food-preservation

How to Tell If You Have a Healthy SCOBY

Of all the things that couples argue about, I’ll bet the last one you’d ever think of is whether or not you have a healthy SCOBY in your kombucha jug. …

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A Guide to the Best Survival Foods
May 7, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Emergency survival and preparation is a hot topic right now. You’ll find many articles online regarding what foods should be on your survival items list. Some are better for long-term storage …

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Eliminating Weevils in Flour and Rice
March 14, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

Their little legs wriggled on my spoon. How harmful could they be? Casting my eyes to each side, I watched for approaching family members as I dropped the little bugs …

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Remembering the Heroes of the Homestead

By Anita B. Stone, The Homesteader’s Bits and Pieces If given a choice of lifestyles, homesteading would be my number one pick because there is a self-sufficiency and reliance on …

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What Does Homesteading Mean To You?
March 13, 2019 . · Homesteading

Homesteading is on the rise here in the United States. I am often asked “What does homesteading mean?” To our ancestors it was clear. A homesteader was pretty much equivalent …

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10 Skills for Homesteading Today
March 13, 2019 . · Homesteading

There are many skills to learn about homesteading today. Learning these 10 basic skills will help you on your journey. I know you may feel overwhelmed, but take a deep …

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Homesteading Tips for Self-Sufficient Farm Living
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Self-sufficient farm living means different things to each homesteader. The first thing to come to mind for me is a manual kitchen tools list. Of course necessary homesteading skills are …

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Building Simple Homesteading Partnerships
March 13, 2019 . · Homesteading

Establishing simple homesteading partnerships can start with a casual conversation. I caught up with Bryce as he loaded a pair of speed skis into his beat-up pickup truck. “Hey, I’ve got …

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What is Sous Vide Cooking Off the Grid?
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

If you lose power, how will you cook your food? Whether you have acreage or an apartment, cooking methods are crucial no matter what. Is sous vide (soo-VEED) cooking the …

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50 Must-Haves for TEOTWAWKI

By Thomas Sciacca – Arguably, the most important thing to store for a SHTF (Stuff Hits The Fan) or complete TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) …

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Fighting to Save a Homestead Heritage in Salmon, Idaho
March 13, 2019 . · Homesteading

Nestled in an isolated river valley, Lemhi County’s homestead heritage hadn’t changed much in a century. Sacajawea, Shoshone guide for the Lewis and Clark expedition, was born there. Pioneers first …

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A Homestead Heritage – Could You Make Do?
March 13, 2019 . · Homesteading

It seems to me that most of our grandparents were accustomed to hard times. And through the generations, they passed to me a homestead heritage. In fact, I am sure …

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Create Your Own DIY Cookbook
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

One day as I was looking through my grandmother’s cookbook, I got the idea to make a DIY cookbook to preserve our family recipes. As members of my family have …

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Beyond Kraut and Kimchi Recipes
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

Preserving vegetables by adding salt and setting them aside a few days to ferment, like with kraut and kimchi recipes, is part of our family tradition. Before fermentation food preservation became all the …

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My Top 13 on the Food Additives List to Avoid
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

When we began our journey of using food for health many years ago, I was shocked as I learned about the food additives list for processed and pre-packaged foods. Today, …

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