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If you find yourself up to your eyeballs in eggs from overproduction or a great sale, here are 5+ ways to preserve them from Momwithaprep.com

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Rosemary is a great evergreen herb that you can harvest all year long. But if your plant hasn't reached gargantuan sizes, yet, or if you aren't able to grow it, you can dehydrate it to have in your pantry all year!

Years ago, a friend moved into a house where there was a rosemary bush that was about 5′ high and 7′ around. It was massive. I was always so envious of it. I’d never been able to get my Christmas ‘tree’ rosemary sprig to grow much at all. I’d babied it, my husband fed it, […]

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8 Simple Rules for My Teen Driver. Being prepared isn't just about big emergencies but for everyday life, too!

Being prepared isn’t just about big emergencies but for everyday life, too! In fact, it’s about our everyday life that is about to change drastically in our household. You see, our oldest son is about to start driving. As a mom, I’m torn. YAY! Someone else can run the small errands or take a turn […]

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If you find yourself up to your eyeballs in eggs from overproduction or a great sale, here are 5+ ways to preserve them from Momwithaprep.com

5+ Ways to Preserve Eggs for Food Storage

Raising your own chickens and harvesting their eggs is one of the first steps people take to gain more control over their food. The thought of fresh farm eggs, even if you're farm is only 1/4 of an acre, screams homesteader. It's become one of the fastest movements of food revolution. With the recent bird flu epidemic wiping out thousands of egg laying chickens in commercial farms, the concern … [READ MORE ....]

Did you know that you can actually freeze eggs? Seriously! There are a few ways that may work for you, it just takes a little trial and error to determine the best way for your needs. Find out how @ Momwithaprep.com

How to Freeze Eggs

  Freeze whole eggs You can freeze an egg by placing it into an ice cube tray. The issue is finding the exact right size to contain the whole egg content. I've been experimenting and still haven't found a modern ice cube tray that will fit an entire large egg (whole or scrambled), yet, without spilling into the next compartment. But doing a muffin tin works (see below)! And it looks … [READ MORE ....]

15+ Chicken Nesting Box Hacks @ Momwithaprep.com

15+ Chicken Nesting Box Hacks

Recently I told you about my Dad's DIY Chicken Tractor that he made on the cheep. One of the things he used was a salvaged nesting box to help bring the cost down for the coop. While setting a box with some hay down seems easy enough, you actually need to have a 'home' for your chickens to lay their eggs and feel safe. Sure, they'll lay eggs anywhere, but it's a good idea to have a place. If … [READ MORE ....]

Have dreams of free ranging chickens but still want some place safe for them to be? Do you want to move them around a field or property instead of one space? A DIY Chicken Tractor might be for you!

A DIY Chicken Tractor on the Cheep!

Have dreams of free ranging chickens but still want some place safe for them to be? Do you want to move them around a field or property instead of one space? A DIY Chicken Tractor might be for you! Whether you're raising chickens in the Alaskan north to sustain yourselves, or are interested in having just a few chickens in your backyard for eggs or pets, deciding how to house them is a … [READ MORE ....]

PQT #43: Freeze some water to save your frozen food in the case of a power outage. Find out more @ Momwithaprep.com

Preparedness Quick Tip #43: Freeze Some Water

Summer's here, and the living is frantic for those of  you with big gardens, isn't it? Not only are you trying to keep all the bugs away to protect your crops, harvest season is upon us and that means tons of produce coming in and needing to be taken care of. If you're like me, you don't like to limit your food storage to only dried or canned food. If you're like me, you take full … [READ MORE ....]

Does it seem like summer bring a swarm of fruit flies and other nasty flying creatures in your kitchen, either messing with all of your ripening fruit or in your drains? Here are some ways to get rid of those pesky little creatures...

How to Rid of Annoying Fruit Flies and Gnats in the Kitchen

Those little fruit flies or gnats that you get in the summer (not the ones on the outside that try to eat you)? You know those irritating little things that seem to infest your house the second they get a whiff of something that's not perfectly ripe? The ones, that if you don't realize it, can infest a whole pantry in a black cloud of ick when you drop a potato on the ground and don't realize it, … [READ MORE ....]

