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From our family to yours, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas. We celebrate Christmas and the reason for the season is extremely important to us, but so are you and we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and also a Happy Holiday for those of you that celebrate differently!
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 KJV
Our goal every year is to provide our audience with purposeful, useful and necessary items for all your homesteading, preparedness, wilderness survival needs and more.
We feel that in order to necessitate a purchase, we evaluate quality, workmanship, the companies ethics and the cost!
Times are tough and being frugal is important, but sometimes a pricey purchase is in order. If we need to spend our hard earned money it is a MUST that it has purpose and will last!
Included in this years Gift Giving Guide are some amazing companies that we highly recommend, as well as, USE and they have with some incredible products, which I think you will greatly enjoy!
In addition to our Gift Giving Guide we also have a Resources Page that we keep up to date and are to which we are constantly adding. The Resources Page includes books, products, classes, and materials that we feel are extremely important in your journey to being more self-reliant and self-sufficient!
We encourage you to share this with your friend’s…
Do you know someone that would like to learn to cook from scratch?
Do you know someone that would like to prepare gluten-free and dairy-free dishes?
Do you know someone that would like to learn how to use essential oils in their cooking & baking?
Do you know someone that wants to use their wood stove to make flavorful and tasty meals or even breads?
Do you know someone that needs help getting around in their kitchen?
How about learning to use the sun to cook your food?
If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, then this is the perfect gift! I include all of the above and more. We have been on a gluten-free and a casein-free diet for well over 10 years and I was determined to make all my son’s favorite foods that were tasty and of normal consistency and I have perfected that! We power our home 100% with the sun so it only seemed right to utilize the sun to cook our food as well! I am all about saving energy and resources as much as possible and utilizing my wood stove for meals & breads does just that and makes my house smell SOOO good! Cooking from scratch is not hard at all or as time consuming as many would think. In addition, it is wholesome, gratifying and healthy when you eliminate all those preservatives.
Purchase your copy of The Trayer Wilderness Cookbook Volume 1 here!
Do you know someone interested in learning more about off-grid living?
Maybe you’re interested in going off-grid yourself?
Are you unsure of what it really means to live off-grid?
Have you heard so many stories and you’re really not sure what to believe?
The soon to be released How To Embrace An Off-Grid Lifestyle is being written to fully blow all the misconceptions out of the water. My goal is to help you fully understand the pros and cons of living an off-grid lifestyle by sharing the ins and outs of off-grid living, share our solar system and other alternative energy options as well as reliable companies, our appliances and tools used on our homestead, our generator and large appliances, our hacks to save energy and to be even more efficient, what a day looks like on our homestead, resources and so much more.
This book is available for pre-purchase right now. Those that pre-purchase will receive a special discount for our How To Embrace An Off-Grid Lifestyle class in the new year.
Pre-purchase your copy here.
Do you need a pair of warm, comfortable slippers?
Our son Austin is your man! He makes wonderful elk hide moccasins as well as paracord survival items, leather pouches, custom work and more. You can find his store here on our website or you can find him on his own site http://MountainBoyJournals.com. He takes great pride in his work and enjoys seeing where everyone is located that purchases from him! If you need assistance or have questions regarding autism, Austin can also help. Austin, being high functioning autistic with Asperger tendencies is nearly 98% free of his symptoms and is enjoying his life. He has a heart to help others and would love to answer your questions or help in anyway he can. If you or someone else is struggling with autism you can find more details on What We Have Learned And Conquered With Autism and all our posts, podcasts and articles on autism can be found here.
You can purchase a pair of moccasins here.
MultiFlame Mini Tool
Our MultiFlame Mini Tool is a 6″ fire piston and so much more. Made of aluminum it is lightweight and has multiple functions. Its main function is the fire piston to provide a form of fire starting for your pack. The knob is removable and reveals a drilled and tapped hole for your pistol cleaning brush for a 9mm and larger. It also has a hex opening on the other shaft for any type of 1/4″ hex bit for example a 1/4″ flat head screw driver bit, a nut driver, a star bit… There are hundreds of 1/4″ bits that will fit our tool making it a useful tool for many. The pouch is equipped with a belt loop for easy carrying either on your belt or attached to your pack. The MultiFlame Mini Tool comes with the pouch, a tin with two extra O-rings for your piston and your piston itself (everything you see pictured). 100% made in the USA!
