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How to Prepare For the Coming Food Crisis

How to Prepare For the Coming Food Crisis

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, […]

Animal Fodder Feed: Turn 50lbs of Grain Into 300lbs in 9 days

Animal Fodder Feed: Turn 50lbs of Grain Into 300lbs in 9 days

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 […]

Heeling In: What To Do With Bare Root Trees

Heeling In: What To Do With Bare Root Trees

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 […]

Lots Of Flowers, But No Fruit!

Lots Of Flowers, But No Fruit!

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, […]

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Surviving Underground: Planting Your Own Secret Underground Garden

Surviving Underground: Planting Your Own Secret Underground Garden

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 […]

By December 14, 2013 9 Comments Read More →
How To Successfully Grow Potatoes In Tires

How To Successfully Grow Potatoes In Tires

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 […]

By December 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Survival Garden: Making The Shovel Your Weapon Of  Choice

The Survival Garden: Making The Shovel Your Weapon Of Choice

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 […]

By November 7, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Fall Gardening: A Guide To Growing Cold-Weather Vegetables

Fall Gardening: A Guide To Growing Cold-Weather Vegetables

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.  […]

By November 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
A Call to Revive Victory Gardens

A Call to Revive Victory Gardens

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. […]

Composting with Animal Innards, the 1881 Way

Composting with Animal Innards, the 1881 Way

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 […]