Is that first aid kit in your stockroom fully stocked with something useful? If the lights go out and you do not have the corner office with the windows, are you prepared with light? Consider creating an Office Emergency Kit for yourself just in case!

Create an Office Emergency Survival Kit

Consider this scenario: You arrive at work to find that a German madman has taken over your building, has all of the employees held hostage on the Lido deck, and the other bad guys are busy downstairs trying to rob the vault. What if you find yourself in a situation where you are crawling across broken glass,  oh...wait. That's a movie, isn't it? Okay - let's try this one. Let's say … [READ MORE ....]

Your photo memories are precious, and you shouldn't worry about losing them to a natural weather disaster or evacuation. Learn to save them digitally to preserve a digital copy for your Family Emergency Binder. Mom with a PREP shows you all the options!

Save Your Family Photos from Disasters – Digitize Them!

h We live in an age of digital everything. Many of us take pictures with our digital cameras or phones and rarely print them out anymore. Or, we have stores of old family photo albums and boxes of photos handed down to us from our mothers and grandmothers. While trying to ensure we can keep those memories, even in the event of a situation where there is no longer power, we also have to think … [READ MORE ....]

Wish you could print out a page of information to add to your Family Emergency Binder....but want to edit it? I'll show you how to create a printable PDF resource page!

An Awesome Free Tool to Create Your Emergency Encyclopedia

Wish you could print out a page of information to add to your Family Emergency Binder when a printable isn't provided? I'll show you how to print a web page by creating a printable PDF resource page that helps you tailor information perfectly for you and your family. Using these tools will allow you to create a grab and go binder made exactly to your needs. Can you imagine all of … [READ MORE ....]

Do you want a way to combat mosquitoes without spraying harmful chemicals on your body and yard all the time? Do it naturally!

Combat Mosquitoes Naturally

It's a scientific fact. I am a mosquito magnet. My husband and I can stand in the front yard at dusk on any given day, and you can look down at our legs and my legs are covered in mosquitoes, and he has two. I seem to be an all-you-can-eat buffet for the critters. Then comes the itching, and the scratching and the whining (the whining is my husband asking me to please stop scratching, though he … [READ MORE ....]

If you have an old cell phone that you're thinking of tossing because it's just too old, think again! You can charge it up, stick it in your glove compartment or emergency bag and use it as a 911 phone in cases of extreme emergency! Or, donate it to a woman's shelter so that THEY can be better PREPared for emergencies of their own.

Preparedness Quick Tip #42: Don’t Toss That Old Cell Phone

If you have an old cell phone that you're thinking of tossing because it's just too old, think again! You can charge it up, stick it in your glove compartment or emergency bag and use it as a 911 phone in cases of extreme emergency! According to the New York Times: Any old, decommissioned cell phone can be used to make 911 calls, as long as the battery is good.   The Federal Communications … [READ MORE ....]

Rosemary is a great evergreen herb that you can harvest all year long. But if your plant hasn't reached gargantuan sizes, yet, or if you aren't able to grow it, you can dehydrate it to have in your pantry all year!

How to Dehydrate Rosemary

Years ago, a friend moved into a house where there was a rosemary bush that was about 5' high and 7' around. It was massive. I was always so envious of it. I'd never been able to get my Christmas 'tree' rosemary sprig to grow much at all. I'd babied it, my husband fed it, and we just watched it be evergreen, but at least it didn't die. Then, about a year ago, the thing began growing like crazy! … [READ MORE ....]

Got bugs in the garden!? Make your own garlic pepper tea to keep them at bay, naturally!

How to Make Garlic Pepper Tea Bug Repellant for Your Garden

With gardening season in full swing, you're probably wondering what all those things are that are eating away your garden crop. The aphids (learn how to control them naturally), slugs, worms, beetles, and other creatures take a big bite out of our crops every year. But we are always hestitant to ever use a commercial bug killer because we don't want to transfer those chemicals into our … [READ MORE ....]

Square Foot Gardening - our favorite method of managing a garden in a small suburban landscape. But we did make a few mistakes along the way. Learn from our mistakes before you tackle your garden!

Square Foot Gardening Mistakes – Learn from Ours First!

