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Winter is approaching FAST! If you want to save money by growing food over the long winter months this is a really easy way to build cold frames with no tools… Straw bales + old windows = instant cold frame.
Essentially, a cold frame is a mini-greenhouse. You can harvest vegetables that are tolerant to the cold year-round by growing plants in a cold frame. I have heard that temperatures can even dip as low as -20 degrees F, if done correctly!
A cold frame allows you to start earlier in the Spring and continue later in the Fall, which is great news for us gardeners. You can also start seedlings that you can later transplant into the garden when the weather warms up. So get started now and extend your season, you never know when you will need your survival garden!
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.