Poached Eggs – Angel Style

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I’ve been asked to share how I make poached eggs. Well, it’s one of those “duplication” processes; like much of life. Up until two and a half years ago, I never even had poached eggs. The first time Strat made breakfast I observed that he cooked the bacon in the oven. OK, that itself was strange to me. For my entire life, bacon was fried in a fry pan or, in the case of a restaurant, a grill surface. If that wasn’t odd enough, the next thing he did was heat a pan of water. I suppose the pan was … Continue reading

Survival Summit 2014 Wrap Up

Survival Summit 2014

The Survival Summit began on the 20th of this month and the encore event is planned for tomorrow. We heard from 34 speakers this week on a wide variety of topics which included food preparation and storage, rocket stoves, making fuels, foraging, rabbit husbandry, medicine/dental, defense and mindset. There was so much information, I cannot possibly do the event justice by summarizing it for you. Of course, each of us had our favorite. Strat rated the presentation by EJ Owens, owner of LegallyConcealed.com, quite high. Owens discussed the importance of being mentally  prepared for the emotional trauma associated with a … Continue reading

The Survival Summit

Survival Summit 2014

Day 2 of the Survival Summit series was jammed packed with valuable information. The summit started off with an in-depth discussion on biodiesel. I know it is hard to imagine, but suppose the gas stations have some prolonged outage. Well, Graydon Blair, owner of Utah Bio Diesel Supply, shares how you can make your own fuel. Of course, it assumes you have access to used restaurant oil and other tools, so a little preplanning and anticipation of an outage is required. I strongly recommending registering for the event. You can still catch today’s lineup by accessing the videos which are … Continue reading

Rescued Tractor


You may recall me mentioning our tractor broke down up on the mountain side in December. We had planned to skid a downed tree down the mountain to use for firewood. The tractor, a Massey-Ferguson 245, was the piece of heavy equipment. Well, the tractor has been a good worker throughout the years and like any piece of equipment, its old and tired. At the most inopportune time, it malfunctions. Basically, it stops dead in its tracks and actually blocks access to get any of the downed wood. Long story short of that day, we managed to move the tractor … Continue reading

Sweetness and Spice


A little sweetness and spice makes things very, very nice. I’ve never thought about combining honey, red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper before. I especially never considered this combination for a pizza sauce. I will admit, making pizza was quite the challenge in the beginning. An oven is still an elusive convenience for my kitchen; meaning, I do all of my cooking and baking on a three burner stove. It took some getting used to, however, I’ve learned some tricks along the way and have gotten pretty good at it. Even the cookies are coming out more golden; minus the … Continue reading

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