There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of […]
German Chocolate Upside-down Cake German Chocolate Upside-down cake is a huge hit in our household!! Ingredients: 1 ¼ of cup water ¼ cup of butter (Powdered butter may also be used. Conversion chart below.) 1 cup of packed brown sugar 1 cup of flaked coconut 1 cup of slivered almonds 1 boxed German Chocolate cake […]
Beef Barley Soup A Recipe By “Sheri’s Base Camp Cooking.” Ingredients: 2 lbs. stew meat (nicely marbled) 2 cups celery, chopped Salt and pepper 2 Tbsp. oil 2 onions, chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced 10 cups water 3 mounded Tbsp. good quality beef base 2 cups potato, peeled and shredded 2 cups carrots, peeled and […]
A Survivalist’s Guide to the Lost Art of Meat Grinding It might not be at the top of your Christmas list, but for the survivalist enthusiast, a meat grinder certainly should be. There’s an elegance to this simple piece of equipment and an air of honesty about it. A meat grinder does one thing: grinds […]
We decided to finally tackle this project because the affectionately used term to describe a local here in Alaska is a “sourdough” or maybe the timing was just right and we wanted to take advantage of the cold, dark winter days here in Fairbanks. Whatever the reason, we are now required to work at least […]
Almost everyone has heard of “fiddlehead ferns,” the young fern wild edible, turn gourmet vegetable can be found across much of North America in the mid to late springtime. By Stephanie Dayle Few wild edibles are so easily spotted, convenient and tasty, or so widely available. They are high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, […]
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 […]
A while back I received, an item off my prepping wish list for Christmas, a Volcano Stove. I’d been wanting one for some time and was delighted to finally have one. According to what I researched, the Volcano Stove was the perfect emergency stove for our place. What I didn’t expect was how quickly we would incorporate it into […]
In my prepping I need fresh ground and brewed coffee Anyone that knows me for any length of time knows I love a good cup of coffee and it is generally not a good idea to talk to me before I have had a good strong cup of joe to start my day. In preparing […]
By Stephanie Dayle It’s that time of year when the beets in your garden should be finishing up. When I was a kid our choices were to eat them fresh, which I loved, or pressure can them, I despised eating canned beets. They were the source of many late nights at the dinner table while […]
This Jalapeño flat bread and dip turned out to be an amazing hit in our home and did not last long.
Have you ever wondered how your Parents or Grand Parents cooked on a wood stove so successfully? This article makes it a breeze!!
A quick, delicious, venison recipe when you are out hunting or camping.
Homemade Citrus Extract – An easy afternoon project that will save you money and will make great gifts for friends and family. This article also covers why you should make it part of your food storage, and how. Anyone can do this, try it today!
Canning your peas has never been easier!! There are also wonderful recipe links included so you can make scrumptious dishes with your stored peas.
How to Make Your Own Pectin! Simple recipe and instructions on how to use it when you are done.
How to make your own sugar from beets. Anyone can do this! Also a great recipe for greens!
10 Great Reasons Why Everyone Should Be Storing Oats, one of natures most healthy and frugal foods!
Great home staple: Tomato Paste! Many uses, including: Ketchup, Pizza Sauce, BBQ Sauce, Soup, Chili, and more!
Detailed instructions and two recipes on preparing fruit to make jellies and jams with canning!