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Apothecara: Sage Salve

Apothecara: Laundry Room Wildcrafting A step by step on how to use the crockpot for a non edible but topical balm for your skin.  Below is a checklist of materials to maximize your money with the use of the slow cooker. You got this gear, now get the laundry room ready for some wildcrafting. A… Continue reading Apothecara: Sage Salve

Emergency · Glamping · Habits · Prepare · Tailgate · Talegating

Cara fully prepare: Beans and Band aids

I make it a habit to be prepared with gauze, swabs and surgical dressing.  I make herbal infusions, tinctures and salves using our agricultural commodities from U-Relish Farm.  My favorite item is the mason jar of salve with Arnica petal, clove and calendula petals.  This smooth balm saturates the skin with olive oil and protects with Bees Wax.… Continue reading Cara fully prepare: Beans and Band aids

Emergency · Fashion · Habits · Prepare · Tailgate · Talegating

Stadium Lessons and zipper pockets

When 100,000 people converge in one location, the solution is no bag just some pants with zipper pockets.  I wore all the wrong clothing in the Big House during the game at the University of Michigan stadium. A plunging neckline and a wide brim hat, I had consider posting a picture but then squashed that… Continue reading Stadium Lessons and zipper pockets

Back to School · Emergency · Glamping · Prepare · Tailgate · Talegating

Cara fully prepare: Gear for outdoor eating

Whether you are attending a reunion, potluck or pitchin, you need the right gear.  Preparing in advance, encourages that grab and go action for your next picnic in the park. This is the perfect size for a round 3 quart crockpot to travel to your destination. Continuing the mobility them of preparations, these are wheeled insulated coolers… Continue reading Cara fully prepare: Gear for outdoor eating

Emergency · Habits · Prepare · Uncategorized

Cara fully Prepare: First Aid

A recent spider sting reminded me of the fragility of the human body and without the necessary supplies we are vulnerable to what is available at the closest drug store.  Permaculture can give us tinctures, salves and balms but not a viable solution for equipment and sterile bandages.  I chose a Delsey Titanium Hardcase with… Continue reading Cara fully Prepare: First Aid

Emergency · Glamping · Picnic · Prepare · Tailgate · Talegating

Cara fully prepare: Mobile Water Wagon

The irony is this mobile water wagon has everything but H2O.  The vessels to filter, hold and utilize water are the focus of the project.  Supplementary to the Mobile Kitchen this water wagon meets the needs of 2 adults both for nourishment and hygiene.  The camp shower also doubles as a hot water source and can operate… Continue reading Cara fully prepare: Mobile Water Wagon

Emergency · Food · Glamping · Prepare · Tailgate · Talegating

Cara fully prepare: Listing the Mobile Kitchen

With a knack for the details, this is a inventory for the purposes of listing the components necessary in the skill of packing a mobile kitchen.  Glamping, Tailgating are gateways to preparing you and your family for emergency situations.  Preparation in advance prevents panic. Top Shelf: Tools that handle raw food Tongs (Long and short)… Continue reading Cara fully prepare: Listing the Mobile Kitchen

Emergency · Food · Glamping · Prepare · Tailgate · Talegating · Uncategorized

Cara fully prepare: The Skill of Packing

My approach to prepping is to be life ready.  So it seemed natural to create traveling kitchen or otherwise know as the Chuck Box here in the Midwest.  A chuck box was a traveling tool box of a road cook and was stocked with the essentials of a kitchen.  With a modern spin, rolling compartmental storage was a… Continue reading Cara fully prepare: The Skill of Packing

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Cara fully prepare: Winterizing the Bug out Box/Bag

The descending temperatures  got me in the mood for a gear review and a seasonal swap of the Bug out bag.  This is my opportunity to inventory, wash clothing and restock of your by winterizing the clothing of the bug out bag for all family members.  Shake out the sleeping bags, darning the socks, gets us… Continue reading Cara fully prepare: Winterizing the Bug out Box/Bag