Can Opener: 10 Minute Preparedness Project

10 Min Preparedness Project

Lack of Time I've found that there are lots of reasons that keep people from becoming better prepared or more self reliant.  But as a young mom one of the top reasons is time, or rather a lack of time. But really, I don't think us young moms are alone.... I think that many, if not most, in our fast paced society feel that time slips through their fingers regularly.  And when feeling rushed and anxious, it can be difficult to invest time in becoming more prepared and self reliant. 10 Continue Reading …

The Ultimate Conversion & Substitution Chart

Conversion and Substition Guide

So, my pantry is pretty well stocked.  I have a great "home store" going on!  I guess I should, given the title  of my blog, but that doesn't mean my systems is perfect.  In fact, it is far from perfect and I occasionally run out of items I need for a recipe. In addition, I'm often using freeze dried ingredients in recipes written for fresh ingredients. Plus, I often like to half or double recipes. For all of these reasons, I like to have lots of different conversion charts at my Continue Reading …

April Thrive Life Specials

Thrive Vegetable Variety Pack

My favorite special this month is the vegetable variety pack!  It is GREAT way to get a large variety of Thrive veggies into your home without breaking the bank.  Then, you can figure out which you like best and stock up on those later!  And use my helpful vegetable conversion chart (plus quick tips) to help you use those veggies in your every day meals minus all the washing, peeling, dicing and chopping!  Click here to download the conversion chart! Vegetable Variety Continue Reading …

Sleep Station: 10 Minute Preparedness Project

Sleep Station 10 Min Preparedness Project

Lack of Time I've found that there are lots of reasons that keep people from becoming better prepared or more self reliant.  But as a young mom one of the top reasons is time, or rather a lack of time. But really, I don't think us young moms are alone.... I think that many, if not most, in our fast paced society feel that time slips through their fingers regularly.  And when feeling rushed and anxious, it can be difficult to invest time in becoming more prepared and self reliant. 10 Continue Reading …

Copycat Recipe: Olive Garden Bread Sticks

Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks copy

Food Storage Cookbook / Planning Tool If you have been following my blog for any time, you know my goal is to create a recipe e-book / food storage plan based on recipes by the end of they year.  But the first thing I have to do is to make all the recipes!  And as I do so, I will post them here. My goal is to have a selection of dinners, breakfasts, lunches, breads, sides, snacks and drinks that can all be made with 100% shelf stable items: no fridge or freezer foods.  Then, I’ll create Continue Reading …

How to Re-Grow Your Lettuce

re-growing-lettuce-1

Today’s post is from our Backwoods living expert, Brigette.  This fantastic lady has skills and knowledge on so many topics and areas that are essential to serious “prepping.”   As you’ve likely noticed, this blog has never been “doomsday” or “fear” focused. Brigette keeps it that way while being able to take a more serious look at the extremes of prepping.  She likes to give serious information in a way that makes people smile and does not encourage anyone to prep out of Continue Reading …

It is Almost Over….

Sale

It is Ending Soon! The biggest Thrive food sale of the year will officially end in 36 hours on Tuesday, March 25th at 11:59 pm MDT.  Act now! You do not want to miss this sale!  In my nearly 4 years as a consultant, this is the biggest Thrive food sale I’ve seen. It is a CaseLot Sale! And remember, this really is a “caselot” sale.  You get a bigger discount when purchasing products in a case (six #10 cans or ten pantry cans).  So stock up on the foods your family uses and enjoys Continue Reading …

Mini German Pancakes With Berry Sauce

Thrive German Pancakes

As most of you know, my goal is to create a recipe e-book / food storage plan based on recipes by the end of they year.  But the first thing I have to do is to make all the recipes!  And as I do so, I will post them here. My goal is to have a selection of dinners, breakfasts, lunches, breads, sides, snacks and drinks that can all be made with 100% shelf stable items.  Then, I’ll create a list of what you’d need for a 1 month, 3 month, 6 month or 12 mo supply of those recipes.  I feel Continue Reading …

The Thrive March Madness Sale is Active!

Sale Has Started

It Has Started! The biggest Thrive food sale of the year has officially started and will continue through March 25th at 11:59 pm MDT, or while supplies last.  Get your order in as early as possible in case your favorite products are "out of stock" before the end of the sale. This sale is even bigger than the last few Black Friday sales!  Previous Black Friday sales had some items as much as 50% off, but many items were only 1%-2% off.  During this sale, nearly every Thrive item is at Continue Reading …

Using Extra Funds to Become More Prepared

Six Smart Ways to Spend a Large Amount of Money on Preparedness

Most of the time, we must build our savings, food storage, 72 hours kits, water storage and other preparedness supplies little by little by setting aside a small portion of our regular income for such priorities. But, occasionally we are blessed with a little extra cash....a bonus at work, a great commission check, a gift, an inheritance etc.  Many people get an extra chunk of cash this time of year since it is tax refund time.  Because of that, now seems a timely opportunity to answer a Continue Reading …