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...

Productive & Easy Container Gardening

Some of us are restricted entirely to small spaces, and some of us have either clay, rock, or sandy soils that are easier to avoid than to mitigate. Some of us keep container gardens...

Using Fish to Create Organic Fertilizer

In this article we’re going to discuss how you can grow plants using fish in an aquaponics system. Aquaponics is the combination of hydroponics (a method of growing food without soil) and aquaculture (fish farming). The...

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.

Practical Preps: Backyard Projects Big and Small

Dead of winter or height of summer, there are some relatively quick, easy, and commonly inexpensive projects we can tackle right in our own backyards to improve our self-reliance and test our preps. Train Prepper...

Survival Gardening: Back and Body Savers

Being able to produce food with minimal wear on the body has a number of advantages. One, it can keep more people gardening, allowing them to be producers within the...

Backyard Self-Reliance: Luffa

The desire to be more self-reliant tends to strike all preppers here and there, regardless of location. While some aspects of self-reliance are hugely limited, others can be accomplished even in very small backyards....

A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Mushrooms

Editor's Note: Always a subject I wanted to know more about.   Ready to join the mushroom movement? There are lots of good reasons to grow mushrooms at home. They’re tasty, nutritious and they may even...

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.

Sprouts for Preppers

Sprouts can be a great solution for preppers at all levels, as well as our animals. They can be had and done in a million and one ways, eliminate some of the climate issues...

Companion Planting – Planting & Modifying the Three Sisters

Three Sisters, Elders, or Iroquois mounds are one of the most common and oldest examples of companion planting to be found. Corn, beans and squash are grown in close association, with each plant filling...

Gardening Without A Garden: 10 Ideas For Your Patio or Balcony

Editor's Note: A guest contribution to The Prepper Journal from Wendy Dessler. People who live in urban areas may never consider planting vegetables. The need for food that is grown without harmful chemicals is a...

Raised Beds – Pro-Con Fact -check

Before we get started, I want to say that I’m a huge fan of permanent and raised beds. They don’t need any exaggerations to be an incredible gardening method, but sometimes that’s exactly what we...

Prepper Gardens – Vertical Expansion

  There are lots of ways to produce food, herbs, and medicines, whether we have small properties with just a patio or deck, or large acreage. Our growing options increase all over again with some...

Market Garden Strategies for Survival Gardens

Preppers can reap some big rewards by applying some of the habits of successful market gardeners and small farmers to our home gardens. See, they have an eye on profit, which means an eye on...

Urban Preppers: Five Things You Should Know About Community Gardens

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Sarah to The Prepper Journal. All things garden and growing your own food this week as planting time is upon us.  And, as always, if you have information for...

Understanding Your Growing Zone for A Bountiful Harvest

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Cat Murphy to The Prepper Journal. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of...

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.

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 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...

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...

What you Should be Adding to Your Compost Pile

Editors Note: A follow-up article from valknut79 on his composting article last week. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to...

Seeding Indoors Now For Your Spring Garden

Editors Note: Another timely contribution from Cat Murphy to The Prepper Journal. Spring may seem like its eons away, but it will be here before you know it. Starting your seeds indoors is a great...

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...

Feeding the Beast During SHTF – Soups & Substitutions

Here are some formulas and ideas for turning common storage foods into actual meals, increasing the variety of meals we can make with a few standard ingredients.

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...

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.

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...

Edible Weeds: Herbal Medicine Chest in Your Backyard

Don’t kill, spray, tear up, or destroy the weeds in your garden, yard, and fence rows. Many of them are actually highly-regarded, widely-used, and extremely-valuable medicinal herbs! What could be easier than growing an...