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How to Make Natural Mosquito Repellent

Posted: 22nd February 2014 by Michael Levanduski in Animals, Bug control, How To
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There are dozens of different mosquito repellents on the market today, and many of them are quite effective.  The problem is, however, that most of them have unhealthy chemicals in them.  In addition, in the event of a catastrophic disaster, stores would no longer be around. Whether you’re looking to save some money, make sure you’re not spraying chemicals on your skin, or you just want to be prepared for anything, it is a good idea to learn how to make all natural mosquito repellent. Controlling mosquitos is extremely important not only because they are a nuisance, but also because they can be very hazardous to your health.  Mosquitos can transmit many different types of diseases.  In addition, mosquito bites […]

Low Cost Garden Startup

Posted: 18th March 2013 by admin in Survival Gardening
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If you’ve been following my posts, you’ll notice there is a trend in my green and survival ways.  Low cost.  There is no way to be able to survive anything if you are buried in a pile of debt.  Gardening should not cost that much. The idea is to bring healthy food onto your table as cheaply as possible. Using as much of what you have on hand as you can. Improvise and invent things that work for you.  I can sum up this process in one single word: SEEDS! If you are buying whole plants there is no way you are going to be prepared for anything let alone save enough money to prepare for the financial abyss that […]

Plasticulture

Posted: 4th February 2013 by admin in Survival Gardening

John Mildared Demonstrates the effectiveness of Plasticulture. Plasticulture can provide many benefits such as earlier crop production, higher yields, cleaner and higher quality produce, more efficient use of water resources, reduce leach of fertilizer, more efficient use of fertilizers, prevent soil wind and water erosion, potential decrease of disease, better management of certain insect pests, decreased weed management, reduced soil compaction, and the most importantly the potential to increase crop production from 2 to 3 times with maximum efficiency.

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  It all started with this idea about 7 years ago.  Only plant what we could eat. Grow things you can’t get at the store.  Start living Greener. Start being more self sufficient.  But how?  I was not a farmer. Born in New York City during the 70s, gardening was something my grandparents from Italy did.  Not me. I worked a real job. I used paper plates and napkins. I drove everywhere. I used instant mashed potatoes!  I told my husband about this idea and he thought I was nuts! But somehow it seemed like the right decision. Food was being poisoned with pesticides and prices kept creeping up.  Our landfills are getting huge and leaching toxins. So my first […]

How to Create a Good Garden Space

Posted: 14th October 2012 by Preppers in Survival Gardening
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How to Create a Good Garden Space According to urban myth, good gardeners are endowed with a green thumb. That is not necessarily so. Sometimes, all it takes to make a garden grow is determination and the knowledge that plants require sunshine, water, nutrients and good soil to thrive. Pick the Plants Before digging in the dirt, it is important to decide what plants should go in the garden. Vegetable gardens are popular because the rewards are tangible: Fresh produce from your own yard sans food-grade poisons common to store-bought fruits and vegetables. Knowing what seeds or seedlings to plant will also affect the choice of location. Some plants require full sun while others need a shady spot. Soil type […]

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Why You Should Start a Survival Garden In Your Home With times being the way that they are we’re all trying to save a little money. Here are some tips on how you can stretch your dollar even further with a home garden. Start planning your strategy for your next year’s growing season. Choosing What You Should Plant What you should do is create a list of foods you eat on a regular basis at their basic ingredients level. This should be very easy because you should understand what you eat on a meal to meal basis. A good example is a family that eats pasta or spaghetti twice a month. You should know what ingredients you put inside of […]

Creating A Worm Compost Heap

Posted: 3rd August 2012 by RamboMoe in Survival Gardening
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Having a compost heap is a must for any gardener. The constant addition of organic material is the single best way to improve your garden’s soil, and a compost heap will supply this material. One of the issues with regular compost heaps, though, is that it takes a long time for the material to decompose. It can take anywhere from a couple months to up to a year, depending on the type of heap it is and the time of year. One way to speed up the process is with worm composting (also known as vermi composting). A compost heap that incorporates worms can break down a moderate amount of material in weeks, while a regular one may take months. […]

Starting a Pepper Garden

Posted: 5th April 2012 by Preppers in Survival Gardening
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I have recently started a journey into a world of pain and I can’t be more excited. I have been a chili head for years. My father would buy Frank’s Red Hot by the gallon and toss a few dashes on most meals he consumed. Understandably, I picked up the habit. With the ever expanding interest in spicy food, exotic peppers and bizarre hot sauces that has occurred over the last 20 years, I have had the opportunity to nurture this culinary masochism into something truly terrifying. It is time for the next logical step. I have started to grow my own peppers.   Gardening is another area where my father has been a big influence in my life. I […]

Beat The Heat after The SHTF

Posted: 14th March 2012 by Modern Day Redneck in Survival Gardening, Survival Tools & Machines
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Hello all you good people. I finally got around to do another post. The Texas heat is one of the worse garden killers I can think of. I can fight most things that effect the growing season, but the heat is one I cannot. Last year and the year before we lost our gardens early on in the summer making it where we had to buy more store food rather than put ours by. I hated every minute of it but we still had to eat. Texas Growers know what I am talking about for sure. This year I have decided to do something about it. I have had all winter to figure out a cost effective design and one […]

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This is my first blog.  Within the past ten years and especially the last five, there has been some exciting new research being conducted in the organic world.  The humus molecule (aka humic substances) is being analyzed down to the sub-atomic level.  The findings are rewriting the textbooks.  Questions and misconceptions are being addressed concerning how humus gets formed, how it gets into our soils, what it does, (new scientific papers galore about its many benefits) etc.  These are new findings, not known until now.  Humic substances have been studied many times before in history but not in depth or to the extent that they are now.  Soil Secrets, a New Mexico LLC, has spearheaded this humus research.  Michael Melendrez, […]