Kevin’s Clothespin Giveaway

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Kevin's Clothes Pin Giveaway

Spring is almost here, and there is nothing like the smell of fresh sheets hung on the clothesline. Not only does your laundry smell wonderful, you save energy too by not running the dryer!

My blogging friends and I have discovered the best handmade clothes pins ever made. They are hand crafted by a real wood worker, and they are made with real hardwood maple and a heavy duty, fully wound stainless steel spring mechanism that makes them sturdy and strong… So Strong that one blogger hung a 5 pound weight with one of them.

Only the best handmade clothes pins could make one friend give up on the cheap imported ones and invest in 200 of Kevin’s Quality Clothes Pins… She will never go back

Kevin’s Quality Clothes Pin, has a wider opening allowing for more and bulkier materials to be pinned… I think you will say that Kevin’s Quality Clothes Pins are the most beautiful clothes pin you will probably ever find…

…and they are Made in the USA!

What:

30 Clothespins – Handmade, heavy duty, made of left over hard wood end pieces from the manufacturing of guitars.

Perks – 10% Off New Orders

Also, as a special for our readers, you can get a 10% discount through March 23rd. Just go to their store and enter this code at checkout:   BYG10TOTAL3

How Many Winners:

Three Winners Of 30 Clothespins Each…

When:

March 12th 12am EST
March 21st 12am EST

Who Can Enter

Anyone 18 of years or older, and residents of the USA…

Giveaway Terms & Conditions

Click here.

Winner Notification

The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond. If we do not hear back from said winner in the designated time period of 24 hours we will choose another winner and they will have 24 hours to respond from the time the notification email is sent.

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Visit the Sponsor:

This giveaway is being sponsored by:
Hilary & Kevin Jones of The Frabjus Lady and the Screwy Carpenter.

Website: http://ladyandthecarpenter.com
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KickStarter

Hilary and Kevin have a Kickstarter going on this month. Check out their video

 

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Pickled Carrots

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It’s the last day of the calendar year. I enjoyed lunch and saw a movie with my son. What a treat!

Then I did something I haven’t done for a long time. I began a fermenting project. Actually, I began one of my New Year resolutions a day early. Eating more fermented foods in your diet provides probiotics, which helps to provide the good bacteria  your stomach needs. I plan to eat more fermented food in 2015. And of course I plan to make my own.

Pickled CarrotsBack in the day I used to use a crock for fermenting, but now it is a simple thing to use a mason jar. There wasn’t anything hard about this project at all. I used an air-lock system from Fermentools, and the thing that took the longest was peeling and cutting the carrots, which didn’t take long at all.  Add a few cloves of garlic to the carrots, and cover them with a salt-water brine. Then just follow the directions that come with the air-lock system, which are incredibly easy, and voilà! C’est fini!

I couldn’t be happier with this new equipment. In about a week I’ll be sampling the carrots, and I’ll let you know how they turn out. What should I ferment next? I might make pickles, ferment garlic for storage, or maybe make some apple cider vinegar. Probably I’ll do all three, and then some. Stay tuned.

If you are interested in the “recipe” for the carrots, here it is:

Ingredients:

  • 1-1½ pounds of carrots, peeled and cut (I used heirloom carrots)
  • 5 cloves of garlic (you can add more or less to taste)
  • Ancient Himalayan Salt (high in trace minerals)
  • Distilled water
  • Quart Wide-Mouth Mason Jar
  • Airlock system (includes a glass weight to keep the items you are fermenting below the surface of the brine)

Directions:

Sterilize your mason jar and glass weight. Place the vegetables (carrots and garlic) in the jar. Using a 2% solution*, add brine to about 1″ below the top of the jar. Add the glass weight, then install the gasket and lid, and use the existing “ring” from the original mason jar lid to fasten the Fermentools lid to the jar. Then install the stopper on the airlock and install it on the lid. Fill the air lock about ½ full of water and you are done.

The minimum fermenting time for this is 1 week. Keep it on the counter covered with a towel or paper sack, or in a dark cupboard, so that light won’t kill the bacteria.

