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.
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.
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.
My favorite emergency fuels to store for survival is one of my favorite topics to talk about, just so you know. I have a small yard, so I am not able to store as much as someone with a large piece of property. If I had a large parcel of land I would have a large truckload of my favorite charcoal/coal delivered. (I do not own a truck). I purchased several red five-gallon buckets with red Gamma lids to store my Ozark Oak hardwood charcoal. The reason I chose to purchase this brand is because I read about the chemicals in the barbecue charcoal briquettes you buy at the grocery stores or large box stores. I am not a scientist, but I will give you some tips that I have researched.
Today it’s a quick reminder on how to be prepared with Dutch ovens. You heard that right if you have a Dutch oven or two with some charcoal and a fire starter or match you are good to go. What I mean by this is that you can be prepared to survive by boiling water and making meals with them. I highly recommend this style because of the lid structure and size. Lodge Camp Dutch Oven, 6 Qt I can’t lift more than a 6-quart Dutch oven because of the weight. I like this style because you can use the lid to stack other Dutch ovens on top of each other and the lid can be used as a griddle. Very little fuel (charcoal or lump charcoal) is needed to use one of these cast iron gems. Please think of a Dutch oven as an oven using charcoal to bake your food. Whatever you bake in your conventional oven you can bake in one of these. My PRINTABLE chart will help you get the temperature required to bake your recipes. No special cookbook is needed.
I want to share 3 classic apple recipes you will love to make today. Plus, I added some links below from some of my favorite bloggers. Have you walked around the produce aisle at the grocery store lately? There are so many fruits and vegetables just waiting to be picked up and purchased. I always wonder what kind of apple is good to use for this and that. I did a little research and this is what I came up with. I bet your mouth is watering for your favorite apple right now. You get the picture, right? My favorite apple peeler: Johnny Apple Peeler TM by VICTORIO VKP1010, Suction Base