Monday, November 29, 2010

Food Pantrie Dehydrator

Functional Non-Electric Dehydrator

Food Pantrie

Food Pantrie

The Food Pantrie by Duer International is a wonderful tool for self sufficiency and preparedness.  This non-electric dehydrator is a great way to dehydrate food.  The unit itself is less expensive than most electric dehydrators plus you get the benefit of using no electricity.


We enjoy using our Food Pantrie to dry our sprouted Spelt, Wheat and Kamut before making sprouted wheat flour.  We soak the grain overnight in a 1 gallon glass jar and then allow to sit in a collander covered with a towel for a day.  We then rinse three times during the day.  When the small sprout appears, we take the sprouted grain out of the collander and place the grain on the Food Pantrie trays to dry.  On a hot dry day, the seeds can dry in 24 hours outside.  If you keep the Food Pantrie indoors on a cold day this could take several days.  Test your seed by biting into it.  If it is crunchy and dry you are ready to grind.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Grasshopper Mummy-Style Sleeping Bags for Kids

Great Children's Sleeping Bag at an Affordable Price
Eureka! Grasshopper Mummy-Style Sleeping Bag for Kids

Eureka! makes great tents, sleeping bags and outdoor gear.  One of thier top sellers is the Grasshopper Mummy Sleeping Bag for Kids.  Here you see a happy young camper nice and snug in his Grasshopper:

The Grasshopper is rated down to 30 Degrees.  It is 66" long, which will provide enough room for a child of 5 feet tall.  The bag is 26" at the opening, which will provide up to 52" of room in the shoulders.  The bag tapers down to 18" at the bottom.  The bags includes a a draft tube along the zipper and the standard tightening system around the top of the bag to keep the head warm.  This bag has 1 lb 11 oz of synthetic fill.  The synthetic fill will allow it to provide loft and warmth even when wet.

The bag comes with its own stuff sack.  We love these bags for kids.  They are great for spring, summer and fall camping and can also go with you on trips to family members homes.  Kids love having their own sleeping bags and you have an instant bed for times away from home.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Lodge Enamel Coated Cast Iron


Lodge now features a line of cast-iron cookware that is coated with a porcelain enamel covering that is both wonderful to cook with and aesthetically pleasing to behold.  Lodge has been making quality cast iron products for years and their enamel cast iron is not exception.  This cookware provides a great cooking surface that cleans up easily and does not need to be wiped with oil after each use.  Two of the more popular sizes are the  6 Quart Lodge Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven and the 3 Quart Lodge Enamel Cast Iron Casserole Dish.
Lodge Enamel Cast Iron

The 6 Quart Lodge Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven is great for use as an indoor dutch oven.  It can also be used as a pot on the stove top.
Lodge Enamel Casserole Stove

The 3 Quart Lodge Enamel Cast Iron Casserole Dish is perfect for smaller sized casseroles and oven dishes.  It can also be used as a skillet on the stove top.

What is great about the enamel cast iron is that it can go right from the oven to the table.  It is a georgeous dish.  You can then go right from the table to the refrigerator because of the porcelain enamel coating.