Prepping and Survival: Beginners and Families

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19 Weird Gardening Ideas You Should Try
When it comes to gardening, no matter where you live, many of us will take any of the tips and tricks we can get. From old wives tales to science-backed evidence, we will try anything once to see how it works. Sometimes we can’t even explain why these gardening tips work, but no use in worrying about that when it comes to growing food for your family. Check out these weird gardening tips that you should know for this upcoming growing season.
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23 Container Gardening Herbs and Veggies for Your Porch
Container gardening is all about making the most out of the space you’ve got. All it takes to turn your outdoor balcony or porch into a container garden is a pinch of creativity and a dash of strategy. Rather than planting one crop in one small pot, we are going to focus on planting multiple crops in one sizeable pot. This method makes the most of your space and gives you the most variety of veggies and herbs possible.
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25+ Container Gardening Mistakes That Will Kill Your Plants
Container gardening is a fantastic way to grow food, especially for beginners. It allows you to grow a variety of plants in small spaces. Plus, it provides the benefits of easy accessibility, control over soil quality, and a lower chance of diseases. But container gardening also comes with a unique set of challenges. Even the most enthusiastic gardeners can encounter pitfalls that hinder their plants' growth and health. In this article, we'll go over some common container gardening mistakes.
When disaster strikes, no one knows when things will return to normal again. In some cases, things may never truly return to normal, which is why it’s a good idea to stock up on survival foods that will last for the long haul. Before we begin, it’s important to note that these survival foods will only last 20 or more years if they are properly stored in conditions that are dry with stable temperatures and limited light exposure. Emergency Preparedness, Survival Tips, Survival Food, Survival Foods, Emergency Food, Dehydrated Food, Food Supply, Canned Food, Foraged Food
20 Survival Foods That Can Last For Decades
When disaster strikes, no one knows when things will return to normal again. In some cases, things may never truly return to normal, which is why it’s a good idea to stock up on survival foods that will last for the long haul. Before we begin, it’s important to note that these survival foods will only last 20 or more years if they are properly stored in conditions that are dry with stable temperatures and limited light exposure.
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How to Make DIY Neosporin (With Pics)
Say goodbye to expensive store-bought ointments! Learn how to make DIY Neosporin with this simple guide. You'll never go back to store-bought again once you experience the benefits of this homemade wonder.
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35 Survival Items You Can Make At Home
I've met quite a few preppers who buy all sorts of survival items, but who never make their own survival items. There are many reasons why this is a huge mistake, but let's focus on two: First of all, you're wasting money if you're buying things that are cheaper to make at home. And second, during a long-term disaster where store shelves are all empty, you might be forced to make your own stuff. So why not go ahead and learn how? Here you'll find 35 survival items that are fairly easy to make.
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19 Weird Gardening Tips to Try This Year
When it comes to gardening, no matter where you live, many of us will take any of the tips and tricks we can get. From old wives tales to science-backed evidence, we will try anything once to see how it works. Sometimes we can’t even explain why these gardening tips work, but no use in worrying about that when it comes to growing food for your family. Check out these weird gardening tips that you should know for this upcoming growing season.
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Survival Cooking After The Collapse of Society
Survival cooking will be a crucial skill when the power grid is no longer reliable, and especially after society has collapsed.
Oftentimes, the world’s best medications are not the ones developed in labs, but rather the ones made by Mother Nature. For thousands of years, mankind has relied on various herbs to treat a wide range of conditions. While the advent of antibiotics drastically reduced the popularity of these herbal alternatives, they still remain effective to this day and are starting to enjoy more popularity as many diseases have grown resistant to antibiotics. Labs, Homeopathic Medicine, Herbal Apothecary, Medical Herbs, Holistic Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Natural Antibiotics
11 Herbal Alternatives to Antibiotics
Oftentimes, the world’s best medications are not the ones developed in labs, but rather the ones made by Mother Nature. For thousands of years, mankind has relied on various herbs to treat a wide range of conditions. While the advent of antibiotics drastically reduced the popularity of these herbal alternatives, they still remain effective to this day and are starting to enjoy more popularity as many diseases have grown resistant to antibiotics.
For most of us, our biggest concern with a refrigerator is finding enough room inside after a trip to the grocery store. But for anyone living off grid, alternatives to refrigeration are a daily task. And for any of us confronted by a power outage, it becomes a primary concern once we find the flashlights and the candles. Regardless of the reason, it’s worth looking back at how people stored food before refrigerators were invented. Alternative, Food Storage, Survival Food Storage
How People Stored Food Before Refrigerators
For most of us, our biggest concern with a refrigerator is finding enough room inside after a trip to the grocery store. But for anyone living off grid, alternatives to refrigeration are a daily task. And for any of us confronted by a power outage, it becomes a primary concern once we find the flashlights and the candles. Regardless of the reason, it’s worth looking back at how people stored food before refrigerators were invented.
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35 Unusual Uses for Borax
Borax is a naturally-occurring mineral found in soil, plants, and even our own bodies. In my twenties, I learned to use it as an ingredient in homemade laundry detergent. Then in my thirties, I was surprised to discover over 30 other things you can do with borax! Granted, most of these uses have nothing to do with survival. But what I love about versatile items like borax is they eliminate the need to store lots of cleaning supplies. One box can be used to clean almost anything around the house.
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25 Easy Backyard Campfire Recipes
Camping season is upon us! Whether you’re camping at a state park or in your backyard, cooking over a campfire is fun. My kids love to cook dinner over the campfire, so we’ve found a variety of easy backyard campfire recipes. There is way more you can cook over a campfire than just hot dogs. Leave the hotdogs behind! You can cook full, delicious meals that leave everyone satisfied yet shocked that you cooked it over an open fire.
For most of us, our biggest concern with a refrigerator is finding enough room inside after a trip to the grocery store. But for anyone living off grid, alternatives to refrigeration are a daily task. And for any of us confronted by a power outage, it becomes a primary concern once we find the flashlights and the candles. Regardless of the reason, it’s worth looking back at how people stored food before refrigerators were invented. Urban Survival, Foods, How To Become, Food, Prepper, Preparedness, Food Articles
How People Stored Food Before Refrigerators
For most of us, our biggest concern with a refrigerator is finding enough room inside after a trip to the grocery store. But for anyone living off grid, alternatives to refrigeration are a daily task. And for any of us confronted by a power outage, it becomes a primary concern once we find the flashlights and the candles. Regardless of the reason, it’s worth looking back at how people stored food before refrigerators were invented.
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DIY 5-Gallon Bucket Planter
In this guide to growing food in buckets, we explain how to build a simple DIY 5-gallon bucket planter. All you need is a bucket, soil, compost, small rocks, and a drill for drilling drainage holes in the bucket. Here you'll find step-by-step instructions to make a bucket planter.