Survival Scout Tips — gardening

How to Cook Beans in a Hole in the Ground

Bean hole cooking is a tradition from the Native Americans that allows you to cook beans in a hole in the ground using only a few ingredients to feed many.

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3 Wins of Growing a Victory Garden Right Now

With Americans on lockdown, a revival of creating victory gardens inspires several benefits. Learn how to design your own like to support your family like previous generations. 

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Sprouting 101: From Benefits to Growing Tips

Sprouts may be small, but in the survival game, they are mighty. Discover new growing tips and how they are essential to stock to produce healthy food in days during an emergency.

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10 Survival Lessons from the Great Depression

As we’ve seen with the 2008 great recession and the stock market ups and downs the past few weeks, our society will never be immune to negative economic outcomes. Whether it be a stock market crash or a foreign attack on our banking systems, there are a variety of potential situations that could negatively impact our financial well-being as individuals and as a country.  Fortunately, there’s a lot we can learn about preparation for economic worst-case scenarios simply by looking at the recent past--the Great Depression for example.  The Great Depression started when the stock market crashed in 1929 and...

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The Only True Long-Term Survival Food Plan - Here's the Secret

The global food supply is a vast, complex and ultimately fragile system. For years, news of crop failures, shortages and contaminated foods have been making mainstream news. These disruptions have a direct impact on the food that’s available to us and how much we pay for it at the market. But, they’re normal, given the enormity of the system. Most disruptions do not mean people who normally have easy access to food suddenly starve. Yet, the possibility of a severe disruption that leads to cascading shortages still looms. The bigger threat? A disruption from outside. For example, war and terror...

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Salvage Today's Food Supply to Protect Tomorrow's

SALVAGE TODAY’S FOOD SUPPLY TO PROTECT TOMORROW’S 31% of all available food in the U.S. goes to waste. Let’s break down what that means for the average household. According to a report from the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), "American families throw out approximately 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy. The cost estimate for the average family of four is $1,365 to $2,275 annually." For those of us trying to stretch our budget for preparedness, reducing waste can be huge. Using the money we save by not wasting food can translate into emergency food storage that can...

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72 Hours From Chaos - Why You Need Seeds

As active participants in the preparedness lifestyle, we know that heirloom seeds are the only self-sustaining survival solution for long-term emergencies. Having a Survival Seed Vault in your household is a great, first step. 

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Disrupting Your Food Supply - It's Easier Than Most Think

We live in a complex world. Simpler times are clearly behind us. Our nation's food system rests on a complicated network of farms, imports, and distributors with tight delivery timelines that could be thrown off by anything ranging from a drought to international politics. What a difference 400 years makes. Consider the "starving time" of Jamestown as an example of bad luck and bad weather leading to tragedy. In the winter of 1609-1610, two out of three settlers in the Jamestown Colony died. A combination of poor leadership, a siege by a neighboring Indian tribe, and a disruption in the...

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4 Tips for Patriots That Make the Most of Harvest

A few weeks ago, we shared some thoughts about what the autumn means for preparedness. Grown with Patriot Seeds - photo shared by fellow patriot, Shawn Martin This week, let's shift to share some practical advice on one of fall's greatest blessings - harvest. One of the most rewarding times for any self-reliant patriot is harvest. There's nothing like the feeling of waking up each morning and tending to the needs of a bountiful patriot garden. Yes, it can be a lot of work to do right, but the kinship one feels with previous generations of self-reliant farmers and homesteaders...

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4 Strategies for Sustaining Your Food Supply

Today, I wanted to address something that's very important to the preparedness lifestyle. It's also something that anyone preparing on a budget - and that's pretty much all of us - needs to hear. Making a major commitment to preparedness is a vital, first step. A 3 to-6-month food storage plan makes you more prepared than most Americans. But how do you ensure that your commitment will sustain you through all kinds of emergencies? There are a number of strategies that will help you get the most out of your food storage plan - and your preparedness budget as well....

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