food storage

  1. Is The Wild Calling?

    Contributed by RL 2 person 72 hour kit As I was out running the other morning with the moon hiding behind the inbound clouds, the air was crisp and the road crunching loudly under my feet, life is good. Suddenly the cry of a dog that was out scouting the area for adventure, who was scared into alertness at the...
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  2. The Commute

    Contributed by RL It starts out early and seems to get earlier every week. Of course you have to warm up the car to help defrost the windows, in this cold winter weather, which means you have to go outside an extra time in the cold. The steering wheel is cold so you have to wear gloves that your hands...
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  3. Ham and Kidney Bean Soup (crock pot method)

    Contributed by Tina Otazua 8 to 10 cups water 2 ham hocks 16 oz kidney beans fresh garlic or minced garlic to taste (approx. 2 cloves) 1 whole onion, diced 1 14-15 oz. can diced tomatoes 2-3 tsp. seasoning salt 1 tsp. Southwest Seasoning   Put beans and ham along with the garlic and spices in the crock pot. Add...
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  4. The Abominable Snowmen

    Contributed by RL It’s a myth you know, https://www.livescience.com/25072-yeti-abominable-snowman.html but when the snow is falling and one has to move that snow alone with a small 4-wheeler and a blade, which does not seem to be making any headway, the world seems like it is a giant white blur, at that time one tends to get feelings.  Just that uncomfortable...
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  5. Stretching Your Dehydrated Food Stock: Making Supplies Last

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by Voicu Oara from Pexels; Freeze-dried foods are considered to be the best type of dehydrated food due to the fact that their texture and taste are retained after rehydration. If you’ve got a rainy day food stock, you’ll likely already understand the benefits of being able to make certain foods last well past the traditional expiration...
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  6. The Start of the New

    Contributed by RL hard red wheat With the beginning of the New Year we are all gung ho for living the dream and keeping all of those new goals that we made for the coming year. The reality is it all starts now. So with the early dawn we begin and as we open the door for that early morning...
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  7. The Act of Bringing in a New Year

    Contributed by RL It's that time of year when Christmas is over and the clean-up begins. We know getting rid of all those wrappings from the presents, putting the furniture back into place and deciding when to take down the tree. Then you look at that horde of stuff everyone got and wonder if we are going to have to...
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  8. Merry Christmas!

    Contributed by RL As we are watching the snow fall outside it brings a smile to our faces because it will be a white Christmas this year. (https://www.afamilyfeast.com/white-christmas-pie/) I know that not everyone likes the snow but for one day in the year to have it, this is the one. It's a chance to throw a few snowballs at the...
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  9. 96 Years for the National Christmas Tree

    Contributed by RL The National Christmas Tree, 12/14/1978 | by The U.S. National Archives Starting a tradition and keeping it going takes a lot of effort. Each family, no matter which one you talk with, whether planned or just something that they like to do when they get together, has a tradition. Some are funny little things that bring a...
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  10. It's beginning to feel like Christmas

    Contributed by RL Once Thanksgiving is over, when I was a youth, stores would open their doors ready for the Christmas rush. (Can you remember the first day this year you saw Christmas decorations and displays being put up at a local store?) Rooms and basements that had been closed were now open for us, the kids, to explore, dream...
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