Monday, December 31, 2012

Top 10 Hurricane Survival Items

Urban survival tips and Aloe vera

Cast Iron Cooking Part 3 (Garlic Bannock)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Horsemans Journey Part 5 Pressure and Release


That's it for today,will share the rest tomorrow.


A Horsemans Journey Part 4, A Short Scout at the NEW Pathfinder School.wmv

A Horseman's Journey Part 3 Using a Pickett Line

A Horsemans Journey Part 2- Putting Tack on a Horse

A Horsemans Journey Part 1 Special Guest Alec Forman

Prepping on a budget and Creamy mushroom soup

More tips on prepping on a budget

In the kitchen

Creamy mushroom soup


Well, I was going to share the video series on horses from Wilderness Outfitters called A Horesman's Journey, but with Bloggers formatting changes it's not working out. Please look it upon Youtube.


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Food as medicine, Funeral potatoes and 50 omelet filling ideas

50 Inspiring Omelet Filling Ideas


1. Smoked salmon
2. Bacon, Swiss cheese and tomatoes
3. Jalapenos
4. Spinach
5. Red peppers
6. Mushrooms, bell peppers and cheese
7. Jalapenos, spinach and bell pepper with salsa topping
8. Cheese, peppers, tomato, onion, squash
9. Onions and mushrooms
10. Crumbled bacon, diced mushrooms, diced tomatoes, diced onion and
Cheddar
11. Avocado
12. Swiss cheese and turkey bacon
13. Spinach, onion, red pepper and feta
14. Spinach, tomatoes, onion and mushrooms
15. Spinach, bacon and feta
16. Asparagus and cheese
17. Mashed potatoes, Cheddar cheese, green onion, veggie bacon and sour
cream
18. Goat cheese, spinach and tomatoes
19. Red, yellow, green bell peppers, onion, parsley, tomatoes, arugula or
spinach, chile peppers and goat cheese
20. Fresh basil
21. Leftover pizza toppings: spinach, mushrooms, prosciutto, olives,
artichokes, peppers, broccoli
22. Spinach and ricotta
23. Onion, sweet corn, pepper, cheese
24. Soy chorizo and Cheddar
25. Crab and avocado
26. Chive, tomato and goat cheese
27. Smoked mozzarella, sun-dried tomato, basil pesto
28. "Scrambled" beef and onion with chopped garlic and cheese
29. Apples and Brie
30. Leftover mushroom stroganoff
31. Caramelized onion and spinach
32. Green chiles and feta
33. Leftover taco meat, onions, jarred jalapenos and cheese topped with
sour cream and salsa
34. Artichoke hearts sauteed with garlic and seasoned goat cheese
35. Turkey and avocado
36. Basil, tomatoes, mozzarella and Morningstar Farm's veggie "sausage"
37. Spinach and pine nuts
38. Havarti and porabello mushrooms
39. Crabmeat
40. Potatoes and fenugreek, Indian-style
41. Maple or apple chicken sausage, avocado, Monterey Jack cheese and
sweet onion
42. Spinach, garlic and cream cheese
43. Blue cheese, caramelized pear slices and toasted pecans
44. Sliced pimiento-stuffed green olives
45. Manchego cheese, caramelized Vidalia onions and pancetta
46. Labne (condensed yogurt) with dillweed
47. Chili and cheese
48. White creamy sauce with either shrimp or mushrooms
49. Smoked salmon, cream cheese, red onion, dill, capers
50. Leftover roasted vegetables, sauteed onions and Gouda cheese
Source: KitchenDaily
By EatingWell

Have a good weekend!

~~ Shar ~~


Food as medicine


Apples
 Protects your heart
 Prevents constipation
 Blocks diarrhea
 Improves lung capacity
 Cushions joints

Apricots
 Combats cancer
 Controls blood pressure
 Saves your eyesight
 Shields against Alzheimer's
 Slows aging process

Artichokes
 Aids digestion
 Lowers cholesterol
 Protects your heart
 Stabilizes blood sugar
 Guards against liver disease

Avocados
 Battles diabetes
 Lowers cholesterol
 Helps stops strokes
 Controls blood pressure
 Smoothes skin

