Category Archives: Contests & Giveaways

Thrifty Vac Vacuum Sealer

Thrifty Vac Vacuum Sealer

Since oxygen is one of the primary enemies of food storage, preppers, homesteaders, and those living frugally can all benefit having the ability to vacuum seal food. The problem for preppers is that most vacuum sealing options are electrically operated. For the frugal, the problem is that most systems use proprietary bags that are expensive. Homesteaders may have issues with the availability of bags – I know I tend to have a half empty roll of bags when I start to process meat.

A few months ago, while exploring the kickstarter website, I found a innovative device that solves all of these problems. I immediately sponsored the project, and asked the inventor, Dr. Cannon, to come on my podcast and explain his machine. (more…)

Cardboard Organizer Contest

The winners have been notified of the contest – thanks to everyone that has participated
Eric from Relentlessly Awesome won his choice of either the large or the small sized organizers
Conrad F won the other.

If they don’t claim by the end of the week, we will select another winner…

If you didn’t win, these are some really great organizers, and you can pick them up online at Can Organizer dot com

Silver Contest Winner


CONTESTWe have a winner, and I have contacted them for their mailing address, if I do not hear from them this week, I will select another.

Thank you to all that participated, both in the contest, and the kickstarter project – Unfortunately it did not get funded, which means I will have to go slower and work harder, but I am still planning on doing all the Ferrocement building projects in the future – even though it will take longer to get them done and documented.

Free Kindle Book


indexOne of my favorite preppers, authors, and people – Gaye Levy, has been kind enough to offer her book 11 Steps to Living a Strategic Life as a free kindle download in celebration of the 4th of July.

I have read this book myself, and think that it is well worth your time to read, and even if you wait and buy it later, it contains enough valuable information to be worth purchasing.

Don’t wait though, download your copy for free on the 4th. (more…)