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Landrace Gardening: The Forgotten Your Ancestors Grew Vegetables

Farming food for the homestead is a labor-intensive and time-consuming process, and you can’t afford to get it wrong. The truth, though, is that every region has its own challenges to which those plants may not be perfectly adapted. The solution? Annually selecting and saving seeds to breed a locally …

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The Most Used Foods By Our Ancestors During Hunger

Necessity really is the mother of invention. When famine strikes, and people are hungry, they start looking for unusual sources of food. Most people wouldn’t dream of eating these things today. But, these ten ingenious foods from history prove there are no picky eaters when food is scarce. Learning what …

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15 Forgotten Survival Lessons From The Wild West With Ilustration

When we think of the Wild West we often think of the old films with John Wayne or Clint Eastwood. They’d sit out under the stars, eating beans from a can and chewing tobacco or smoking a cigar. By the way, in 1900s these cigarette packs came with a set …

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Cattails: How To SAFELY Harvest And Eat Nature’s 4-Seasons Survival Plant

A lot has been written about cattails, although the focus often tends to be on warm weather months. But I’ve harvested and eaten this remarkable plant throughout the year. Still, don’t be tempted to yank out a young cattail shoot and start munching away. The cattail may be safe, but …

ALTERNATIVE

During The Social Collapse, Law And Order Will Break Down: Your Only Rights Are Those You Can Defend

During the time period following a massive social societal collapse, law and order will break down. Some, most, or all of us may be living WROL (without rule of law) the extent of which may depend on where you live. During this time of chaos, an individual will have rights …

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How to Preserve Vegetables For Long-Term Survival

You’ve worked hard in your garden and now you have a ton of beautiful vegetables ripe and ready to eat. What should you do with them, though? Preserve them, of course! There are many ways to prepare your produce so that you can store your vegetables long-term and enjoy them …

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Everyone Has A Choice As to Where to Live And What Life to Lead: Do We Humans Have Sufficient Elbow Room?

Do we humans have enough elbow room – enough room or space to live, move, work, and think freely and independently without being overly restricted, regulated, herded or conformed in order to coexist? Is it natural for us to live in crowded spaces? While there are still spaces with plenty …

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5 Off-Grid Lessons From Amish Life We All Should Learn

Several years ago we had a week-long power outage in my region. Even though we live in a fairly old-fashioned rural community, panic still set in somewhere around hour 12 of the weather-related disaster. It was summer, a really, really hot summer, with temperatures hitting about 95 degrees before noon. …

PREPAREDNESS

Our Ancestors Of Generations: Practical Skills For Survival Back Then And A Part Of Their Way Of Life

Most professional worker skills today are hinged with our modern day way of life. The majority of people in the United States generally work in services rather than manufacturing / hands-on. Preparedness for the ‘here and now’ Preparedness for the potential ‘after’ Having practical skills are beneficial for the now …

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How this couple earns a six figure annual income with 1.5 acres of land

Can small-scale farming in the modern age really generate enough income for the average family to make an honest living? For Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife, Maude-Hélène Desroches, it does. The Canadian couple grows beets, broccoli, salad greens, carrots, and various other types of produce on their modest 1.5 acres …