Bananas
 Protects your heart
 Quiets a cough
 Strengthens bones
 Controls blood pressure
 Blocks diarrhea

Beans
 Prevents constipation
 Helps haemorrhoids
 Lowers cholesterol
 Combats cancer
 Stabilizes blood sugar

Beets
 Controls blood pressure
 Combats cancer
 Strengthens bones
 Protects your heart
 Aids weight loss

Blueberries
 Combats cancer
 Protects your heart
 Stabilizes blood sugar
 Boosts memory
 Prevents constipation

Broccoli
 Strengthens bones
 Saves eyesight
 Combats cancer
 Protects your heart
 Controls blood pressure

Cabbage
 Combats cancer
 Prevents constipation
 Promotes weight loss
 Protects your heart
 Helps hemorrhoids

Cantaloupe
 Saves eyesight
 Controls blood pressure
 Lowers cholesterol
 Combats cancer
 Supports immune system

Carrots
 Saves eyesight
 Protects your heart
 Prevents constipation
 Combats cancer
 Promotes weight loss

Cauliflower
 Protects against Prostate Cancer
 Combats Breast Cancer
 Strengthens bones
 Banishes bruises
 Guards against heart disease

Cherries
 Protects your heart
 Combats Cancer
 Ends insomnia
 Slows aging process
 Shields against Alzheimer's

Chestnuts
 Promotes weight loss
 Protects your heart
 Lowers cholesterol
 Combats Cancer
 Controls blood pressure

Chili peppers
 Aids digestion
 Soothes sore throat
 Clears sinuses
 Combats Cancer
 Boosts immune system

Figs
 Promotes weight loss
 Helps stops strokes
 Lowers cholesterol
 Combats Cancer
 Controls blood pressure

Fish
 Protects your heart
 Boosts memory
 Protects your heart
 Combats Cancer
 Supports immune system

Flax
 Aids digestion
 Battles diabetes
 Protects your heart
 Improves mental health
 Boosts immune system

Garlic
 Lowers cholesterol
 Controls blood pressure
 Combats cancer
 Kills bacteria
 Fights fungus

Grapefruit
 Protects against heart attacks
 Promotes Weight loss
 Helps stops strokes
 Combats Prostate Cancer
 Lowers cholesterol

Grapes
 Saves eyesight
 Conquers kidney stones
 Combats cancer
 Enhances blood flow
 Protects your heart

Green tea
 Combats cancer
 Protects your heart
 Helps stops strokes
 Promotes Weight loss
 Kills bacteria

Honey
 Heals wounds
 Aids digestion
 Guards against ulcers
 Increases energy
 Fights allergies

Lemons
 Combats cancer
 Protects your heart
 Controls blood pressure
 Smoothes skin
 Stops scurvy

Limes
 Combats cancer
 Protects your heart
 Controls blood pressure
 Smoothes skin
 Stops scurvy

Mangoes
 Combats cancer
 Boosts memory
 Regulates thyroid
 Aids digestion
 Shields against Alzheimer's

Mushrooms
 Controls blood pressure
 Lowers cholesterol
 Kills bacteria
 Combats cancer
 Strengthens bones

Oats
 Lowers cholesterol
 Combats cancer
 Battles diabetes
 Prevents constipation
 Smoothes skin

Olive oil
 Protects your heart
 Promotes Weight loss
 Combats cancer
 Battles diabetes
 Smoothes skin

Onions
 Reduce risk of heart attack
 Combats cancer
 Kills bacteria
 Lowers cholesterol
 Fights fungus

Oranges
 Supports immune systems
 Combats cancer
 Protects your heart
 Straightens respiration

Peaches
 Prevents constipation
 Combats cancer
 Helps stops strokes
 Aids digestion
 Helps haemorrhoids

Peanuts
 Protects against heart disease
 Promotes Weight loss
 Combats Prostate Cancer
 Lowers cholesterol
 Aggravates
Diverticulitis

Pineapple
 Strengthens bones
 Relieves colds
 Aids digestion
 Dissolves warts
 Blocks diarrhoea

Prunes
 Slows aging process
 Prevents constipation
 Boosts memory
 Lowers cholesterol
 Protects against heart disease

Rice
 Protects your heart
 Battles diabetes
 Conquers kidney stones
 Combats cancer
 Helps stops strokes

