food security

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  Is the Earth really only 3 catastrophes away from total chaos in our food supply chain? Scientists are warning that the world is just three weather-related catastrophes away from global food supply chaos. A study by Britain’s Anglia Ruskin University, commissioned by Lloyd’s of London, vividly points out the fragility of the food supply and… Read more »


Bicycle Trailer

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Month ten is bringing us closer to a full year of saving items. We are getting to some items geared toward longer term storage, your health, growing your own food and alternate mode of travel. All of which can be important when the situation calls for it. Let’s talk more about how these fit into… Read more »


Survivalseeds

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As a horticulturist and emergency preparedness enthusiast, I always have a supply of seeds on hand. I love visiting garden centers and poring over websites and catalogs in order to choose new kinds for my stash. However, not everyone shares this passion. Do you need to have some seeds in your own home food storage… Read more »


Plant Hardiness Map 2012

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To be honest, I have never grown a totally successful garden.  I’ve really only tried gardening a few times, so I blame my failed attempts on my lack of experience. The idea of successful gardening still excites me, though.  My memories of other people’s successful gardens totally delight me, and when the seed catalogs come… Read more »