Saturday, May 28, 2011

Food Storage, Faith, and Prayer

And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them. 1 Nephi 3:7

Obtaining your food storage and every needful thing is a commandment of God. How many simply do not keep this commandment for various reasons. 
Reasons such as:

Just a few tips on sewing a Wonder Box

I overcast the seams on mine. 

The heavier the weight the 100% cotton fabric is the more of it's shape it will hold.

When I made mine, I purchased a huge bean bag chair from Savers thrift store. It was one of those oldies from the 70's or 80's. It was vinyl and so big I had a had time getting it into the trunk of my car. It ended up filling

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Wonder Box Cooker recipes and instructions

The link to the pattern to print can be found at the bottom of the page.

The Wonder Box Cooker recipes and instructions originated from a booklet published by “Compassion” of South Africa in 1978,1979 and 1980. “Compassion” registered name Wonder Box and the logo of the kneeling figure. This information may be freely quoted, acknowledgments being made to “Compassion” 

Wonder Boxes work like vacuum flasks. In these days when we are being warned of worldwide shortages of food and fuel, this wonder box and it's simplicity is designed to keep food at the temperature needed for cooking. Using very little fuel you only use about 15 minutes of energy to bring the food to the required temperature and then put it into the Wonder box. It makes it as though it were a thermos. On the flip side it will also keep ice-cream cold for about 4 hours. 
Brief Instructions: 

Retained Heat Cooker Recipes

If you come across some recipes, or find recipes you like that work, please post in the comments so we can share them with everyone who sees this. It will help us all. I'm not posting the Rice Pudding recipe that I tried that I was assured worked. It DID not! But it did smell heavenly.


Two of the easiest things to make in the fireless cooker are rice and potatoes. They're a good way to get acquainted with your cooker.


Use 1-1/2 times water to rice. For example, 3 cups of water for 2 cups of dry rice. Cooked

Retained Heat - Haybox Cooking - Links to Turn of the Century Recipe books

I found these links on the internet for Retained Heat Cookers. Recipes, Instructions, and information about cooking at the turn of the century. The 1900's not the 2000's.

Book of Caloric Recipes

The Fireless Cooker

Meals That Cook Themselves and Cut the Costs

Retained Heat Cooker - Hay Box - Thermal Cooker Class Lesson From May 26 2011

This is the class I taught on Thursday May 26, for anyone who missed it. Also I promised those in attendance I would put it up, so they would have all the information that was included in the lesson.

President Ezra Taft Benson said, "The revelation to produce and store food may be as essential to our temporal welfare as boarding the ark was to the people in the days of Noah".

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Living and ancient prophets have warned us repeatedly that destructive events will occur in our day. By preparing ourselves both temporally and spiritually, we will be ready to respond to these emergencies or disasters.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Make Your Own Homemade Berkey Water Filter System

I have studied the best water filter for my family. I wanted it to filter out all the impurities, but also the Fluoride, Arsenic, Pathogenic Bacteria, Cysts, Parasites, Chemicals like herbicides, pesticides, organic solvents, Pharmaceuticals, heavy metals, and so on. I planned on buying a Berkey Filter system after I had completed my research, but the cost was more than I wanted to spend. I had found instructions for a do-it-yourself