By: Matt “Papa Bear” Wooddell Many people, when first joining the preparedness community initially focus on guns and ammo. They want nice, useful, and effective weaponry and enough ammunition to last for years and years before needing to purchase more. After a few years of prepping and a few years’ worth of trips to the […]
Home and Garden
This “movie trailer” for the Homesteading Summit was JUST RELEASED! It’s a pretty inspiring 50,000 ft view of what you can expect in the week ahead, watching the Mother Earth News Homesteading Summit! This 100% online event is set to kick off this coming Monday, October 31st. 35+ speaker, over 7 full days. Covering topics […]
How to Grow Fruit All Year Long (This article was shared with us by happytosurvive.com) Everybody knows that fruit is good for us, but it is a rarer thing to hear the specific health advantages of home-grown fruit. In fact, taking to the garden to produce your household fruit supply is an all-round health-booster, promoting […]
Join the Home Grown Food Summit Free The Tarahumara Indians are recognized as the worlds fastest ultra marathon runners. One key to their success? The energy drinks they consume while running trail. And it is a drink they make themselves. Find out how in this video. Learn more great info just like this at the […]
Winter Garden Do’s and Don’ts Bad news: Your green thumb may not be so green. Perhaps, surprisingly, gardens can pose major environmental hazards. No matter how beautiful your landscape, if it’s not grown with care, attention and sustainable practices, you could be causing more harm than good to your local ecosystems. The winter season can […]
Video By Craig Country Work Please support their channel by subscribing here Transcription provided by American Preppers Network Number of speakers: 1 Craig Turczynski Duration: 2 min 40 sec Watch More Craig Country Videos Here Winter Cover Crop Planting Craig: ” Hi, this is Craig with Country Work Force and we’re just finishing up a […]
A vegetable garden is the perfect example of a sustainable resource. By growing your own crops, you can continue to develop food and cultivate seeds for future growth and expansion. For eager preppers, vegetable gardens ensure you always have food growing, helping you to rely less on supermarkets and even more on yourself and your […]
If you’re starting tomatoes from seed, be sure to give the seedlings plenty of room to branch out. Crowded conditions inhibit their growth, so transplant them into their own individual 4 in. pot, shortly after they get their first true leaves Tomato seedlings need strong, direct light. Days are short during winter, so even placing […]
Tip #1: Plant One New Edible Every Week Eating rice and beans every day can get old, but you won’t have that problem if your garden offers up small bites of you and/or your family’s favorite veggies, such as Turnip, Zucchini, Cauliflower, or Broccoli. I like to dedicate several rows of “this-and-that” crops that I […]
I thought it would be nice to share a few gardening tips and even better if I can make it a habit and post some on a weekly basis. You might be familiar with some of these Gardening Tips, but hopefully one or two will be new to you. Let’s see! Tip #1 Soil Bag […]
You’ve invested a lot of time and effort in the planning and planting of your Heirloom Garden. After some time has passed you begin to notice, like many inexperienced Gardeners, that you have an infestation of snails and slugs reeking havoc in your garden. Trust me, ask any experience Gardener and they will tell you […]
The process of gardening is the result of more than tilling, planting, weeding and harvesting. It is also the result of preparedness to overcome challenges such as location, pests and other unforeseen complications like unusual weather. Imagine the pressure a prepper will be under to produce a harvest after TEOTWAWKI when their life depends on […]
Editors Note: This article was generously shared with us by: CustomMade.Com Today’s environmental news is often alarming, especially the warnings that biodiversity, a term used to describe the immense variety of life on Earth, is under siege. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) warns nearly one third of known species are threatened with […]
What is a “Three Sisters Garden” you ask? It is an ancient Native American method of gardening using an inter-cropping system which is comprised of growing 3 different variety of crops. By the time European settlers arrived in America in the early 1600s, the Iroquois had been growing the “three sisters” for over three centuries. […]
This article was kindly shared with us by CustomMade.com. We think it is full of wonderful and useful information. The supplies you will need and instructions are towards the end of the article but the information and history provided in the entire article is amazing and well worth the read. Enjoy! Written by Abby Quillen […]