After the ferment period is done you can enjoy the carrots, but they will improve over time in a cool place (50°-70°). The refrigerator is a bit too cold. The  carrots should last up to 6 months.

If you want to add other things, like celery seed, mustard, dill or coriander, you can.


*Fermentools sells this fine-grain salt, with measurements on the package for 2%, 3.5% and 10% solutions.


Wishing you all a healthy and happy new year!

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Win a Prescott Fire Resistant Bag for your Important Documents

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How To Store Important Documents-Giveaway-Dec.5th-12th, 2014 by FoodStorageMoms.com
ZquaredAway is kindly sponsoring this giveaway for the Prescott Fire Resistant Bag.

ZquaredAway manufactures and sells a line of protective covers for home archival use. These patent pending bags have triple layered covers that will protect against flame, smoke, heat and the water application used to mitigate most house fires. Their motto “Fire Fighter Gear For What You Hold Dear” serves to protect many archival items and keepsakes to include wedding albums, emergency binders with important documents such as passports and birth certificates, scrapbooks, collections such as baseball cards, thumb drives, family home movies, baby books, genealogy documents, and much more. The Prescott Fire Resistant Bag, their largest cover is an ideal carrier for any prepper’s “grab and go” binder. These covers are manufactured in the U.S. and are currently sold on Amazon.com. Today’s giveaway includes The Prescott Fire Resistant Bag and the Outer Bank Thumb Drive Cover.

This Prescott Fire Resistant Bag and the Outer Banks Thumb Drive Cover is a sponsored giveaway and open to any resident who is 18 years of age or older who lives in one of the 48 US Contiguous States. This giveaway starts on Friday, Dec.5th at 5:00 am (MST) and ends on Friday, Dec.12th, 2014 at 5:00 pm (MST). The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond. If we do not hear back from said winner in the designated time period of 24 hours we will choose another winner and they will have 24 hours to respond from the time the notification email is sent. Please check your SPAM email folders. Good luck to everyone!
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Food Brick and Water Brick Giveaway!

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Eartheasy.com has graciously agreed to sponsor a pre-Thanksgiving Giveaway to one of our loyal readers so they can get their food and water storage off the ground! Today you get the opportunity to win FOUR water bricks and FOUR food bricks! The Water Bricks can hold up to 3.5 Gallons of water, and are sturdy enough to stack up to 4 feet tall. They are small enough to slide under a bed, and light enough (even when full) to be easily carried with their handy handle. The Food Bricks are the same size as the water brick, but they are specifically designed to pack, stack, and store food. They interlock and stack perfectly with the waterbricks. Both bricks are made of heavy, durable, BPA-free food grade plastic. Food and Water Bricks are perfect for preparedness, disaster relief, or any outdoor activity like boating, rafting, camping, tailgating, and more, and you can enter to win your very own set of EIGHT food and water bricks (4 of each) today!

Meet the Bloggers Involved

The Busy B Homemaker
Home Ready Home
The Prepared Ninja
Living LIfe in Rural Iowa
Prepared Housewives
Food Storage and Survival
Blue Yonder Urban Farms
The Rural Economist
Abundant Living with Less
Are We Crazy or What?
The 7 P’s Survival Blog
Prepared in Every Way
Preparedness Mama
Stop Existing and Start Living
The Tattooed Homestead
Apartment Prepper
Homestead Lady
Trailer Park Homesteader
The Easy Homestead
Fabulous Farm Girl

Terms and Conditions

This Food Brick and Water Brick Giveaway is sponsored by Eartheasy.com, and is open to any resident who is 18 years of age or older who lives in one of the 48 US Contiguous States. This giveaway starts on Monday, Nov. 17th at 6:00 am (CST) and ends on Sunday, Nov. 23th, 2014 at 6:00 pm (CST). The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond. If we do not hear back from said winner in the designated time period of 24 hours we will choose another winner and they will have 24 hours to respond from the time the notification email is sent. Please check your SPAM email folders. Good luck to everyone!

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How to Whip Shea Butter – plus a giveaway!

