4 results for author: Anthony Meschke


Toddler Curriculum

We are currently using Fruit of the Spirit Curriculum to teach our 20 month old some of the basics.  We have only begun using it so we will wait a couple weeks to write an in depth review.  So far it looks promising and the Christian based curriculum is very encouraging.

Cooking With a Thermos

How to cook with a thermos In this article we will cover an efficient and simple way to cook most things that require boiling water. I prefer thermos cooking to normal pot and water boiling methods because I do not have to constantly stir the pot, I cannot burn the ingredients to the pot, I can multitask with meal preparation without taking up a spot on the stove, and I can prepare something the night before or before a long trip that will be warm. Things Needed: Thermos Timer Tea kettle or other way to boil water Grain, pasta, vegetables, meat, or whatever recipe ingredients are to be cooked. Step 1: Look up the recipe to ...

Making Charcoal at Home

Charcoal making at home. Charcoal has many uses from medicinal, water filtration, soil enrichment, and even powering an engine.  Here are instructions to make charcoal with a double barrel retort.  Once the principles of a charcoal retort are understood charcoal can be made from soup cans to 55 gallon drums or even larger. Materials: 2 steel 55 gallon drums- It is easiest if one of them has an open top with lid. Woody biomass- old pallets, tree trimmings, dirty firewood 2 pieces of angle iron or steel rod Hammer and chisel or saws-all Drill with drill bit between 3/8” or 3/4” 3 Bricks for the base Heavy object to hold the top ...

Ideas for Articles?

We are looking for ideas on which articles to write first. Here is a list of things we have experience with. If you comment below with your interests we can try to do those first. Pressure canning produce Pressure canning soups Pressure cooking dinner Pressure cooking eggs Thermos cooking grains and breakfast Raising chickens with minimal input Raising rabbits with minimal input Water filtration in the city and in the country Making a charcoal gasifier to run an engine Making a wood gasifier to run an engine Making a pocket rocket to heat a small area Brewing Wine. Raspberry, Rhubarb, or pear Making more alcoholic wine ...