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Guest Post: Why You Need To Garden Now

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This post was originally posted back in 211 and its contents still hold true. It can be seen in its original format HERE.

by J.Burk

It’s easy to find excuses not to garden: I’m too busy, I don’t want to ruin the lawn, I don’t have enough space, I’ll start when I move to the country. There might even be a few who bought a container of heirloom seeds, tossed it into the freezer and checked gardening off their to-do list.

 

The main fallacy in all these excuses is that you need all the experience

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FEMA – Emergency Food and Water in an Emergency

For those new to preparedness the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website might be a first stop in their quest to get information. There are actually some good materials there.

One downloadable file provided is the PDF called “Food and Water in an Emergency“. In this 15 page document the basics of disaster preparedness are covered fairly well. Of course subjects such as firearms and personal defense are not covered but the foundations of survival are – food and water. The creation of a disaster survival kit is also discussed with a decent content list.

If every citizen read and

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GOATS FOR THE LONG HAUL

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The following post was originally published in 2012 on ModernSurvivalOnline. It can be seen in its original format HERE. This is another examples of some of the best articles published over the past few years here on ModernSurvivalOnline. Readers requested me to bring back some “Blasts from the Pasts”….here we go.  - – Rourke

by P.M. 

It seems that everyone has had one bad experience with someone’s pet goat, and for that reason, I hear many folks disparage the entire species.  Now, just imagine that you are an intelligent, sociable creature and someone has chained you to the

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Why MRE Food Is Crucial For Disaster Emergency Planning

Why MRE Food Is Crucial For Disaster Emergency Planning

by Billy Brown

You don’t have to be a doomsday prepper to be prepared for an emergency. With so many tornadoes and hurricanes it just makes sense to be prepared to evacuate your area at a moments notice. You’ll need to have a food supply, shelter and method of transportation during a disaster. How prepared are you?

Too Bulky

Most people have canned foods prepared to grab at a moments notice in an emergency, but many of those foods require special preparation in order to eat them. Additionally,

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“Marmot Farm” – Humor by Shirley Swift – June 2013

The following is another entry into the ModernSurvivalOnline Preparedness Guest Post Contest running through the end of July. Prizes include:

First Place winner will receive - The Power Pot V Thermoelecric Generator from Directive21.com, a Deadwood Cook Stove from Deadwood Stove Company, a Paladin Go Bag provided by SurvivalGearBags.com, CampingSurvival.com is providing the following: eGear Ready Kit 300 Survival Kit  , one eGear Jolt USB Mini-Light , and an eGear 10 Day Lantern. Total value over $400.

Second Place will receive - EndlessSunSolar.com is providing a NOMAD 5 Thin Film Solar Charger, Prepper Press - 5 preparedness books of your choice, Old West Lawman’s Forgotten Memoir courtesy of http://www.oldwestlawmansforgottenmemoir.com/, and one American Firearm Gun Oil Lubricant Boxed Set from American Gun Oil Company. Over $225 in prizes!!

Third Place will receive - Two Grow Buckets Kits from Choate Machine and Tool. Each kit

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Building a standard 6′ x 3′ raised bed

From Rourke: The following article was published over at Town-Farming.com. It can be seen n its original form HERE. Clicking on any of the pictures will take you to the other site. To return to ModernSurvivalOnline – just click the back button.

 

Building a standard 6′ x 3′ raised bed

I am going to show you how to build my standard 6′ x 3′ raised beds.  I chose my beds to be 3′ wide because I positioned them against my white fence.  I felt that 4′ was too far to reach over to maintain and harvest the raised bed.

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Starting a seed bank…….

Gardening is one of my hobbies. For the past 9 years I have continued to garden….learning and making mistakes. I look at gardening as one of those skills and abilities that go right along with preparedness. Supplementing food stored with that coming from gardening…well, just makes sense.

Every year I am always buying more seeds than I need. I also have not stored these extra seeds in any other manner than sticking them on a shelf in my garage. I have used seeds as old as 4 seasons – no problem. Germination rate a little lower – but they worked.

I walked

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Video of the Week: On The Anatomy Of Thrift: Side Butchery

Thanks to Ken for the recommendation…..

 

On The Anatomy Of Thrift: Side Butchery from farmrun on Vimeo.

Guest Post: Emergency Sanitation Basics – Food and Water

[Guest Post courtesy of Dr. Bones from http://www.doomandbloom.net - Rourke]

 

Hey Prepper Nation,

 

It’s just makes common sense that there will be sanitation issues in a major disaster or collapse situation.  Any water source that has not been sterilized or any food that hasn’t been properly cleaned and cooked will be an opportunity for pathogens to start their damage.  As a community medic and chief sanitation officer, your duty will be to assure that water is clean and that food is prepared properly.  It will be an important part of your strategy to prevent disease, and this ounce of prevention will

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