Purchase your MultiFlame Mini Tool here.
Our MultiFlame Tool has the same functionality as the MultiFlame Mini Tool as well as an added feature for the extreme outdoorsman or woman. The MultiFlame Tool is 8″ and comes with an adaptor for on the main shaft to provide you with the use of a 3/8″ shaft auger bit. With an axe, small saw, the MultiFlame Tool and a little know how you would be equipped with the tools to not only build yourself a shelter, but you would be able to build yourself a cabin. Made of aluminum it is lightweight and durable, adding less than a pound to your pack, but a lot of versatility. Again its main function is the fire piston to provide a form of fire starting for your pack. The knob is removable and reveals a drilled and tapped hole for your pistol cleaning brush for a 9mm and larger. It also has a hex opening on the other shaft for any type of 1/4″ hex bit for example a 1/4″ flat head screw driver bit, a nut driver, a star bit… There are hundreds of 1/4″ bits that will fit our tool making it a useful tool for many. This pouch is equipped with a belt loop for easy carrying and also has two additional loops to add this larger pouch to your pack, gun sling, etc. The MultiFlame Tool comes with the pouch, a tin with two extra O-rings for your piston, your piston itself and the auger adapter (everything you see pictured). 100% made in the USA!
Purchase your MultiFlame Tool here.
Trayer Fire Tool
Another multipurpose fire tool by the Mountain Man, Glen Trayer, but this time two heads were better than one when Jamie Burleigh of BurleighBalm.com and OneFootIntoTheWild.com collaborated on all the functionality of such a tool. The Trayer Fire Tool is equipped with a flat head screwdriver, a finer rasp and a coarse rasp, a striker for flint and steel, a scraper/possible knife edge and can be used as a bearing block for a bow drill. This tool also fits nicely in an Altoids size tin (tin not included).
Purchase the Trayer Fire Tool here.
Mountain Woman Radio
Join Tammy Trayer every Wednesday either on our website or iTunes for 30+ minutes of 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 walks of life joining frequently to share their stories.
Not everyone is able to listen to podcasts due to poor internet connections and such, therefore, we have created cd’s so that you can listen at your convenience as well as gift them if you feel so inclined.
Purchase Season 1 and Season 2 here.
Would LOVE to have you join me, click here for more details.
Purchase now at a discounted, pre-sale price here!
Visit Backwoods Solar here.
FaithHappenings.com is a first of its kind “one-stop resource” for anything local or national that is “Soul-, church-, marriage- and family-enriching.” With 454 local websites, FaithHappenings promises to be “your complete, tailored faith resource.” Using a strong national staff to provide daily content for a wide variety of audiences, it also has local staff providing local information for the site in more than 30 areas.
Sign up for FREE FAITH based materials here.
Special Interest Magazine Subscriptions
Whether you’re new-age pioneer, a rugged American frontiersman, a practical survivalist or backyard gardener, Harris Publications has you covered!
Harris Publications is one of the nation’s largest special interest media companies operating over 75 brands with print, digital, mobile and live event platforms.
For over 35 years, Harris Publications has produced magazines that educate, entertain, inform and inspire. The company has a strong culture of innovation. Our titles are category leaders that engage millions of readers each month. Quality editorial, beautiful design, targeted advertising, expert curation and high production values are hallmarks of Harris magazines and digital properties.
The New Pioneer
P.S. Recognize anyone in the first image above?? I am a contributing writer for all of these magazines and I am blessed and honored to write for them. You will find SO much valuable information in each of these magazines!
PREPARE Magazine is a digital and print publication designed and created with the vision to offer Encouragement, Empowerment, and Enrichment to the Preparedness Journey.
