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Homesteading

Gift ideas for your Favorite Homesteader

After living on 5 acres for 15 years and now back on an acre an hour south of Nashville, I decided to put a list together of some of my favorite things. This list is just what came to mind. Feel free to leave your ideas in the ;     BOGS BOOTS If she has to go feed the animals she might as well be cute doing it. I LOVE my bogs. They are…
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Food Storage

Morale Boosting Foods for when the SHTF

So the Shizz has indeed HTF. You have rice and beans. You have wood and propane. You have used coupons and stockpiled toothpaste and body wash. Do you have morale boosting foods for a SHTF scenario?   I asked my Prepper Peeps what are some foods that you will miss when the , I said when, because I do believe that something will happen in our lifetime. Obviously, or I wouldn't be a Prepper. #1…
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Essential Oils

Steps to take to Stay Healthy

*UPDATE* This didn't age well. Written in Jan 2020. We didn't know what we didn't know. Most of this is still true, minus the gloves and mask where I said I wouldn't leave the house. In my defense I was thinking more Contagion and not Plandemic. I will add that myself, nor my immediate family have gotten the vid. So I think it is safe to say this worked!   Awhile back I wrote an…
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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 to us 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…
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Prepping

Winter Driving Essentials

  Winter Driving Essentials These are the Top 10 items I take with me on winter road-trips. Anytime we get in the car it is a minimum of 20 minutes drive 45. Throw in a trip to Seattle and a good day is 5 and a half hours. Anything that won't be damaged by freezing temperatures goes into the car around Halloween. Anything else is as needed.   1. Tire Chains Normally, if conditions call for…
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Prepping

Feminine Hygiene when the SHTF

I know, I wants to go there. But I am going there today because this is a real thing. There are 2 females in this house. Add future daughters in law and you end up with 5 women. That, my friends, is a lot of monthly product. Another reason that the reusable options are a good idea? Have you read what goes into menstrual products? Stockpiling product This was what I intended to do. Just…
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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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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 a 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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