Learn How To Water Your Garden Wisely

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As a gardener, you will learn the hard way that suitable irrigation is crucial for developing productive crops. As summer sets in it is important to water your garden regularly to keep you plants healthy. More importantly, you need to learn how to conserve water and make the best decision for your garden. Keeping your … Read more…

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Alternative soil conditioners for organic gardening

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The soil in your garden is a very complex structure of elements and it has both advantages and disadvantages. To improve the soil and keep a successful garden you need to apply soil conditioners. The ones described in this article are alternatives to compos and manure. Over the years I’ve experienced with various types of … Read more…

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10 Must-Knows Before You Plant Fruit Trees

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Everyone dreams of having a bountiful orchard and they start planting fruit trees thinking there’s not much to it. Ideally, your fruit trees should be planted in an area that provides an entire ecosystem at root level. For bountiful backyard orchards, there are a few things that you need to consider well before you dig … Read more…

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10 Must-Knows Before You Plant Fruit Trees

Everyone dreams of having a bountiful orchard and they start planting fruit trees thinking there’s not much to it. Ideally, your fruit trees should be planted in an area that provides an entire ecosystem at root level. For bountiful backyard orchards, there are a few things that you need to consider well before you dig … Read more…

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An easy guide to growing herbs – The 12 herbs you should have in your garden

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Growing herbs is one of the preferred activities of both beginner and experienced gardeners. The reason behind it is quite simple: you can’t go wrong with herbs. These are perhaps the best gateway plants and everyone can try growing herbs both indoors and outdoors. As a beginner you need to build up confidence to branch … Read more…

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How To Improve Seed Germination

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It’s that time of the year when gardeners can’t wait to get sowing. Starting off seeds is perhaps the most critical step when starting a garden. Failing to grow seeds means you will lose valuable time and buy expensive plants instead. To make sure everything goes as planned there are a few ways to improve … Read more…

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10 Requirements for Long-Term Food Storage

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We live in a world where a disaster is bound to hit us sooner or later. Food storage is one of the basics of emergency preparedness and it requires proper planning. No matter how you look at things, food will always become your number one priority during a long-term disaster. Having a well-equipped pantry doesn’t … Read more…

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Growing vegetables in pots – Choosing plants that thrive

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Maintaining a garden can be quite a challenge for the urban prepper. The lack of gardening space and arable land is a problem for most urban dwellers. However, you shouldn’t give up on your dream of having home-grown vegetables. There are always solutions and growing vegetables in pots can be done wherever you live. Having … Read more…

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Using Leftover Fruit Peels in the Kitchen

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The essence of emergency preparedness teaches us to get by with what we have. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the woods or in the kitchen. Being able to improvise with scarce resources is perhaps the most useful skills you could develop. Today we will discuss about the use of leftover fruit peels in the … Read more…

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Growing Potatoes in Straw for Easy Gardening

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A few years ago, a close friend told me that I should try growing potatoes in straw. He pointed out that growing potatoes in straw or hay is much easier that planting them in dirt. Since I’m always trying to work smart, easier sounded just about right for me. Growing potatoes in straw is a … Read more…

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Most common seedlings problems and how to fix them

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Seed starting is the most anticipated task of every gardener. However, it is also the most critical one. If you fail to grow your seedlings and nurture them, you can lose your entire crop. There are a few common seedlings problems and we all need to know how to handle them. If you are self-sufficient, … Read more…

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Eight efficient food crops to grow

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Becoming self-sufficient is one of the many good reasons to want to grow your own vegetables. Nothing beats home grown food and for many people, there’s a great appeal to grow efficient food crops. The food you grow is cheaper, fresher and often better tasting than the one you get from the supermarket. Starting your … Read more…

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6 Pioneer Dessert Recipes you should try today

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Being able to procure your own meat, to grow your own vegetables, to organize a pantry with all the essentials and to work with your hands are all activities worth knowing and mastering. But how about your own comfort, how about satisfying your sweet tooth when times are harsh? The following pioneer dessert recipes stood … Read more…

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How to teach your children about emergency preparedness

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Although prepping is seen more as an “activity for old-timers” I believe that everyone should stand prepared, regardless of age. If you are preparedness likeminded, you should teach your children about emergency preparedness from a young age as it will help them become more self-reliant. With all the distractions available in this modern world of … Read more…

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20 Herbal Remedies for the Winter Season

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While the winter season brings joy to both the young and the old as families come together, it also brings some health problems we shouldn’t ignore.  We are all familiar with the common cold and the flu and we know they can strike when we are stressed or run down. The following herbal remedies will … Read more…

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How to find out if there’s water on your off-grid property

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If you plan on buying country property you must make sure there is an adequate supply of fresh, potable water before agreeing on a down payment.  To find out if there’s water on your off-grid property there are a few things you should look into. Many of the people I know have bought a country … Read more…

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Smoking meat for long-term storage – Smoking secrets

