Exciting news! For those who’ve been wanting to buy a wonder oven pre-made, Joyce from Prepared in Every Way.com (who’s blogged, authored and been involved with preparedness podcasting for many years) has now begun making and selling Wonder Ovens full time. I’m so excited that she’s decided to take this project on for all the rest of us! You can find her at My Wonder Oven.com (love that name, btw!) and she’s offering them at a very reasonable price: $47.50 + shipping.
To kick off this new adventure, she’s giving away this very cute October “pumpkin” of a Wonder Oven! Details are given below.
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This week and next, there are two product giveaways going on with a collaborate of preparedness bloggers that I know just about any of you would love to win! I’ve never participated in group giveaways like this in the past (mostly because I’ve had other things I’ve been focusing on), but with two products in a row being given away this month which would ideally suit my goals on this blog, I decided to join in. If you’re a My Food Storage Cookbook Facebook fan (which I hope you are), you’ll already have entries awaiting for you in the drawing. You’ll need to be sure to *follow each of the links below* to get to the entry pages in order to participate. Also, to clarify, these are TWO separate giveaways which are going on, each with different links given below; one is for this week and the other is for next week. Woo Hoo!
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Wrapping up National Preparedness Month, I’d like to give away this super cute wonder oven to help at least one more person get more prepared! For those who’ve been wanting one for a while, here’s your chance!
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There are patterns and principles, long since tested, that can make anyone more effective in whatever kitchen space they find themselves in. This post is a collection of rules you should know as well as the best shortcuts and re-purposed items I’ve found that have made a difference in the way I’m able to effectively work in my kitchen.
These ideas, while they’ll do tremendous things for the way you feel about your kitchen today, are also something I’ve come to appreciate as an added layer to my food preparedness too. Not only does an organized kitchen make you want to cook more, (encouraging you to get better at the skills themselves) but in an extreme circumstance, it’s benefits could even include a much faster and smoother transition if relocation to a new space was necessary. There are lots of reasons to put thought into both your kitchen space as well as the tools/ ingredients you use most to find the path of “least work” for the “greatest return”. Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I was asked by a couple of you whether there was another way to cook meat in a wonder oven other than the plastic bag method I originally posted here.
I’m SO glad for the question because it caused me to look at things in a different way which now has gotten me thinking about other directions this style of cooking can be taken! Plus, going forward it’s going to save me supplies and money since the improved container (at least the one I’m going to be using from now on) negates the need for me to buy bags anymore. (Yay!!) More on that in a minute. Continue reading
I’m excited to have been invited to join up with many other great preparedness bloggers today, adding a post about the biggest threat I see in our aim for preparing for the future. Here’s my contribution, you’ll want to “hop” over to see others which have been posted by following the links below.
The “biggest threat” to successful preparations, that I see, is the act of storing food away (relaxing and thinking you’re prepared) but neglecting to have a plan for it.
Through this post, I’ll detail 9 areas of planning which need to be addressed — in addition to the storing of food — in order for your food storage to become a “parachute” in your preparedness plan, effectively serving (and possibly saving) your family the way you want it to.
Without taking a close look at these details and double checking your preparations it’s easy to find a false sense of security lulling you to sit back and relax. All the while- as you’re thinking you’re taken care of in the food storage department– an oncoming train could be barreling it’s way around the corner and you’re in fact not ready for it. Continue reading