Crop Rotation Solutions for Small Spaces

In small-space gardens, especially those with limited full sun in the first place, we sometimes feel like we have no choices. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Prepper Lessons from History – Castle Gardens

And yet in these periods when death by violence and disease was prevalent, when survival was a constant chore, we find castle gardens within the very walls that were so utilitarian.

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.

Essential Garden Tools for the Beginning Prepper

Editor’s Note: This post has been generously contributed by Caitlyn Robinson.   It’s not a secret that self-reliance plays an essential role in a SHTF scenario. Besides the basic knowledge about making a fire and a...

Grow Food All Year Long: Recycled Patio Door Greenhouse Project

In the 1960s, my father spit out the word “plastic” as if it were poison. To him, anything made of a substance other than real wood, metal or glass was junk. Now, I understand. Our...

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...

Going “Green” Instead of Being A “Prepper”

I can tell you we’re not all that bad. You may find that it is wiser to couch your actions by going green instead of broadcasting you are a prepper. And sometimes, preppers and greenies are already kind of walking in lock-step. We just don’t always realize it.

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.

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.

Vegetable Garden Planning for Beginners

Hopefully, you are already in full swing on your own garden, but if you have been putting it off, or are still conducting research on how to start your own garden, this article is...

How to Get the Most Food from Your Survival Garden

Here are a few ways we can cut down on the labor and time of gardening and increase our yields, whether we’re just getting started with some pots or whether we’re ready to expand our production in times of crisis

No Excuse for Starving

Faced with a SHTF event, I know that the acquisition of security, shelter, food, and water will be imperative to ensuring my family’s survival.

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...

Seven Tips for a Smart and Healthy Victory Garden

During the difficult days of World War II, victory gardens became popular symbols of frugal living and self-reliance. As the nation’s resources became focused on the war effort, families did their part to economize...

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.

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...

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...

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.

How to Install Raised Garden Beds

If you've been intending to become a gardener but aren't quite sure yet how to get started, this how-to guide is for you. It chronicles the steps that I successfully followed to put in my...

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...

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.

When You Can’t Carry Food

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Pat Veretto. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win a $300 Amazon Gift...

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...

Gardening During Disasters

It can be frustrating to plant a garden and watch it fail. It can be mean life and death when it is the food your family is counting on for survival.

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...

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 Perennials Preppers Should Consider

Right now, here’s a look at my top five perennials preppers should consider, selected as such due to their versatility for all stages of preparedness.

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...

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.

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.