Backyard Survival Herbs – Mullein, the “Go-To” Winter Herb

When cold season approaches, and when earaches, snuffly noses, sore throats and coughs all around, it’s a perfect time to talk about mullein.  It really is a “go-to” herb ...

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Bulking Up! – A Guide to Bulk Food Bargains and Storage

Emergency preparedness is not the only good reason to begin buying food in bulk.  First, you can save oodles of money. Secondly, you can have stores of various foods for good times ...

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Do It Yourself Survival Food – The 5 Ws of Food Dehydration

Welcome to a basic primer on food dehydration.  In this article we’ll answer 5 basic questions to get you started with this method of food preservation. WHO:  Anyone who want...

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Backyard Survival Herbs – Goldenrod’s Bum Rap

Goldenrod has such a bum rap because when fall allergies flare, people look for who’s to blame.  They see golden yellow flowers and deduce they MUST be the culprit!  And so, the ...

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Backyard Survival Herbs – Meet the Powerful Plantain

Did you know that there is an edible and almost magical “weed” which grows freely in backyards, meadows and along roadsides that has a history of use as far back as the a...

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Make Your Own Laundry Soap – With 4 Simple Ingredients

Did you know that with a few basic very inexpensive ingredients you can make your own laundry soap that is: less expensive, better for the environment and healthier for your skin? We...

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Thrift Tips for Stretching a Buck in a Tough Economy

Being laid off, under employed or just watching your paycheck buy less and less at the store has become a reality in most homes. As businesses are downsizing, more and more work gets...

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3 Steps to Drought Survival – How to Prepare Today…

All across America, the ground is cracking and grass is crunching under our feet… The corn crop is about a bust and we’re all starting to get a little worried. All because of...

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