Gardening

Summer’s Here, Work, Future Plans, and Prepping

by suburban June 25, 2013 Bug Out Vehicle
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Well, summer is officially upon us.  When it came it came with heat and humidity.  With that there are supposed to be severe thunder storms all week here in NJ.  I’m getting used to the rain, and am going to start calling New Jersey, “New Seattle” shortly.  Heck, I’ve only been camping twice all season, […]

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2012 Urban Garden in Review, by an Anonymous Contibutor

by suburban February 22, 2013 Gardening
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It was a great year! By comparison to last year and before our urban garden did very well. I credit a lot of our success to trial&error over the last several years, learning as we go, reading and researching why this or that happened etc. Before going into details some background is needed: We live […]

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2011 Urban Farming in Review

by ST December 13, 2011 Gardening
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2011 was a pretty good year farming wise at home. For an urban (I do consider myself urban) backyard container farm we did pretty good. And more importantly, we learned a lot to apply for next year. Starting out we added several new containers to our farm. I was surprised my wife went along with […]

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September is National Preparedness Month

by Prepperjim September 14, 2011 Cooking
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Our government has designated September as “National Preparedness Month“. This contrasts with the FBI’s profiling preppers as potential terrorists. I imagine the message is “be prepared”, but don’t be too prepared. We still want you dependent upon the government, so don’t become independent! So, what skill do you want to develop for National Preparedness Month? […]

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Famine

by ST July 12, 2011 Civil Unrest
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Famine – a severe shortage of food, as through crop failure or overpopulation. (“famine.” Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. HarperCollins Publishers.) More than merely a shortage or higher prices, “famine” is the extreme low end of scale. It is a systemic problem, not merely a matter of poor distribution or lack […]

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10 Things You Can Do Right Now To Become a Better Prepper or Get Started

by suburban May 26, 2011 Bug In
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Traveling again this week and short on time, but wanted to put something together for you… I was going over ways in my head to help me re-align some goals and thought I would share a few of them with you…  These are in no particular oder Plant a garden, any garden. Go get some […]

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Reality check – Part 1: Farming/Growing Your Own Food

by ST May 10, 2011 Food
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Every survival/prepping website and book has some section on growing your own food during a SHTF event.  There are ads for seed companies showing a person pushing a shopping cart down isles of empty supermarket shelves and the caption reads something like “How are you going to feed your family?”. And even one of the […]

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Urban Blender

by Prepperjim April 27, 2011 bug out bag
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In any environment, blending in can be an important survival tactic. It is no different in urban or suburban situations where fitting in keeps you under the radar and safe. Everything you do is either useful camouflage or dangerous attraction, from the cloths you wear, the car you drive and how you gather and store […]

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The Advantage of the Suburban Farmers Market

by suburban November 12, 2010 Cooking
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You might not think there is one.  At first glance you might say, the vegetables are not organic, they have less flavor because they are factory farm grown, they have steroids, etc.  But there is one advantage of the suburban farmers market.  They get fresh shipments of vegetables every day for purchase at a discounted price.  This […]

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Plans to Build a Garden Box and Fall Gardens

by suburban October 4, 2010 Food
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I have plans.  I always have plans.  But one of my plans this fall is to build a raised garden box the size of a table I have on the deck of my apartment.  It is worthy investment, assuming I am going to stay in this spot for the next couple of years so I […]

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