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How To Dehydrate Eggs

When it comes to dehydration it can be cumbersome. Have no fear, we created a Step-By-Step tutorial to make dehydrating eggs simple and easy.

Food For Thought:

  • 6 Eggs Per Tray
  • Use Fruit Leather Trays
  • Beat Eggs Well
  • Dehydration Time 10-14 Hours
    The Dryer The Better
    Food Processor Works Great For Creating Egg Sand
    Clean Everything Thoroughly At The End Since You Are Handling Raw Eggs

STEP 1:

Beat 6 eggs thoroughly.

STEP 2:

Carefully pour eggs onto your fruit leather trays.

STEP 3:

Dehydrate for 10-14 hours, eggs should crumble and have zero flexibility.

STEP 4:

Allow eggs to cool on a plate. We find paper plates work best. Especially when using that plate as a funnel after the eggs have cooled to put into our food processor.

STEP 5:

Process eggs for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Eggs should be the consistency of fine sand.

STEP 6:

Put eggs back on your plate and allow to aerate and double check they are cooled before going into your storage containers.

STEP 7:

Storing eggs in a vac sealed container is a great option! Here is what we did, each package got 3TBSP of egg powder which equals 3 eggs and those will go into our Homemade MRE’s . (Learn how to re-constitute dehydrated eggs below)

STEP 8:

Storing the eggs you have a few different options, and choosing them is simple depending on how fast you plan to consume them. If you store them in a vac sealed container and in the freezer it will last up to 10 years! If you store them in a vac sealed container in a cool storage area you’re looking at about 5-10 years of storage time. Once the package of dehydrated eggs are opened contents should be consumed in 1-4 weeks for safety.

HOW TO REHYDRATE EGGS:

This is a simple process of 1TBSP of egg powder to 2TBSP of water. Wait 3-5 minutes to allow proper soakage, stir well and cook the same way you would a normal egg.

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The Road To Life#1

What Is This?   Our Journey To Create Life…again

Who Are We?   Wife, Jillian (age 41) , Husband, Eric (age 31), Son, Noah (age 9), Daughter, Emily (age 7).

My Wife and I recently took a few days off and took a trip to South Carolina for a tubal reversal. We went to NCCRM , met some nice, to the point people, and got the run down of the procedure. Were we scared? Yes, but, the outcome of having a chance to produce offspring of our genetic make up was totally worth it. Eight thousand dollars later, yes,  EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS! That was the price for a tubal reversal out of pocket, out of state. After a ultra sound and a meeting we were on our way to the hotel to rest because my wife had a big day tomorrow. She was nervous, scared, happy, and excited in all one emotional roller-coaster. We arrived early taking a Lyft, she was prepped and with one last kiss for good luck she went in for surgery. I was on my way to get drinks, snacks, and something for her to read after surgery. A beautiful prayer was shared between a pastor Lyft driver and myself outside of the clinic and in I went. She was amazing and her tubes were perfect length and she was recovering from general anesthesia . Her first words when she saw me “How long are my tubes?” in a slurry sloppy marbles in your mouth voice…My response was they are perfect honey, just like you, now rest.

Fast forward 30 days later we tried to conceive, but failed. Next month came around and her feelings were different, something was wrong or I should say right! She was pregnant! We were so excited, but it was shortly lived. After a rather stressful situation at work which is our New York State Licensed Daycare, we had an unpleasant episode and she miscarried with a chemical pregnancy…. We knew we were going to have uphill battles the entire way, but we got discouraged rather quick. After a few heart to heart talks we agreed that we weren’t going to stress the situation and just let nature take its course. No more than a week after both deciding this, and not concentrating on making sure everything was right and we made it happen at the right three day window, she missed her period. We were skeptical and started buying tests, faint line…. Another faint line. Now we scheduled blood work to be taken to check the hCG levels.

Next morning, I was woken up early A.M. by my wife in tears saying she was spotting. Spotting means two things, either it’s implantation signs or the beginning of her period. Hormones and emotions were up and down in my Wife, confusion is at a peak of what we are about to go through. Another chemical pregnancy? Or did we succeeded and are in the running to create life. We get the call from our local doctors office, the test results are in! Excited to get a positive result and not this time hCG levels are at 2. hCG levels need to be at least 10 to be considered positive pregnancy.  A few hours go by and it’s bright red spotting and mild cramping…. It’s a chemical, hope is lost for the moment. We hold each other and collect out thoughts and try to keep our emotions in check. We have lost this battle but, we are still in the war, we hope.

