Homesteading · Prepping

Prepping: Flushing Toilets In Power Outages

The dreaded power outage. We get those a few times a year on average, living rural, on an island. For one, our power is carried over not one, but TWO islands, on extremely tall poles, that sweep across the water. A good wind storm, like we had Tuesday night this week, can take out the… Continue reading Prepping: Flushing Toilets In Power Outages

Homesteading · Prepping

Overlooked Pantry Items For Prepping

I was chatting with a friend recently about their prepping plans for pantry stocking. It brought up a few items that are often overlooked, but are not expensive. Some of these items you might recognize sold out during the early pandemic months and were out of stock for months in stores. Each item listed has… Continue reading Overlooked Pantry Items For Prepping

Homesteading · Prepping

Prepping: A Collection of Posts

You might not consider yourself a prepper, but if you homestead, you will eventually find that you are one, or that you are becoming one, because you need life skills. This is a collection of posts we have done over the years of various things that are part of how we gained skills. The homesteading… Continue reading Prepping: A Collection of Posts

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Powering CPAP Machines In Power Outages

I don't shy from talking about using a CPAP machine. I was noticing over a few years that my sleep wasn't very good anymore, and that I was waking up out of intense nightmares where I felt as if I was choking, my heart racing in fear. Suffice to say a simple sleep study confirmed… Continue reading Powering CPAP Machines In Power Outages

Homesteading · Prepping · Preserving

The Forgotten Area of Prepping: Mason Jar Lids

A few years back I was patting myself on the back for my canning abilities (and who doesn't?) until my husband pointed out a truth I had overlooked. If you are a prepper, or even a well rounded homesteader, you are a preserver by nature. You might have a pantry, closet or even cellar full… Continue reading The Forgotten Area of Prepping: Mason Jar Lids