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The Passive Greenhouse

One of the significant concerns for many preppers and survivalists

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Designing a Survivalist Greenhouse

The first thing to do when you begin to plan a greenhouse to supplement your food stores

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Avoiding Hunger During a Disaster

If you’re living in the city or in an apartment building, your options for storing or preparing food may be limited by space 

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When Disaster Hits

Remember Hurricane Sandy? After making initial landfall in Cuba, the 2012 super storm proceeded to wreak havoc

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Safe Spaces: Urban, Rural, or Remote?

If you live in a large, congested city, survival planning will look very different than for those living in remote areas.

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Food Crisis: It’s Not Just Your Imagination

Food scarcity, hunger, famine. These words are becoming increasingly familiar 

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Who Are Survivalists?

Survivalists, or preppers, are a varied group of people who, operating under differing philosophies and methods, are committed to proactively preparing for emergencies. 

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Choosing Fruits and Herbs; Selecting Seeds

Strawberries are an extremely popular greenhouse fruit and the berries grown in your greenhouse

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What Vegetables Should I Plant?

It’s a good idea to plant a variety of colorful vegetables that are relatively easy to grow

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How Do I Operate a Greenhouse When an Emergency Occurs?

Emergencies that can trigger food shortages can come in a multitude of forms: pandemics, weather emergencies

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How Do I Set Up a Greenhouse for Food Emergencies?

Here in the US, we don’t really spend time imagining serious food shortages affecting our daily life

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How Can I Prepare for Food Shortages?

When preparing for food shortages, it’s important to define whether you’re considering a short (no more than a few days) or long (perhaps months) 

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What Food Shortages Are Upcoming?

This year alone, crop failures triggered by changes in weather patterns, supply chain issues, and the effects of conflicts

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Hunger or War: What Comes First?

It has become a seldom-examined truism that global food crises don’t really exist.

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Aren’t There Solutions to Food Shortages?

For the average US consumer contemplating the specter of a significant food shortage affecting their life, it’s understandable to be somewhat indifferent.

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Isn’t it Just a Problem of Distribution and Access?

It’s comforting to think that the specter of serious food shortages will fade as the risks from COVID diminish over time

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Are Food Shortages Really a Problem in the US?

Could food production or packaging companies shut down (for whatever reason) and actually cause a major shortage of food

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Top Questions About Green Roofs

It is absolutely possible to replace a conventional roof with a green roof

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Popular Myths About Green Roofs

Many structures are now designed by default with roofs equipped to handle 25-35 lbs per square foot of dead load.

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They All Have Layers - Like Parfaits. Or Onions.

In basic structure, green roofs are essentially the same.

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Anatomy of a Green Roof

An important difference between conventional roofs and green roofs, aside from the functional layers

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Are Green Roofs Cost Effective? Lifecycle Costs and Savings

Just like a conventional roof, expenses will continue.

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Are Green Roofs Cost Effective? Capital Costs and Abatements

The term “green roof” covers a wide spectrum of building-topping concepts

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Unexpected Benefits of a Green Roof

Did you know that the plants in a green roof can provide a critical habitat for birds, butterflies, and insects

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Are There Other Reasons to Have a Green Roof?

There is no doubt that green roofs offer significant environmental benefits on several levels

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