Use Newspaper to Clean Windows!

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This is a neat money saving trick! I had actually forgotten about this myself for years.

At a point in my youth, I was riding around some city with my mom (I think it was San Antonio, TX) when we pulled up to a busy intersection and this guy almost jumped on […]

Using LED Christmas Lighting for Night Lights

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This is a quick video of how I have used LED string lights for the purpose of night lighting at the house.

I have three dogs and a young daughter which tend to leave little surprises for me when I prance around through the night. I have cussed at many a stray toy […]

Mix Your Own No Rinse Disinfectant Spray!

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Sorry it has been a while, life has sent me a few ‘curve balls’ in the last couple of months :)! I hope this post makes up for my absence.

In this video I show you how to make your own “no rinse disinfectant spray” (or sterilizing spray) for about 2% of the price […]

The Top 5 Most Commonly Made Mistakes of Food Storage

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I am very pleased to share this guest post from Dirk Puckett of DailyBread.com. Thanks so much Dirk,  and congrats on your sponsorship of the Denver Self Reliance Expo!

Enjoy!

Willie

Top 5 Most Commonly Made Mistakes of Food Storage

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How to pressure can potatoes (Tattler Lids!)

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I happened to find a great a few months ago on some beautiful potatoes. So, I decided to preserve/store them! Pressure canning is a great method! I also had my first chance to try out my reusable Tattler lids and it is a very good product (this review is not paid in any way, […]

Pressure Canning Unusual Foods For Science Fair!

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This is a film of my daughter (all of this is her idea, for her school science project) pressure canning her favorite foods at the age of 8. Pretty cool stuff! I learned a lot also.

I think this is another lesson on how versatile pressure canning really is, not everything may be perfect, but it […]

How To Replace a Kerosene Heater Wick

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Just in time for winter!

In this video I show you how to replace the wick on a standard barrel type convection kerosene heater. I actually own three of these now and love them, they are easy to care for and are great for backup!

Enjoy!

Common brands include; Kero Sun, Kero Heat, […]

How to Pressure Can Green Beans!

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Another video on how to store food for long term! I hope you enjoyed the last post on making your own apple spice cake in a jar!

In this one I show you how to pressure can green beans in mason jars. Every veggie is a little different on the canning requirements so […]

Canned Apple Spice Cake (Cake in a Jar)

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As we are going into fall and cooler weather is coming our way I decided to whip up some of these delecious treats for the pantry. They also make great gifts for the holidays. They have become a very popular item to send the troops in care packages!

In my experience these will […]

Make Your Own Instant Soup Mix (Cream of Chicken Shown Here)

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Here is a quick video on how to make your own instant cream of chicken soup mix!

I have always been a fan of these types of mixes for everything from cooking to a yummy sippin’ drink on cold days (watch your sodium intake though!)

I recently purchased some packages from the supermarket […]