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Cold Climate Gardening – Easiest Crops to Grow (even in small spaces)

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by Matilda With limited space, time and money, I want an optimal, seasonal yield from my cool climate garden.  No matter where I live or how much room I have, the garden is a significant part of my daily life. It also provides an opportunity for appreciation of God’s provision. Most vegetables are beyond comparison for taste if you grow them …

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Helping Those In Need After SHTF

In Prepping and Survivalism by Contributor7 Comments

by Mama J This is one of the hardest parts of prepping for me. I do not have many neighbors that would be dependant on us, though there are a few. Our rural neighborhood will come together to help them. Not just one family. I don’t believe I would be able to turn away homeless hungry children. Not without great emotional …

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How to Build an Underground Bunker on a Budget

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by Doc Wacholz In April 2011, we saw one of the worst tornado outbreaks ever in the Southeast. On April 27th alone, there were 208 tornadoes with four being EF5’s tearing across hundreds of miles of the countryside, killing hundreds of people and destroying hundreds of millions of dollars in property across six states. This was the catalyst (amongst other …

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What’s The Best Extreme Cold Weather Clothing?

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by Andrew Skousen and Joel Skousen, authors, Strategic Relocation and The Secure Home Threats of the Cold: Every year people die during the cold and storms of winter because of lack of preparation. Motorists get stuck in blizzards and succumb to the cold when their fuel runs out and old people freeze when their furnace stops working during a power …

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Is Kentucky a Good Survival Retreat Location for Preppers?

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By Joel Skousen Author,  Strategic Relocation and The Secure Home Kentucky and Tennessee are a couple of my favorite states for relocation for those already in the East looking for safety.  They are both in or beyond the Appalachian chain of mountains which will channel refugee flows coming from the east into known highway corridors, which can be strategically avoided. …

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Last Month On The Homestead

In This, That, and The Other by M.D. Creekmore41 Comments

Well, folks, as they say, it’s better late than never… well, yeah, they (people in general) do say that and it’s true sometimes but not always but then that’s another subject all to itself. Anyways, I should have posted this at the end of November, but things got in the way and I got lost with other projects… namely my other …

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How to Raise Catfish in a Barrel

In Small Acreage Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore6 Comments

The text and illustrations of this article are from Organic Gardening and Farming; October 1973. By Philip and Joyce Mahan After some study and experimentation, we have set up a productive food chain– table scraps to earthworms to catfish–in our backyard. The project is satisfactory in many respects, utilizing waste materials to produce fresh fish for food and at the same time …

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The Backyard Fish Farm

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The text and illustrations of this article are from Organic Gardening and Farming; January 1972 The new series of reader research projects starts with an exciting plan to turn grass clippings into organic fish. Dr. John H. Todd with Dr. William 0. McLarney, Director of Aquaculture Director of Aquaculture Studies for the New Alchemy Institute OVER THE PAST FOUR MONTHS in the series “Shaping an Organic America” I have …

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The Solar Greenhouse That’s Right for You

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The Solar Greenhouse That’s Right for You (Text & illustrations for this web page came from the August 1978 issue of Organic Farming & Gardening) Here is a new gardening tool that produces fresh food when the snow flies. by JACK RUTTLE ALMOST ANY STRUCTURE that is built to look like a solar greenhouse will work. That is to say, the solar greenhouse concept …

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What Is The Best Home Defense Weapon That Isn’t A Gun?

In Home Security and Self-Defense by Jesse Mathewson6 Comments

  Open-ended questions like these are often answered using personal experience or second-hand chatter. What is often ignored are the actual studies and verified results coming from these studies. For instance in the United States did you know that while Bear Spray (somewhat more elevated approach to pepper spray) works very well on animal encounters while similar products are less …