make pizza

This is my frugal way to make pizza dough in minutes, literally. This is an updated post because it has been one of my most popular articles I have written. I decided I would make my favorite pizza dough recipe into what I call a “jar recipe” that I could give to my neighbors. This is a recipe that my daughter Heidi gave me. I also wanted to make some jars of the recipe ahead of time for use from my pantry. I live about 8-10 miles from the nearest town so if I want pizza I have to drive to get one to serve for a late dinner. So here is an alternate for all of us to try, along with FREE printable tags below to go with the jars.

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contact list

When you go hiking make your contact list for survival to add to your first aid kit. Have you ever wondered what to put in a first aid kit for day hiking? We are coming into the season of hiking! When you are five miles down a trail it is a bit late to get a blister or small splinter and NOT be prepared. A well-stocked first-aid kit could save your day ( and maybe lives as well).  But many hikers don’t even think about band-aids, let alone anything else!! Here in Southern Utah, we have the most beautiful mountains, lakes, and hiking areas. Here’s the deal, people have gotten hurt and some have not had any identification with them, let alone any medical concern tags. Some are very prepared, but the few that are not impedes search and rescue teams we have here to help those in need.

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water to store

You need this much water to store for survival, this is an updated post about the one thing we cannot survive without. Yep, it’s all about water. It is vital we learn the amounts we need to store to sustain life. Many times in natural disasters the electricity goes down and we are unable to access water via our kitchen faucets, etc. Sometimes the water is contaminated from flooding and cross-contamination from sewage. You will need water for a minimum of three days. If we don’t have water, we will not be able to use many of the freeze dried or dehydrated food we plan to eat every day in these kinds of situations. Some garden hoses have lead in them, so be sure use a lead-free hose to fill your containers. There are numerous containers available in which to store water; use a container that works for you and your family.

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underwear

Today it’s all about how to have clean underwear after a disaster. Are you ready to learn how to wash clothes during an emergency? Remember, the month of September is National Emergency Preparedness month. Today I am going to show you my portable emergency washing machine. Well, it’s actually two buckets that fit inside of each other with one new change to my original style. This is an updated post to show my readers who maybe missed it a few years ago. Here’s the deal, I could go a few days and not wash my shirt or pants. It’s the underwear. Yep, let’s just say it how it is. We all want to wear clean underwear. It’s no secret.

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easy white chili

I’m sharing my quick and easy white chili with chicken recipe with you today because the weather is starting to get a little cold here. I love making meals in the morning so at 5:30 in the afternoon dinner is ready by adding just a salad and some fruit. I love easy meals. This is why I like the slow cooker, or crock pot, as some people call them. I can set the hours and forget my dinner meals. I have to have a slow cooker and a pressure cooker so I can make dinners in a flash, or let them cook several hours while I do other things. I had never heard about white chili until about six or seven years ago when I attended a Halloween party with neighbors. Oh my gosh, I was hooked.

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emergency bag

Would you like to know how to make an emergency bag for your bed? This is an updated post from a few years ago. It’s a friendly reminder to have some essential items in what I call an emergency bag. Grab a king size pillowcase, if possible, and you can make one very easily. Can you picture when the power goes out in your home? We might be lucky and have a power outage in the daylight hours. But at night you know when the lights go out, the TV is no longer showing our favorite show and it’s very, very dark outside. Maybe the washing machine stops or the dryer stops. Maybe the power will go out in the middle of the night and we will sleep right through the outage.

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