 

 

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Venison Stew (Slow Cooker Recipe)

Quick … Easy … Affordable… And If You Have Meat In The Freezer From White Tail Season Then You’re In Luck Meat’s FREE!

This is one of my favorite meals to make in the slow cooker. It takes only 4 hours on HIGH or 8 hours on LOW. I prefer the low setting to ensure tender juicy meat that separates in your mouth. To a amature and even some novices, cooking Venison can be intimidating and the results can turn quickly into a dry hard to chew piece of meat. So, fail safe way to impress friends? Use a slow cooker, follow these directions, have fun, kick back after the slow cooker is loaded and enjoy the fulfilling smells that will travel through your home.

Cook Time: 8 HR Low / 4 HR High

Prep Time: 10 MIN

Ingredients

  • 12 LB’s of Vension Meat cut into Cubes (make sure most silver skin and fat is trimmed).
  • 5 Medium Gold Potatoes cut into chunks.
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 2 Large Carrots
  • 1 Beef Stew Season Packet
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic (to taste)

 

Directions

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ADD POTATOES 
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ADD ONION 
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ADD CARROTS 

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Don’t forget Salt , Pepper & Garlic to taste! 
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MIX SEASON W/ 1 1/3 Cup WATER
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POUR SEASON OVER MEAL 
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COVER AND WAIT….

 

8 HRS Later…..

 

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Freedom is Free?

We welcome you back to another story of Eric & Jill (eleven survival wilderness) . We have recently purchased 110 acres.

We first purchased 40 acres under what we thought we would never find,  a personal mortgage from the previous land owner! We were so ecstatic with the discovery. The previous land owner we will call him “Bob” so he can remain anonymous.

Bob is a great man , with many accomplishments and had through “dumb luck” , he acquired over 1000 acres. Over 5 years it took him to gain all this land and now wanting to retire he started to sell off all his parcels.

We were lucky enough to grab this 40 acres at a great price. After spending some time on the 40 acres we noticed it was a little different than we noticed before. Beaver….From the time we walked the land (November) to the time we purchased it (July) , 8 months , they swallowed up about 5 acres of land. We were discouraged, didn’t give up but felt the beaver took some land that didn’t belong to them. I mean if we had 110 acres I could deal with 5 acres given to the beaver, but not 40 acres. Also the road to get up into the land was basically a ATV path, no gravel , no drainage , nothing.

We approached Bob again and asked if he had any other land for sale , of course he did! He gave us a fair price on another piece that bordered our current land directly. The only thing was we kind of ran out of money since we just spend it all on the 40 acres….

As we waited and every weekend we went to our little spot in the woods we passed the land that we wanted to add to our get-a-way spot.  I mean this parcel was it, It had a gravel drive way , a plot already mapped out for building and did I mention it was another 70 acres ! He was pretty stuck on getting what he wanted because it was his friends favorite place to hunt.

A few months went by and we got some disturbing news. We met with Bob on this piece of land one day and talked for a couple hours about this and that. We left for lunch we didn’t know it at the time but, bobs friend was still in the woods. His friend was hunting and never came out for lunch, which Bob told us he does almost every time he hunts. Bob was very concerned and went looking for him …. found him. As Bob was a excellent hunter and tracker he knew his friends steps and where he would be or expect him to be. His friend slipped on a rock and hit his head and broke his neck , He was dead.

Bob had no reason to keep this land anymore and approached us if we would be interested in it. Of course we were , but we didn’t know how to approach him about it since his friend just passed on the land.

One night we went to dinner at his lovely home and made a deal. Again , Bob was more than fair on the price and even worked out the down deposit since we had already established good “credit” with him and the 40 acres. We were so happy and sad at the same time. We just got the land we wanted so badly , but the reason we were able to achieve this goal was at the cost of someone’s life.

That’s a life question right there … “How to appreciate the gifts given by Death?”

Fast forward to, after a beautiful ceremony Bob and his late friends family had for him in the woods where he passed. We are greatful and thankful for the opportunities that lay and wait for us.

