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    Old world self-sufficiency in a new world … 

So much of our lives literally revolves around the kitchen. We eat all our meals together there, sharing the day’s challenges and successes. It served as the school room and the family room for playing games. Plans for the day and the future are discussed and solidified over food and drink. The bills get paid, records are kept and taxes figured there. Seeds are spread on the table while planning the garden and jars are sorted and filled there at harvest time. Quilts and clothes get cut and sewn on that table. Neighbors and friends are always welcome to share a cup of coffee and baked goods of the day. Wonderful memories reside in the kitchen while delightful new, little people come to add their chapters.

Dehydrated Rose Hips

Thereare many culinary uses for rose hips. They can be used fresh, dried, orpreserved. Rose hips can be used in apple sauce, soups and stews, syrups, puddings, marmalade, tarts, breads, and pie, or made into a jam or jelly.

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Homemade Bread

As I was making bread the other day, I thought about my first few batches and how difficult this brand new world seemed to be.

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Making Jerky Pt. 1

Jerky is actually the end result of the most primitive methods of meat preservation ever used by human beings, so why not give it a try? And why pay thirty bucks a pound for something you can make at home for maybe a tenth of the cost?

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Sprouting

Sprouting seeds at home is the cheapest and most convenient way to have fresh greens with all the healthful benefits in any season. Sprouts are nutrient-dense, and an incredibly simple way to enhance everyday meals. Sprouts are full of antioxidants, protein, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Broccoli sprouts have been found to contain 50 times as much of the antioxidant sulfurophane as mature broccoli.

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Radiation Exposure First Aid

Potassium iodide helps block radioactive iodine from being absorbed by the thyroid gland and is used to protect people from the carcinogenic effects of radiation exposure after an accident at a nuclear power plant or other nuclear explosion. The effectiveness of Potassium Iodide as a specific blocker of thyroid radioactive iodine uptake is well established. Do you have a nuclear power plant near you? Are

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Camping Gear

Lightweight tents, privacy shelters and cots make hunting, backpacking and camping a relaxing, enjoyable, vacation experience. Roughing it doesn’t have to be so rough, you can be prepared AND comfortable! It’s great to have all the right camping gear on hand and ready to go when you are feeling the need to retreat into the wilderness for a little R&R. There is nothing more fun

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Light, Heat and Cooking

Designed for camping and backpacking, these stoves are portable and convenient for disaster or emergency situations. Having a stove and plenty of fuel allows you to cook your food and can provide some heat. Be sure to have a well ventilated area when using stoves with open flame. Designed for camping and backpacking, these heat sources are portable and convenient for outdoor activities or emergency

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