Self Sufficiency

Urban Survival Gardening

You can store all the food in the world, but there is no substitute for fresh  fruits and vegetables. Even taking vitamin supplements can’t make up for [...]

13 Homemade Toothpaste Recipes

Why make your own homemade toothpaste? It saves money, gives you a feeling of self-sufficiency and accomplishment, and allows you to leave out all the [...]

Vertical Gardening For Survival

Did you know that you can grow pretty much any amount of fresh produce that you could possibly want regardless of the amount of space that you have [...]

How to Create Your Own Personal Survival Seed Bank

You have probably heard of seed saving, where you save a plant’s seeds or tubers at the end of a growing season to serve as the seed source for the following [...]

How much money do you save when baking your own bread?

           Bread baking is what made me fall in love with being in the kitchen. This may surprise you as I haven’t shared a lot of bread recipes [...]

Frugal Foraging – Three Wild Mushrooms I Have Loved

Having spent three years living wild in the woodlands close to the Daniel Boone National Forest in Northeast Kentucky, I rediscovered some of the [...]

How To Start Your Survival Garden

Next week we’re going to be holding a free Survival Gardening webinar with our go-to gardening guru, David Goodman. The topic… How To Quickly Start [...]

Melon Pits: A Low-Input Gardening Method That Works

A few years ago I read Steve Solomon’s “Gardening When It Counts.” In it, he mentions in passing that he heard the Indians used to garden on top of their [...]

4 Easy Medicinal Plants you can grow

As preppers we should seek to become more self-reliant. Producing/growing your own medicine is another way to do that. I have four medicinal plants anyone can [...]

How to Create Your Own Personal Survival Seed Bank

You have probably heard of seed saving, where you save a plant’s seeds or tubers at the end of a growing season to serve as the seed source for the following [...]

Growing Giant Tomatoes

Meet the growers of super tomatoes: Their tomatoes are as big as cauliflowers, and their plants are stupendously tall and luxuriantly healthy. Year after year, [...]