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Start Your Spring Garden Now by Planting Garlic, Onions, and Shallots

Start Your Spring Garden Now by Planting Garlic, Onions, and Shallots

Being mostly self-sufficient, I like to think ahead about where my food will come from. For many people (me included), that means food storage and preservation. I also think about my gardening and what I could do now to have food later. Planting garlic is generally accepted by most gardeners to plant in the fall. You can plant garlic in the spring and still have a good harvest. I have better harvests when I plant in the fall. I tend…

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Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (May/June 2022)

Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (May/June 2022)

Hello? Is this thing on? Anyone there? Okay, maybe it’s not that bad. I have essentially been MIA for the last two months on this blog and almost everywhere else on social media. I could say that life is too busy, but the truth is that I have too much to do most days and don’t have a lot of time to sit down to write. Now that the garden is mostly in and will be holding steady for a…

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Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (April 2022)

Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (April 2022)

April seemed a busy month even though I felt like we were home more and not running to appointments, school events, etc. I’m not sure if I did a whole lot of prepping because I was focused on some other things like making money and keeping living things alive. We got baby chicks on April 5th. I got my batch of 16 from Murray McMurray’s in Webster City. I have all layers again, and they have been fun so far….

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7 Reasons To Stockpile Oats for Food Storage

7 Reasons To Stockpile Oats for Food Storage

If someone asked me about the core foods I store for my food storage, oats would be in the top ten. I like to store them in various forms to have more versatility, but that is certainly not a necessity for everyone. I want to keep my options open in my food storage which means I have food ready to eat quickly while also having from-scratch ingredients. Right now, in my food storage, I have oats stored as:– Steel-cut oats–…

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16 Reusable Practical Items You Should Always Have In Your Home and In Your Preps

16 Reusable Practical Items You Should Always Have In Your Home and In Your Preps

Being a prepper and being way more interested in self-reliance, I have become a lot more interested in items that can be reused time and time again. I would not have bought most of these things fifteen years ago, but now? I couldn’t imagine life without them.These things I think are important for home and possibly your survival. They are things that should stand the test of time, but we all know that can’t always be true. You should be…

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