Our purpose and focus is to offer expert and purpose-filled training in preparedness (preparation), self-sufficient living, and survival skills for the difficult times that may be approaching. Our desire is to share a positive approach to preparation and to yoke with expert contributors and authors who share an optimistic approach to getting ready for the uncertainties of the future. We are not interested in spreading fear, rather we want to help families get prepared for … What If…?
PREPARE Magazine launched as one of the very first publications specifically dedicated to providing resources and expert training for Preparedness, Self-reliance, and Survival. Our desire was, and continues to be, to share positive insight and training in getting prepared – without trying to focus on the heavy message of fear and discord that seems to regularly inundate us in the national media. – See more at: http://bit.ly/1MQTxmk
P.S. I am also a contributing writer for Prepare Magazine and I encourage you to also sign up for their FREE online magazine, you can do so here. It is a complete blessings to be a contributor and support the message of PREPARE Magazine!
Giving up coffee can be tough for a lot of people and many are in search for a healthy replacement. When herbal tea wouldn’t cut it for me, I created a line of incredibly popular herbal coffee blends. Now, I am sharing my proprietary formulas with you. My DIY Herbal Coffee Blending Guide will show you everything you need to know about why coffee may not be the best choice for your health, how to source quality herbs, how to create gourmet herbal coffees (that are packed with health benefits), how to create delicious coffee shop inspired recipes, and more.
Main Website: www.deliciousobsessions.com
Shop Website: shop.deliciousobsessions.com
SUN OVEN® the Ultimate Solar Appliance! Cook, bake, boil water, steam, or dehydrate naturally with the Sun. No energy costs no pollution, just fresh, moist food. Cooking in a SUN OVEN® is easy, fun, natural, and nutritious. Cook at temperatures of 360° to 400° F. SUN OVENS® are ideal year around for emergency preparedness, camping, everyday use in your back yard, on a boat or in the event of a power failure. They can help keep your house cool in the summer by keeping the cooking heat outdoors. When closed this solar oven is as portable as a small suitcase.
For the special gift guide special, visit SUN OVEN®
MY WONDER OVEN
It’s a slow cooker. It’s also a cooler. Completely portable and lightweight (made of 100% cotton and polystyrene beads) so it’s great for using at home or on the road. Just 10-15 minutes of boiling your meal on the stove and it will continue to cook for the next 12 hours with the insulation of the wonder oven keeping it hot … or use it to bring frozen food home from the grocery store. Ice cream will stay cold for HOURS.
Receive a $5.00 discount when using coupon code TRAYER2015.
ALL THEY’LL NEED TO KNOW
All They’ll Need to Know, my easy vital record system, provides the forms to help you answer some very important questions that will be invaluable to your family in your absence. It will also be helpful to you if you have to evacuate your home. This should be a part of every bug out bag.
A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League- It’s More Than Shooting TM
While our mission is to educate women on safe and accurate shooting, our organization is about so much more! It’s about empowerment, support, friendships, fun, self-reliance…the possibilities are endless. Every day, we witness the transformation of women who set out to learn how to shoot, and in the process discover a confidence in themselves that improves all areas of their lives.
Bull Pacs are dirty tough…
Able to handle the heaviest loads, under the most brutal conditions! They are built with your back’s safety and comfort in mind. Based on decades of packing heavy loads all around the world, Bull Pacs are the one piece of equipment that you don’t have to worry about! The Bull Pac comes with an unlimited, lifetime guarantee. We stand 100% behind our products and are committed to outstanding, personal customer service – we will take care of our customers!
L.T. Wright Handcrafted Knives
L.T. Wright Handcrafted Knives works to create beautiful, artisan working pieces. Years of knowledge and experience has gone into this endeavor. Their skilled, carefully selected craftsmen are working hard to create ultra-high quality, long-lasting steel you can be proud to pass on through the generations. L.T. Wright Handcrafted Knives is located in Wintersville, Ohio.
Millers Grain House
Millers Grain House started in 2007 as an outward expression of our heartfelt desire to serve others and was launched with the purpose and mission of providing quality products and purpose-filled training. We have been blessed to watch Millers Grain House grow into a vibrant community of customers and friends who share the interest of whole grains, and healthy whole living. We are always looking for others to join with us in this journey and are grateful for the opportunity to share whole wheat milling ideas, baking tips, recipes, and lots of money-saving suggestions.