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Using whipped Shea butter is wonderful for adding moisture to hair and skin.

If you use it, or if you want to use it, here is:

  • a tutorial on how to make it yourself
  • a giveaway, and
  • a trusted source for obtaining Shea butter, whipped or otherwise.

Giveaway

You have a good chance of winning this one! If you have watched the video you will have seen the two 8oz jars of Whipped Shea Butter that we filled in the video, we are giving these jars to you our readers…

Starts & Ends

Starts – November 13th 12:00 AM EST 2014 Ends – November 22nd 12:00 PM EST 2014

Two Winners

Since we have two jars of Whipped Shea Butter we will picking two winners… One Jar Each a $32.00 Value…

Winners Notification

Winners will be notified by email at the end of the giveaway, and will have 48 hours to respond, if a winner does not respond within the 48 hour time frame they will be disqualified and a new winner will be chosen, the new winner will have 48 hours to respond or be disqualified for a new choice, until we get a proper winning response.

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Foodsaver Giveaway!

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FoodSaver Tips And Giveaway-Nov.10th-16th, 2014 by FoodStorageMoms.com
We have some FoodSaver tips and giveaway today! Have you been wanting a FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealer? Well, today is a sponsored post by FoodSaver® and we are so grateful to be able to share this giveaway with our readers! You can use FoodSaver bags, FoodSaver containers and mason jars to preserve your food for the pantry or freezer. This FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealer FM2000 comes complete with the following:

Included In Offer:
3 – Quart Bags
2 – Gallon Bags
1 – 11” x 10′ Roll
1 – Accessory Hose

 
We quote from the FoodSaver website “The FoodSaver® FM2000 Vacuum Sealing System keeps food fresh up to 5x longer and saves up to $2700 per year based on buying in bulk, on sale and preventing waste. Form and function combine with a sleek, compact design and easy-to-use manual operation to preserve a variety of foods.”

Tips

Use mason jars to make your breakfast meals, salads for a week, buy food in bulk and put in smaller FoodSaver bags or mason jars to store and save $$$$! Please share how you would use this awesome giveaway if your name is chosen as the winner.

Terms & Conditions:

This FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealer FM2000 Giveaway is open to any resident who is 18 years of age or older who lives in one of the 48 US Contiguous States. This giveaway starts on Monday, Nov. 10th at 5:00 am (MST) and ends on Sunday, Nov. 16th, 2014 at 5:00 pm (MST). The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond. If we do not hear back from said winner in the designated time period of 24 hours we will choose another winner and they will have 24 hours to respond from the time the notification email is sent. Please check your SPAM email folders. Good luck to everyone!

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NATURAL SPA GIFT BAG GIVEAWAY

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Natural Spa Giveaway

$60.00 Value

  • 4 – lbs Sonoma Sea Salt
  • 1 – Sisal Sponge
  • 2 – 8oz Jars Cocoa Butter
  • 1 – Cocoa Butter Bar w/case
  • 2 – 1oz Jars Unrefined Shea Butter
  • 3 – 3.5oz Bars Organic Coconut Oil Soap
  • 3 – Fragrance & Alcohol Free Hand Sanitizers

Natural Spa Gift Bag Nov. 8th 12:00AM EST – Nov. 14th 12:00PM EST 2014

Blue Yonder Urban Farms – Unscented Handmade Soaps & Body Butters. Are made with the finest unrefined Shea Butter, organic unrefined food grade Cocoa butter and organic Coconut oil. The Cocoa butter still smells of Chocolate.

Natural Spa Gift Bag Giveaway is sponsored by Blue Yonder Urban Farms you can visit the website here:http://blueyonderurbanfarms.com

Natural Spa Gift Bag Giveaway is open to any resident who is 18 years of age or older who lives in one of the 48 US Contiguous States. Alaska & Hawaii are excluded due to shipping costs. This giveaway starts on Saturday, Nov. 8th at 12:00 AM (EST) and ends on Friday, Nov. 14th, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EST). The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond. If we do not hear back from said winner in the designated time period of 48 hours we will choose another winner and they will have 48 hours to respond from the time the notification email is sent. Please check your SPAM email folders.

