Food will be a decisive weapon in the Upcoming Unpleasantness.
Buy options for you and your tribe.
Great deals now; possibly priceless later.
I’ve got my seeds started, some have sprouted up to about two-three inches already, not all have sprouted yet. Some varieties take longer.
Mostly tomatoes, with some peppers and other things.
Those sown directly into the ground will go in over the next few days, can’t wait for a dry spell any longer. These will be peas, beans, beets, and radishes. After about 15 April, we’ll plant several varieties of melons and squash.
We don’t grown corn, takes too much room for what you get. There’s lots of corn grown locally, so ther’s no shortage of fresh ears in season.
Has everyone laid in their supply of canning jars, lids, and cookers?
You might consider planting the 3 sisters. Read about it here:
Corn and peas in particular lose most of their natural sugar within hours of being harvest. Sugar is converted to starch very quickly. There is nothing quite like fresh off the vine peas or corn.
Thank you for the time you allotted us today. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
Jebadiah Fisher Garden Seed
Based on my track record, if I have to survive off of what I can grow from seeds, I ain’t going to survive. I’ll have to barter bullets and security for food from somebody with a greener thumb than mine.
you’re not the only one. I’m a machinist though, so with some work I can get the machines that’ll let me trade more than just bullets for food.
In the event of a breakdown, get here. Would be more than happy to feed you and your family in exchange for your expertise. You have me personal email address somewhere. We could arrange extraction or escort from the state line.
Lucky for my family, I’m in a location (North Florida, AKA Florgia,) where ground water is right below our feet and everything grows like crazy. It’s just that I can’t grow it! If I can store enough food for a few months, “farmers markets” will spring up all over our region. We are a huge net exporter of food. I just can’t grow it!
In the event of a breakdown, get here. Would be more than happy to feed you and your family in exchange for your expertise. You have my personal email address somewhere. We could arrange extraction or escort from the state line. Plenty of room and security already, but some patriots would be assets we could not turn away. You included.
http://www.howtosaveseeds.com/seedsavingdetails.php#corndepression Seed saving handbook. A valuable resource to print. Tips on corn breeding. (Which will no longer be abundant)
Food… just as critical as having weapons and ammunition.
Buy staple vegetable seed from these people and learn to plant, grow a garden AND proper storage of produce. Potatoes, onions, beets.
Start NOW !!
Learning to garden takes a bit of time. Don’t think that after six months of stored mainstream or emergency foods you’ll walk right into a self-sustaining garden… it takes a bit of time.
This source has some good prices on seed.
People also need to look up raw diets and homemade kibble for the four legged members of the family.
This is a good point. I recently realized that if we had an earthquake on the last day of the month, the dogs would go hungry. Not good at all!
I find it quite amusing that my botany degree could be of value.
Every little bit helps, right?
I would urge you all to look into and evaluate sprouts.
They can be grown indoors. No real expertise required. Quick growing cycle. You also won’t need a platoon to guard your garden.
And wheat grass is a complete food. If push comes to shove, you could live off it alone.
Best comment yet, outlaw patriot.
Also, look into guerrilla gardening.
Find species of edible plants that will survive in your locale without care or attention.
Go for a walk to uninhabited areas and get to planting.
Root vegetables are good because they’re not particularly noticeable unless you know what you’re looking for.
If weed farmers can do it then so can survivalists.
It could be a lifesaver if you have to bug out.
Keep in mind the average person eats 1,000 pounds of food a year . About 2+ pounds a day . Some more some less . In the US is the lowest priced food in the world . Stock up now, can goods will last years passed expiration date . Rule of thumb the more water content the faster it degrades.
Is There Any Alternative to Wall Street, Globalization and the Savior State? (February 20, 2013)
“I no longer care if the power centers of our society–the distant, fortified castles of our financial feudal system–are changed by my actions, for I am liberated by the act of resistance. I am no longer complicit in perpetuating fraudulent feudalism and the pathology of concentrated power. I no longer covet signifiers of membership in the Upper Caste that serves the plutocracy. I am liberated from self-destructive consumerist-State financialization and the delusion that debt servitude and obedience to sociopathological Elites serve my self-interests.”
Most effective use of ground & time is livestock. Let them eat grass, and you eat them. A milk cow/goat, and layer chickens form a complete diet. Gardening is very labor intensive & time consuming.
It may not have to be. Check out “The All-New Square Foot Gardening-2nd Edition” by Mel Bartholomew. I’m going to give it a try. you build your planters small enough and the right size, you could move them to a more desirable area should the need arise (but obviously not in a “bug-out” scenario).
The Square Foot Garden style or method is a good one, particularly if you have a small back yard, or an apartment with a patio or deck (there are methods for waterproofing the bottom).
Here’s some photos of my raised beds, which is a larger version of the Square Foot method. These boxes are 4’x8′, except one on the far end that was built for another location. I’ve mixed bagged compost into the native soil, which is itself a mixture of underlying clay and topsoil.
Difficult to see is the simple irrigation system I built which consists of six three foot risers, topped with an adjustable spray nozzle. These are fed by buried pvc. In the winter, the system is drained, but in spring a garden hose is connected and set up with a low cost, battery powered automatic valve for watering times. Total cost for the irrigation system was less than $50.00.
I ordered a Patriot Pack on Feb 19, and it got here today (Feb. 25). Now to get started!
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