What You Should Know About Guerilla Gardening

what you should know about guerilla gardening

Guerilla gardening is the art of discovering overlooked patches of land and transforming them into pockets of beauty with the magic of plants. It’s about rolling up your sleeves and using whatever space you can find, whether it’s a forgotten corner of a public park or a neglected plot of private land, to cultivate flowers or food for the whole community. While it might bend a few rules and sometimes even tiptoe into the realm of illegality, the rewards often outweigh the risks.

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Preserving Herbs In Vinegar

preserving herbs in vinegar

Cultivating your own herb patch might present a frustrating dilemma when you find yourself swamped with more herbs than you can promptly consume before they begin to wither. So, what steps can you take to utilize these herbs efficiently and avoid wastage?

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Hunting And Eating Black Bear

hunting and eating black bear

Bear meat was a frequent delicacy in our household during my childhood in the countryside. Grandpa had a fondness for hunting black bears, considering them the prime target among big game animals. Grandma consistently lauded bear meat as the epitome of culinary delight among game meats. With Grandma’s repertoire of mouthwatering recipes, she effortlessly substantiated her assertion.

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Lessons I’ve Learned From A Recent Blizzard

lessons i've learned from a recent blizzard

The weather forecasts warned of possible ice ahead. As it was raining and getting colder on that Friday afternoon, my husband and I decided to head to the nearby Wal-Mart to grab some extra supplies and dry ice for our freezers in case of a power outage.

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Empowering Women With Homestead Security

empowering women with homestead security

Amid today’s challenging economic circumstances, numerous women now find themselves spending extensive periods alone on their homesteads. As local employment opportunities diminish, primary breadwinners may undertake jobs requiring lengthy commutes, leaving their wives and children to manage the farmstead.

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Using A Time-Tested Food Preservation Method When There’s No Fridge – 8 Available Options

using a time tested food preservation method when there’s no fridge

Living off the grid and achieving food self-sufficiency is a noble pursuit, but it comes with its own set of challenges. One of the biggest hurdles is food preservation – keeping your harvest fresh and edible without the convenience of a refrigerator or freezer. Fear not, fellow homesteaders! There are numerous methods, both time-tested and innovative, to extend the shelf life of your food and keep your pantry stocked throughout the year.

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A Few Perennials You Need To Plant Once For Years Of Food

a few perennials you need to plant once for years of food

Ditch the yearly seed starting and forget tilling the soil! Imagine a garden overflowing with fresh, delicious vegetables that come back year after year, just like your favorite flowers and shrubs.

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Dealing With Dental Emergencies When There’s No Dentist

dealing with dental emergencies when there's no dentist

Savoring your lunch while gazing at the stunning scenery from your remote residence, you suddenly crunch into a nut, only to be met with a sharp crack and unbearable agony as a tooth shatters. Uncommon? Not at all, it happens frequently.

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Tips For Apartment Preppers – For The Good Folks Living In Apartments

tips for apartment preppers

Transitioning from prepping in a spacious 4-bedroom suburban house to navigating the world of apartment prepping in a cozy 2-bedroom unit was a strategic move aimed at alleviating our family’s medical debt burden. Surprisingly, the shift from ample living space to a more confined environment proved smoother than anticipated, thanks to meticulous planning.

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Foraging Habits Of The Pioneers

foraging habits of the pioneers

The concept of “self-sufficiency” evokes a sense of fundamental independence. We often romanticize an era when modest cabins served as the primary abode for individuals resisting what they perceived as government intrusion or those simply seeking solitude despite enduring considerable challenges.

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Raising Your Own Beef For Self-Sufficiency

raising your own beef for self sufficiency

For many individuals managing a homestead, the role of raising livestock is pivotal for the local household economy. The selection of livestock for your property depends on factors such as your region’s climate, homestead size, accessible food sources, the potential market (if you decide to sell some animals), and your personal preferences.

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Caring For Wounds In The Field

caring for wounds in the field

The picturesque secluded lake offers an abundant source of fresh fish. As you engage in cleaning your catch, a brief lapse in concentration results in the knife inadvertently slipping, causing a deep gash on your leg.

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Making Dandelions Edible and Why They Are Mostly Bitter

making dandelions edible and why they are mostly bitter

We’ve all come across tales praising the virtues of dandelions. Enthusiastic advocates of foraging often claim, “Just locate young dandelion leaves in early spring, prior to the emergence of flower stalks. If you do this correctly, bitterness won’t be an issue. Instead, you’ll savor the most delectable and nutritious fresh greens you’ve ever tasted.”

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