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A Handcrafted Christmas Giveaway

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Trayer Wilderness Handcrafted Christmas Giveaway

Trayer Wilderness Handcrafted Christmas Giveaway

Trayer Wilderness is offering

(1) $75.00 gift certificate

usable on their website towards any combination of their handcrafted items!

Who is Trayer Wilderness?

Welcome To Trayer Wilderness

Trayer Wilderness is a family of three homesteading traditionally off-grid in northern Idaho with 100% solar power. Their family consists of the Mountain Man, Glen Trayer, his Mountain Woman, Tammy Trayer and their Mountain Boy Austin. They utilize the land and their God given talents to earn an income while living their dream. All their items are handcrafted on their homestead offering a little bit of something for everyone with their girly homemade goats milk soaps, candles and melting bricks by the Mountain Woman, the elk hide leather moccasins and paracord survival items such as gun slings, belts, bracelets and more made by the Mountain Boy and the Mountain Man’s hand forged tools, survival fire tools, paracord items, decorative metal art and decorative metal horse shoe art. The Mountain Man also invented and fabricated three different tools for fire making called the Trayer Fire Tool, the MultiFlame Tool and the MultiFlame Mini Tool for the outdoor enthusiasts and survivalists. The Mountain Woman also has several e-books soon to be released at their website TrayerWilderness.com which will educate on solar living, building a traditional cabin, building a traditional smokehouse and more. Additionally, they will be adding e-courses in the new year offering more in depth education and training on blacksmithing, brain tanning, canning, soap making, etc. They offer a weekly newsletter that will keep you well informed on all they offer.

Here are some reviews on the Mountain Man’s Fire Tools:

Trayer Fire Tool

MultiFlame Mini Tool

MultiFlame Tool

They not only handcraft items in the wilderness, but they also educate on homesteading, natural health, healing and essential oils, wilderness survival, traditional and primitive skills, autism, whole foods and a gluten free and casein free diet, living off the land, off-grid and solar living and so much more. The Mountain Woman has a weekly radio podcast on the Survival Mom Radio Network and they share their information on many social media platforms and on YouTube. The Mountain Woman also writes for the New Pioneer Magazine, American Frontiersman, Prepare Magazine, Self Reliance Illustrated, Backwoodsman Magazine and Cabin Life Magazine. Be sure to connect with them below and check out their website to see what items you would purchase if you were the winner of their $75.00 gift certificate!

#TrayerWilderness

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Meet the Participating Bloggers

The bloggers listed in the Rafflecopter form below have come together to purchase this prize for one lucky contestant. As you click “Like” on the form, visit their pages and get to know them. Every time you like, comment on or share one of their posts, you are supporting their page. We all appreciate you so much.

Enter to Win

This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only. Entrants must be age 18 or older to enter. Giveaway runs from 12:00 am MST October 27th to 12:00 am MST November 3rd. Winner will be drawn November 3rd and emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email before another entrant is chosen, so check your spam folders too!

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Slow Cooker that Needs No Electricity!

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My Wonder Oven Slow Cooker Giveaway-Oct.24th-29th, 2014 by FoodStorageMoms.com

My Wonder Oven is an awesome energy-saving, non-electric slow cooker. You use a minimum amount of fuel to get the process rolling. In order to slow cook food, all you do is use a pan with a lid and bring the food to a rolling boil for about 10-15 minutes. Quickly place the lid on your pan and place it in the Wonder Oven.

Perfect for camping or at home. Keeps the house cool on hot days.  You can finish cooking your dish in the car on the way to dinner at grandmas! Or keep food cold while traveling! Check them out here.

By entering the giveaway below, you will have a chance to win one of these awesome My Wonder Ovens! Good luck!

My Wonder Oven — Top Ten Features:

1. 100% Cotton

We promise the fabric won’t melt!

2. Double Stitched

We want to make sure those beads stay right where we put them!

