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Plan For Bugging Out With Your Pets

Plan For Bugging Out With Your Pets

August 29th 2005, one of the five most deadliest hurricanes in the history of North America struck. Hurricane Katrina made landfall as a Category 3 hurricane and pack winds of 125 mph. When it was through, over 1,800 people were dead. How many of these lives could...
10 Great Vegetables for Fall Gardening

10 Great Vegetables for Fall Gardening

It’s hard to believe fall is almost here. I think I say that every year. The heat of summer seems like it will never end… and then suddenly, there’s just a hint of a cool breeze in the air. Next thing you know, you’re freezing and the gardening year is basically over....
Are Ornamental Plants WORTHLESS for Homesteaders?

Are Ornamental Plants WORTHLESS for Homesteaders?

Over the years I’ve had many conversations like this: ME: “What’s this plant?” FRIEND: “It’s a [insert name of ornamental].” ME: “Can you eat it?” FRIEND: “I don’t think so.” ME: “What about this one?” FRIEND: “No.” ME: “This one?” FRIEND: “No.” ME: “WHAT’S WRONG WITH...
Harvesting and Utilizing Wild Grapes

Harvesting and Utilizing Wild Grapes

The only thing better than growing and harvesting your own food…is harvesting food you didn’t have to grow! There are some wild foods that provide you with calories but aren’t wonderfully flavored; there are others that taste great but fail to yield well; there are...
Don’t Pull That Weed! A Closer Look at Purslane

Don’t Pull That Weed! A Closer Look at Purslane

It first showed up on our property in a load of garden soil we had brought in. The dirt was meant to fill my raspberry beds, but this strange weed started popping up all over the place in between the young berry canes. At first I was tempted to yank them out, but the...
34 Tips For Finding the Ultimate Survival Retreat

34 Tips For Finding the Ultimate Survival Retreat

Choosing and purchasing a bug out property is a daunting task. The cost can be prohibitive for families trying to keep up with everyday expenses and the list of considerations might turn most people off. However, if you are considering a survival retreat, here is a...
These Edibles Also Improve Soil

These Edibles Also Improve Soil

Let’s say you have so-so or just plain lousy soil. The gardener’s answer to poor soil is often to: 1. Abandon the native soil and garden in raised beds with lots of compost or 2. Buy lots and lots of chemical fertilizer Let’s say you don’t like either option – or...
Will You Die Getting To Your Bug Out Location?

Will You Die Getting To Your Bug Out Location?

I am frequently surprised by the approach many Preppers take to their Bug-Out plans, especially those who expect to drive to their retreat location.  Many seem to feel that this will be no different than driving out of their home area for a vacation, which is beyond...
Another Year Of Gardening Failure (And What I Learned)

Another Year Of Gardening Failure (And What I Learned)

At least someone is winning around here… Failure is part of learning. The kid who learns to ride his bike without falling, read without mispronouncing any words, play football without getting tackled… …doesn’t exist. The trick of failure is learning what it teaches....
8 Terrifying Creatures That Destroy Pests

8 Terrifying Creatures That Destroy Pests

By David Goodman Many gardeners take the false view that the best way to grow plants is to keep everything under control. They feel the need to prune and pick, mow and spray, weed and till, and, of course, keep away all the creepy creatures. The problem is, many of...
Kefir: Your Solution To Milk Without Refrigeration

Kefir: Your Solution To Milk Without Refrigeration

By Paylie Roberts Many of us have moved out to our homesteads and found ways to become self sufficient. Many of us have also found renewable sources of food, such as locally produced milk. But most of us are still dependent on electricity (or some kind of power...
Rabbits As A Survival Food Source

Rabbits As A Survival Food Source

Keeping and breeding rabbits makes a lot of sense. As a modern First World person, it makes sense to me, because rabbits are of low ecological footprint, their meat is recognized as being very healthy, and it’s one food source that I can control and know exactly what...
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