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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Ant Or Grasshopper

When my journey towards preparedness initiated, the winds of the Great Recession were howling. As I became more aware of measures one should take to contend with potential catastrophes, I was reminded of Aesop's fable, The Ant and the Grasshopper. Its the perfect allegory for the EP (emergency preparedness) mindset: prep now, play later. There …

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Grid Down Dehydration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6snBuhg9tA   While I eschew paranoia, I do fully appreciate reality. It appears entirely possible now, that Kim Jong Un  could unleash an EMP upon America. Are you prepared to live like it was the 1800's? No electricity, no internet, no "just in time" food supply system trucking your daily bread to the local supermarket... …

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Build Ye Some Fire

Basic skills practice. This video was initially recorded with a different, smaller audience in mind. The emphasis was intended to be the commentary rather than the demonstration. So, I didn't bother showing the actual process of assembling the tinder, striking the block etc. in the video. There are plenty of Youtubers who have covered this …

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