Strawberries
 Combats cancer
 Protects your heart
 Boosts memory
 Calms stress

Sweet potatoes
 Saves your eyesight
 Lifts mood
 Combats cancer
 Strengthens bones

Tomatoes
 Protects prostate
 Combats cancer
 Lowers cholesterol
 Protects your heart

Walnuts
 Lowers cholesterol
 Combats cancer
 Boosts memory
 Lifts mood
 Protects against heart disease

Water
 Promotes Weight loss
 Combats cancer
 Conquers kidney stones
 Smoothes skin

Watermelon
 Protects prostate
 Promotes Weight loss
 Lowers cholesterol
 Helps stops strokes
 Controls blood pressure

Wheat germ
 Combats  Colon Cancer
 Prevents constipation
 Lowers cholesterol
 Helps stops strokes
 Improves digestion

Wheat bran
 Combats  Colon Cancer
 Prevents constipation
 Lowers cholesterol
 Helps stops strokes
 Improves digestion

Yogurt
 Guards against ulcers
 Strengthens bones
 Lowers cholesterol
 Supports immune systems
 Aids digestion

Funeral Potatoes (serves about 8) - Dutch Oven
Submitted by Ed Hedborn – T109, Woodridge
2 pounds diced hash brown potatoes (southern style - not shredded)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 can cream-of-chicken soup (10 ounce condensed)
½ soup can milk
1 cup sour cream
2 sticks (½ pound) of butter or margarine (melted)
½ cup chopped onion
2 cups corn flakes (uncrushed) or 2 cups bread crumbs may be substituted
olive or corn oil
Directions: Oil bottom and sides of Dutch Oven. Chop 1 small or ½ of a large onion, sauté in butter until transparent. In a large bowl whisk, cheese, cream of chicken soup, milk, sour cream, melted butter, and chopped onions. Place potatoes into the Dutch Oven, add soup mix on top, and mix well. Crush the corn flakes into crumbs. Mix remainder of butter and crushed corn flakes together, and sprinkle on top of potatoes to brown. Set Dutch Oven on coals to bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes, or until corn flakes are lightly browned and the dish is hot and bubbly throughout.
For variety add cubed ham or diced sausage to the mix.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

How-tos and fun stuff

Sorry that I haven't blogged for awhile, I'm not a big fan of Blogger's "new n improved" formatting. Also bummed about being in California, still haven't got a job.:(

Anyway, here's a few links.

Installing a scanner in a basement or shelter.

Making lard

Survival uses for tampons


Just for fun
10 wacky tourist traps

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

California, three strikes and you're out.

Family moved to Ca in '76 and from the start I never liked it. Ran away quite a bit just to see what was on the other side of the bridge. Finally made it out at 18. Came back pregnant at 36, Just to be close to family, promises were not kept, so left again when mini-me was 2. Came back again because I was tired of being alone and away from the west coast. Only took 6 months before I was eager to leave again. Too much red tape and idiotic, nit-picky laws and rules. Took almost 2weeks to get approved for after-schoolcare, now I can't get a DL due to nit-picky regulations. Wish things would hit the fan, maybe then people would take your name at face value.This name I've had for 26 years and had NE DL and SS card. Had to sell my truck due to registration being so high here and mechanics that wouldn't listen to a woman and fix other things and never the right thing. It's looking like the only way out is the way I always go, couple of suitcases, leaving most of my stuff behind......California dreaming is a nightmare.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Wildcrafting, videos and more

On Chiltepin peppers.

Plants for protection: Spanish Dagger

This article say's it's a good thing, but I and the blog comments disagree.
What in the world is TVP?

Tarp uses

Wild onions


Love these guys!


Dirttime plants

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Coupla artichoke recipes

* Exported from MasterCook *

Artichoke Pesto - No Nuts

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 9 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Condiment LowCal (Less than 300 cals)
LowerCarbs LowFat (Less than 25%)
Veggie

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
28 ounce artichoke hearts -- 2 (14-ounce) cans rinsed and drained
1/2 cup cheese -- Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated
1/4 cup parsley -- fresh, finely chopped
2 teaspoon lemon peel -- grated
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon oil -- olive
1/4 teaspoon salt

Place artichokes in a food processor; pulse 5 times or until finely chopped. Add cheese and remaining ingredients; pulse to combine.

