When Nature Seems Tardy

The climate changed on us this year. I suspect it will change again next year. It does indeed change afterall .... as it sees fit. As it always has. As it always will. Imagine that. It has been a disappointing spring to say the least in many parts of the country.  My little slice of …

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Adding Garden Space In A Grid Down Life

https://youtu.be/OCmo5hu_l2I   When I don my preparedness hat, there is a frustrating irony that confronts me. When we were in the suburban home buyer market, one of my country boy prerequisites was that I needed "space".  Gardening and preparedness wasn't even the motivation. That light bulb moment hadn't yet occurred. Yet, instinctively I knew I …

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Back To Eden Gardening…. Sort Of

The power grid was definitely not in operation when the world's first organic food producer, Adam, tended to the original garden. He had Father God, mother nature, his wits, and elbow grease. That was all he required initially to coax food from the ground. Eventually he lost a rib, but gained a co-op partner in …

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Survival Gardening For National Nightmares

Can you imagine living in Venezuela right now? More importantly.....  have you ever imagined living like that?  Have you ever seriously stopped to think about the ramifications of an economic collapse? Your money is virtually worthless. Wide ranging power blackouts, almost no food, eating pets and whatever stray animals can be obtained. They are essentially …

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Re-purpose It Challenge

What are these, and what could they be used for? Here is the setup. Whatever your flavor of grid down disaster is, pretend that it has taken place. Economic collapse, nuclear war, EMP. It doesn't matter. What does matter is that the electric power grid is down for a good long time. Years perhaps. The …

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Wish Books For Gardeners

Long before the online Amazon Empire obliterated its brick and mortar rival, the retail world was ruled by many overlords. The competitive realm of consumer market place was battled over by several independent kingdoms. Some of the most prominent among them were the legendary houses of Ward, Penney, Sears and Roebuck. Their primary weapon in …

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EP On Vacation: Part 1

This is no LOL matter. It's time to unleash a new acronym upon the world. Drum roll please. I'm talking about EP.  It is my acronym for a mindset and a lifestyle. Its about taking proactive measures to deal with unexpected situations that arise in life. It simply stands for "emergency preparedness". Oh sure, it …

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