110 acres , 110 acres is now ours! We have two access points to this slice of Heaven. Equipped with a Beaver pond that feeds and provides water to many animals including; Moose, Black Bear, WhiteTail Deer, Ducks, Frogs, Fish, and lots of small critters. It has over thirty-five hundred feet of state land frontage, with lots of springs and creeks. Life is sweet, life is grand, we love each other and our life.

Thanks to:

Bob for making our dream come true. We hold his friends passing in our hearts and think of him every time we pass his area. We are grateful and thankful for the blessings we get and appreciate our marriage and bond that Jill and myself have. Thank you Jill for being the best wife, best friend and partner in the world!

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Why Are There Different Color Fruits & Vegetables?

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By:Eric Wied & ElevenSurvival on 9/13/2018

Have you ever asked the question, ‘Why are fruits and vegetables different colors, and what does it represent nutrition wise’? Well in this blog we tap into some of the reasons why and health benefits that directly represent the colors of the food we eat.

Below you will find a Vocabulary to some of the scientific / technical terms to understand more about what they actually represent. Also at the end of this post you can find the Reference list where some of the information to create this blog was located.

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What do the different colors represent? 

 

RED= contains pigment Lycopene which is an antioxidant that helps reduce the risk of PROSTATE CANCER, HEART & LUNG DISEASE, and other CANCER types.

RED / PURPLE / BLUE= contains the pigment Anthocyanin which is an antioxidant that protects cells from damage by delaying the cellular aging and help the heart by blocking the formation of blood clots.  And helps reduce the risk of CANCER, STROKE, and HEART DISEASE.

GREEN= this color has a range of Phytochemicals including; carotenoids, indoles, saponins and sulforaphane.  Green foods have ANTI-CANCER properties and leafy greens are a excellent source of Folate.

ORANGE / YELLOW = contains beta carotene. Example; Sweet potatoes & Carrots have beta carotene which is converted to VITAMIN A ;  helps healthy skin and mucus membranes, our immune system, and good eye health and vision. Lutein is also stored in the skin and absorbs FREE-RADICALS

ORANGE= rich cancer fighting alpha carotene / beta carotene that protects skin against FREE-RADICAL damage and repairs damaged DNA.

BROWN / WHITE= white fruits and vegetables have healthy promoting phytochemicals such as allicin (antiviral & anti-bacterial properties). Bananas and potatoes are good sources of potassium.

YELLOW / GREEN= have carotenoids lutein and zeaxanZEAXANTHIN which help maintain healthy eyes and vision.

WHITE / GREEN= contain antioxidant Flavonoids Qeuercetin and and KAEMPFEROL.  QUERCETIN helps treat conditions of the heart and blood vessels , high cholesterol, heart disease, and circulation problems. It also helps with diabetes, cataracts, hay fever, peptic ulcer, schizophrenia, inflammation, asthma, gout, viral infections, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), preventing cancer, and for treating chronic infections of the prostate. Quercetin is also used to increase endurance and improve athletic performance.

KAEMPFEROL may reduce the risk of various cancers, and it is currently under consideration as a possible cancer treatment

So it sums up to eat as many colors as you can in your diet. Eat the skins on your fruits and vegetables where you can and try to avoid peeling them as much as you can. The skins have the richest sources of protective phytonutrients  with paler flesh. The skins also contain the most concentrated sources of beneficial chemicals.

Antioxidants prevent free-radical damage. Free-radicals can damage the skin by stealing electrons from the molecules that make up or cells. Antioxidants help by donating free electrons and preventing cell damage.

What are Free-Radicals??? 

-an uncharged molecule (typically highly reactive and short-lived) having an unpaired valence electron.

So these molecules are allowed to continue to be uncharged and are not stable, they can be associated with;

Arthritis, Asthma, Dermatitis, Vasospasms, Periodontis, Sexual Dysfunction, Liver Injury, Retinal Damage, Cataractogenesis,  Stroke, Trauma, and Heart Attacks. 

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Vocabulary in order of appearance.

PIGMENT: the natural coloring matter of animal or plant tissue.

LYCOPENE: is a bright red carotene and carotenoid pigment and phytochemical found in tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables, such as red carrots, watermelons, gac, and papayas, but it is not in strawberries or cherries. Although lycopene is chemically a carotene, it has no vitamin A activity. Foods that are not red may also contain lycopene, such as asparagus and parsley.

ANTIOXIDANT: a substance that inhibits oxidation, especially one used to counteract the deterioration of stored food products. A substance such as vitamin C or E that removes potentially damaging oxidizing agents in a living organism.

