Above Ground Root Cellars – Enjoy Your Local Produce Longer

Above Ground Root Cellars – Enjoy Your Local Produce Longer

When you can’t dig a traditional root cellar, there are still above ground root cellar type options that will allow you store fruits and vegetables longer. For those in cold climates – there are a number of above ground options that can help you store  your harvest without processing. For those in warm climates –…

Emergency Cooking – 10 Ways to Have a Hot Meal When the Power Goes Out

Emergency Cooking – 10 Ways to Have a Hot Meal When the Power Goes Out

There are a number of different options for emergency cooking. In this post we’ll cover everything from simple heating to large scale cooking for emergency situations. Before we get started:  For those who are new to preparedness, using an emergency generator to power an electric stove or microwave is not a good idea. Gas, wood…

Portable Clothes Washer Review and Comparison – What Works

Portable Clothes Washer Review and Comparison – What Works

A portable clothes washer is great for RV camping, apartments, dorms, condos – anywhere you don’t have a ton of space. Manual clothes washers also save on electricity and are great for emergency situations. I put four of the most popular portable washers to the test at our off grid home, and share the results…