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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Asparagus Optimism … and Reality.

Let nature do the work. When it comes to growing food in the self reliance community, adding plenty of perennials is a common strategy. It makes good sense. Having plants and trees that grow food on their own frees you up to attend to the other tasks of growing and EP (emergency preparedness). Many of …

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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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Garden Lottery

The itch is back. And its arrived a tad earlier than normal.  I'm not speaking of the dry skin that results from being cooped up for the winter enveloped in the heat delivered by forced air, radiator, or wood fire. No, I'm talking about the gardening itch that many of us get about this time …

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