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New Survival Seed Bank™ Lets You Plant A Full Acre Crisis Garden!

New “Survival Seed Bank™” Produces Thousands Of Pounds Of Nutrient-Dense Food For Pennies Per Pound… Enough To Feed Friends And Family Forever! Now you can grow all the survival food you will ever need anywhere in the country with a kit that contains a special seed bank of hard to find, open pollinated… super seeds, grown by small, fiercely independent farmers. Let’s face

How To Build A Small-Scale, Backyard Aquaponics System For Less Than $100

Every homestead can benefit from a small scale aquaponics system. Let’s examine some of the reasons you might want to try one this year: Enjoyment. It’s fun to watch fish grow and swim (even under ice in the winter). It’s also fascinating that you can grow healthy plants without soil. Fresh produce. So many plants can be grown in aquaponics systems. The main consideration is the temperature if you plan on kee

Survival Food Series: 25 Survival Seeds You Need For Your Garden

Living off the land sounds as inviting as Christmas dinner.  But many have hardly had adequate experience being “farmers.”  In fact, many have had no experience at all when it comes to planting anything.  That being said, the day is slowly approaching where each of us may have to trade in our company identification badges for a shovel and a pair of overalls.  Educating yourself on farming topics such as m

Harvest Swap – and the Third Ethic of Permaculture

I feel like a field mouse lately, the cold nights and cool days of late September inviting actions directed at keeping warmth in the house, gathering the food stuffs for the long winter ahead. Preparing the firewood, knitting a few more garments to keep the family cozy…. searching for the slippers that were put away for the summer. The autumn at our permaculture homestead is always filled with the pleasant worrie

Survival Gardening

Survival gardening is a complex set of skills that takes time to learn, and it has a different focus than ordinary vegetable gardening (when you have a supermarket to fall back on). You will need to grow a different kind of food, focusing especially on producing calories, and crops with long-term storage ability. Pay Special Attention To: calories protein fats winter storage crops quantity of food for the n

Gardening During Disasters

Coping with Challenges – Growing in Drought & Short Seasons It can be frustrating to plant a garden and watch it fail. It can be mean life and death when it is the food your family is counting on for survival. Yet crop failures happens, to big growers and small farmers and backyard enthusiasts. There are methods that involve earth works, terra-forming or terra-sculpting, or things like hugelkultur mounds that

A Southern Kitchen Garden

A vegetable bounty at Cumberland Island’s Greyfield Inn Guests enjoying cocktail hour at the sixteen-room Greyfield Inn on Georgia’s Cumberland Island often like to walk with their beverages to the vegetable gardens about a hundred yards away. There they can get a preview of what will be on Whitney Otawka’s nightly three-course menu, which is based entirely around the day’s haul. “I’m complete

10 Spring Edibles To Look For In Your Backyard

Are you tired of cold temperatures? Can’t you stand the freezing anymore? Hold your horses, spring is almost here! And with it so are a lot of plants that will invade your garden. But don’t hurry to get rid of them! Some pack a lot of nutritional properties as well as medicinal benefits. So let’s take a look at 10 of them. 1. Dandelion There is no way to miss it and it’s sure to be in your garden. Some peo

Self Sufficient Greenhouse Gardening

A geodesic dome looks much like a ball cut in half. Due to its shape, the dome is durable and reliable. They are built to use maximum space while using the least amount of surface area. One benefit of the dome is that it allows the most amount of light to hit all points of the structure, unlike many other greenhouses which may have shady spots or hot spots. This structure also allows plenty of room for vertical g

Off-Grid Mechanics: 8 Steps That You Need To Know

What kind of vehicles and equipment do you use every day? What would you use instead in a SHTF world without the power grid? When modern equipment won’t work anymore, the prepared have a plan in place. They know that with a little ingenuity and some elbow grease, they can get the job done. But a willingness to work won’t get you very far if you don’t have a pile of materials to work with. Using What You Have

How To Build A Portable Survival Garden

There are several reasons why you’d want to build a portable garden, but today we’re going to focus on building a portable garden for bugging out. Some of you may only have space in the back of your car or truck, and some of you have a hitch that can pull an entire shed or trailer. If you’re planning on building a large portable survival garden, it should probably have walls for two reasons: you don’t want

How To Build Your Own Irrigation System

In the summer time, when the weather is hot (actually scorching hot in some places), what can be more important than knowing how to build your own irrigation system for your garden? DIY irrigation systems will save you some of your hard-earned dollars, and they also make for an interesting learning experience. They help you with acquire new skills and that’s a big part of a prepper’s way of life, isn’t it? No

How To DIY A Greenhouse: 9 Projects For Your Homestead

Today’s article is as green as it gets, because it’s about DIY-ing greenhouses. How do you build a greenhouse, you ask? The easy answer is: you build a house and you paint it green. Ok, I am kidding, but today’s article is about the basics of DIY-ing your own-personal greenhouse, the types you can build, tips and tricks, and what to beware of. You know, the whole 9 yards in DIY for the self-conscious prepper