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About David The Good

David The Good is a naturalist, author and hard-core gardener who has grown his own food since 1984. At age five, he sprouted a bean in a Dixie cup of soil and caught the gardening bug. Soon after, his dad built an 8’ by 8’ plot for him and David hasn’t stopped growing since. David is the author of four books, writes a regular column for The Ag Mag in North Central Florida, is a Mother Earth News blogger and has also written for outlets including Backwoods Home, Survival Blog and Self-Reliance Magazine. You can find his books on Amazon here. David is a Christian, an artist, a husband, a father of seven, a cigar-smoker and an unrepentant economics junkie who now lives somewhere near the equator on a productive cocoa farm. Visit his daily gardening and survival blog here: The Survival Gardener And for lots more gardening info, click here and subscribe to his often hilarious YouTube channel.

More Food from the Wild and Your Yard – Graft Fruit Trees!

December 12, 2016

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I once did a horticultural analysis of a property way out in the scrublands. The owner had good clean water, no real neighbors, a great location… and hot, fast-drying, mineral-poor sand that was really, really bad for gardening. There was no couching it. I had to tell him: this area just won’t cut it for most of your planned annual […]

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Top 7 Mistakes To Avoid When Harvesting Rain Water

December 5, 2016

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Harvesting rain water should be a priority for any serious prepper or gardener. Did you ever go on a long hike, then find yourself parched with thirst? The need for water catches up with you quickly. If the city water or your well shut down for a week, would you be able to survive or […]

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Roll Your Own Cigars

November 24, 2016

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If you don’t see tobacco as important to survival, I feel for you. I’ve been growing it for years (and you can too) and during the worst days of the crash, when I was unemployed, watching friend after friend go broke and seeing folks lose their homes right and left… a good cigar was one […]

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The Top 7 Survival Gardening Secrets

November 7, 2016

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If your eyes are open right now, you know Western Civilization is in trouble. Now is the time to start survival gardening. Today we share 7 survival gardening secrets that will get you off on the right foot. 1. Grow Near, Not Far This is one of those “secrets” I can’t repeat enough. Don’t put […]

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FACEOFF: What’s The Most Important Desert Survival Skill?

September 14, 2016

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What's The Most Important Desert Survival Skill

Picture yourself alone beneath the blazing sun. You can feel the beginning of a sunburn and it’s only 11AM. Cursing yourself for forgetting a hat, you take another swig from the single bottle of warm water you grabbed from your car, cringing at the oily plastic taste. It’s already 3/4 empty.  You start to wonder […]

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Build Your Own Paiute Deadfall Trap for Desert Survival

September 2, 2016

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The Home-made Survival Trap for Staying Fed

While doing research for an awesome upcoming post on desert survival, I came across Shawn Woods, a seriously cool YouTuber who makes primitive weapons, braids his own rope, hunts frogs with an arrow sporting a head he hand-knapped from an old Jack Daniels bottle… this guy is intense! We often focus on finding water in […]

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