Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Chocolate Cake Recipe Popular in the Depression of the 1930's

This is a simple moist cake that can be baked in a Solar Oven. The ingredients of basic and can be found in most kitchens. If you store what you eat, and eat what you store, you'll always have your families favorites. This cake has no eggs or milk making it a good cake for people with allergies.

A budget chocolate depression cake with cocoa, vanilla, oil, vinegar, and other ingredients.

Making Candles with Unrefined Beeswax

Tom has been after me to make beeswax candles, but I have been working on making Hard Lotion with Beeswax. I found a beekeeper that gave me two buckets of unrefined beeswax. I gave a bucket to my sister-in-law Joanne and kept one for myself. We both wanted to make Hard Lotion.  If you were thinking about making beeswax candles or Hard Lotion you'll find the following instructions on refining the beeswax helpful. 

Friday, July 29, 2011

Our Priceless Pioneer Legacy - By Ezra Taft Benson

The historian Lord Macauly said, “The people who do not revere the deeds of their ancestors will never do anything to be remembered by their descendants.”

We hope the present generation will continue to be reminded by sermon, song, eulogy, and family traditions of the noble virtues of their pioneer ancestors and to recognize that it was by and through the hand of God that they were delivered from their oppressors and that the settlement in Ephraim’s mountains took place.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Rocket Stove - Another new brand - EcoZoom Versa

We have the StoveTec Rocket Stove which is a vast improvement in looks over our homemade stove. Homemade versions have been around in the camping and "hippie" world for years and years. Commercially made rocket stoves are newer on the scene. The designs seem to get better every year, which of course makes sense.  I'm not pushing for any particular type, but it is in your best interest to either make your own rocket stove or purchase one. 

Dew Collection For Survival Water

What if... you were stranded or had to bug out and didn't have water. How could you collect water to stay alive? gives us a tutorial. I too do not plan on being stranded or have to bug out for some reason, but if I was in such a situation I now know what to do, as you will too! Read below to find how easy it is:

Monday, July 25, 2011

Your Family Deserves a Dependable Clean!

Here's a big WHAT IF? What if you don't have access to a store? What if the stores are closed, perhaps for an extended period of time? What if Elder Dallin H Oaks was right when he came to our Stake Conference about 6 years ago, and said the next big thing to happen would be a Total Economic Collapse. What if the prophets are right and we have to live off of what we have stored?

Naw! That couldn't be true, could it? 

We all know we should store food, but remember the prophets have said "every needful thing". My list of every needful thing includes Toilet Paper.