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Your plants are surviving in the wild. They are subject to a harsh environment that involves incredible heat and cold, damaging UV rays and even pests. For a long time I was simply not interested in mulch. I had no desire to get involved in pine straw, hay and any variety of other items. It wasn’t until I saw my plants suffer from things that mulch could have prevented that I began to give mulch its just due.
This article offers some great advice on the subject of mulch. It offers great ideas for items to be used as mulch. What I really enjoyed about this article are the many ways the author gets his mulch for free. There is only one thing better than mulching your plants and that’s using free mulch to do it.
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.