3. Filled with 3 mm polystyrene beads

Smaller beads conduct the heat better because there is less air space around them. Bigger is NOT always better.

4. VIRGIN beads

My Wonder Oven beads have not not been recycled from someone else’s bean bag.

5. Floppy rather than overstuffed

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This feature makes it easier to store, and allows you to fit it into a container (which is great when you’re cooking on the go) or wrap it around your food. Go freestyle, baby.

6. Washable

If My Wonder Oven gets soiled, simply wash that area with soap and water and allow to air dry. It’s a good idea to wrap your pot with a towel to avoid spills. A solar blanket also works great to catch spills and reduce condensation.

7. Cook on the road!

Think of it as a non-electric slow cooker.

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8. Refrigerate on the road

Great for keeping groceries cool, or even frozen, on the ride home.

9. Made is the USA

Even better, made in TEXAS.

10. Affordable pricing

Because I can purchase the fabric and those 3 mm VIRGIN beads here locally, I can keep the costs down.

Terms & Conditions:

The My Wonder Oven Giveaway is open to any resident who is 18 years of age or older who lives in one of the 48 US Contiguous States. This giveaway starts on Friday, Oct. 24th at 5:00 am (MDT) and ends on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at 5:00 pm (MDT). The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond. If we do not hear back from said winner in the designated time period of 24 hours we will choose another winner and they will have 24 hours to respond from the time the notification email is sent. Please check your SPAM email folders. Good luck to everyone! Let’s be prepared for the unexpected!
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Why You Need a Backpack—and not just for school or camping!

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For me, part of living an abundant life is being ready for the curves life throws at you. Or as ready as you can be. That means being flexible and prepared for the unexpected. When stressful events occur, being organized and prepared can really help maintain a peaceful, calm outlook, even in the midst of chaos. This is so important in these situations. So can you grab all of your important papers quickly? Your priceless photos? Your daily mediciations? Clothes, food and water for 3 days? How about a way to cook your meals, a plate and utensils, a way to filter water, or a knife and multi-tool? These are just some of the things you will need to have with you when you  evacuate your home, or if you are caught away from home in your vehicle during an emergency.

Living in southern California, I have Fire2experienced many natural disasters: earthquakes, including the ’94 Northridge quake, floods and fires. One year we had all three of these within a one month period. I know, what’s up with that? Thankfully we’ve had no hurricanes, although some storms seemed mighty close. Power outages have at times been frequent with hot summers and Santa Ana winds. Last year I had to evacuate my home for a few days due to fire threat. So I am trying to be better prepared for these unexpected events. Here’s where the backpack becomes an extremely handy place to store items for when you need to grab it and go.

Choosing a Backpack

cars-in-snowChoosing the right backpack really depends on how you are going to use it. If you want it for camping and hiking, or situations where you might be on foot for any period of time, you will be looking for different features than if you just want something ready that you can throw in the car and go. Or keep in the car, for that matter. If you are in an urban setting and want to be inconspicuous during possible civil unrest (like we’ve seen recently in Ferguson, MO), you won’t want to draw attention to yourself and will be looking for something that blends in and does not look military.

Choosing a backpack also depends on the funds you have available. The prices range from quite reasonable to very expensive (from my point of view). What is right for you will not be right for others. I’ve got my eye on several backpacks, and wanted to share them with you. If you are new to the whole 72-hour go bag thing, it is really a good idea to prepare one, whether you live in an urban or rural area.

MaxVultureII

Maxpedition Vulture-II Backpack

 

Paratus 3-DayParatus 3 Day Operator’s Pack 

 

EDC

Every Day Carry Ultimate 3 Day Tactical Backpack 

 

Or, if you are looking for something already packed for you and really budget friendly, check this out:

ReadyAmericaReady America 70280 Grab-‘n-Go Emergency Kit, 2-Person, 3-Day Backpack

Here are some resource articles that will give you an idea what to pack. I really wish I could win the giveaway below, but since that is not possible I will continue to save for one of the above.

