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

Sunday, March 6, 2016

High Quality Furnace Filters For Your Home

I got to review this set of high quality furnace filters for my home. Most homes have only one filter, and it is near their furnace. But my home is weird. There are two air returns and both of them have filters (in different sizes!) which is quite odd. So we have to change two filters each time we replace the filters, not just one! The sizes I have in my home are 20x20x1 and 14x14x1. 

Anyway, you should really change your filters every 3 months, or 6 months at the bare minimum, especially if you have allergies in your home, hay fever etc. 

We have a dog and a cat and know it is important to us to have a clean home. So we want our air to be clean as well.

These particular filters are 14x14x1.

These will filter all the pollen, dust, dander, that gets distributed in your homes' HVAC system. It can cause allergies, hay fever and itching. But these MERV8 filters will filter all that out and protect your indoor air quality.

They are made with pleats to increase the particle holding capacity, and also to increase the air flow. They allow your furnace to operate more efficienty.

And one of the best things is that they are made in the USA! The price is affordable, and the positive effects are worth it for sure!