Frugality

Gluten Free Bread On A Budget The Fast and Easy Way + Tips For Beginning Gluten-Free Bakers!

Gluten Free Bread On A Budget The Fast and Easy Way + Tips For Beginning Gluten-Free Bakers!

For those of us that have either had to give up wheat products by choice or by necessity, it can be hard to find tasty bread. When we buy gluten-free…

Making a red velvet cake or any cake for that matter

Making a red velvet cake or any cake for that matter

Cakes make people happy. That is simply a truism. I don’t know why but a cake can put a smile on the face of the meanest grump. (Not that you freely associate with grumps, right?) So take a cake, add a birthday and you get a really happy person.

Last week I baked a cake for SurvivalHusband’s birthday: a nice tall, double layer Red Velvet Cake. Was I intimidated at the thought? Nope. (Well maybe the layer cake part since baking in an oblong pan is way more efficient and a lot easier.) And here is why: I always start with a mix. It is easy, it is cheap, and with a few special add-ins, it tastes wonderful.

Today I would like to share with you my Magical Cake Recipe – so easy even a bachelor can make it with perfect results. (No disrespect to you bachelors out there but if you can cook, chances are some lucky gal has already snagged you for her own.)

Save Money On Almost Everything! Tips For Living Well and Not Paying Full Price

Save Money On Almost Everything! Tips For Living Well and Not Paying Full Price

Saving money is a real challenge with the rising cost of living. There are a lot of small things that can help you stretch your dollars. This post is going…

How to Dehydrate Green Beans

How to Dehydrate Green Beans

Dehydrating vegetables is an easy and proactive way to add homegrown food to your food security vault. Dehydrating greens beans, like many veggies, is easy. You only need a few…

Prepper Real Estate: How to Buy Land with No Money Saved

Prepper Real Estate: How to Buy Land with No Money Saved

You probably have considered buying acreage and thought it well out of your reach financially. Well, that would put you in a boat with many others who think that owning…

How To Make Jerky

How To Make Jerky

Jerky is an ancient food preservation process that fits well into this modern world. There is a word for jerky – dried meat – in almost all regions of the…

Things From The Good Old Days That Really Are Better

Things From The Good Old Days That Really Are Better

As a historian, I am always wary of the trope that things were somehow “better” in the ill-defined “good old days.” This is commonly referred to as the “golden days…

Five Off The Shelf Foods For The Frugal Prepper

Five Off The Shelf Foods For The Frugal Prepper

Putting aside a good long term supply of food can be economically daunting. Not everyone has the ability to drop thousands of dollars in one shot and get an instant…

Gluten Free Eating and Cooking On A Budget: Solutions For Eating Well At Home and On The Go

Gluten Free Eating and Cooking On A Budget: Solutions For Eating Well At Home and On The Go

A lot of people are living gluten-free. I know that some people are skeptical about the whole gluten thing. I am not sure if it is the gluten. Wheat is…

The Levels of Financial Collapse

The Levels of Financial Collapse

The possibility of a global economic downturn catches the headlines, but it’s far from the only financial SHTF situation you should be prepping for. In fact, if you’re not ready…

Building Our House In The Mountains Part 1: Permits, Foundation, Floor, and Beginning Framing

Building Our House In The Mountains Part 1: Permits, Foundation, Floor, and Beginning Framing

A lot of people dream of home ownership. The fact that it takes a lifetime to pay for a lot of the giant houses on the market today means that…

Winter Clothing Preparation For The Whole Family

Winter Clothing Preparation For The Whole Family

It’s starting to get a bit chillier outside. Stepping out in the morning on our mountain shows that Fall is firmly in place and frosts are going to start falling….

Root Cellaring Basics: Extending the Season Without Canning

Root Cellaring Basics: Extending the Season Without Canning

Root cellars have long been used to extend the harvest. There is so much you can do to make veggies last longer no matter what space you have to utilize….

The Many Uses Of Tarps For Survival and Prepping

The Many Uses Of Tarps For Survival and Prepping

Tarps are one of the most versatile things out there. Everyone should have a few tarps as part of their preps. The smaller sizes are of course lighter and easy…

The Best Hand Crank Flashlights

The Best Hand Crank Flashlights

Editor’s Note: This is an updated and revised edition from earlier in 2018.   Hand-cranked flashlights offer light and other functions when out on the trail or during a survival situation. …

Cans, Caddies, and Conservation: Gas Storage and Strategies For Emergencies and Shortages

Cans, Caddies, and Conservation: Gas Storage and Strategies For Emergencies and Shortages

Storing gas is something a lot of preppers have probably thought about at some point. There are some challenges to storing gas. Finding the right can and planning out your…