Tag Archives: Growing Food

Storing Bulk Food Basics

There are a number of reasons to start storing food in bulk. Whether you’re storing for the current (or the next) pandemic or experimenting with a canning hobby, food storage is a great way to bulk up your preparedness.  When getting started there are some key basics worth keeping in mind as you begin your food storage adventure. Here are some useful tips to help get you started: Pick Nutritional Foods to Store   When it comes to which specific foods to store in bulk, evaluating your relationship with food can and should impact your food storage project. It can be … Continue reading

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Tips for Growing a Successful Victory Garden

The COVID-19 pandemic was a significant wake-up call to a lot of people. Anyone who was complacent in their emergency planning or simply “knew” the stores would always have what they needed have been shaken up in a big way. Perhaps that describes you, or maybe you simply want help preparing for future supply disruptions on the horizon. Either way, we can take our cue from something our grandparents worked on 80 years ago: victory gardens. Victory gardens were fruit, vegetable, and herb gardens planted at home during World Wars I and II. They were used by residents all over … Continue reading

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Aquaponics for Prepping

AQUAPONICS FOR PREPPING By Anthony Faircloth (Author’s note: Please note that the system I describe below is a large “backyard” aquaponics system and is not to be confused with an extensive commercial system.) The Dream Imagine that you have the ability to walk to a building, such as a barn or a greenhouse or even an inside room like your basement, where you harvest a few pounds of fish. Right after you pull the fish out of the tank you take a few steps and harvest a salad by clipping off the leaves of several types of leaf lettuce, pulling a … Continue reading

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