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We all know that when the power goes out, one of the challenges is keeping food cold so that it will be usable longer. If the power is out for only a short time (like only a few hours), as long as you keep the refrigerator closed as much as possible, your food will be… Read more »


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Have you ever been to a gun show? It’s something else. I can tell you about it from my experience, having been to about 20 gun shows in six states over the past year. Most gun shows focus on guns and ammo. The guns run the gamut; some are brand new with all the latest… Read more »


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Many of us grow a garden, whether to supplement our food supply or to store or dehydrate them for future use. We deserve to enjoy the fruits of our labors. There are, however, four friends that can really help your garden do well. Do you plan for them in your garden? Marigold Firstly, we have… Read more »


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When it comes to seeds and gardening, you’ve probably heard the terms “heirloom”, “organic”, “GMO”, “non-gmo”, “hybrid”, and more. Here are the basics of what those terms mean and what you should have to be able to feed yourself and your family. Heirloom – it means the original seeds our great, great, great, grandparents used to… Read more »


vegetables

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A secret garden? What does that mean? Why start one? A secret garden in today’s terms means a garden that is started and maintained in the wilderness, one that most people wouldn’t recognize if they came across it, nor is it found from the sky with a helicopter or drone (in other words, there aren’t… Read more »


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If there is an emergency, FEMA will be there soon to help, right? Those who hope or want FEMA to come save them in an emergency during a big crisis are kidding themselves. FEMA couldn’t handle the New Orleans disaster from Hurricane Katrina – it took them forever to get there, and the help they… Read more »


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Ahhh…spring has finally sprung and it’s time to get those seeds into the ground! Having grown up planting gardens every year…I have developed a real taste for fresh out-of-the-garden fruits and veggies…especially strawberries. Unfortunately for me…I’ve never had much luck with growing strawberries in my current location. My soil is too alkaline and is home… Read more »


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When a disaster strikes, you may not have much choice in what your environment is. You can’t control every aspect of your day-to-day life based solely on where you want to be in the event of an emergency. At least, I don’t think that’s reasonable. Even if you normally live in the country, you could… Read more »


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Canning is a method where heat is applied to food to stop the natural process of spoilage. Generally, there are two methods to do this    Water-bath canning    Pressure canning. Why Do We Can? Canning builds self reliance and produces high quality flavorful food that can save you money. It’s a great way to… Read more »