Emergency Car Kits

Go Bags (aka Bug-Out Bags) and EDC (Everyday Carry) Bags

Military Grade Backpacks

In the meantime, enter the contest below. One lucky winner will receive an amazing back-pack, courtesy of the group of bloggers listed in the Rafflecopter. As you click “Like” on the form, visit their pages and get to know them. Every time you like, comment on or share one of their posts, you are supporting their page. We all appreciate you so much.

Backpack

 

Maxpedition Vulture II Backpack Giveaway!

Whether you use this backpack for camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, or as an emergency pack, you are sure to love it. On the off-chance that you already have too many quality backpacks, this would make a fabulous Christmas or Hanukkah present for someone special!

Enter to Win

This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only. Entrants must be age 18 or older to enter. Giveaway runs from 12:00 am MST October 25th to 12:00 am MST November 2nd. Winner will be drawn November 2nd and emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email before another entrant is chosen, so check your spam folders too!

Good luck!

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Thermal Cooker – Alternative to Slow Cooker Uses No Energy

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Thermal Cooker Giveaway

Thermal Cooker Giveaway Oct. 13th-19th, 2014 cooks like a slow cooker |via www.foodstoragemoms.com
We are really excited today about our thermal cooker giveaway! We are a group of bloggers who like to show our readers how to use different preparedness items. This Saratoga Jacks Thermal Cooker works very much like a slow cooker. It comes with two stainless steel pans with one lid that fits right inside the thermal cooker. You can use this for either hot foods or cold foods. Just a note, frozen meat or frozen foods will not work in this, just so you know. The meat must be totally thawed.

1. Bring To A Full Boil

The first thing you do when you decide what you are going to make is decide if you will use one or both of the inside pans. Let’s say you are making soup. First, you brown the meat, add the broth, vegetables and bring it to a full rolling boil. You need to make sure the liquid in the cooker is within one inch of the top. If you use both pans you will add enough liquid to be level with the bottom of the upper pan. In order for this thermal cooker to work it must be full.

2. Boil Four Minutes

Next, boil the liquid, vegetables and meat for four full minutes. At the end of four minutes, quickly put the lid on and set the pan with the lid inside the thermal cooker. Put the thermal cooker on the counter top or in your car. These work great for ballgames, sporting events, family reunions or everyday meals. It uses zero electricity after the four minutes of boiling. You can “cook” your meal for 5-6 hours while on the kitchen counter, in your car or on vacation trips.

3. Use It To Keep Salads Cold

Another awesome feature about a thermal cooker is the fact that it will keep foods cold for four to six hours. This is what you do, make your salad the night before you need it. Place the salad inside the stainless steel pan with the lid. Place the pan with the lid in your refrigerator overnight. I would leave the liquid salad dressing off or the salad will be soggy. In the morning, quickly put the pan with the lid inside the thermal cooker. Now it is a refrigerator/cooler.

Saratoga Jacks Thermal Cooker (great ideas, recipes and so much information)

This Saratoga Jacks Thermal Cooker Giveaway is open to any resident who is 18 years of age or older who lives in one of the 48 US Contiguous States. This giveaway starts on Monday, Oct. 13th at 5:00 am (MDT) and ends on Sunday, Oct. 19th at 5:00 pm (MDT). The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond. If we do not hear back from said winner in the designated time period of 24 hours we will choose another winner and they will have 24 hours to respond from the time the notification email is sent. Please check your SPAM email folders.

Good luck to everyone!

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MEGA GIVEAWAY WINNERS

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Here are the winners for our mega giveaway. Stay tuned for a few more giveaways yet this year. Some nice ones coming up!

1. Berkey–Lola B.

2. Sun Oven–Mikki O.

3.Kelly Kettle–Kathy B.

4. WonderMill–Leslie D.

5. Propur–Alice F.

6.1 Seventy Two Hour Kit–Ron D.

7. 1 Seventy Two Hour Kit–Jeff C.

8. Honey–Christy M.

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“Honey, Honey, Honey,” said Pooh!

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Cox’s Honey Group Giveaway

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Today we are hosting another Cox’s Honey Group Giveaway so our readers will have a chance to win some raw, unfiltered, pure honey. Cox’s Honey is sponsoring this giveaway today and we want to thank them for giving us this opportunity.

