Bug-In With Romance: 1st Week Summary & More PREPPER Tips
Welcome to the week's summary of BUG-IN WITH ROMANCE (tips & contest). Pop back over to posts you missed and enter to win my contest here today! You'll also find the link to tomorrow's suvive & thrive post! ~Skhye
What a week! We've discussed how to SURVIVE & THRIVE in an emergency situation:
Prizes have been awarded. And I have some extra information to share...
MORE TIPS (to go with this week's information)
- Parabolic Solar Oven for $69.99/free shipping (good for boiling containers of water and canning)
- Soup mixes for soup bases--stock up on buying soup mixes! The Pioneer Brown Gravy mix thickens bean soups. I made a batch or two (black beans, then butter beans) with my solar oven.
- Use canned beans (pureed) for a fat substitute in baking (free info)
- Foraging for wild foods: THE FORAGER'S HARVEST.
- Homemade reusable tampons PREP SCHOOL: PREPPING FOR YOUR PERIOD (Who would have thought???) $1.49 for Kindle lesson
- Acorn flour: HOW TO COLLECT, PROCESS, AND EAT ACORNS (free info) Who doesn't have acorns underfoot? Cultures on the move eat things you'd normally pass by. Acorns are there for the taking. Once you read THE FORAGER'S HARVEST (see #4), you'll see that you can't call edibles trash. Besides, you can make some mean acorn-flour pancakes (flatbread)!
- LIGHTEN UP: The best lesson on how to strip your backpack down to the barest workable tool and how to make your pack's gear (survival contents) multi-purpose where they work for you instead of weigh you down. Don't haul things you don't need. Buy the e-book and read it tonight. It's a one-time read. Be ready when you've got to go.
- Best tip I found while researching for my stories: tape like electrical tape and duct tape is big, bulky, and heavy. Wrap some around a pencil (the tape neatly onto itself) to keep some handy in your pack. This gem of a tip came from THE PREPPER'S POCKET GUIDE (a great fast read you should buy)
- Basic cooking with dried foods: SIMPLE FOODS FOR THE PACK. This book is awesome for ideas on what you can use for backpacking (grits?) as well as awesome recipes. I'd purchased many books to try to grasp the basics of what my characters would have available to them in a post-apocalyptic world. BUY THIS BOOK.
- Learn how to cook in camp (from camp kitchen, stove types, ghee, how to pack it all into your backpack, and more) LIPSMACKIN' BACKPACKIN': LIGHTWEIGHT TRAIL-TESTED RECIPES FOR BACKCOUNTRY TIPS.
- Homemade baby formula: This recipe came from SIMPLE RECIPES USING FOOD STORAGE. This book also contains lots of helpful shortcuts or fixes. There's essentially a method to using this recipe that shifts through 3 phases of the recipe during the babies first 4 months. After that 4 months it says if baby seems to be gaining weight fine, switch to undiluted whole milk or evaporated milk with equal parts water. You will need EVAPORATED MILK & SUGAR &/or CORN SYRUP. Corn syrup is what I used to combat constipation with my baby (cholic). So, don't lose your mind when the world ends and make Pecan Pie!
- Phase 1: 6 oz. evaporated milk, 10 oz boiled water, 1.5 T sugar or corn syrup.
- Phase 2: 10 oz. evaporated milk, 15 oz. boiled water, 2.5 T sugar or corn syrup
- Phase 3: 13 oz. evaporated milk, 19 oz. boiled water, 3 T sugar or corn syrup
TOMORROW'S POST: Food Storage via Canning with Lynda Frazier
***also...A SPECIAL POST TODAY: FINDING YOUR SAFE PLACE...
CONTEST FOR TODAY: 3-Item PACKAGE
(***shipped directly to you from Amazon)
1.) I'm giving away my favorite little bug-out bag book of knowledge to one lucky person. WILD FERMENTATION is small, lightweight, and chuck full of info you can use to feed yourself.
I love this book. It's like cliff notes for making sour dough bread, sauerkraut, and fermented beverages out of thin air! Literally!!! You don't need a huge tome to make a few bouts of magic happen (well, my characters don't--LOL). You only need this book, and it's the perfect size to keep in a bug-out bag. So enter to win a copy today.
2.) Also with that treasure, I'm adding a paperback copy of THE URBAN HOMESTEAD. You can't go wrong with this classic book's tips. It's been around a long time. The truth lasts!
3.) And to make things equally wonderful with my prize, I'm also throwing in one Bean Sprouter Lid. Be certain to have a canning jar of the right size handy to use this gizmo! So...
How to Enter:
You have until midnight CST (Texas time) Saturday Dec. 8th to tell me the type of food you'd miss if you could no longer get it. Me, well, I miss SMOKED SAUSAGE over here in Australia...Sausages have rosemary here. That so does not mesh well with BBQ sauce! So, what food would you miss when you can no longer acquire it?
One person will be randomly selected to receive my prize package of which will be mailed directly to the winner from Amazon. ~Skhye