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Here’s some great advice for the urban gardener, with tips on composting, watering, encouraging helpful insects the organic way and making raised beds for your food plants.
The featured garden is in the dry south west, in Arizona, so for those of you looking for help with collecting and conserving water this video is a must see!
Water use is a critical issue these days and becoming more so all the time – so we’ve decided to focus on that and put together some useful suggestions for you. Did you know that the average American uses 100 gallons of water every day? Far too much water is lost by gardeners watering inefficiently.
You’ll find a great tip in the video on underground irrigation that will save a lot of water from evaporating or running off (run off also washes nutrients out of your soil); this involves using Oyas (clay pots) – what a great idea! – It has been estimated that if just 25% of Americans used this method in their gardens, it would save a massive 100 billion gallons of water per year! What’s more, they’re made from a natural material, watering can be done every few days instead of every day and filling them is far quicker than the usual way of watering.
If you do water the ground, be sure to put all of the water around the roots where it’s needed (not on the plant tops)… a good tip is to water late in the evening when the heat of the day has subsided – this will give the water a chance to soak down to the roots before morning.
You can filter your rainwater before using it in small irrigation pipes to remove small particles that might clog the nozzles. Another option is to tap off from a barrel where the water has had plenty of time to settle. It’s always good to cover rain barrels to keep debris out and especially important not to give mosquitos a place to breed.
Using tap water may be necessary if you live in an area without much rainfall and the video suggests filtering out chlorine and fluoride as these can kill microbes in the soil that keep it healthy – there’s some advice on choosing the right filter in the tutorial.
Growing your own food will save money and is one of the best things you can do for your health and the environment – happy gardening!
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One of the smartest guys I ever had the pleasure of meeting, Claude set-up a unique prepping system that changed his life forever.
I already tried it myself and let me tell... you I was completely blown away... His surprising tactics could make your life easier and give you the peace of mind you deserve.
Don't just take my word for it... watch his short video and decide for yourself.
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An amazing discovery in an abandoned house in Austin, Texas: A lost book of amazing survival knowledge, believed to have been long vanished to history, has been found in a dusty drawer in the house which belonged to a guy named Claude Davis.
Remember... back in those days, there was no electricity... no refrigerators... no law enforcement... and certainly no grocery store or supermarkets... Some of these exceptional skills are hundreds of years of old and they were learned the hard way by the early pioneers.
We've lost to history so much survival knowledge that we've become clueless compared to what our great grandfathers did or built on a daily basis to sustain their families.
Neighbors said that for the last couple of years Claude has tried to unearth and learn the forgotten ways of our great-grandparents and claimed to have found a secret of gargantuan proportions. A secret that he is about to reveal together with 3 old teachings that will change everything you think you know about preparedness:
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What REALLY Happens When You Bury a Shipping Container? (Hint: It's A Bit Crazy...)
Shipping containers are all the rage - but if you are thinking about buying one, you MUST watch this video first:
There's a general belief that if you bury a shipping container you can create an awesome root cellar / storm shelter / survival bunker.
But is a shipping container strong enough to handle the pressure?
Watch the video to see what happens: