Homesteading · Prepping

Berries To Forage For On Whidbey Island

Cold springs that are wet are beneficial to one thing: native plants growing bumper crops of berries. And those berries are there for you to enjoy, to forage for, and to enjoy. This is a collection of berries you can find on Whidbey Island, Washington. And all around the Pacific Northwest as well. For many… Continue reading Berries To Forage For On Whidbey Island


Thrive Life Spring Sale and More

Tomorrow, April 19th (Tuesday) is the Spring Sale for Thrive Life. To access the sale tomorrow, click here, then on "Shop", then on "Spring Sale". Quantities are limited and items will sell out. If you are into food security, you might want to take a look and check it out. What's on sale? Check out… Continue reading Thrive Life Spring Sale and More

Gardening · Homesteading · Prepping

The Emergency Garden

It's the end of March, and the news is filled with doom and gloom every day. Maybe you have never grown food before, and suddenly feel the need to do it. Or you have, but not recently. Gardening can help control anxiety from news of inflation and food shortages by giving you something beneficial to… Continue reading The Emergency Garden

Gardening · Homesteading · Upcycling

Garbage Can Taters

Our island is about a decade behind the rest of the civilized country. Until recently we still put out old school garbage cans to be picked up - and dumped into the garbage truck by a grown person killing their back. Finally the company announced they were going to provide the square plastic cans and… Continue reading Garbage Can Taters

Backpacking · Prepping · Recipes

Instant Mug Meals: Taco Chicken

I have been working on recipes for our sister site, TrailCooking, that I realized work well for prepper and on-the-go meals. Easy to prepare, easy to pull together – yet all they need is hot water and a few minutes sit time (and can be prepped with cool water in a pinch). No need to worry… Continue reading Instant Mug Meals: Taco Chicken