Author Archives: Elena from Ready Store

How To Can Strawberries

The great thing about your favorite strawberry plant is the fact that it spreads and produces an abundant harvest every year. However, an abundant strawberry crop brings the problem of too many berries to eat. That's a great problem to have.
Thankfully, there are some delicious solutions to your strawberry abundance problems. Canning your strawberries prevents... Read More

Make Cream and Cheese with Powdered Milk

Powdered milk is one of those products you probably have stashed in your pantry, without knowing how versatile it is for your kitchen. In fact, it can be used, of course, for milk and soup, but it can also help you create pantry staples if you can't get to a store. So go ahead, bring... Read More

How To Make Bread Without an Oven

Bread is one of those comfort foods that families want year round. If you're ever camping or in an emergency situation, you can still enjoy different kinds of breads.  Here are some great options to help you get your carb fix, no matter where you are.
Donuts/ Fry Bread
While not necessarily the healthiest bread option, frying... Read More

30 Amazing Uses of Baking Soda

Sodium Bicarbonate- also known as baking soda, is one of the most versatile household products you have. From first aid to cleaning, it can be your favorite go-to product. Here are 30 great uses for that baking soda you have sitting in your pantry.
First Aid-
*Note- Always use common sense when it comes to first aid. Any... Read More

How To Build Your Own Snow Shoes

One of the tools you may have not have in your preparedness cache is a good set of snowshoes. In most cases, you probably won't need some. But you don't prepare like that, do you? You're ready for whatever comes.
The good thing with snow shoes is the fact that you don't have to spend a... Read More

Harvest Right Home Freeze-Dryer

A DIY Freeze Dryer
Did you know that nearly every food can be freeze-dried, including meat, cheese, fruits, vegetables, and dairy? You can even freeze-dry entire meals like soups, stews, pasta, and rice dishes. Freeze-dried food lasts up to 25 years while
maintaining all of its taste and nutrition. Other preservation methods like canning and dehydrating will preserve food for just... Read More

How To Tell If Your Canned Food is Safe to Eat

We've all been there, standing in the basement storage room staring at a can of corn and wondering if the expiration date from 3 years ago is a suggestion or a hard, fast date. Really, the best advice is to respect the date. However, if you are in a situation where you need food and... Read More

How to Regrow Your Produce Scraps

Whether you are trying to avoid waste, or you are wanting to sustain your family with nutrient-rich vegetables, regrowing your produce scraps simply makes sense. Even better, most regrowth processes are easy to do and bring about a fairly quick return.
Here are some great foods you can regenerate after you've finished using them:
Green Onions
Green onions are... Read More

DIY Well Digging- How to Drive Your Own Well

In the event of an emergency, one of the most important things you'll need is a good source of water. You can't always trust municipal water facilities to export clean, uncontaminated water. To take control of your water, an easy solution is to dig your own well.  While there are different options when it comes... Read More

Protect Your Home With a DIY Tripwire

A tripwire is one of the easiest, most basic ways to protect your home. It can act as a first alert, or as a more complicated alarm. Even better, a tripwire alarm is a simple project that takes minimal time, yet can be extremely beneficial to you and and your family.
The basic tools you need... Read More

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