Tomato, scientifically know as Lycopersicon esculentum and commonly referred to as the “Love Apple” is a popular vegetable with high anti-oxidant. They are sweet and juicy and healthy. Tomatoes are very versatile as they can be eaten as a salad, in a sandwich or as gravy for vegetables – not to forget “the all important […]
This single herb get’s it name because of it’s medicinal, microbial effects on the blood. High in Iron and excellent source for Vitamin K and a essential source for having normalized blood clotting. No it’s not an overnight miracle worker, but with prolong usage it will either be a preventative maintenance item or a remedy […]
One of the things that I try to keep in mind when prepping is to ensure that when an unexpected situation arises, it is important to remain calm and focused. You’ll want to be as stress free as possible. Here’s where I’m going with this. Prepping to me in terms of gardening and survival is […]
By Christina Moore Renovating or remodeling a home can be difficult and time-consuming. What’s more, when it comes to older houses, the risks associated with renovations can be significant. For example, older homes can contain a number of hazardous materials, some of which can pose serious health risks to your and your family. Thankfully, though, […]
Did you know it’s possible to grow your favorite vegetables all year round? It’s even easier to accomplish than you might think. You may have even seen some of the various walipini designs floating around the web, but I’ll bet you haven’t seen one like this. It’s called the Greenhouse Of The Future. Here you’ll […]
By Kristen Lawrence If you have your own garden, you probably want to get away from using pesticides since they harm the Earth, animal life, and you and your family. There are plenty of alternatives to dangerous chemicals, and most of them are fairly affordable as well. Use these 6 tips to naturally deter bugs from […]
Take a journey to the end of the earth and learn about the place that might someday save humankind. It’s a bank built to last 10,000 years. But something much more valuable than money or gold is on deposit. Currencies rise and fall with civilizations. “… this genetic resource stands between us and catastrophic starvation […]
Storing a variety of crops in a root cellar is a superb way to preserve your harvest, not to mention saving a great deal of money. However, if you don’t have one in place, don’t worry. It’s quite easy to create a space in order to store vegetables at the appropriate temperature and humidity levels. […]
You still have time. Yes, in most cases depending on your geographical location you can still get your fall vegetable Heirloom Seeds into the ground and still have a bumper crop before the deep winter snow sets in. It doesn’t matter if your spring garden was successful or not. Now is the chance to extend […]
About the Author: Chris is an urban hydroponic hobbyist who uses hydroponics to maximize his 400 square foot yard and extend the short Chicago growing season. Chris blogs about his hydroponic experiences at HealthSmartLiving.com. Hydroponic gardening is the easiest way to ensure you always have food, no matter what’s going on in the outside world. […]
A garden full of flowers is pretty as a picture, and for this summer bulb could help you create it. They come in varied shapes and colours and thus one could be ensured that one could get whatever they want to find. The advantage of wholesale & bulk flower bulbs is that they come well […]
Pests are the most common problems for majority of the homes. It is definite that sooner or later everyone is affected by pests and in the near future pest control is going to be a major threat for the mankind. These are much annoying creatures as they are omnisciently present everywhere, whether it be a […]
How To Have A Blooming Garden This Year Plant a seed and have a blooming garden right? Well….it’s not that easy. You can have a bumper crop, and in some cases, even by accident, but that’s like trying to win the lottery. The odds of doing so is slim to none. For the most part […]
Opposed to what people think: Food Crisis are very common. In fact there are countries and regions which are going through one right now. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that nearly 870 million people, or one in eight, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012. Almost all the hungry people, 852 million, […]
As a Permaculture Designer/Consultant I always try to help my Urban or Suburban clients raise animals in a self-sustainable manner (as much as possible) depending on their needs and their available resource. Many of you (including myself) love to raise animals or want to raise animals. Again, depending on your residential or locality zoning laws […]
