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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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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Homemade Mosquito Warfare Spray

Here is a news flash for you. Mosquitoes are not fretting about terrorism, electromagnetic pulses, or economic collapse. They simply don't care if the grid stops working. In fact, they would likely even rejoice! Think of it from their perspective. No more DEET. No more billows of repellent laced smoke wafting near the prized, fleshy …

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Grid Down Winter Water Supply

  If you go and do a dang fool thing like buy a house in the north without a basement, you are faced with some EP challenges that others are not. Specifically, the inability to store extra water in rain barrels. After a mild start to winter, it has come roaring at us with a …

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Square Foot “Gimmick” Gardening

You can grow "a lot" of food.  That is the bare bones sales pitch of square foot gardening. When my self reliance epiphany occurred, I knew one thing: I wanted to grow my own food. I also didn't know one thing: where do I begin?  While both of my parents were raised on farms, and …

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