If you’re storing dry food and grains there certainly is a learning curve! Mention this ad when you purchase anything from Millers Grain House and receive The Miller’s Guide for FREE! An easy to follow, downloadable guide to using and storing whole grains (and other foods), money saving tips, troubleshooting techniques and 25 Whole Grain Bread Recipes! Go online, email or call weekdays: 828.536.4988
At Better Batter, we believe that you should eat freely.
We believe that everyone should eat real-tasting food, using regular recipes, at reasonable prices.
We’re committed to developing and marketing the very best in gluten and allergen free products, and we pledge to do everything we can to meet your dietary needs in an affordable manner.
We’re constantly looking for ways to save you money and to put products into your hands that make sense. When you buy Better Batter products, you’re not going to find allergens, sub-par ingredients, hidden costs (like the need to add your own xanthan gum or fat) or chintzy portion sizes – when you order our products, you’ll get a full sized product that will be good enough to feed anyone without apology.
At Better Batter, we believe that we should give freely
What would it profit us to gain a fortune and lose our souls?
We donate at least 10% of our net profits to social and charitable causes.
Visit us at betterbatter.org for more information on the ways we contribute to causes, with any questions you may have, suggestion, or new recipe requests. We look forward to hearing from you.
Superior Camping Kettles for Every Need and for Any Situation
The Kelly Kettle has made boiling water in the outdoors quick and easy-even in the most extreme weather conditions. Boil water Ultra-Fast using all natural fuel like sticks and twigs or dry grass. Boil water and cook all at the same time with the Kelly Kettle cook set and pot support, or, use the new Hobo Stove to cook all your favorite foods over the hot coals in the firebase. Great for any outdoor enthusiast, any emergency preparedness plan, or just living off the grid. Buy any Kelly Kettle, or any Kelly Kettle Kit, and receive $5 Off using “trayer5” in the coupon code box on check out. Or call us at 208-359-3123
Kelly Kettle Boil Water – Cook Fast – and – Survive
Eagles Nest Outfitters
Blend in, or stand out, to your environment in the CamoNest. Made from a lightweight and breathable nylon, the CamoNest comes complete with aluminum wiregate carabiners ready to hang and a unique camo pattern. As versatile as nature is varied, the CamoNest (also available in XL), provides the perfect hidden nirvana. It holds up to 400-lbs, sets up in a flash, and packs down in its attached stuff sack to the size of a softball. Wherever you are, the CamoNest keeps you hanging in suspended camouflaged comfort.
Whether you are going on a Cruise, spending a weekend backpacking, heading to your favorite teams game, getting your survival packs and car kits together, our flasks make carrying your favorite, non-carbonated beverage, easy, simple and safe.
Beyond Off Grid
Beyond Off Grid is a documentary film and media project devoted to inspiring and equipping you to Return to the Old Paths of sustainable self-reliant living. The Beyond Off Grid Summit is a training series with both online training and video produced from a live hands-on training event, taught by a wide range of experts. The documentary film teaching why you need to reduce your dependence on modern systems. The Summit training series brings you experts and experienced homesteaders to teach the skills needed to survive and thrive with a more self-reliant lifestyle.
Seeds for Generations
Seeds for Generations is a small family business that provides organic heirloom garden seeds and inspiration for families to garden together and produce more of their own food. Founder Jason Matyas has gardened his entire life, and together with his wife and 7 children, they raise and preserve most of the vegetables they eat each year. They are passionate about inspiring and teaching others to grow more of their own food, that our families, communities, and nation would be more self-reliant and healthy for generations to come.
Vegetable Gardening Basics
Imagine harvesting 100’s of pounds of Vegetables from your own backyard!
Grow juicy tomatoes, delicious sweet corn or crisp lettuce. It’s possible for any one, that has a small back yard, to grow surprising amounts of vegetables. A small 150 square foot plot can produce several hundred pounds of yummy veggies thru the spring, summer and fall.
