Fresnel Give Away is Over!

Hi Everyone!

My Fresnel lens give away is officially over, so please watch your e-mail in the next few days.

I received 30 new sign-ups, so a third of you will be getting a Fresnel lens of your own! I’m starting to get convinced that there are folks really interested in old and new skills […]

High Altitude, Staged, Container Gardening Part 2!

Hi Everyone,

I thought it would be a good time to do an update to my first container gardening video.

Things are going great. I am very proud to have some small plants going strong, and it is not even April yet (this is a big deal at 9000 ft)!

I still bring my container […]

Attracting Wild Rabbits, the Rabbit Hole, Hutch

Hi Everyone!

Our whole family enjoys watching wildlife, and it is hard to beat where we live.

At 9000 ft altitude in the Colorado Rockies you get:

– Moose, Elk, Deer (where we are at, mostly moose)

– Black, Brown, and even Grizzly Bear

– Mountain Lion, Bobcat

– Coyote, Fox (supposedly Wolf, have not […]

Toilet Paper Heater

Hi Everyone!

Sorry, been a few days without a post. I have been feeling a little crappy for several days now, this has been a crazy sick season in Colorado!

Anyway, I’m back šŸ™‚

In this post I share a cool way to make a toilet paper personal heater out of Ā TP, a can, and […]

Start a Fire With Steel Wool and a Battery

Hi Everyone!

I have not done this in a long time and was pleased to discover its like riding a bicycle (once you got it down, you got it down).

Check it out: A few pointers:

1) Ther finer the steel wool the better (0000) is the best, but it will all work even with […]

Tortilla Soup Mix, Store in Jars!

Hi Everyone!

In this video I show you a family favorite recipe, Tortilla Soup Mix in a jar.

I really like this recipe because you can make a lot of jars at once (and should), plus each jar results in an impressive amount of food.

Great forĀ thoseĀ of us who want a little (or a lot) […]

‘Staged’ Container Gardening at High Altitude

Hi Everyone,

I am a newbie to gardening. We have tried many things in the last few years, with little success.

I am a prepper and you can only store so much food reasonably, check outĀ how to store food long term. This stuff is neat and makes you feel better, but nothing is better than […]

Fresnel lens give away!

Hi Everyone!

I received so much feedback on my post about the Fresnel lens that I have decided to do a give away (yes I want more subscribers! :))!

On April 1st 2012 I will randomly choose 10 of my site subscribers (red box to the right) and send them the same Fresnel lens featured […]

Make Bread from Scratch, Without a Bread Maker

Hi Everyone!

In this video I show you how to make two beautiful loaves of bread, from scratch, without a bread machine!

I admit, I do have one and think bread machines are pretty cool. However, I don’t like the limitations you have with them.

Limitations:

1) Makes most people buy mix kits (you can […]

Easy Room Darkening Window Coverings

Hi Everyone!

In our house we have several windows which get almost annoying during certain times of the day because of the amount of sunlight they let in.

The biggest culprits are the ‘outside’ doors with built in windows. Ā Traditional curtains are not really an option because where would you install them?

Well here is […]