30 Pounds of Honey to One Lucky Winner!

 
Cox’s honey is raw and unfiltered honey. The company was started back in 1880 in Orderville, Utah by Delaun Mills Cox. Mr. Cox produced enough sweet honey for the entire city before moving the operations to Shelley, Idaho. Delaun kept his beehives going more like a hobby. But after World War I he began making more money as a hobbyist than his previous holdings.

During the following years honey prices became depressed and in 1925 his son, Orville S. Cox took over his bee business. Orville made the bee business his tool of trade for his livelihood and raising his family. He produced, packaged and sold clover honey.

You can check out the Cox’s Honey website here and their Facebook page here.

This Cox’s Honey Giveaway is open to any resident who is 18 years of age or older who lives in one of the 48 US Contiguous States.

To enter, simply scroll down to the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post and follow the instructions.

This giveaway starts on Wednesday, Oct. 1st at 5:00 am (MDT) and ends on Monday, Oct. 6th at 5:00 pm (MDT).

The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond. If we do not hear back from said winner in the designated time period of 24 hours we will choose another winner and they will have 24 hours to respond from the time the notification email is sent. Please check your SPAM email folders.

Good luck to everyone! Let’s be prepared for the unexpected!
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Preparedness Month Giveaway!

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In honor of this month being Preparedness Month, The Prepared Bloggers are proud to present a Mega giveaway.

We are proud to partner with 6 great companies for seven great prizes. These prizes are the perfect way to either begin your preparedness journey or add to your preps. We will have seven winners in this giveaway. Each winner will win one of the following prizes listed below. The giveaway starts September 22nd, 2014 @12:15 am (CST) and ends September 29th, 2014 @ 11:55 pm (CST). This giveaway is open to anyone 18 years of age and older who is a US resident of the 48 Continental US States only. Each winner will be sent an email and the winner must respond within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen.

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1 Royal Berkey System–From LPC Survival–This system is perfect for 2-6 people, filtering 3.25 gallons in about 2 hours. It comes with  2 Black Elements and is perfect for large families but is small enough for travel.

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1 Sun Oven–From Sun Oven–This is a great off-grid cooking solution using only solar energy. This Sun Oven includes a cookbook, dehydrating and baking rack set, two easy stack pots, a WAPI, and two loaf pans.

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1 Scout Kelly Kettle–From Kelly Kettle–The Kelly Kettle boils water quick and with very little fuel. It’s great for camping trips, hunting trips and emergencies.

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1 Wonder Junior Deluxe–From Wonder Mill–This is the perfect solution for making your own bread off-grid. It’s one of the easiest to use hand mills on the market. A great mill to use in an emergency situation, an off-grid environment or for everyday use.

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1 Propur Big with 2 ProOne 7″ G2.0 Filters–From End Times Warehouse–A clean water supply is super important in every situation. This gravity fed water treatment system makes it super easy to always have clean water.

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2 Seventy Two Hour Kits–From Survival Based–Be prepared for a sudden storm or power outage with this all in one 72 hour kit. Complete with fuel to cook the food contained in the kit. Keep this kit in your car, house, or grab it if you need to evacuate.  Two lucky people will each win one 72 hour kit.

 

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1 Case of Six 5lb Creamed Honey (30lb total)–From Cox’s Honey–Honey is the prefect item to place in you food storage. It’s also great for a number of other uses. Cox honey is raw and unfiltered making it some of the best honey on the market.

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Free eBook on Gluten-Free Diet

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Free on Amazon at time of posting.


Disclosure: Some of the links on this site may be affiliate links. If you follow an affiliate link to a company or product and then end up buying something, I get a small percentage of the sale for referring you. Your price is unchanged, and by buying stuff you help support this blog. Thank you!