Vegetable Gardening Basics will teach you where to put your garden, when to plant it and what are some of the easiest veggies to grow. The course is designed to help new & experienced gardener the basics to “pump up” your garden production.
Class #1 is normally $10, but as a special promotion for this Gift Guide you will receive a 50% discount!
Purchase Class #1 Vegetable Gardening Basics here.
Build a PVC Drip Irrigation System for your Garden
This may be the most useful garden video you have ever watched!! Learn how to make your own PVC drip irrigation system for your garden.
Learn everything you need to know to get your own PVC drip irrigation system up and running this season.
Drip irrigation systems promote strong healthy plants, save time and resources in your garden and they save a ton of water!! PVC based systems are easy to build, very flexible and much less expensive than other types of drip systems.
Class #2 normally $10, but as a special promotion for this Gift Guide you will receive a 50% discount!
Purchase Class #2 Build a PVC Drip Irrigation System for your Garden here.
Seed Starting Simplified
Everyone wants a beautiful yard and a productive vegetable garden full of fun and exotic flowers and veggies. By learning to grow your own seedlings indoors, you expand your gardens variety and fill it with plants most of the people at the local garden center have never even heard of. And all for a fraction of the cost!
This course is designed to teach you the basics of seed starting. You will learn what you need to be successful the very first time you grow your own seedlings. In just two hours you will be ready to buy a few supplies and grow the most beautiful, productive garden in town!
Class #3 is normally $20, but as a special promotion for this Gift Guide you will receive a 50% discount!
Be sure to sign up here.
Year Round Gardening
Plant and grow a year-round garden. With this 4 hour video course you will learn everything you need to know to extend your growing season to 365 days a year no matter where you live. Not only will you learn how to have peas in June and tomatoes in August, but you will also learn how to grow tasty veggies in your garden all year long. Including the dead of winter! All using simple, inexpensive structures like mini hoop houses and cold frames. Join Master Gardener Rick Stone as he teaches you how to become a Year Round Gardener!
Class #4 is normally $30, but as a special promotion for this Gift Guide you will receive a 33% discount!
Purchase Class #4 Year Round Gardening here.
Pantry Paratus is your resource for the hard-to-find self-sufficiency kitchen supplies that every homesteading kitchen must have. All of your food preservation tools, along with bulk spices, off-grid kitchen tools, water purification, and more. The best part? Since this is a family-owned business, they know exactly how to use everything they sell and can offer the best support around. Get ready for the holidays yourself and gift someone with tools to propel them towards preparedness.
Get 5% off your entire order between now and December 16th when you use the code TrayerChristmas. Our Sale rack excluded.
Visit Pantry Paratus here.
Fillmore Container, formed in 1995 and based in Lancaster, PA, is a family-owned business. Fillmore Container sells all manner of preservation gear including, food containers, closures, canning accessories.
They also publish a popular blog that is a very useful resource for canners. You’ll find canning recipes, canning tips, and product giveaways! Recently, they published their own gift guide which features some must have preserving items.
The Fillmore Container team is dedicated to supplying the best price, service and support for your preserving/packaging needs.
PEET dryers are probably the most famous “footwear upkeep” products of all time. The reason is simple. It’s an easy-to-use device that eliminates an exasperating everyday life irritation – starting out outdoor adventures (or your workday) in damp, uncomfortable footwear.
It was just one too many mornings…
Fifty years ago Gene Peet had enough. Putting on the soggy boots from the day before was no way to start out his day. He took action to do something about it, and invented and introduced the boot dryer in 1968. Outdoorsmen (and people who made their living working outdoors) enthusiastically adopted Gene’s invention.
The best way to dry leather is “Lo&Slo”
Drying wet footwear takes time. Properly drying leather takes place overnight. Speed drying will dry the leather, but in the process, negatively impact its molecular structure. Over time, this causes leather to lose its supple comfort, flexing strength and protective qualities.
Receive a 25% discount off the current listed price of Peet Dryers on our company website. This excludes warehouse discounted items. Use discount code: PEETDRY
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