Monthly Archives: August 2009

  • Strawberry Bread

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    Do you like banana or zucchini bread? Do you like strawberries? If so, you'll love this recipe. You can make it with or without nuts. We substituted walnuts for the pecans and butter powder for the oil.

    To use butter or margarine powder in place of the oil, add 1 cup powder to the dry ingredients and 1/2 cup warm water to the wet ingredients. You can add 1-2 teaspoons of oil for added flavor if desired. For the eggs, use 8 Tbsp. of whole egg powder and 12 Tbsp. water - this is the equivalent of 4 large eggs.

    Some of the ingredients

    Ready for Baking

    Just out of the oven



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  • Gamma Seal Lids - Customer Tip

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    "We use these lids (Gamma Seal Lids) to pack a bucket with a set of dry clothes/towels etc for everyone in the family when canoeing or trailer camping. Our bucket has gone into the drink (water) multiple times, and never sprung a leak. Outstanding product. I'm getting more for food storage!"
    Karla, KANSAS

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  • Mobile Washer (Hand Operated Washing Machine)

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    We would like to introduce the new Mobile Washer (Hand Operated Washing Machine). This is a very affordable item to include with your emergency and outdoor supplies. It is very easy to use and gets amazing results!

    The Mobile Washer uses a technique of pushing and pulling the water through your clothes, without excess friction (which also reduces the wear on your clothes). This washer uses minimal water and because of the agitation motion, less soap. Use in a bucket (5-gallon suggested), sink or tub. It's also able to rinse your clothes using fresh water.

    Mobile Washer Parts

    Place the Agitator into the Large Cone

    Place the Small Cone on top and screw in the Handle


    Assembly Finished

    The picture above shows the unique bottom section of the Mobile Washer with the Agitator section. This section allows the water to be pushed and pulled through the clothes with an agitating motion. This is known as the 'direct vacuum effect'.

    That is one dirty shirt!

    Fill a bucket, sink or bathtub with sufficient water to wash the clothes and add soap according to how dirty the clothing is.

    Adding some laundry detergent to bucket of water

    Adding dirty shirt to water

    The Mobile Washer is operated by an up and down movement. After a few moments of doing this you will feel a 'sucking' action as water is being pushed and pulled through the clothing (the direct vacuum effect).

    Washing the shirt



    Ringing out soapy water after washing
    Now repeat the up and down movement with the clothing in clean rinse water. Use the same amount of water in order to achieve the necessary vacuum action.

    Rinsing shirt in clean rinse water

    Squeeze out as much excess water as possible and repeat the rinsing process if necessary. Hang and allow time to dry.

    Finished - Looks great!

    Click above to watch the video

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  • Strawberry Oat Muffins

    I went home for lunch the other day and saw the freeze-dried strawberries on the counter... Well, I quickly looked up some of our recipes and came across the one for Strawberry Oat Muffins. Sounded good to me. They were really easy to make and my children loved them. Brought some back to work and they were literally gone before I got back to my desk.

    Give this recipe a try - you won't be disappointed!

    Strawberry Oat Muffins Recipe
    Some of the Ingredients
    Soaking the Oats in the Buttermilk and Reconstituting the Egg
    Ready for the Oven
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  • EGG-Stremely Easy Omelet

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    Scrambled Egg Mix


    I have been backpacking and camping in the great outdoors for many years. One of my favorite breakfasts while camping is the EGG-stremely Easy Omelet. I like cooking this breakfast because I don’t use a single utensil during preparation and it is simple to prepare. If you can boil water you can make the following:

    EGG-stremely Easy Omelet


    Directions: Mix Provident Pantry Scrambled Egg Mix and any of the above optional ingredients with water in a heavy-duty zip-top bag. Be sure when you are done that the consistency is equal to that of an egg. Drop the pouch into boiling water for apx. 5 minutes. Time may vary. Watch your pouch and when the ingredients are done (like a normal omelet) pull it out and have breakfast. Yes, this can be eaten without even a spoon. Remember to pack out the bag. Keep the environment clean. Happy camping!

    Add 2 Tbsp Scrambled Egg Mix to plastic bag
    Add enough water to make it the consistency of an egg
    Put in boiling water for about 5 minutes
    Ready to Eat!
    Adding optional sausage
    Ready to eat with added sausage
    Submitted by Don

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  • Product Review: Wavelength™ Emergency Radio, Charger & Flashlight

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    The Wavelength™ is a crucial emergency preparedness item. It is an AM/FM radio, a cell phone charger and a rechargeable flashlight all in one!

    A hand crank charges the built-in Nickel Metal Hydride battery. The battery will run the radio for up to 12 minutes from just 1 minute of cranking.

    CL-L530 Wavelength Flashlight with adapter

    One of the unique features of the Wavelength™ is its ability to charge a cell phone with its universal charging cable. Unlike other cell phone chargers, the Wavelength™ comes with a cable that looks just like your car's power outlet. This allows you to plug in phones, PDA's, and other electronics that have car-charging cables. Simply connect the included cable into the Wavelength™, plug in your car charging cable, then plug in the electronic device and begin cranking. It's that easy! The unit sends the electricity to your device as long as you crank at the rate of two turns per second. The Wavelength™ isn't any faster at charging your electronics than your car, so if you have a very low battery, you'll have to crank for a while to get a full charge. But in an emergency you should get about 3 minutes of talk-time for every minute of cranking.

    There is also a 3 LED flashlight that toggles between two brightness settings. The flashlight will stay on for up to 30 minutes on the low setting (only using 1 LED bulb) for every minute of cranking.

    We highly recommend that you include the Wavelength™ Emergency Radio, Charger & Flashlight in your emergency supplies.

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  • Potassium Iodide: What it is and How to Use It

    The following basic information is provided by The Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Visit their site for more information, including possible side effects, allergies, special needs, and any restrictions.

    What is Potassium Iodide?
    Potassium Iodide (also called K1) is a salt of stable (not radioactive) iodine. Stable iodine is an important chemical needed by the body to make thyroid hormones. K1 is stable iodine in a medicine form.

    MF-T101 Iosat Tablets

    What can Potassium Iodide do?
    Following a radiological or nuclear event, radioactive iodine may be released into the air or absorbed by contaminated food or water. When absorbed by the thyroid gland, this radioactive material can injure the gland and cause serious problems. To combat this issue, you can take Potassium Iodide so your body absorbs stable iodine instead of radioactive.

    When should I take Potassium Iodide?
    Local public health or emergency management officials will tell the public if Potassium Iodide or other protective actions are needed. When advised, adults should take one 130 milligrams tablet. Children between 3 and 18 years of age should take 65 milligrams - tablets are scored in half for this purpose. A smaller amount is recommended for children under 3 years of age.Click here to buy Iosat Potassium Iodide tablets.

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