Surviving on Shoestrings: Eustace Conway of Turtle Island Preserve

Eustace Drives BuggyMarch 3, 2014: I am so thrilled to be talking with my special guests Eustace Conway and Desere from Turtle Island Preserve as my very special guests for this episode. I have had the opportunity to speak with each of them on many occasions but this is their first appearance here on Surviving On Shoestrings!

Some of you may know of Eustace from the History Channel Series: “Mountain Men” or perhaps as the focus of the book, The Last American Man, by Elizabeth Gilbert. Both are simply extra decorations to what the roots of his life: Helping people connect with real, natural life!

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An upcoming event at Turtle Island Preserve that you may enjoy is “Families Learning Together” on April 26th. I’ll get see you there too! Hope you make it!

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Surviving on Shoestrings: Kitchen Stretching Tips & The Pride of Poverty

Surviving on Shoestring: poverty by us countyFebruary 17, 2014:  In this episode of Surviving on Shoestrings, Donna goes through some ideas to help your budget by stretching things in the kitchen.  For more helpful tips in the kitchen, check out Donna’s Blog HERE.  If it’s not up there yet, it will be!  Sign up for the Newsletter while you’re there too!

Then the last half of the show, she’ll wax philosophical and talk about the Pride of Poverty.  It’s a two edged sword. No matter if you are the one dealing with poverty or you know someone who is, there are ways to deal with the pride that is perceived from both sides.

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Surviving on Shoestrings: A Secret Garden & A Secret Greenhouse

PicMonkey CollageFebruary 3, 2014:   Join us as Donna Miller interviews her friend Rick Austin, the The Survivalist Gardener. Rick has been featured on National Geographic Channel’s Doomsday Castle, the film: Beyond Off-Grid, and Mother Earth News.  He is the Author of Secret Garden of Survival- How to Grow a Camouflaged Food-Forest & Secret Greenhouse of Survival- How to Build the Ultimate Homestead & Prepper Greenhouse.

Rick discusses with Donna how these ways of gardening can help stretch what you have while you’re surviving on shoestrings!

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Surviving on Shoestrings: 2013 in the Bug-Out Cabin on to 2014

A year in the Bug-out

A year in the Bug-out

January 6, 2014:  Join Donna Miller as she recaps 2013 – the first full year in the Bug-Out cabin (now home).  It’s been a wild ride!  Also a word for setting resolutions for the New Year and Donna reads a letter from a listener encouraging Mom’s with some truly frugal advice.

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Surviving on Shoestrings: Couponing Made Easy

Couponing ConfusionOn this episode of Surviving on Shoestrings, Donna Miller talks with the creator of a tool that she’s used for YEARS! If couponing ever confused or overwhelmed you, you may like this free website!
 Jenny Martin is the writer behind SouthernSavers.com, one of the leading frugal living websites in the South. Her goal is to teach a purposeful, relaxed approach to saving money on almost everything you buy. As a mom of four little girls eight and under, Jenny’s focus is on finding ways to coupon, deal hunt, and shop in the quickest, most time conserving manner – that way you can get back to what’s truly important, like playing games and coloring with the kids!This show sponsored by PREPARE Magazine & Millers Grain HouseSurviving on Shoestrings FacebookNext week – Ideas for lowering stress when times get tough….Email Donna with ideas and suggestions at:  [email protected]

 

 

Surviving on Shoestrings: Buying in bulk, Part 2 — Focus on the freezer

meat in freezerAugust 26, 2013: In this episode we are going to focus on the Freezer. Yes, the freezer is often simply the ‘middle man’ before canning, but you need to know how to use it! We will look at properly storing and stocking the savings in the freezer. Meat, Poultry, Dairy, Eggs, Cheese, Fruits and Veggies. How long will different things last in the freezer? Donna will share how she stores foods and uses the storage foods.

Also a few words of caution about ‘multi-ingredient’ products and versatility in food storage, skills and options!

Stay tuned …Bulk Buying Part 3 is next !

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Surviving on Shoestrings: Dumpster Diving

dumpster-CC-okayedJune 24, 2013: Really? Dumpster diving? Would anyone do that?  Yes, and it can be done without disgrace.  If you have a better phrase by which to name this activity of gleaning from other’s ‘trash’– please leave a comment or send an email!  We may update with a more appropriate phrase you suggest on a future episode!

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