It’s that time of the year when a lot of gardeners are getting their hands dirty. On our homestead we are planting fruit trees. Actually, we just planted 12 new apple, 6 peach, and 4 apricot trees. All of them were purchased by us and their roots were bare. At this time of the year […]
As I always say “Growing food is your Long Term Food Storage”. If/When TEOTWAWKI happens do you really believe that you will still be able to have Freeze Dried food shipped to your home? Gardening isn’t rocket science, meaning it’s not extremely difficult. However, don’t be fooled into thinking that because you have Heirloom Seeds, […]
Written by: Philip Masterson With the worsening economy, coupled with the changing climate, it is very difficult to keep a family alive. Also, the looming danger of terrorism and the collapse of government, will give anyone a nightmare. I, for one, will not be waiting for the disasters to approach before I prepare my family […]
Here’s a question that I get from potato lovers: “How can I grow potatoes in abundance in limited space?” Growing potatoes in tires can be quite simple and here are my instructions how to do it and have a bumper crop. You get a chance to do some recycling and vertical gardening all together. Depending […]
In today’s economy it’s getting increasingly challenging to put decent food on the table for the average family. With the rising cost of fuel it just make common sense to develop solid gardening skills. In a survival situation it is imperative to eat good, clean, wholesome food and producing your own food is a means […]
Written By: Troy Brooks I always say that Gardening is a VITAL prepping skill. Many people think it’s as easy as dropping seeds in the ground and watch them grow, it’s not that simple, right? In a long term situation most if not all of your initial food preps will be exhausted at some point. […]
Anywhere there is dirt, we should be growing food. Twenty million Americans answered the call to plant Victory Gardens during World War II, producing 41 percent of the fruit and vegetables consumed then. Could we do that again, please? When First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt planted a vegetable garden on the White House grounds, the U.S. […]
By Linda Holliday Although the language is sometimes cumbersome, I still enjoy old books for learning homesteading skills. A favorite is the “1881 Household Cyclopedia of General Information.” This weekend I took time while it was raining to learn more about composting. Forty years ago, my mother sent us kids out every night to bury […]
By Linda Holliday When Cuba’s economy collapsed after the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, Cubans got healthier growing their own food. But first, they suffered, even resorting to eating domestic pets and zoo animals, according to a Forbes news report. Author Marjory Wildcraft wanted to learn how Cubans transitioned to a gardening lifestyle. To do […]
Host: Sam Coffman Depending on where you live in the USA, the time is upon us (and even a little past) for planting fall gardens. Sam Coffman talks through a myriad of subjects regarding growing our own food. Do you know how to properly prepare your garden soil? How about water? What if your supply […]
Written and lived by Stephanie Dayle A low pressure drip system is a homesteader’s and prepper’s dream irrigation system. There are so many advantages to them, but the one that preppers usually find very attractive is that they are powered by ‘low water pressure’ and with a little bit of research one can be designed that […]
It is that time of year again!! Fleas and ticks are starting to be reborn just to terrorize us and our beloved animals. They can be very dangerous giving your animal heart worms or Lyme disease and just like with our own bodies we may not want to put harsh chemicals on our animals or our yards.
The basics you should know about various types of seeds used to grow the food we eat.
Many of the highest yielding varieties of vegetables are hybrids, rather than heirloom. I do not shy away from planting hybrid seeds (gasp!).
Peas are a great crop to add to any garden and a must have in your survival seed kit. They are among one of the first things that can be planted in the spring. Here is how to get it done!
Very detailed instructions about making your own compost, along with ways to use and sell it!
How to make your own sugar from beets. Anyone can do this! Also a great recipe for greens!
Great update on the Bock Urban Farm activities! Successes, and lessons learned! Check it out!
Pondering the need for spices in successfully improving your survival foods!
One of the pervasive folk legends about finding directions in the wilderness or woods, is that moss grows on a certain side of a tree or rock.