My 5 Favorite Canning Resources

Canning and preserving food is one of the most essential survival skills we can have. If the grocery store foods are no longer available we will be left with our knowledge and skill to survive. Many simply shy away from canning because of fear of the unknown, but canning is a very fun, rewarding and […]

Goals vs. Reality – Gardening, Canning, and Building

In my previous post, MORE Was My Catalyst,  you read about how I got started on my journey and the progress made.  Now that I have another year under my belt I still feel like there is so much to do.  Initially, I thought that we’d be able to get everything how we wanted it […]

MORE Was My Catalyst

Have you ever thought “There’s got to be more to life?”  Yep, that’s where I was at September 2013.  I was working a full-time job with a minimum two-hour commute daily and an elementary child in before and after school care (known as Latchkey here in our school system).  I was dissatisfied with my job […]

Mountain Woman Radio

Mountain Woman Radio is available every Wednesday either on our website or iTunes. Mountain Woman Radio is  loaded with inspiration, encouragement and knowledge on self-reliance, preparedness, sustainability, homesteading, off-grid living, wilderness survival, day to day life, autism, traditional and primitive skills, gardening, canning and so much more.  Not to mention, there are guests from all […]

Trayer Wilderness Off-Grid Homestead Tour With Beyond Off Grid

Homesteading Traditionally Off-Grid Today ~ Preparedness & Survival For Tomorrow

It was a great honor and privilege to be a part of the Beyond Off Grid Summit/Webinars. As you all know, we feel very led to share our knowledge, skills and inspiration in these uncertain times. We decided to give you a tour of your homestead, show you around a bit and offer some tips […]

A Collection of Cranberry Recipes – Featuring Our Trayer Wilderness Cranberry Chutney

Many of you know we love anything pumpkin, but along with pumpkin for me in anything cranberry!  Cranberries are SO good for you in SO many ways! The health benefits are incredible.  They are high in vitamin C  and other vitamins, minerals and fiber they are known for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. They are […]

Book Review – Simply Canning: Survival Guide to Safe Home Canning

For those of you that have read my other canning posts or watched my canning videos on our YouTube channel you are familiar with SimplyCanning.com and my dear friend Sharon Peterson. I not only have the wonderful opportunity to communicate with her online, but I had the privilege to meet up with her here in […]

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 […]

What’s Your Threat? Our Threats Are Many, But Our Worries Are None…

What’s Your Threat? What’s the biggest threat to you and your family? Check out some amazing blogs and how they attack their biggest threats to being more prepared and more self-reliant! I was very excited to opt-in with a bunch of my wonderful peers to write about “What’s Your Threat?” and I have to say […]