Eating Weeds for Survival – Check Out This Helpful Resource on Wild Edible Plants

Eating weeds for survival seems to be getting a little more favorable consideration these days. But if you don’t think things are desperate enough for you to eat weeds, just wait. Or think of it this way. If you’re gardening, it’s likely you’re already growing greens of one kind or another. Why not broaden your […]

Raising Quail for Food – Should It Be Part of Your Survival Strategy?

Recently I saw a video from Marjory Wildcraft of Grow Your Own Groceries about raising quail for food. Should it be part of your survival strategy? According to Leo Magpoc of Phoenix, AZ, who’s interviewed in the video, raising quail is easy to do and takes up as little as 4 square feet of space […]

Using Home Grown Tomatoes Harvested from Your Survival Garden

Tomato juice, salsa, spaghetti sauce, and pizza sauce. They can all be made by using home grown tomatoes harvested from your survival garden. You probably knew that already, but what do you do if you need some guidance to make tomato magic happen? Allow me to direct your attention to an article featured in “Backwoods […]

Watering a Garden in the Desert

A while back a reader contacted me in search of information about gardening in the dry Southwest. Watering a garden in the desert isn’t something we hear much about. The best help I could give her was to suggest that she contact her local county ag extension office, since they’d know about gardening practices in […]

Food for FEMA?

Today I pose what may be considered by some to be strange and disturbing questions. Would you grow food for FEMA or DHS if it meant staying alive? Would you turn your garden or greenhouse into a garden or greenhouse for FEMA? Don’t worry, I’m not working for any government agency, so I’m not soliciting […]

Grow Fodder for Small Livestock at Your Urban Homestead

An article called Secure and economical livestock feed appears in “Backwoods Home Magazine” for January/February 2014, Issue #145. If you have chickens, rabbits or goats, that article will be of interest to you because its author, Sherry Willis, describes a small hydroponics system that produces fodder for small livestock. Growing livestock fodder using hydroponics has […]

A Secret Greenhouse of Survival Could Make a Big Difference in Growing Your Own Food

If your long term prepping and survival strategy includes sheltering in place in a secure location, growing your own food is an important component of what you’ll be doing. Rick Austin, the man who wrote about a secret garden of survival, now tells us about a secret greenhouse of survival, and it could make a […]

It’s Time for the 2013 National Small Farm Trade Show and Conference

I realize this is short notice, but it’s time for the 2013 National Small Farm Trade Show and Conference. It’s being held at the Central Missouri Event Center (formerly the Boone County Fairgrounds) in Columbia, MO. And it’s happening this weekend–November 1-2. If you want to improve your farming and homesteading skills and you’re within […]

Amaranth for Survival

Perhaps you’ve heard of amaranth as a grain alternative to wheat. Many health food stores carry it. But have you thought of growing your own amaranth for survival? If you’ve thought of it as nothing more than a weed, think again. If you’re not familiar with amaranth, check out the video below. In less than […]

A Little DestinySurvival Housekeeping and a Gardening Update–Sort Of

A Little DestinySurvival Housekeeping I’ve made the decision to post here twice a week, rather than three times, as I’ve done for a while now. I’ll continue to post on Tuesdays and Fridays.   A Gardening Update–Sort Of How has gardening been for you this year? It’s been totally awful for me. It’s why I […]

Composting Basics for Your Survival Garden

There’s no reason composting can’t be part of any survival garden, even if you live in an apartment. The beauty of composting is there are so many ways to do it. And the rewards are, may I say, productive. There are a few do’s and don’ts to be aware of though. Check out composting basics […]

Can We Survive Geoengineering?

Once you understand what geoengineering is, you’ll be asking with me–Can we survive geoengineering? Ever heard of chemtrails? How about weather modification? Geoengineering dramatically affects our weather, health and food supply. It affects what you and I grow in our survival gardens, too. It’s a very real threat to our survival, and it’s being covered […]

Can We Survive GMO Foods?

Today’s title isn’t meant to be just another provocative question. It’s a legitimate one we must consider. Indeed, can we survive GMO foods? Food allergies, autism, infertility, cancer and other mystery ailments are on the rise. Studies have shown that GMO foods are one significant causal factor. But our government and multinational agri-business corporations don’t […]

Prepping Begins at 40

The title above is a perversion of an old saying that “Life begins at 40.” Only in this case, the 40 refers to The Encyclopedia of Country Living: 40th Anniversary Edition. And if you don’t yet have a copy of it, then let the prepping begin at 40. OK, that’s a round about way to […]

What if Bad Bugs Bite You While You’re in Your Survival Garden?

When you’re gardening in your survival garden, insect bites can be a problem. I’m not just talking about annoying mosquito bites. Those are bad enough. But I once accidentally stuck my hand in a wasp nest. I assure you that was no fun. You’ve probably got your own insect bite stories to tell. It’s a […]

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