If you're huffing and puffing to climb a flight of stairs... or claiming two seats on the airplane... or can't see your feet... you ain't prepared. What good does it do to take a firearms course or pack your pantry with a year's worth of canned goods... if you're likely to die from diabetes or heart disease? Despite the shrieking of overweight apologists online about how we … [Read more...] about Lose Weight Without Starving: Here's How
Trees often get short-sheeted in homesteading preparations. When people move to Washington, they want to plant an apple. When they move to Georgia, they want to plant a peach. Yet beyond planting a token tree or two, many people keep their properties as a big field of mown grass. If they're more profit-minded, they might hay the field. But plant a woodlot? Naw, too much … [Read more...] about Will Trees Save Your Life After SHTF?
At this time of year in my climate, my lettuces and mustards are long-gone. Spinach is of the past. The rockets have lifted off and my kales have gone to seed. We've had a very hot spring. A few months ago, my salad garden looked like this: Now it looks like this: Well, not quite that bad. There are a couple of weeds growing in it. There are greens that handle 90+ degree … [Read more...] about Forget Growing Your Own Greens: Forage For Wild Greens Instead
How many roots do Americans eat on a regular basis? I can think of a few: potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots and beets. Beyond those, you might occasionally use leeks, turnips, rutabagas or parsnips. If you have a yuppie grocery store, you might even find Jerusalem artichokes. Yet on the grand and glorious palette of edible tubers, rhizomes, corms and bulbs... … [Read more...] about 8 Staple Root Crops You Can Hide In Plain Sight
If you were to walk through a nice landscape, surrounded by flowers, shrubs, trees and ground covers, your first thought probably wouldn't be "what can I eat here?" Yet if things get ugly, it's a really good idea to know what can be harvested and eaten in an emergency. Not all of the following plants are tasty, but many of them are good to know in case of a meltdown - and even … [Read more...] about 10 Plants You Didn't Know Were Edible