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

Prepping · Preserving · Recipes

Pantry Staples: Cranberry Chicken Rice

This recipe was originally a backpacking meal I made often for the oldest kid and I, and then I turned it into a family sized pantry staple. It's quick to make, and easy to store. It's also gluten-free (read your chicken choice though to be sure!) and can be made vegetarian as well, with drained… Continue reading Pantry Staples: Cranberry Chicken Rice

Homesteading · Prepping · Urban Homesteading

Cooking Over A Ecozoom Versa Stove

Recently we were sent an Ecozoom Versa Stove to review. I've seen many wood burning stoves over the years, some tiny and some huge, and some we have tried for our sister site, TrailCooking. Overall, I was never impressed, because these wood burning stoves often had floorless designs, which meant they couldn't be used during… Continue reading Cooking Over A Ecozoom Versa Stove

Homesteading · Prepping · Recipes

Trail Eats: No Cook Meal

Three courses for spring hikes! Do the work at home and eat gourmet while everyone else has a boring PB&J and enjoy a no cook meal on the trail..... Pistachio Couscous Salad Ingredients: 2 cups lower sodium vegetable or chicken broth 1 Tbsp diced dried onion 1½ cup couscous 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained… Continue reading Trail Eats: No Cook Meal