Square Foot Gardening - our favorite method of managing a garden in a small suburban landscape. But we did make a few mistakes along the way. Learn from our mistakes before you tackle your garden! The premise is to build a gardening box (in square or rectangle), put down a barrier, build a box, fill it with 'dirt', and plant. It's based on a grid formula that gives you a square foot of planting … [READ MORE ....]

8 Simple Rules for My Teen Driver. Being prepared isn't just about big emergencies but for everyday life, too!

8 Simple Rules for My Teenage Driver

Being prepared isn't just about big emergencies but for everyday life, too! In fact, it's about our everyday life that is about to change drastically in our household. You see, our oldest son is about to start driving. As a mom, I'm torn. YAY! Someone else can run the small errands or take a turn at driving on the big trips. But it's my baby. My first born. My wee boy getting behind the wheel … [READ MORE ....]

Have you ever just sat with your kid on the shore of the lake and spent a few hours fishing? Well you should, and here are 7 reasons why from Mom with a PREP.

7 Reasons to Take Your Kids Fishing

7 Reasons to Take Your Kids Fishing Gets them back to nature Admit it. Your kids probably spend way too much time in front of electronics when they get home from school until they go to bed. Or at least you wish they spent even less time than they actually do. And just because you have your kids in sports or other activities, being involved doesn't necessarily focus on being outside. Getting … [READ MORE ....]

Your Own 72 Hour Kit Plan - a step by step, 26 point plan to build your family's emergency, 72 hour kit. It's MomwithaPREP approved!

Your Own 72 Hr Kit Plan: A 26 Week Plan to Build Your Family’s Emergency Kits

Not only is it a great idea to have a Family Binder full of all the useful information that your family may need for a 72 hour period that includes personal papers, emergency numbers and other information, taking the next step to create a 72 hour emregency kit to keep you stocked with food, water, medicine, shelter and other sundries is equally important! But where do you start? It seems so … [READ MORE ....]

Having a problem with aphids on your trees or in the garden? Release the bug stompin' powerhouse that is the ....ladybug? You betcha! And how incredibly cute are they, anyway?

Release the Ladybugs! a Natural Way to Control Aphids in Your Garden

Every spring, as the blossoms on the apple trees begin to open, the green shoots of the garden are getting tall, an invasion happens. It's the aphid invasion. These tiny little green creatures can wreak havoc on new, tender, green shoots and leaves. But there is a mighty warrior that can fight these insidious eating machines. It's the....... ladybug. That's right. The cute little black and … [READ MORE ....]

Get started making your own Family Emergency Binder with this free printable cover and spine insert from Momwithaprep.com!

Free Family Emergency Binder Cover Printable

Tomorrow, I'm going to be sharing with you a great resource. It'll be how to create your own emergency binder with ready-made resources and free printables. So to get ready for it, I'm offering you a free printable today so that you can get your binder ready! A tip for printing: Trying to insert a 1.25" strip of paper into a small binder spine is kind of tricky, but it can be done. But if you … [READ MORE ....]

Do you have emergency ID cards with pertinent information about your children for them to carry in their school emergency kits, your emergency bags or even their pockets when on a field trip? Check out this free printable from Mom with a PREP.

Emergency ID Cards – Free Download

In the event of an emergency when you are not readily available to your child, do they have anything that they carry that lets rescue workers know anything about them at all? Sure, the child who has a medical condition which may effect her treatment should be wearing a medical alert in the form of a bracelet or necklace, but what about othe identifying information such as your contact info, their … [READ MORE ....]

Want a quick, easy way to get started with your dehydrator? This is a no-fail way - How to dehydrate frozen vegetables!

How to Dehydrate Frozen Vegetables

So, you have a dehydrator and you don't have a clue what to do with it. You ask your friends and most of them will tell you to tackle something really easy like apples or mushrooms. While those are fairly easy to dehydrate, there's something that is so completely easy to do, will let you clean out your freezer, and be something useful in it's final deydrated stage that it will give you a huge … [READ MORE ....]

You can make nutritious and whole grained meals and flours without having to buy them from a grocery store! Grind your own! How to make your own Cornmeal from Dehdyrated Corn and/or Popcorn from Mom with a PREP!