ANTHOCYANIN: a blue, violet, or red flavonoid pigment found in plants.

PHYTOCHEMICALS: any of various biologically active compounds found in plants.

CAROTENOIDS: any of a class of mainly yellow, orange, or red fat-soluble pigments, including carotene, which give color to plant parts such as ripe tomatoes and autumn leaves.

INDOLES: is widely distributed in the natural environment and can be produced by a variety of bacteria. As an intercellular signal molecule, indole regulates various aspects of bacterial physiology, including spore formation, plasmid stability, resistance to drugs, biofilm formation, and virulence. The amino acid tryptophan is an indole derivative and the precursor of the neurotransmitter serotonin.

SAPONINS: bind to bile acids and help eliminate them from the body, preventing cholesterol from being reabsorbed.

SULFORAPHANE:is a compound within the isothiocyanate group of organosulfur compounds. It is obtained from cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbages. may increase the death of cancer cells.

INDOLES:  is an aromatic heterocyclic organic compound with formula C8H7N. It has a bi cyclic structure, consisting of a six-membered benzene ring fused to a five-membered pyrrole ring. Indole is widely distributed in the natural environment and can be produced by a variety of bacteria

FOLATE: (vitamin B-9) is important in red blood cell formation and for healthy cell growth and function. The nutrient is crucial during early pregnancy to reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain and spine.

FREE-RADICALS: an uncharged molecule (typically highly reactive and short-lived) having an unpaired valence electron.

PHYTOCHEMICALS: any of various biologically active compounds found in plants.

LUTEIN: a deep yellow pigment of the xanthophyll class, found in the leaves of plants, in egg yolk, and in the corpus luteum.

ZEAXANTHIN: a carotenoid present in the retina of the eye and in many plants, used as a food additive and supplement.

FLAVONOIDS: any of a large class of plant pigments having a structure based on or similar to that of flavone.

QUERCETIN: a yellow crystalline pigment present in plants, used as a food supplement to reduce allergic responses or boost immunity.

 

 

References:

http://www.nutritionaustralia.org/national/resource/eat-rainbow

https://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/14/health/personal-health-the-color-of-nutrition-fruits-and-vegetables.html

https://www.askdrsears.com/topics/feeding-eating/family-nutrition/fruits/31-favorite-fruits-and-nutrients-they-contain

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/252758.php

https://www.rxlist.com/quercetin/supplements.htm

https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/what-are-saponins/#references

https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements-folate/art-20364625

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/antioxidants-explained

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1082894/

http://specertified.com/blog/view/what-are-phytochemicals-how-do-they-affect-us-and-what-foods-contain-them

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=119

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NOW SELLING ON Etsy.com

 

 

Well its official ! on 11/11 we launched our first product “10 Minute Burn Time Fire-Starters” on etsy & Amazon… etsy is up and running but Amazon seems to be giving us a wait time to set up our new shop…  We are selling them for $6.50 per tin, which includes one screw top tin and (6) 10 Minute Burn Time Fire Starter’s that are 100% weather-proof. We actually lit a fire with one of them today on our beaver lake dam swamp and it was melting the ice around it, getting submerged in thawed ice and water and still continued to burn….. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE what my wife and I created! As a lover of the outdoors and wilderness we are so proud to provide a product that WORKS !!!

CHECK OUT how to use our FIRE-STARTERS HERE

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Hello Hello

Greetings to all, this is the first of many, said by so many. We wanted to introduce ourselves and welcome all who stumble upon our SPANK’N NEW site ELEVENSURVIVALWILDERNESS. It will be a combination of Camping tips, tricks and fun “How TO” or “DIY”, plus more. In addition , how my Wife and I got to where we are now, mentally , spiritually , Financially, and Socially. We also created a Youtube , which is a ghost town of non existent videos currently because we haven’t had the time, oh yea, and its about 8 degrees out right now. That being said while we sip our hot coco by the warm toasty fire, we bid you a farewell. Graciously thank you for visiting us, and hope to keep you satisfied with our hand-made products, thoughts and videos.

We will have a few selections of hand-made FIRE STARTERS , great for wood stoves, camping, hiking, bush craft, and bug out bags. They will be available as soon as we get a Etsy account up and running…….. shouldn’t be much longer …………not yet…………not yet………..coming….soon…..