Written by: Brenda Thrasher The folks at the “Grow Your Own Groceries” website have a very interesting video out. They have been getting questions from subscribers living in Canada asking how they can grow their own groceries living with low sunlight and small indoor spaces. What options are there for small scale urban farming? Well, […]
Author Archive: Stephanie Dayle
I am writer for the American Preppers Network, a small local paper and for my blog, The Home Front. I write articles based on my own experience about emergency preparedness, self-sufficiency, homesteading, food preservation and life around the farmstead. I grew up in a very rural area where I learned to garden, the art of canning, to hunt and fish, and to raise my own animals for food. Yes, families such as mine still do exist! I also spent 6 years volunteering for the local county Search and Rescue group where I learned a variety of survival skills and a little bit about law enforcement protocol.
As a general principle do not write articles about information that I have only read - if I am writing about something it's because of I have done it myself and gone to great lengths to provide you with the facts. I also have a full time job with an hour commute - my alter egos are as a Marketing Director, an amateur photographer and as 'Lostfalls' on the APN forum.
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Looking for that perfect homemade Christmas present? Try canning some brandied apples, they are a simply divine dessert and an easy recipe to can yourself at home. Add a red bow to the top and it makes a great Christmas present (that is, if you don’t eat them all yourself, because they are that good) […]
Peel freshly laid hardboiled eggs with ease – without baking soda, or poking holes in them. Written and lived by Stephanie Dayle. Ever boiled up some eggs for a dish only to discover that you can’t peel them without destroying the egg? Then looked online to see an endless variety of experiments that range […]
You’ve heard of vacuum sealing dehydrated dry goods – but have you heard of vacuum sealing clothes? When I was younger my parents saw their first FoodSaver Vacuum machine at the local fair. Kid you not – in small rural communities new technology was still introduced at larger local fairs. They were so impressed by […]
What a “Get Home Bag” is and why everyone should have one. Written by Stephanie Dayle. A Get Home Bag could be a life saver if we are ever faced with a true disaster. Everyone who travels away from home on a regular bases should have one assembled and ready as part of their personal […]
What “American Blackout” says about preppers and society. Written by Stephanie Dayle On October 27th 2013 the National Geographic Channel debuted their new TV movie American Blackout. The setting of the show is American society following a cyber attack induced massive cascading power failure that starts on the east coast and sweeps across the nation to […]
How to properly store your canner and supplies for the winter. Written and lived by Stephanie Dayle. With the garden processed and put to bed for the winter heavy frosts are descending on our property every morning now. Many people who practice home canning are getting ready to put their canner up for […]
Canning venison sausage step by step. Written and lived by Stephanie Dayle. Last week I wrote an article on how to make your own venison breakfast sausage, with a tasty recipe and step by step instructions. Click here for the article! This week I will show you how to can that venison sausage to […]
How to make breakfast sausage with venison. Written and lived by Stephanie Dayle. Since I was a child I have practiced subsistence hunting, meaning we hunt for part of our meat supply that we eat throughout the year. Not for something pretty to hang on the wall. I was taught by my parents to use […]
By Stephanie Dayle A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting the Sustainable Preparedness Expo in Spokane WA, and was very pleased with what I saw. This was my third year visiting the Expo and once again I was amazed by the number of like minded folks all coming together to learn and […]
By Stephanie Dayle It’s Back! Late in realizing the hit on their hands the Discovery Channel rolled out the third season of “Alaska The Last Frontier“ Sunday night following a very broken up but well rated season two. The mid-season hiatus was so long, in fact, that when DSC came back with only four new […]