Homemade MREs. For quite a while now, I've wanted to make up my own "MREs" for my Get Home Bag (GHB).
I was recently out scouting some properties, and realized that my GHB only had some packs of tuna and some candy in them. I had broken my own Cardinal Rule - If you use it, replace it immediately. So, I went about making up some MRE packages. Now, these are not true MREs, in that their shelf life is less than half of the 5 years of a commercial MRE, but I figured they were WAY less expensive (remember this later on in the post...). I assembled my "ingredients" based on "Best By" date, calories and protein content. The idea was to put long-life food together and vacuum seal it in a FoodSaver bag.
Please subscribe and you'll get great simple living tips and how-to articles delivered to your inbox, for free! In the DIY world of home health and beauty products, deodorant seems to be the the most feared replacement. Stinking is NOT OKAY in our culture, right? But aluminum crammed in your pores cannot be good for you, and it seems in recent years that store-bought deodorant is becoming less and less effective anyway. This deodorant uses a natural moisture absorber (cornstarch), a natural deodorizer (baking soda), and a natural anti-bacteria/fungal oil (tea tree oil) to keep any stink from developing in the first place. So, here’s what I suggest….make this stuff ahead and use it on SATURDAY, or a sick day, or any day you aren’t going to see anyone special, so you’ll feel secure and not look like a nut obsessively sniffing your underarms all day. Homemade Stick Deodorant 1. 2. 3. 4. Home Made MRE. Super Easy Hard Lotion Bar Recipe.
These have been wonderful for my winter dry skin.
I used to coat my hands at night with petroleum jelly, because it was the only thing that helped with the dryness. Normal lotion didn’t help much at all, plus I don’t like the fragrance of most lotions, and many have questionable ingredients. Since I do a lot of dishes and wash my hands frequently, these bars have been a godsend. No more dry skin for me! My only regret is that I didn’t try them sooner, since they are so easy to make. Most homemade lotion recipes involve quite a few ingredients, blenders and more mess than I’d prefer to clean up. I used a recipe from Jo’s Health Corner, a site that I highly recommend. Hard Lotion Bar Recipe Ingredients 1 part each, by weight Melt all ingredients together, pour in molds, let set until hard, unmold, and you’re done! I used plantain infused olive oil, almond oil would probably work nicely as well. Update: Mountain Rose Herbs sells unrefined beeswax tabs for those who need it.
Meals In Jar Recipes. Cooking With Food Storage ABC's Sloppy Joe's Jar Meal 1 cup Thrive FD Hamburger 1/2 cup Thrive FD Tomatoes 1/2 Cup Thrive FD Bell peppers 1/4 cup Thrive Tomato power 4 Tablespoons Sloppy Joe Seasoning mix Layer Ingredients in a one quart caning jar add oxygen absorber and label. 3 Tablespoons Green Pepper Flakes 4 teaspoons dried minced Garlic mix well together and store in a air tight container.
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil turn off heat let sit for 10 to 15 mins to rehydrate turn heat back on and let Simmer for 20 to 25 mins. Savory Onion Roll Jar Mix 1/4 Cup dehydrated onions flakes 3 1/3 cup bread flour 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar 1 Tablespoon powdered milk 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon dyed parsley. Sauces & Mixes Recipes. Basic Backpacking Menu Planning. What’s on Chef Glenn's backpacking menu?
I rustle up familiar comfort foods like Mashed Potatoes with Meat & Vegetables or Mexican Beef and Rice with Peppers. By combining one meat, one vegetable, and one starch, I get a tasty meal with lots of color and texture; and the balanced nutrition I need to tackle the next leg of the trail. My basic backpacking menu plan accomplishes three objectives: Reduce meal weight to three ounces or less with a dehydrator.Vary meals with interchangeable ingredients that I like to eat.Cook and eat in a small pot using ½ ounce of fuel or less. Removing water from food (but not the flavor and nutrition) with a dehydrator can cut the food weight in your pack by two-thirds.
Meat & Beans (¼ Cup Dried) such as: Ground Beef or TurkeySliced Ham, Turkey, or Roast BeefShrimp, Tuna, Crab LegsBeans (Pre-cooked Black, Red, White, Pinto, etc…) Vegetables (¼ Cup Dried) such as: Starch Base (½ Cup Dried) such as: S Homemade Soap Recipe by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E. - Grandpappy. Grandpappy's Homemade Soap Recipe Copyright © 2007,2008 by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E. All rights reserved and all rights protected under international copyright law. Click Here for a Microsoft WORD printer friendly copy of this article.
Introduction During hard times sooner or later everyone runs out of soap. To make soap you only need three things: Interesting home remedies.