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Survival Gardening: How to Build an Underground Greenhouse

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 14:44 Written by
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You may already stocking your garden or above-ground greenhouse with the right crops for survival—but did you know that with an underground greenhouse, you can grow year round, even in the unpredictable environment of a apocalypse. The benefits of an underground greenhouse far outweigh the effort to construct one. It's…

Caffeine From Home

Thursday, 07 August 2014 00:00 Written by
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While it may not rate very highly on the “must have” or “survival” lists, caffeine is something many of us consider completely normal and may even rely on. Withdrawal aside, caffeine has been recorded as a stimulant since man figured out how to leave written documentation and the ability to…

Cut and Come Again Crops

Friday, 25 July 2014 01:00 Written by
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A multi-purpose item is regularly a money saver, and that extends to growing. When one seed can lead to weeks and months of harvest, there’s better return on the investment in money, care and growing space than a one seed-one fruit harvest. Crop types where they are cut for harvest…

Garden Super Friends - Borage

Saturday, 17 May 2014 02:00 Written by
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Today I’d like to take a look at a big, crazy garden beauty. As with many others, it tends to follow the ROT “grows together, goes together” and the “goes together, grows together” spin-off sometimes applied to inter-cropping, and tastes fabulous with many of the plants it can benefit most.…

Garden Super Friends - Radish

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 01:00 Written by
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Today I want to reintroduce you to a humble spring and fall fast crop, one that just doesn't get the widespread attention other companion plants enjoy. It is another that follows the ROT “grows together, goes together” and the “goes together, grows together” spin-off sometimes applied to companion plants, but…

Garden Super Friends - Buckwheat

Thursday, 08 May 2014 02:00 Written by
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Companion planting is something that was originally passed down from grandparents. Science has proven out some, such as Three Sisters and density-planting marigolds with or ahead of cabbages to decrease destructive nematodes. Science has disproved others along the way. In large part, science ignores the practice of guild planting, in…

Beginners Mini-Guide to Bow Hunting

Thursday, 21 November 2013 01:01 Written by
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Venison is much lower in cholesterol and fat than grain-fed beef, but unless you do your own hunting, it is difficult to find fresh venison. During the 2012-13 archery season in Illinois, hunters harvested about 180,669 deer. If you have completed the Illinois hunting safety course and are ready to start filling…

Garden Reuse-its: Soda Bottles

Tuesday, 01 October 2013 01:00 Written by
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As a greenie, I take the order of reduce-reuse-recycle pretty seriously. I can only do so much when it comes to reducing the packaging things come in, but I seek endlessly for ways to reuse what would otherwise be trash.

Garden Reuse-its: Frost

Saturday, 28 September 2013 00:00 Written by
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Plastic is the bane of the environmentally conscious. Finding ways to save money is becoming a national sport. Combining the two with the ability to extend growing seasons is a recipe that can make almost anybody happy. One way to accomplish that is by combining reuse-it’s like soda bottles, old…

Survival Cuisine: Edible Game in a Pinch

Friday, 13 September 2013 00:00 Written by
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You never know when you'll need to put simulated survival skills to work in real life. Knowing how to hunt and trap game in a survival situation is a crucial skill. Rabbits and squirrels are some of the most common small game animals for hunting and trapping food. There are…

Forgotten Grains - Amaranth and Quinoa

Monday, 23 September 2013 00:00 Written by
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Grains are credited with the population booms of the human race. Once humans figured out how to grow and harvest increasing yields of high-calorie starches, our numbers started exploding. Once we perfected the chemicals and machines we needed to plant enormous blocks of the highest-use and highest-yield grains, we left…

How Many Seeds to Stock or Plant

Saturday, 21 September 2013 00:00 Written by
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How many seeds do I need to plant? How much seed is enough in a stockpile? They’re questions that come up here and there, they’re questions I get semi-regularly because I help people plant ecologically friendly gardens and plan permaculture plots, and unfortunately, they’re questions that don’t have particularly easy…

8 Best Options for Freeze-Dried Meals

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 00:00 Written by
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Looking into buying freeze-dried meals for your home food storage or next camping trip? If so, good choice! Freeze-dried and dehydrated meals are very convenient, nutritious, and store easily. Most have a shelf life of at least 8 years, and they have a very short preparation time. There are tons…

Survival Fishing Equipment and Supplies

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 22:20 Written by
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As stated in our previous fishing article, I have nearly 30 years of fishing experience, and have invested way too much money in fishing equipment. Fishing competitively, I have picked up a wealth of experience over the years. But, there is a big difference between fishing Bass tournaments, and fishing…

Top 5 Reasons Why People Do Not Catch Fish

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 22:04 Written by
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I have 30 years of fishing experience. My father taught me how to fish, and his father taught him. My children have been fishing since they were a year old. For most Americans, fishing is one of those family traditions that is passed down from generation to generation; whether an…
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