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Typical survivalists want to be reliably independent in their food production, and that can be a tall order.
In a long-term survival situation, viable seeds for food crops are worth their weight in gold.
People living in the US, Canada, and other wealthy countries are well aware of the health risks of being too comfortable.
One of the significant concerns for many preppers and survivalists, is moderate- to long-term loss of municipal services, such as electricity.
The first thing to do when you begin to plan a greenhouse to supplement your food stores during a potential disaster is to define exactly what you want it to do for you.
If you’re living in the city or in an apartment building, your options for storing or preparing food may be limited by space or by practical safety precautions.
Developing a robust emergency plan and making deliberate preparations is your best strategy for survival
If you live in a large, congested city, survival planning will look very different than for those living in remote areas.
Food scarcity, hunger, famine. These words are becoming increasingly familiar in everything from news reports to social media to friendly gatherings with friends and family.
Survivalists, or preppers, are a varied group of people who, operating under differing philosophies and methods, are committed to proactively preparing for emergencies.
When you’re choosing your seeds it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the profusion of seed catalogs
It’s a good idea to plant a variety of colorful vegetables that are relatively easy to grow, prolific, and easy to store.
Emergencies that can trigger food shortages can come in a multitude of forms
Here in the US, we don’t really spend time imagining serious food shortages affecting our daily life
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) period of shortage.
In 2022, a wide variety of products are increasingly difficult to find
It has become a seldom-examined truism that global food crises don’t really exist
For the average US consumer contemplating the specter of a significant food shortage affecting their life, it’s understandable to be somewhat indifferent.
It’s comforting to think that the specter of serious food shortages will fade as the risks from COVID diminish over time, but that’s wishful thinking.
Could food production or packaging companies shut down?
State prisons across the country are focusing on ways to improve and reform the correctional experience, both for the benefit of the prison population and the community around each facility.
It’s not enough to simply put together a great greenhouse and then turn a steady profit from it year after year with no further work.
Earning a profit from agricultural or horticultural products requires more than just an efficient and affordable greenhouse.
Flexible greenhouse covers are often referred to with the general term of “poly film”. Not all covers are made from polyethylene materials.
It’s a common misconception that commercial greenhouses require rigid panels or glass glazing rather than more durable, flexible coverings.