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Food Storage

How to Dehydrate Garlic

What does one do with this much garlic? How do you dehydrate garlic? I recently purchased garlic at Costco. Very affordable, but there was way more than I would use in a couple of weeks. I decided to dehydrate it. It was a team effort to do this. First we had to break open the garlic cloves. A great purchase. Just roll the garlic clove around and it peels it for you! Then you slice…
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Homesteading

What’s Your Threat? {Forest Fire Safety}

Photo of my son. Credit to unknown fellow Firefighter Living in the mountains of North Idaho, I would say forest fire is our #1 threat. If not #1, it is in our Top 5, right behind maybe earth quake and blizzard. We have a son who is a Wildland Firefighter so, honestly, I hadn't given much thought to our own safety, until it became obvious that he wasn't necessarily going to be here if we…
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Prepping

Prepping is Lifestyle

There were a few changes here awhile back with moving healthy living and essential oils over to Wholesome Families. I have been mostly MIA this winter and I wanted to share why. In November, right before Thanksgiving, The Principal hurt himself at work. What we thought was a small sprained ankle ended up being a torn ligament and he was home for 5 months. Then on December 18th I slipped on some black ice and…
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Prepping

Surviving 72 Hours Stuck at Home

  How does one survive 72 hours stuck at home? What if there's no heat? Or worse, no Internet?!   The winter of 2008 we got 36 inches of snow in one dumping. The Principal was out of town and my car was a mini van. Read: No 4x4. No plow for our driveway to get to the main road. We weren't peppers at the time so none of these things had ever occurred to…
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The Tuttle Twins - a child's foundation of freedom

Prepping

15 Gift Ideas for Preppers

15 Gift ideas for Preppers. These could be for Christmas, Birthday, Mother's Day, or Father's Day. They could be for Just Because I Love You. These are a few of my go to favorites as gifts for my fellow preppers. A Signal Mirror for one's BOB. Not for if they bug out, because you don't necessarily want to be found, but great if you get lost hiking or hunting. Some Paracord. Our daughter makes bracelets…
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Prepping

Top 10 Ways to Begin Prepping

This post is the show notes for my first Podcast. Be easy on me! I am still learning and excited to bring you more content this way. Understand that there is no way to prepare for every possible scenario. What is my worst case scenario may not be yours. These are my Top 10 Ways to Begin Prepping. A few tips to get your started. This list is exhaustive and may be the beginning of…
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Podcast

Normalcy Bias

Glen Tate, author of the 299 Days seriesoften talked of people having normalcy bias. Kind of head in the sand, not really looking outside of their normal, day to day lives. The normalcy bias, or normality bias, is a mental state people enter when facing a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster and its possible effects Wiki I did a super quick Podcast about this topic. How I, myself,…
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Food Storage

Dehydrating Frozen Corn

I thought I would try dehydrating frozen corn. I used Costco's organic frozen corn that they had in stock. The large bag was only around $4. The nice thing with frozen corn? I can just throw it on the tray and set the dehydrator. I forgot about it honestly and the corn was in there for about 24 hours. It didn't need that long, but it didn't hurt the corn either. I ended up with…
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Prepping

5 Things I’ll Miss Most if the SHTF

I just got done reading Cyberstorm It's about the Internet going down, then NY city gets hit with back to back snowstorms. The latter of the two has happened before, but not when the Internet was down and without internet lots of things, in this day and age, don't work. Everything is online. Did you know you can use your smart phone to turn on the heat at home if you want. If you have…
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Food Storage

How to Dehydrate Onions

Sliced up in the food processor Lay them out on the thinner than this. This was just a quick picture. You don't want them overlapping. I left them in overnight. Boy did my house stink! All shriveled up and ready to be stored Then I vacuum seal them to store long term. I also made Homemade Onion Powder I use this dehydrator and this Food Saver Subscribe to our Occasional Newsletter ********************************************************** Thank you for…
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