Oct 25

What Can We Learn from History About Food When SHTF?

Customers line up to get in for shopping at a state-run Bicentenario supermarket in Caracas May 2, 2014.  President Nicolas Maduro is introducing a controversial shopping card intended to combat Venezuela's food shortages but decried by critics as a Cuban-style policy illustrating the failure of his socialist policies. Maduro, the 51-year-old successor to Hugo Chavez, trumpets the new "Secure Food Supply" card, which will set limits on purchases, as a way to stop unscrupulous shoppers stocking up on subsidized groceries and reselling them. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3NL83

I’m always surprised, and often more than a little disturbed, when I hear folks say that when SHTF occurs, they’ll just go hunting, or they’ll trade for the food they need, or they’ve got a few boxes of MRE’s, so … Continue reading

Jun 26

UN Report Says Organic Farming Is Solution To World’s Food Needs

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Small scale organic farming is the only logical solution to the world’s food needs, according to a report from a United Nations organization. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, or UNCTAD, recommends in a 341-page report the world … Continue reading

Apr 11

What You Don’t Know About Raising Pigs For Survival

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Have you noticed the price of bacon lately? How about pork chops? Pork prices are soaring. Besides costing an arm and a leg, grocery store pork often contains questionable ingredients. Things like benzoate preservatives and ractopamine. Ew! I like to … Continue reading

Apr 04

5 Steps To Becoming a Permaculture Designer For Fun And Profit. Don’t Skip The Last Step!

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Permaculture is the practice of modeling natural ecosystems that are self-sufficient and completely sustainable. We have talked about permaculture many times in the past including interviews with some of the top names in the industry and an article I wrote … Continue reading

Mar 20

Going “Green” Instead of Being A “Prepper”

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The “green” movement can cover a lot of our preparedness interests and purchasing habits, providing a degree of OpSec and cover for us. Conservationist and environmentalist are commonly bad words in some preparedness folds, but as a professional greenie myself … Continue reading

Mar 14

Store Veggies For Long Term Survival

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You cannot imagine how comforting it is to have fresh produce in hard times. But sometimes your garden just isn’t ready when you need it, or your availability to fresh produce isn’t ideal.  The thing is this though: fresh produce isn’t meant to stay fresh for … Continue reading

Nov 04

Gardening in SHTF Weather

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My garden is actually pretty well prepared for emergency situations. I have a lot of multi-purpose tools, a portable cast iron fire pit for light and cooking, stocked seeds from past harvests, and quite a lot of food. Between my … Continue reading

Oct 19

Five Vegetables That Will Grow Anywhere in the Country

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Sometimes it can be tricky to find useful vegetables that will grow in your garden. This is especially true if you’re unfamiliar with the United States Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zones, or if you’re new to gardening. However, in … Continue reading

Aug 25

Aquaponics: Vegetables and fish protein – family size

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This is a guest post by Marvin H I have spent a lot of time researching aquaponics for my daughter. Over several months, I accumulated a lot of information, some contradicting others. From comparing and logical thinking, I have written this article that … Continue reading