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10 Most Popular Foods to Forage

10 Most Popular Foods to Forage Unless you’re living in the middle of the desert, there is a very good chance that the natural habitat around your home is abundantly stocked with wild foods just waiting to be harvested. Foraging is the process of going out into that “wild” to gather available foods. By “wild” …

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Cheap and Natural Ant Repellents

Cheap and Natural Ant Repellents Whether you are planning on homesteading, living off grid, camping or just living your life at home, ants will always find you and your food. You can always head down to the local hardware store or supermarket and purchase expensive and harsh chemicals to spray your home and/or garden. I …

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How To Make A Hoop House That Will Stand Up To Snow

How To Make A Hoop House That Will Stand Up To Snow We love hoop houses here at SHTFPreparedness. You can count on a month and a half or so of extra gardening time in the spring/fall and you can continue to grow all through the winter with a hoop house. Even better, the portable …

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How To Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing

How To Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing Your plumbing system is particularly vulnerable to such things as frozen pipes and bursting water lines during the winter. There is nothing worse than when your pipes freeze (ok, there are a lot worse things, but you know what I mean). This has happened to me a number of …

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Connecting Rain Barrels For Extra Water Harvesting

Connecting Rain Barrels For Extra Water Harvesting Having plenty of water is a no brainer, without it we die… simple. Knowing that fact we all should be thinking proactively about how we can achieve more water storage and honestly, it is very simple….rain barrels. In this case, the authors have utilized a system of interconnected …

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13 Cheap DIY Greenhouse Project Plans

13 Cheap DIY Greenhouse Project Plans If you have the space I think it is very important you have a greenhouse. If SHTF or you get bad weather for weeks at a time this could effect your vegetables in a bad way. Greenhouses produce a better yield as the temperatures and humidity are more stable. …

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How To Store Your Saved Heirloom Seeds

How To Store Your Saved Heirloom Seeds Heirloom seeds are the best of the best, untouched by human hands for generations and generations, vegetables as god intended. Store them for your next garden correctly. Savor fresh onions, potatoes and other crops from the garden all winter long with the use of simple, time-honored storage techniques. …

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20 Clever And Crafty Uses For K-Cups

20 Clever And Crafty Uses For K-Cups Most of us love our cup(s) of coffee in the morning. Let’s face it, we need our coffee in the morning. Nothing has made it easier to brew at home than the Keurig. Last year Keurig Green Mountain sold more than 9 billion K-cups. That’s billion, with a “B”. …

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How To Plant & Grow a Pineapple Top

How To Plant & Grow a Pineapple Top Want to know how to grow a pineapple? Pineapple plants grow inside or outside depending on the weather. All you have to do is tear away some of the leaves to expose the roots a little bit and then place it in some water, secured by some …

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5 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants

5 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants Plant these now and have a great bug free spring and summer. Enjoy your yard again! Winter has only really arrived but this is the time to start planning your spring garden. We all know that with the heat and humidity come mosquitoes and that are a pain in …

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