Don’t Forget to Stockpile Condiments and Seasonings

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Have you ever watched an episode of the reality TV show, ‘Survivor’? The premise of the show is simple: a group of Americans is left to survive on an isolated island with only a few resources. While these mid-life crisis contestants do have an emergency medic on site and a camera crew filming their every […]

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10 Signs Your Canned Food Has Spoiled

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How do you know if your canned food has gone bad? If only it were as simple as checking the expiration date! Sorry friends, but that expiration date is just a recommendation. In truth, canned food can spoil due to many factors other than time spent on the shelf. For example… Dropping your canned food […]

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7 Foods You Should NOT Try To Dehydrate

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Any pro-prepper will tell you that dehydrating food for storage is one of the smartest survival tactics in their repertoire. Dehydrating food gives you the ability to store otherwise perishable rations for years on end. This will not only increase the volume of your food supply but can also add some nutritional variation to what […]

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23 Herbs and Veggies You Can Grow on Your Porch

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Urban gardening is all about making the most out of the space you’ve got. All it takes to turn your outdoor balcony or back porch into a full-on garden is a pinch of creativity and a dash of strategy. Rather than planting one crop in one small pot, we are going to focus on planting […]

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5 Everyday Items You Can Use to Fertilize Your Garden

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Your options for garden fertilizer are either Miracle Grow Plant Food (whose Amazon page includes a legal disclaimer that their phosphorus-containing fertilizer may cause harmful water runoff), or organic fertilizer. Easy choice. If you’re reading this, then organic is probably very important to you. You aren’t okay with a little pesticide on your salad or […]

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10 Healthy Veggies You Can Grow in Water

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Store-bought or homegrown, you can reuse those veggie scraps to grow an endless supply of food starting with just a container of water at home. DIY water gardens are ideal for anyone who wants to minimize waste, grow organic, save money, and make fewer trips to the market. Homesteaders and city dwellers–this one’s for you. […]

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10 Healthy Herbs You Can Grow in Water

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No garden? No Problem! You can grow your own indoor herb garden without a pinch of soil. Even if you live in an apartment with nothing more than a tiny back porch or balcony, there is still room to grow some fragrant herbs. All you need is water, sunlight, and a place for your plants […]

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9 Best Edible Plants You Can Grow Indoors

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Yes, we’d all love to have a sprawling garden full of fruits, veggies and magical beans that lead us up to a castle in the sky–but life’s not fair. Maybe you are working with a small space, or perhaps winter is coming and you want to actually give your crops a fighting chance. Regardless, it’s […]

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