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My family has been smoking meat ever since I can remember and their teachings have been passed on from one generation to another. If you are the type of person that hunts or have a small homestead which provides you with all the meat your family needs, smoking meat may be a useful hobby for … Read more…

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How to make compost tea

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There are plenty of good reasons for gardeners to make compost tea, but above all, it provides a natural alternative to enrich the soil without using chemical based fertilizers and damaging the environment. Making compost tea doesn’t need to be hard work and it costs you almost nothing. Compost tea is easily made by soaking … Read more…

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Household uses of vinegar worth knowing

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On today’s market you can find all sorts of complex chemicals that have the same household uses of vinegar, a natural substance that has been used in the household for thousands of years. Many people don’t know that a gallon of distilled white vinegar or apple cider vinegar can replace a large number of chemical … Read more…

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How to make Country Wine

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Back in the day on the homestead, my father spent little money on his winemaking and he learned how to make all of his wine from ingredients he obtained from his garden, yard and even the woodlands. Making country wine is a lesson we learned from the pioneers and we shouldn’t forget about this legacy. … Read more…

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Top 10 Medicinal Herbs for your garden

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Herbal medicine has been around for centuries and although people are encouraged to buy modern medicine, this ancient healing knowledge is still widely practiced. Medicinal herbs will still be here, long after the collapse of modern society and we should all learn how to take advantage of these healing herbs. In many parts of the … Read more…

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Protect your Garden from Critters

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   You make everything possible to ensure that your plants grow big and strong so you can become less dependent on grocery stores and make sure that your pantry is well-stocked. If animals ruin your hard work it can be devastating for your morale and that’s why you need to learn how to protect your … Read more…

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Understanding Garden Seeds for Self-sufficiency

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The garden season is here and many of us will start a garden to have additional supplies for our pantry. If a prepper wants to start a survival garden, knowing about all the different types of garden seeds is a must. This topic is under a lot of debate and when you search online for … Read more…

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Preparing on a budget

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Preparing on a budget is a challenge for some and not having enough money and resources is the number one excuse people give for why they don’t prepare for emergencies. Although this excuse may hold some truth to it and it’s understandable that someone struggling financially may see it useless, prepping doesn’t have to be … Read more…

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How To Live On A Budget As A Homesteader

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Becoming totally self-sufficient is the ultimate goal for all homesteaders and preppers, but no matter how much we struggle, money is still part of the self-sufficiency equation. Learning to live on a budget as a homesteader is a challenge for some and the lack of money is the number one reason why people abandon the … Read more…

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Back to basics: Beans for your survival pantry

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There will be times when hunting and catching will be out of the question and you will have to fine another source of protein to keep a balanced diet. When game is scarce, beans arise as the next best source of protein. You should know the following about beans and consider adding this protein alternative … Read more…

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How to pick the right land for an off grid home

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Our ancestors didn’t need much to survive and with a good piece of land and a little backwoods knowhow they managed to have a fulfilling life. Today, picking the right piece of land for an off grid home is not so easy and there are many things we should consider before making this step. Having … Read more…

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Drying herbs and spices

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A well-stocked pantry is nothing without a good supply of herbs and spices. Drying herbs and spices and storing them for darker days will help you fight appetite fatigue that might set in after consuming the same foods day after day. Every pantry should have ingredients that will help you enhance the flavor of your … Read more…

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Homeless Survival Lessons – Good tips for all

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Can you imagine what life would be like if suddenly you lost your house, your bank accounts and almost everything that matters to you? What then? How will you survive being homeless? One thing is certain, it isn’t going to be easy and these homeless survival lessons learned from the less fortunate might come in … Read more…

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Ask yourself this about your emergency supplies

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You don’t have to be a prepper or survivalist to have a good stash of supplies. Many of us gather food and water just because we want to be sure we have enough to make it in these uncertain times. Every time I look at my emergency supplies I can’t help but think that there … Read more…

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Treating wounds with honey and sugar

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Treating wounds using alternative healing methods will become a vital skill when there is no doctor around. Besides providing you with the much needed food, your pantry also holds two items that will help you treat wounds: honey and sugar. These two ingredients are very effective at cleansing and healing traumatic wounds. Treating wounds with … Read more…

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DIY Off the grid Washing Machine

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Doing laundry in the old days was no easy task and it involved heating the water, using a washboard and overall, it was an intense labor. If you live off the grid or if you worry that one day there will be no more electricity, you should learn how to make an off the grid … Read more…

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Long-Term Food Storage Methods

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Nothing brings a man down like fear of hunger and it’s something we all think about, regardless how full our pantry is. We can’t really help it and it’s a genetic memory that was seeded in us throughout human history. Since food was often scarce and starvation was always a problem, food storage was one … Read more…

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Repel garden pests with Companion Planting

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If you are one of the unfortunate people that had a close encounter with poison oak you should know by now how to identify and stay away from this plant. This is how repellent plants work and the same principal applies to pests if you know how to use the correct plants. Companion planting will … Read more…

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