Yield: 21/4 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup).
Prep Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 12 mins

Source:
"Every Day Health dot com"
S(Formatted by Chupa Babi):
"July 2011"
Yield:
"2 1/4 cups"
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 59 Calories; 2g Fat (22.0% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 144mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat.

* Exported from MasterCook *

Artichoke Salsa Dip

Recipe By :Chef Marge Tuckett
Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Condiment LowCal (Less than 300 cals)
LowerCarbs Veggie

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
12 ounces marinated artichoke hearts -- (1 jar)
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons bottled green salsa
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup dairy sour cream
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Drain artichokes, discard marinade. Coarsely chop artichoke hearts and place in small saucepan combine chopped artichoke hearts, green onion and salsa. Cook over medium heat until heated through, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese, sour cream and cilantro. Serve warm with chips, crackers or bread.

Makes 1 1/2 cups (6 one-quarter cup servings)

Cuisine:
"TexMex"
Source:
"KSTU-TV"
S(Formatted by Chupa Babi):
"July 2011"
Yield:
"1 1/2 cups"
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 111 Calories; 8g Fat (63.4% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 13mg Cholesterol; 255mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1 1/2 Fat.

Food, self-reliance and more

10 different gardening ideas

10 everyday reasons to be a prepper

Easy cast iron skillet biscuits 

 Dandelion stir fry

Bacon grease or fat
2 trout, salmon or bass
6 handfuls of dandelion greens
3 wild onions, chopped
1 lemon, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper
White sage
Lemon juice

Clean the fish and cut into long strips.  Wash and chop dandelion leaves. Grease metal frying pan with bacon grease and put on semi-hot coal, so the fish doesn’t burn. Place the fish in the pan and add onion, 5-6 slices, salt, pepper, and a few pinches of white sage. Cook about ¾  of the way and then add the dandelion leaves. Cook until the leaves are soft. Add more salt, pepper and sage. Add more grease, if necessary, to prevent sticking. Add lemon juice to taste and serve.

-Backwoodsman Magazine

Elk Wellington
Serves 8

8 elk fillets (about 4 oz. each)
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, chopped
2 tbsp minced fresh parsley
2 tbsp snipped chives
1 pkg(17 1/4 oz.)  frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg
1 tbsp cold water

Mushroom sauce

1 1/3 cups finely chopped mushrooms
1 med. onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp butter
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 can(14 1/2 oz.) beef broth
1 tsp browning sauce, optional
1/2 tsp tomato paste
1/4 tsp pepper

In a large skillet, brown elk fillets in oil on both sides; set aside. In a bowl, combine the mushrooms, parsely and chives.; set aside.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out each sheet of  pastry into a 16-in square. Cut each into 4 8-in squares. Top each square with mushroom mixture and one fillet. Fold pastry over fillet; seal seams.

Place seam side down on a rack in a 15-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Beat egg and cold water; brush over pastry. Bake at 350 for 30-35 min. or until a meat thermometer reads 160. 

Meanwhile, for sauce, saute mushrooms and onion in butter in a saucepan until tender. Sprinkle with flour; until blended. Gradually stir in the broth, browning sauce if desired, tomato paste and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 min. or until thickened. Spoon over pastry.

Taste of Home's Hunting & Fishing '06

On manual grain mills.

In the garage

Check your fluids



Monday, March 5, 2012

Well, that stunk!

I just spent a long time making up  stuff today and the danged thing disappeared, I'll try again tomorrow.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Food, Gear review and self-reliance

 Happy Monday!

Good post on cast iron & dutch oven cooking.

Something to think about SHTF

Gear review: Victorio VKP 1012 Hand operated grain mill.

Carrot soup

15min. Buffalo chili

Edible plants from the Dirttime bunch






Sunday, February 26, 2012

Salmon recipe, Being prepared and a little history

I added a few historical and piratical blogs to my blogroll yesterday.  :)

First off from Survivalblog.com: Being prepared is more than having a bug-out bag.

