How We Preserve Food

How We Preserve Food

Here in the wilderness, food preservation is on the top of the list. As most of you know, we live off-grid with 100% solar in the northern Idaho wilderness.  We utilize age old techniques and traditions in all we do and preserving our food for our pantry and canning shelves is no different.   We […]

Trayer Fire Tool

Trayer Fire Tool

Let me introduce you to our NEW tool that the Mountain Man along with our good friend Jamie Burleigh of,  and of Pathfinder TV designed. Here is a review of our product: Trayer Fire Tool Another multipurpose fire tool by the Mountain Man, Glen Trayer, but this time two heads were better than one when Jamie […]

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Podcast #64 Interview with Novella Carpenter

Podcast: Play in new window | Download August 20th, 2014:  In today’s show I had the privilege to interview Novella Carpenter of and multiple author. Gone Feral Farm City:  The Education of an Urban Farmer The Essential Urban Farmer     Paid Endorsement Disclosure: In order for me to support my time spent blogging and educating, I may […]

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Preserving The Bounty (Giveaway)

  Many of us in the homestead,natural life style and prepper blogging communities are well versed in the methods used to preserve fresh food. In fact we are so passionate about eating fresh food all year long that we want to help others learn to preserve food too. A group of us got together to […]

Leon Pantenburg

Podcast #63 Interview with Leon Pantenburg

Podcast: Play in new window | Download August 13th, 2014: In today’s show I had the privilege to interview Leon Pantenburg of  Leon is a wealth of information on both urban and wilderness survival.  He is a master dutch oven cook and his website is a wealth of information.       Paid Endorsement Disclosure: In order for […]

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Weekly Book Bonanza #8 (Giveaway)

This week we giveaway the Color Coded Homeschool Planner by Jennifer Osuch. What does homeschooling have to do with Preparedness? Well many people who homeschool their children are also on a preparedness journey. We’ve found a great number of folks who fall into both categories.   We homeschool the Mountain Boy and truly feel that […]

What Would Summer Be Without Fresh Vegetables and Healthy Marinades

What Would Summer Be Without Fresh Vegetables and Healthy Marinades?

It is not officially summer until you start marinading and grilling in the back yard, right? Taking advantage of fresh summer vegetables is only smart. There is definitely no comparison between a fresh tomato and one from the grocery store.  Fresh vegetables are something we add to every meal in the summer months and Lord willing we will have the same occur this winter with our greenhouse!  :) In addition to marinades, I LOVE making my own salad dressings too…  Be sure to stay […]