How to Make Your Own Cornmeal with Dehydrated Corn or Popcorn

  Earlier, I showed you how to dehydrate frozen corn, which is a perfect beginner's dehydration project. The problem comes in learning what to do with that dehydrated food beyond simply throwing it into a pot of stew or rehydrating it to serve for a meal. Grinding or powdering is a way to make those dehydrated vegetables or fruit become more than just a single dish to serve next … [READ MORE ....]

One of the easiest and quickest ways to protect your home is to strengthen your front door. Find out how with a video on Momwithaprep.com

Preparedness Quick Tip #41: Strengthen Your Door

One of the easiest access points an intruder uses to get into your home is the front door. Sure, he could go around and break in a window and climb through, or he could simply give a good, hard swift kick to your front door and he's in. Did you know that this is one of the easiest ways to get in your home if you haven't taken a few steps to strengthen your door? How to Strengthen Your Front … [READ MORE ....]

Love those little marshmallows in your hot chocolate in the winter? Are there just never enough? Learn how to make your own! #dehydrate

How to Dehydrate Marshmallows

I admit that I buy those envelopes of hot chocolate for the winter. My kids love it, it's so easy to mix with a bit of milk and be done. I can make my own, but the packets are SOOOOOOOOOOOO convenient aren't they? But there are never enough marshmallows in them for us. Or, on St. Patrick's Day, there are never enough "charms" for the kids, and they want to add more. During the fall, tons of … [READ MORE ....]

Preparedness Quick Tip #40: Don't use the palm of your hand to check the door in case of a fire.

Preparedness Quick Tip #40: Fire Safety Tip

If there is a fire in your location, don’t rush out an interior door. First check to make sure the door isn’t hot before leaving (to make sure there isn’t fire in the immediate area outside of that door). The Fire Safety Tip? Check with with the back of your hand, NOT your palm. If it’s hot and you burn your palm, you may make your hand unusable to pick things up without pain, which makes you not … [READ MORE ....]

Do you want to prepare your family for emergencies but are put off by the "survival" chat? Try out HomeReadyHome.com's new book, the Survival Savvy Family"!

The Survival Savvy Family by Julie Sczerbinski : A Book Review

The Survival Savvy Family: How to be your best during the absolute worst. As those of you who have been reading Mom with a PREP for a long time, my goal is not to get you in combat gear and build a bunker in your home. Far from it. The point is to be ready enough for life's little emergencies so that you can be prepared for the big ones. I found a book that can help you out and you don't have to … [READ MORE ....]

Get Your Kids in the Kitchen: Creating Self Reliant Kids by teaching them the skills to help them be self-sufficient: PIZZA BAR!

Kids in the Kitchen: Pizza Bar

How do  you do a quick, easy, inexpensive, healthy lunch for a bunch of kids on the fly? A Pizza Bar! In our continuing series of Getting Our Kids in the Kitchen, we focus on teaching kids self-sufficiency skills by learning the virtues of preparing and cooking meals on their own. Not only will they be able to grow up and provide meals for themselves or their families, it's a skill that can help … [READ MORE ....]

Meals in Jars are a ready way to have full meals, ready to go on your pantry shelf for quick meals, emergencies or even as Christmas gifts! Get started on building your pantry with these easy to make recipes...

101+ Meals in a Jar Recipes

Meals in Jars are a great way to put aside whole meals for your food preps. Through the canning or dry vacuuming process, you can put a meal up to help create long-term food storage. While there are all sorts of fun things you can store in a jar in the fridge or keep on a shelf for a short period of time, I'm going to concentrate mostly on those food storage meals that you can put by for … [READ MORE ....]

Think on this: Do you have extra products in your stash that you can bless them with to help them rebuild? It’s another way of looking at how you can use your preps to bless others.

PREParedness Quick Tip #39: Be a Blessing to Others

Think on this. Not only can you use your preparedness items and skills to help your own family, you can be a blessing to others going through hard times. Living in a world full of isolationists without regard of our neighbor is not what God intends for His Creation. The tendancy amongst so many people of this idea is that we have to be in this only for ourselves. But that kind of extreme … [READ MORE ....]