Discuss lifestyle changes to better survive disasters. This category is for topics pertaining to being self reliant such as DIY, farming, alternative energy, autonomous solutions to water collection and waste removal, etc.
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Yes, that's a great site. I gave my girls the Wildcraft game from there for Christmas last year, they still love playing it.
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Some of you are old enough to remember Euell Gibbons and Stalking the Wild Asparagus
. I do from back in my Scouting days. I teach my kids what and when they can harvest naturally occuring foods. He was a hero
Thomas Gallowglass wrote:Amoung the things I've learned in life are these two tidbits...
1) don't put trust into how politicians explain things
2) you are likely to bleed if you base your actions upon 'hope'...
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I used to see wild tobacco growing all over the place in Virginia. Were I a smoker I would have been stopping on the side of the road much more frequently.
The dead go on before us they
Are sitting in God's house in comfort
We shall see them face to face--
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Im in virginia as well. I hike a lot on the appalachin trail and on wma lands (game lands). During mid summer i find so many blackberries/rasberries youhonestly dont even need to pack food. Plant them in nice rows along edges of your property and it does make a decent hedge/fence. Plus i love blackberries! I never tried to cultivate them becuase i can go pick more than i could ever eat or preserve but i imagine a little help and they would be even more productive.
Long term You can try nuts (or know where a tree is on your route) bonus is some nice squirrel meat to go with it!
Pawpaw-- also common around me but i dont like them; if i was hungry im sure i could eat some!
I havent tried but heard of these
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Pawpaw- sounds like it was MADE to be a post apocalyptic food source...
silentpoet wrote:My first two warning shots are aimed center of mass. If that don't warn them I fire warning shots at their head until they are warned enough that I am no longer in fear for my life.
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Rhubarb practically grows itself. My gran had a patch and all she did was pick some when she wanted to eat some and that's it. Never weeded or watered it. Ignored it. Theres now a patch in my dads allotment / garden that we share and it's much the same. My mum doesn't even go to the house when she wants a snack, just picks a stalk, peels it and eats it raw.
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