September 14, 2014

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Using Greywater To Grow Bananas

As drought continues to wreak havoc in much of the west, there’s a new interest in how much water we waste. In a survival situation, water is your #1 priority. It’s also #1 for plants. Unfortunately, many of us have homes that were designed to be linked into either wasteful septic systems or municipal sewers. Why do I say “unfortunately?” After […]

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September 13, 2014

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Aftermath: Hallowed Ground

Aftermath Episode 9: Hallowed Ground You can see the full series of this fictional story here. No one spoke as the shovels dug into the soft dirt of the meadow in front of the cabin.  Jason had planned to dig this area out eventually; the spot was ideal for tomatoes, beans, peppers, and they’d even thought […]

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September 12, 2014

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Gardening On A Compost Pile

When I threw pumpkin guts on top of my compost pile last fall I wasn’t planning ahead. I also wasn’t expecting anything more than soil improvement. For the last year I’ve rotated my compost pile from garden bed to garden bed, rather than dumping it elsewhere and then carting it to my garden. The idea came about […]

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September 11, 2014

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You (Almost Always) Don’t Need Pesticides

What is our obsession with killing insects? I was once in the garden section at Home Depot, talking with an employee who knew I was (at that point) a Master Gardener. As we were chatting, a man walked up and started looking through the pesticides near us. He looked a bit confused, so  the Home […]

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September 9, 2014

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UN Martial Law On US Soil?

This is one of those topics; some might call it a “conspiracy theory”, which comes up with surprising frequency throughout the Prepper community.  Personally this is a “threat” that I really have zero concern with. I’m sure that many reading this will have an immediate desire to stop reading, or to write me a nastygram, […]

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September 8, 2014

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Plan For Bugging Out With Your Pets

August 29th 2005, one of the five most deadliest hurricanes in the history of North America struck. Hurricane Katrina made landfall as a Category 3 hurricane and pack winds of 125 mph. When it was through, over 1,800 people were dead. How many of these lives could have been saved if they were allowed to […]

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