Andrea

Andrea

South East Coast, Africa / I'm a tea drinker, artist, wannabe writer, nature lover, secret adventurer, Geek of the 1st Order, DIY enthusiast and proud family embarrassment.
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Get started with solar power the easy way from small sheds and outbuildings to boondocking to off-grid homes and more #solarpower #offgrid

Get started with solar power the easy way from small sheds and outbuildings to boondocking to off-grid homes and more #solarpower #offgrid

So you want to homestead?  Welcome to the exciting, crazy, productive, and exhausting world of homesteading!  There is so much to think about and plan, i

So you want to homestead? Welcome to the exciting, crazy, productive, and exhausting world of homesteading! There is so much to think about and plan, i

Plastic Wrap Alternative: DIY Beeswax Cotton Wraps.  I.Love.This.Idea!!!  ~ Must do. AWESOME!

Plastic Wrap Alternative: DIY Beeswax Cotton Wraps - this is also a great way to sew some envelopes to replace plastic bags for kids' lunches.

Self Reliant Network--personal sized meals in a jar

Honeyville Farms - Cookin Cousins guest post Chef Tess 5 day menu for personal shelf-stable meals in a jar years on most of them!) So cool not only for food storage, but for work lunches and travel!

Waxing cheese. Can last 25+ years in an unrefrigerated room. Tends to get sharper so use mild cheese

Wax cheese and make it a food storage item, lasting up to 25 years. Latter-Day Chatter: Project Noah-Food Storage and Emergency Preparedness.

427 Meals In A Jar

472 Meals In A Jar! Simply add all the ingredients to a jar and label, and then you just add any fresh items and cook! Easy meals that will save you time and money! Everything from soups and casseroles to breads and muffins.and everything in between!

Here are 52 meals in a jar, keeps for 3-5 years, seriously great ideas for backpackers and camping....or preparing for the end of the world...if you want to be that prepared.

Yankee Pot Roast Beef and Gravy Over Butter Garlic Mashed Potatoes. These meals in jars have shelf lives of 5 to 7 years.

Nature's Head, Inc. - Makers of the best composting toilet around!

A composting toilet is great for off the grid living and this model works great and is easy to use. (As seen on Tree House Masters)

6 Tips for Cooking on a Wood Stove Did you know you could bake on a wood stove? Put your heat source to work as your cooking source and save money. Knowing how to do something before you have to in an emergency situation is key.

Why should you learn to cook on a wood stove? As a little girl, I remember my mother cooking stew on top of our wood stove during the winter months. We have