you.
What will people say? What will the neighbors think? Do you know what kind of people do that sort of thing?
You've just filled a dozen jars with your beautiful apricot preserves. You have still have a quart of the glowing gooey golden goodness but no jars to put it in. What do you do?
Perhaps you are storing some items from the grocery store or you have opened a professionally packed #10 can and would like to repackage part of the contents to last longer than a year, here's how.
I can't say enough about the 4-H program. With the demise of home-economics and agriculture programs in our public schools, the 4-H program picks up the slack and offers youth 'hands on learning' in arts of back to basic living. But what about all the adults who would benefit from such a program?
Blame it on the economy, job loss, a low paying job, you're a college student or just don't know where to start. You know you need to put up for a 'rainy day' but don't how or where to begin.
A super easy, inexpensive, recyclable cold frame.
In case of an emergency...
If your children only know two things, what will they be?
Posted by Pam Molloy on 2/24/2012
that time of year when we receive dozens of seed catalogs and daydream of warmer days while planning the garden and choosing crops and
ordering seeds. Why grow your own garden seeds?
Going to an auction or yard sale? One of the cheapest items there is one of the most valuable for the homesteader.