 

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Last Day to Enter

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BYUF-Giveaway3In partnership with Blue Yonder Urban Farms, Abundant Living With Less is pleased to present this giveaway:

Natural Spa Gift Bag! $60.00 Value

What is in your Natural Spa Gift Bag:

4 – lbs Sonoma Sea Salt
1 – Sisal Sponge
2 – 8oz Jars Cocoa Butter
1 – Cocoa Butter Bar w/case
2 – 1oz Jars Unrefined Shea Butter
3 – 3.5oz Bars Organic Coconut Oil Soap

*3 Spray Bottles are shown but not included in the giveaway…

There is no time to wait!

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Free eBook on Amazon

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If you are growing mint this season, you probably have more than you know what to do with by now. This free Kindle book over on our affiliate, Amazon, will help.  Jan, from The Nerdy Farm Wife, just published her new ebook on Amazon, and for the first few days it is FREE!

Don’t have a Kindle device? No problem. You can still read it on your computer, tablet, laptop, or smartphone by using Amazon’s free app, found HERE.

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Disclosure: The link to amazon.com is an affiliate link. If you click on it and purchase something, I earn a small commission for sending a customer their way. This costs you no extra money, but does help support my blog. Thank you!

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All Natural Spa Gift Bag Giveaway

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BYUF-Giveaway3In partnership with Blue Yonder Urban Farms, Abundant Living With Less is pleased to present this giveaway:

Natural Spa Gift Bag! $60.00 Value

What is in your Natural Spa Gift Bag:

4 – lbs Sonoma Sea Salt
1 – Sisal Sponge
2 – 8oz Jars Cocoa Butter
1 – Cocoa Butter Bar w/case
2 – 1oz Jars Unrefined Shea Butter
3 – 3.5oz Bars Organic Coconut Oil Soap

*3 Spray Bottles are shown but not included in the giveaway…

Can’t wait for the contest to end? Buy these items now if you would like to! 

Exclusive offer: 20% off  purchase of $20 or more. Just use this code over at Blue Yonder Urban Farms during checkout: JWTN1G

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Tweet and Win!

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bird_twitter_new_singleI have to confess, it is really hard to share this information. That is because the more people who know about it the less chance I have to win one of the wonderful prizes that are going to be given away tomorrow. Actually, tomorrow is just the pre-giveaway giveaway. But with 7 prizes being awarded tomorrow, chances could be good you will win one. Or me! 🙂 In any case, I’m sharing!

My friend, Karen, over at Blue Yonder Urban Farms, is giving away an amazing natural spa package this next week. And to kick off this giveaway, she is giving away even more items. All you have to do is participate in the Twitter chat party Wednesday, 8/13, from 1:00 – 1:30 pm PST. Here is the scoop:

Natural Spa Gift Bag Giveaway – Twitter Chat Launch… Win One of 10 Prizes including: 7 Prizes of 1oz Shea Butter, 1 Prize of 1-lb Bulk Sizes of Unrefined Shea Butter, 1 Prize of 1-lb Bulk Size of Organic Cocoa Butter & 1 Prize of 3 – Handmade Non toxic Soaps. Wednesday August 13th, 2014 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm (US/Pacific)

 

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Moringa Seed Giveaway!

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Moringa leaves are so healthy, with tons of vitamins and minerals. I use powdered moringa in my morning smoothie, and plan to get some capsules to make moringa caps for the days I don’t have a smoothie. This is an amazing giveaway. Check it out!

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The Journey

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Walking, navigation, using a map and compass, in the Lake District, Cumbria, Uk

Remember that song? “De-tour, there’s a muddy road ahead, de-tour…” It has been running through my head all weekend. If you do remember it, then like me, you have just dated yourself!

But whether young or old, let’s face it – it is not easy for most of us to embrace change with open arms. Even if it is change we initiate. Negotiating life’s detours and potholes can be rough.

Whether you have been forced to change your lifestyle due to economic circumstances, want to live a more simple and stress-free life, need to rebuild your health, or are looking at changes in your future for other reasons, I hope that you will find helpful resources and encouragement here!

Less is More may seem like a cliché, but less really can be detourmore. Abundant life is possible, even while “doing without.” It might not be the journey you would choose, but it can be an exciting journey nonetheless.

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