Excalibur Dehydrator Giveaway

Win an Excalibur 3900 Dehydrator.

Spring is officially only about two months away, and I know some of our southern gardeners are already busy digging in the dirt.  If you’ve always wanted a home dehydrator to preserve fresh produce from your garden, CSA or farmer’s market, this is for you. I’ve pitched in with a number of my blogging friends to purchase an Excalibur dehydrator, which we are offering in a group giveaway.

The contest is over.  Thank you to everyone who entered.

Win Your Own Excalibur 3900 Dehydrator [Read more...]

Fuel-less Portable Solar Generator by Humless and a One Month Supply Kit Giveaway

Fuel-less Portable Solar Generator by Humless and a One Month Supply Kit Giveaway

I’ve teamed up with sixteen other preparedness/self-reliance bloggers and SurvivalBased.com to offer you this awesome giveaway worth over $3700 as a way to say thank you for your support!  This month’s prizes are  a Fuel-less Portable Solar Generator by Humless (Approx. Retail Value $2599) and a One Month Supply Kit by Food Supply Depot (Food for 2 adults & 2 kids. Approx. Retail Value $1119).  With winter storm season on its way, wouldn’t it be great to have an easy to use generator on hand to power essential items, as well as an emergency food stash? [Read more...]

Bosch Mixer and NutriMill Giveaway

Bosch Mixer and NutriMill Giveaway @ Common Sense Homesteading

14 of the top self-reliance and preparedness bloggers have pitched in to create this great giveaway.  One winner will receive a Bosch Universal Plus Kitchen Machine (approx. retail $400) and the second winner will win the L’Equip NutriMill Grain Mill (approx. retail $270).

We’ve used rafflecopter because it’s the simplest way for us to track all the entries and pick winners at random.  There are a lot of entry options because each self-reliance/preparedness blogger who contributed to the purchase of the prizes, so we’re all listed on the rafflecopter form.  You can simply enter your email and be done, or click on any or all of the other entry options.  This is an affordable way for bloggers to reach out to new people, and to thank our existing readers. [Read more...]

UNREAL Candy – Review

Unreal unjunked candy @ Common Sense Homesteading

UNREAL™ candy is a better choice for those who want the convenience of a prepackaged sweet treat without all the “junk” commonly used in most of the national brands.  (Check out a comparison under black light of UNREAL™ versus standard candy bar on their website.)

When we enjoyed our samples, one of the first things I thought was that the UNREAL™ products tasted more like I remember candy tasting when I was a kid.  The peanut butter tasted like peanuts, the chocolate tasted like chocolate.  The last time I purchased some of the mainstream brands (even when I purchased another brand of “natural” peanut butter cups), they were sweet, bland and had a rather waxy texture to the chocolate.  Not so with the UNREAL™ treats.  If I’m going to splurge on eating something sweet, I prefer to splurge on something that tastes good and is “less bad”. [Read more...]