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Food is everything in prepping. Sure, there are a number of skills and resources to take ownership of as a prepper but food has got to be at the top.
You can do so much with food. If you have a seriously sustainable food source, then you are in the best shape you can be in.
For many, the idea of a sustainable food source seems like a fantasy. How on earth do you get to the point where you have enough food to sustain your family and keep producing all year or most of the year? It can be tricky but we might be overthinking it, too!
Not only do chickens offer up a sustainable source of eggs and meat for survival but they also produce some great manure that can be composted and added back into your garden. They are a powerful ally in the game of survival and when it comes to sustainable food sources chickens take the gold medal.
We often get wrapped up in traditional gardening and lose our minds about having the biggest, reddest tomatoes. Well, we are missing the point of native plants. The perennial food-producing plants that grow in our area are designed to do so.
While you might have a garden of vegetables you should also look to plant and manage native species that belong in your area. They come back each year and are very sustainable.
Eating bugs is a taboo in our culture. It has not always been that way. It will not always be that way. Bugs are making their way back on the menu. Of course, these will be bugs produced by others and packaged for you.
You can create, mealworm farms, cricket habitats and worm farms that will produce you and your family with all kinds of high-quality protein. I know it sounds crazy but bugs are a great sustainable food source.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.