Prepping · Recipes

10 No Cook Recipes For Prepping

Long before we were even thinking about homesteading, I was writing my first backpacking cookbooks. In the early 2000's Kirk and I pioneered a method we later coined "FBC", or better known as "Freezer Bag Cooking". The concept was easy: Dried (dehydrated) food stored in zip top bags. Easily making your own long-term dry storage meals,… Continue reading 10 No Cook Recipes For Prepping

Homesteading · Prepping · Preserving · Recipes

Pantry Staples: Instant Pot Dehydrated Vegetable Soup

Instant Pot dehydrated vegetable soup combines the simplicity of Instant Pot cooking with one of the best methods of pantry stocking. One of the easiest methods of preserving your garden's harvest is to dehydrate the produce. I often have our dehydrator running for days in summer, processing produce from our gardens or from good deals… Continue reading Pantry Staples: Instant Pot Dehydrated Vegetable Soup

Homesteading · Prepping

Gear Review: Coffee Wick Firestarters

In the PNW, if one wants to start a roaring fire in the end of December, it is helpful to have fire starting tricks on hand. Especially if one is using wet wood to light, which is pretty much all wood on the western side of the Cascade Mountains. I know how to start a… Continue reading Gear Review: Coffee Wick Firestarters

Homesteading · Prepping · Urban Homesteading

Gear Review: Off Grid Tool

A few months back we were sent an Off Grid Survival Axe Elite to try out - and did we. Well, Kirk did, I can tell you! A post shared by Sarah Kirkconnell (@sarahkirkconnell) on Oct 28, 2017 at 4:29pm PDT I'd say the biggest use for it has been the hatchet. It's handy, and… Continue reading Gear Review: Off Grid Tool

Essential Oils · Homesteading · Prepping

There’s An Oil For That: Essential Oils and The First Aid Kit

We keep extensive first aid kits in the truck, in our bug out kit, in every bathroom, and even the kitchen. Full of band aids, tweezers, scissors and a multitude of things. But one thing I keep in a safe place is my essential oils. Ready to grab if need be, and use. These tiny… Continue reading There’s An Oil For That: Essential Oils and The First Aid Kit