25+ Wild Edibles Recipes to Keep Your Grocery Budget Down

With the rising cost of groceries, some people are considering how wild edibles recipes can help keep their grocery budget in check. Wild edibles may sound exotic but basically, it simply means edible food that grows wild around your home. This may mean the wild blackberries you have growing along the border of the woods […]

Homemade Rain Barrels for Conserving Water at Home

Have you been considering adding a few homemade rain barrels to help conserve water? Over the past few years, I’ve heard more and more on the news about droughts affecting people’s water supply. While we’re using to hearing about droughts in places like California, it’s starting to become more of an issue in other areas. […]

Home Well Water Testing Kits for Family Fun and Safety

Have you ever wondered about home well water testing kits and whether or not you should test your water? We live in the country and our water supply comes from a well. We read about the importance of having our water tested each spring. But, I’ve always wondered exactly how to test our water and […]

Create a Fire Safety Exit Plan for Fire Prevention Month

Do you have a fire safety exit plan for your family? We all know the importance of fire safety but is it something you practice regularly with your family? It’s all too easy to become complacent about fire safety once we’ve installed a smoke detector. But, there is a lot more to fire prevention than that. […]

Cooking the Dutch Oven Way [25 Recipes to Cook Today]

Cooking the Dutch Oven way is the ideal way to cook while camping. I love my Dutch Oven.  In the summer we can cook over an open fire outside.  In the winter I can use it on my wood stove. Or, I can just use it on top of the kitchen stove. A Dutch Oven is […]

Emergency Preparedness for Cats and Other Pets [6 Tips]

Have you considered emergency preparedness for cats and other pets? Marty and I believe strongly in being prepared for emergencies. We’ve created bug-out bags for our family and put together food storage lists. While we’ve added cat food and litter to our supplies, we haven’t really prepared for emergencies for our cats beyond that. This post […]

5 Storm Preparedness Tips You Need to Know

September is storm preparedness month, so I’m sharing these storm preparedness tips with you before the storm hits your area. I’m sure you’ve seen those television programs where a big storm is coming, and everyone runs out and clears the store shelves of bread and milk. That’s how NOT to prepare for a storm. You […]

How to Understand Your Personal Finances

Are you one of those people that can recite their personal finance information at any time? Or do you secretly wonder how to understand your personal finances? If you’re at all like me, you’re at a bit of a loss when it comes to savings, retirement, and investment information. I mean, I know that saving […]

My All Time 5 Favorite Survival Reality TV Shows

Have you seen these survival shows on Netflix? One of my favorite ways to relax after a long day is by watching a few survival reality TV shows like Survivor. While I don’t enjoy most reality TV, I do love the survival shows where people are left in the wilderness to survive. Years ago, one […]

How to Choose the Best Gear For Summer Camping

Are you planning a trip to go hiking or to visit a campground this year? If so, you may be wondering how to choose the best gear for summer camping. Camping can be tons of fun whether it’s you and your spouse or the entire family. But, forgetting something important or failing to prepare can […]