Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Steward Pet Foods -- Raw and Freeze Dried... and HEALTHY

Stewart® Raw Naturals™ Freeze Dried Pet Food is a huge treat in my house!! Both my cat and my dog absolutely LOVE it and will do any amount of begging, pleading, tricks, or even give me the puppy dog eyes to have me give them some.

We use it as a treat vs a meal because my dog is 95 lbs and right now we feed him grain free kibble, with raw organ meats and other raw tidbits as we get them. He is 8 years old and healthy. My cat is 11 (almost 12) and she is healthy as well. The vet could not believe she is that old. 

What is so good about Stewart Raw Naturals? Well, they use human grade ingredients. Their products are prepared with a single source protein (or limited source) and they add fruits, veggies, etc to it to provide vitamins and minerals. Then, they freeze dry it in its raw state, making it shelf stable. 

Pretty cool, right? We got the Fresh To Home Turkey Recipe and it is extremely tasty to my dog! He goes bonkers over it (I haven't tried it personally but if I decided to, I think I would need to cook it first because we shouldn't eat raw turkey). 

The food is complete and balanced. And, it is made in the USA. It won't have any of the fake Chinese ingredients in it. Like I mentioned, they use human-grade ingredients, and prepared with whole, real foods. You can use it for all breeds and life stages and it is filled with nutrients. 

If I could afford it, I would have it be the main meal that my dog eats. But it is expensive and he eats about 4 cups of kibble a day! So it is used for treats only :) 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Compact Camping Stove

I received this "camping stove" today and it comes with the two pans (they are tiny, like one serving size) and the igniter thing that you screw onto a butane canister (the 4oz ones are smaller and easier to carry). It doesn't come with the fuel, but for around $20 it is pretty affordable. 

You probably would need more than one if you are using this for your whole family. But for a bug out bag for emergencies, it isn't too bad at all. super small, easy to pack and carry and lightweight.

You even can hook it up with an adapter, to a larger propane canister, but then you will have to rig the igniter up because it isn't stable just sitting on a rock or flat surface.

Here are some of the features:

  • DURABLE MATERIAL: Made of aluminum alloy and stainless steel which can stand high temperature and weight
  • COMPACT AND COLLAPSIBLE: Both the pot and pan have folding handles for space saving and compactness; The handle is foldable and easy for storage, with a silicone tube cover to protect your hand from burning. A mesh bag is included to hold everything
  • COMPACT AND COLLAPSIBLE: High-energy ceramic piezoelectric ignition system make it very convenience for outside camping or hiking. Compact and collapsible design combined with a carrying case for enhanced portability
  • PERFECT KIT:This set is perfect for camping, backpacking, hiking, emergency preparedness, or as part of a survival kit
  • LEAVE NO TRACE: Adheres to "Leave No Trace" principles set forth by the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service. Burns clean, with no debris or soot left behind. 2 Year WARRANTY