With the recent escalation of tensions between Iran and the United States I found myself thinking about stuff outside my normal train of thought.
First, I found myself thinking about my firearms and ammo stockpile more than I normally do. During a normal month I think about firearms and...
While browsing through YouTube I came across a video about nutrition during wartime. This is a classic black and white film which provides a great deal of insight to how the British fed themselves during World War II.
The video is 10 minutes long, but well worth the watch. It starts out...
For the sake of discussion let's say someone started a seed stockpile. The stockpile could be for any reason - prepping, hobby, backyard gardening... etc.
What would you consider to be some of the critical seeds everyone should stockpile?
Let's go ahead and say the person lives in an area...
2019 is kicked off with some additions to my survival gear stockpile. In January I decided to order a bunch of Moraknivs, an SOG and Cold Steel knife.
Morakniv Basic 546
Morakniv Basic 511
Cold Steel Peace Maker III
SOG Seal Pup
The local farm supply stores...
I hate to admit it, but I have a problem:
I am addicted to buying Moraknivs.
Found a guy on Ebay who is located near Dallas. There was a problem with an order and he went out of his way to make it right. One of his knives had the wrong Morakniv model number in the description, so he sent me...
Went by a local feed store Friday January 4th, and they had bags of fresh seed in stock.
Owner told me the bulk of her seed orders will start arriving on January 7th.
Lot's of seeds already in stock. The time is upon us to take inventory and stock up on whatever you may be needing.
Since this covers several topics, the article and video are being posted in the general preparedness section.
While stockpiling seeds for a SHTF / Doomsday survival garden I recommend testing various seeds every few years. Take a selection of seeds out of the freezer and germinate them.
Let's take a few minutes and talking about stockpiling seeds for a doomsday event. for people who are new to stockpiling seeds, I am going to keep this real simple.
Heirloom / open pollinated - Bear true to form. Meaning, if the seeds are saved and planted, the resulting plant will be just...
First video for my new youtube channel. This is an exciting time of year, simply because the weather is getting nice and everything is coming back to life after winter.
How does everyone feel about GMO crops? Are they really needed?
Remember Golden Rice? It has yet to be cultivated for...
Local farm supply stores are getting their summer seed shipments in. If any survivalist are looking to start a seed stockpile, or add to their current stockpile, now is the time.
The key is to buy your seeds early. If you wait too long, certain types of see will be sold out. Take corn for...
Is genetic diversity in your seed stockpile a consideration?
I know a lot of people here save their seeds, and that is great. However, wouldn't using the same cross pollinated seeds over and over create a genetic bottle neck?
To prevent this, I try to buy my seeds from various sources. In...
Will beans that have been stored in mylar bags sprout?
Since I am on a gardening seed sprouting kick, I decided to dig out some of my beans that are stored in mylar bags. These are store bought beans from the grocery store.
The bags are dated March 2011...
The question is, how long can seeds be stored in a freezer? I set out to answer that question.
I recently made a video about saving seeds. I then posted the video to reddit.com/r/preppers/.
Saving seeds video:
Planted the seeds:
Squash large enough to harvest...
When it comes to stockpiling seeds we have discussed the topic in depth. Something that has been overlooked is how many seeds should you stockpile?
I have come up with a simple formula and would like to know what yall think.
How many seeds do you normally plant to obtain X amount of harvest...
Late winter / early spring is when the farm supply stores start getting their seeds in. February 10 I stopped in at Country feed in Kirbyville Texas to check on chicks and buy some seed potatoes.
While I was there I noticed something like 40 pound bags of seeds laying on the floor. There must...
I have read that some sites say they sell heirloom but they do really seel hybrid. I have looked at many sites and am really confused. The best deal, in my opinion, is mypatriotsupply.com Seems to be the best prices and FREE SHIPPING. Other site cost lots more and charge shipping. Please give me...
Some kind of SHTF / TEOTWAWKI event happens, what are some basic skills every survivalist should know?
Trying to balance work, family life and prepping means there is not a lot of free time. Kids birthday parties, work a garden, go to the shooting range, tend to the fruit trees, go fishing...
So like anyone on this board I'm thinking about prepping, about the preps I have and what I need and all that.
If anyone here has an account at Amazon, they (unless you turn it off) send you recommendations based on what you purchased in the past to your email.
This week they sent me a...
As a group we try and prepare for anything, unfortunately, we can't always prepare for the thing called life all the time.
as Lillians parents found out
Lillian J. Skaggs is a playful two year old girl who has the most...
i finally got some seeds from the local garden center. this is my first time growing and i will be doing pot growing since i'm in the city and limited in space. i'm growing 100% natural.
all the seeds i bought are open pollinated, untreated, USDA organic certified. my growing zone is 6a.