From one of the new ones, Pauline's pirates & Privateers. Sailor speak:Alarm

Another long named Salmon recipe, What's up with that?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Old cartoons, self-reliance and more

Alternative uses for playing cards.

Adjusting survival plans

For those who want to be found, the signal mirror.   :)

The hot water bottle

On the mechanic shelf: How to change rotors.

A wealth of talent from the blog "Something wicked comes"

Saturday morning cartoons from Hermit Jim.

Intense Angler's tip of the week "Filming wildlife"


Medicinal: wintergreen


More Saturday morning cartoons:
Volume is low so please turn up


I have DVD of old cartoons, this is one of them. :)
sorry,low volume






Thursday, February 23, 2012

Well, that vacation didn't last long. :)

Well, I did say "possible last post"  didn't I?  :)

It's taking forever to post to all of the groups in FB that I belong to, so I'll just go back to what I was doing. Making blog posts and sharing that.

I just wish I can make money doing this, Any ideas?

Well, enough of the rambling, lets get on with the show.

Post on budget home security

12 prep tips for families.

More security tips

very funny video "senior moments"

Emergency car kit

This is a different one... Pick an imperfect retreat and make do.

That's it for now, I'll leave you with an Oldie. :)




Monday, February 20, 2012

Possible last post

Most of my posts are links to other informative sites and I've been sharing them on my Facebook page also.  No offense to readers  but I get more feedback from that site then here I',guilty of that too.  *blush*
So I started just sharing them on FB this morning and getting "likes". Not being narcissistic, just like knowing people are liking my stuff  and it's not a waste of time.


So please join me if you want at  http://www.facebook.com/wolfdancer32266


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

How to videos, Bike as BOV and the wild carrot

BOV:The bike

Tips on how to fireproof your home.

Summer Foraging: Wild carrot





How to make snowshoes



Primitive bushcraft snowshoes



How to make a simple water filter.




Friday, February 10, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Preps, gear, videos and more

Lightweight cook gear


What are you preparing for?

2 tasty winter recipes from your preps.

February skill of the month from the Survival Mom: Knitting and Crocheting

From the Forager's digest: The Sassafras Tree

Planting flowers....to eat


They don't make 'em like they used to.


Kinda long but some good ideas.




Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Motorcycles, food, self-reliance and more

Good post from Wood trekker on comparisons between modern and traditional Inuit cold weather clothing.

Picking the perfect hidden retreat location.

Knife review: The Hoodlum by Buck

Bark River Knives

Mediterranean veggie sandwich

Whole wheat waffle recipe

Making your own flour

Car Maintenance: 10 things not to put off

What to do when you're lost.




I wouldn't do this myself, but Dang! this was fun to watch.





Tuesday, February 7, 2012

More of the old, some of the new

A note on.....pockets! 

What to do with your grey water.

Marten deadfalls

Very good post on getting kids to learn Self-Sufficiency

More on bartering and buckets

Guerilla gardening

Dutch oven cooking: Bread and biscuits

One of my other interests is motorcycles, I found a bunch of blogs yesterday so I'll be posting more links. Also, I'm looking for blogs on wrenching on cars, if you know of any, please let me know.

Here's 2 links from my cycle list.

Yamaha's XJR 1200  Mastino

Differentials for Dummies

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

In a funk

Been irritable, frustrated, mad etc. etc...... will blog again when I calm down.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Gear, survival insights, dog videos and more

Not everything is created equal: Water filters

Survival insights

Burying your dutch oven

Make your own extracts

A good site I just stumble upon: Foragers Digest

Hollywood Squares humor

Belgian Shepherds

Belgian Tervuren, My favorite of the four.



Groenendael



Malinois



Laekenois





Not Belgians but a good dogfight vid.....kidding   :D

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Too many to list :)

Sorry, guys. Had connection issues so couldn't post for a couple days.
There are a great bunch of posts this time. Enjoy!

Relocating: When to do it. 

America after dark
Or the darkside of America

very important
Taking a break

Profitable Homesteading

A great response from a bowhunter

6 daughters in camo

Prepping Walking the talk

Civilization by survival acres

Putting together a survival tool bag

Flood preparedness

Makin' gravy

Cranberry juice and jellied sauce

How to: Make a sourdough starter 

Fettucini Alfredo

Food additives to avoid