Stacking Functions: Increasing Efficiency with Multi-Function Spaces

Analyzing homestead elements for multi-functionality and redundancy were covered in the first article. This time we’ll look at combining them into multi-function spaces.

Four Lessons Learned from This Summer’s Guerrilla Gardening

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Bobcat-Prepper. Great gardens that grow heaps of high-calorie food don’t just happen – you have to build them. I learned that this...

1881 Cyclopedia Explains Composting Methods and Benefits

When garden composting caught on in the early 1980s, I thought back to my mother sending us kids to the garden every night to bury the day’s apple cores, carrot tops and hickory nut...

How Does Gardening Impact Your Personal Growth

Editors Note: Another guest post from Angela Williams to The Prepper Journal. Make note that Round 12 of the Prepper Writing Contest will be posted next week.  A great article to absorb during the...

Tips on How to Care For Your Plants During Winter

Editors Note: Another guest post from Angela Williams to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly receive a $25 cash award as well as be entered into the Prepper Writing...

The Lone Sock

It’s a mystery in many houses – where in tarnation do the odd socks go? In others, there’s people like me who have a special ability to wear and snag holes … in just...

8 Easy Garden Hacks

It’s something that’s going to come as a shock for those who don’t practice ahead of time, no matter how many tricks get applied. However, we can save some time and stress on our bodies with a few low-cost and low-skill tricks and tools, and see increased yields.

Start Gardening Differently

Small scale or large, when it comes to the veggies, doing things differently can buy us the time and space to get started or expand our harvests.

Winter Prepper Project Ideas – Outdoors

There’s a lot that winter (or early spring) can tell us about our properties, both for planting decisions, siting various things around our property, and for mitigating some of the weather that comes with winter and spring.

SHTF Survival Options – Indoor Gardening

If you have a south-facing window, or better yet, a sun-room, indoor gardening can be the solution. Where window space is limited, you’ll have to decide which crops to grow, and which you can do without.

What You Don’t Know Can Harm You – Plant Safety

Editors Note: A guest submission from Angie Bersin to The Prepper Journal. The next Prepper Writing Contest Award is coming! As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share...

My Garden Will Not Fail Me

Editors Note: A guest post from Mark Taylor of greengardennutrients.com to The Prepper Journal. I often wonder, if an actual long-term disaster occurred, would it be all that difficult to survive at our little safe haven...

The Saga of Seed Stockpiles (Continued)

Editors Note: Another contribution from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly receive a $25 cash award, as...

How Many Canning Jars Do You Need?

When we work our way toward a goal of self-sufficiency, a lot of times producing and preserving food comes up. There are lots of methods, and there are thankfully things like dry meats, grains...

Understanding Seed Types and Their Importance

Maybe we’re stuck in a rut because of the things we read about seeds, and maybe aren't really and truly understanding seed types and some of the terms we see.

Survival Homesteading: Crop Production and Storage for Livestock

One of the hardest cords to cut for homesteaders is dependence on commercial feeds. However, I’ve put together some ideas for root vegetables that can cut some of our feed bills and feed dependency and alternative or “forgotten” ways of storing and using grains.

The Benefits of Raised Garden Beds – Infographic

Raised garden beds are one option for providing a source of fresh food to your family that are preferred by some people for a lot of very valid reasons. Some of the reasons raised...

Your Survival Garden’s Worst Enemy: Weeds

With so many Americans growing vegetable gardens for the first time, I thought it apropos to write a post concerning the one culprit that has caused my husband and I to want to throw...

Conventional Guides to Crop Rotation

Plants with really good, healthy soil can fight off a lot of diseases and overcome leaf damage from pests without problems. However, even when we start with really good soil, certain practices mean we strip it out, stop the nutrient cycling, or otherwise break those systems. Rotation is one way we can prevent some of the stripping and reduce the disease load for our plants.

How to Create Your Own Personal Survival Seed Bank

You have probably heard of seed saving, where you save a plant’s seeds or tubers at the end of a growing season to serve as the seed source for the following year. This is...

How To Plant Bare-Rooted Fruit Trees

As a child I grew up in a house named The Orchard and although the land had long since been sold off several large apple trees remained which gave us a reasonable harvest each...

Back to Basics: How to Stockpile Food for Emergencies

Last week I began a new series called, Back to Basics. As I said in my first article: “Why and How to Stockpile Water for Emergencies”, this may be familiar ground for a lot...

Guerrilla Gardening for Survival

Editors Note: The following article has been generously contributed to our community by Bobcat-Prepper. The phrase “guerrilla gardening” was first used in 1973 in New York City, when Liz Christie and her Green Guerrilla group...

Tree Fruits from Seed

When we turn to sustainability, a lot of preppers consider tree fruits for part of our long-term food supply. They can be expensive to buy, so it’s tempting to just plant a seed from...

How to Procure and Test Seeds

Gardening starts with the very seeds we plant, so I’d like to look at two of the seed sources we see in the preparedness fold, and how to test seeds to find out if stored seeds are still viable.

Permaculture Guilds and Growing a Camouflaged Food Forest

If you watch Doomsday Preppers like me you probably saw this Thursdays episode that showcased two Preppers. The difference for me this week was that I have actually heard of two of the preppers...

5 Things You Need to Go Off Grid Now – Pt. 2

Our last article; the first in this series of 5 things you need to go off grid now, began with the concept of preppers looking for an ideal life of untethering ourselves from “the...

Converting Lawns to Gardens – Selecting our Spot

Editors Note: The first of a two-article submission from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share as well as being entered...

Ten Plants for Edible Landscapes

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Phillip Meeks. Phillip submitted another article titled, "Six Lessons From the Ultralight Backpacking Movement". We routinely think of a garden as...

Tracking and Separating Seeds for Success

Both tracking seeds and their results and separating seeds in storage can help limit some of the pains and aggravations of gardening.