The backbone to becoming a good fisher of walleye fish needs not only the physical skill of fisheries but also the knowledge on the fish. Being able to understand your fish will not only help you in making a big catch but also in understanding the characteristics of your fish. Continue reading Tips For Walleye Fishing→
When you talk about threats in a post disaster scenario it’s easy to get wrapped up in the obvious. I wouldn’t begrudge anyone for having fear of roving mobs of the desperate, life threatening conditions of the environment around us or even the very real possibility of starvation. These are threats that people in perilous situations face all over the world. We don’t see them very often close to home but when disaster strikes the threats to our well being come screaming back into reality. Continue reading Hygiene and being resourceful!→
Herbal formulas are a severely underutilized resource by preppers. Plant-based remedies provide an easy, affordable, and renewable alternative for post-collapse medicines. Herbs, mushrooms, trees, and other natural items, like honey, provide a wealth of traditional remedies Continue reading The Basics in Herbal Formulas!→
On the next episode of Makers on Acres Tech. Build and Grow show, we venture into part 2 of our modern agriculture topic. On the last episode we talked a small bit about gmo, soil erosion and corn. On this next episode we will dive deeper into the economics of the modern agricultural platform as well as more in depth talk on the practices used in today’s farming methods. Continue reading Agriculture, keeping up pt 2!→
We had a cold snap here in VA and that always brings to mind the need for food preservation skills. My history as a chef has taught me a lot about Preserving Food not from a survival stand point but from a swanky food trend stand point. Fortunately it translates. We are going to talk about several different methods for Preserving Food and I want you to start a project now that you can slice into come spring time. Continue reading Methods for Preserving Food→
Host: Nick & Don “We Grow Ours”
This week on the We Grow Ours show Nick and Don will be covering the much anticipated topic of “livestock integration.” The principle is simple, the process isn’t always so. One look at nature and you’ll see there are not any rows of corn, wheat or other mono crops. There are no segregated areas for each individual animal species.
Nature is a flowing self-regulating organism. Yes it is made of multiple animals and plants, and yes they have their conflicts, but as a whole, the system set in place works. Livestock integration is our way of trying to copy an existing system. The goal is to have a system that uses very little in-put to produce a LOT of food. It’s kind of a solar powered food producer!! Continue reading Livestock integration!→
This week I’m going to discuss gardening from a bit of a different perspective. There is no shortage of information out there about garden placement for maximum sun, or how to double dig your vegetable plot. You can even find more than you could possibly read about maximizing yield with companion planting, square foot gardening, vertical or container gardening, raised beds, well, you get the idea, the list goes on. Continue reading Planting for Storage!→
Fitness and Disaster Preparedness
Host: Sam Coffman Functional fitness is a concept that describes practical, common-sense methods of both getting into shape and staying in shape. Like most things in our current American culture, it is easy to compartmentalize exercise into something that is separate from everyday life.
Join Sam Coffman as he talks about the problems that this kind of compartmentalization of fitness presents, and how separating fitness from the rest of our life actually hurts rather than helps our true athletic ability. Sam discusses methods and concepts to help you use everyday tasks to keep your body fit enough to deal with the stresses of a post-disaster situation.The kind of fitness needed after a disaster includes several aspects in order to keep you healthy. Strength, cardio (stamina), nutrition, self-defense, mobility and flexibility are all key components of this kind of an approach to fitness.
Additionally, Sam talks about integrating situational awareness, breathing, focus and concentration and even weapons into a functional fitness routine. He answers common questions about high-intensity workouts, proprioception, plyometrics and “burst energy” as well as relaxation techniques and how these help a person cope with a high-adrenaline encounter.
In Sam Coffman’s survival school, the Combat Medic specialty is involved with the realm of the body. Sam talks about how a holistic approach to exercise and fitness creates a body and mind that are much more adaptable to unknown stresses, as well as an ability to recover more quickly from injury and exercise.
It’s harvest time folks, and for a lot of us that means canning season has begun. I’ve done plenty of blog posts about water bath canning high acid foods, so I figured it was about time to take a look at pressure canning. Pressure canning is great for putting up all the produce that is coming out of your garden, or taking advantage of all the great deals that we are seeing at farmers markets and supermarkets this time of year.
If you have ever thought pressure canning was dangerous due to the possibility of food poisoning, or even having a canner blow up on you, rest assured, I’ll explain how to avoid these problems and make your preserved food safe, or at least how to tell when it’s not.
This will be a two part podcast as I first explain about the tried, true, and scientifically proven methods of canning. Then, I’ll go into some advice about avoiding a few of the mistakes I’ve made, and how to safely deviate from the approved books and start canning your own favorite recipes.
Also, with a deviation of my habit of avoiding political issues, I’ll have a few minutes to spare to talk about Canada’s role in the Syrian issue. We all have a part in this crises and I will share with you my thoughts and those of many Canadians.
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Come join BexarPrepper on Preparing For Life’s Storms for an episode of cooking outdoors. You have lots of food storage and you’re learning how to cook with it but did you really think about how you’re going to manage that? There are many options some better than others for either short term or long term. We’ve got over fire, Dutch oven tripod, stove tech, wonder box, solar oven, wood stove, propane, Coleman stove or oven, Weber, Sterno, denatured alcohol and generators. So let’s talk about them and hear from you what methods you have tried and what you thought about it. Listen to this show in player below!
Come join BexarPrepper on Preparing For Life’s Storms Tuesday March 5th at 8pm central time for Off-grid cooking. Last week we heard about HWhit’s off-grid home so now let’s get prepared to cook some food in it. You have lots of food storage and you’re learning how to cook with it but did you really think about how you’re going to manage that? There are many options some better than others for either short term or long term. We’ve got over fire, Dutch oven tripod, stove tech, wonder box, solar oven, wood stove, propane, Coleman stove or oven, Weber, Sterno, denatured alcohol and generators. So let’s talk about them and hear from you what methods you have tried and what you thought about it.
We work so hard to be prepared for any eventuality..we can, we dehydrate, we vacuum seal, we garden and raise animals. We share our knowledge..our experience, strengths and hopes. It IS what we do. This week on “The Homestead Honey Hour” I have a special guest who has gone the extra mile. She has worked long and hard at making a business out of one of the many essentials of everyday life. SOAP! Deirdriu of http://ufabu.ca/ makes so many kinds of soap and bath products! She uses the purest ingredients and makes THE BEST soaps I have ever used! She will answer your questions on ingredients, methods, and any other soap question you can think of..and if she doesn’t have the answer..she will direct you to someone who can! Join us on Sept 13th at 8pm Central 9pm Eastern and have your notebooks handy!! OH! Did I mention some product giveaways? Oops! Well maybe now is the time! There will be three giveaways of Ufabu products packs. So brush up on your soap making knowledge for the giveaway questions! Listen to this show in player below!