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Medicinal Plant Map of the United StatesMedicinal Plant Map of the United States This is a 1932 map of medicinlal plants by Edwin Newcomb. This shows the medicinal plants in each state. Below is a clickable map that can be blown up by holding your CTRL and rolling your mousewheel forward. There is also a link that will take you to a cartography service to get an actual high quality map printed if you...

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100 Different Ways to Reuse Broken Household Items100 Different Ways to Reuse Broken Household Items On the contrary, there are many different projects that you can do with those broken items and create stunning décor for indoors and out, all from things that you may consider to be trash. We have collected a list of 100 different projects that call for those broken items or common household trash. Repurposing is...

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Disaster Prepardness in Annapolis Anne Arundel County Department of Inspections and Permits continues to highlight building safety throughout the month of May. This week’s theme “Bounce Back Faster from Disaster – Build to Code,” emphasizes the importance of preparing your family and home for natural disasters. Anne Arundel County is vulnerable...

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What a real life economic collapse looks likeWhat a real life economic collapse looks like I ran across this while in my internet travels. Pretty interesting read. Good site, worth checking out Did you ever think about what your life would be like if the stores were closed? I’m not talking about a post-apocalyptic Mad Max scenario or a winter storm that clears the shelves. I’m talking about a long-term...

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A vertical garden from a 50 gallon drumA vertical garden from a 50 gallon drum This set up will let you grow 50 plants in an areas 2ft x 2ft. These barrels are easy to find. Craigslist is generally filled with them. You would prefer food graid and you want to make sure this wasn't carrying anything toxic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufEQ6ZljJBE&x-yt-cl http://www.half-pinthomestead.com/GardenBarrels.html

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A vertical garden from a 50 gallon drum

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This set up will let you grow 50 plants in an areas 2ft x 2ft. These barrels are easy to find. Craigslist is generally filled with them. You would prefer food graid and you want to make sure this wasn’t carrying anything toxic

http://www.half-pinthomestead.com/GardenBarrels.html55gal. vertical garden

Raised Bed Gardens

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So you want a vegetable garden, but don’t have a large area to till up for the project? Your “soil” is hard as rock? A good way to compensate for such lack of space and rocky soil is by gardening in raised beds. Doing so helps you overcome problems with our less-than-perfect soil.
A raised bed for vegetables can be as simple as raking the soil into flat-topped mounds (berms) several inches higher than paths. Or, for deeper beds, you can box soil with landscape timbers (raised bed).
Raised beds, especially in Miami-Dade County, offer a number of distinct advantages, particularly for growing vegetables:
¾ Digging is not needed.
¾ Helps plants grow better. For root crops such as sweet potato, carrots or malanga, it is much easier to provide needed space for the edible plant parts to grow.
¾ Replenishing soil is easy to do.
This helps to overcome the build up of disease or nematodes. Depleted soil can be quickly removed from a raised bed and replaced.
¾ Ease of cultivation, especially for those with limited mobility.
¾ Lessens the risk of plants becoming water logged, particularly in areas
with poor drainage. This limits the chance of root rot diseases.
¾ Reduces soil compaction and prevents damage to soil and plants from foot traffic.
¾ Saves resources; fertilizer is applied only in the beds, not broadcast
over the entire garden area.
¾ By using peat-based and organically enriched soils, the pH is in the “ideal” range for most plants.

There may be a few disadvantages to using raised beds, the major one being cost if the bed walls are to be durable.
One other consideration is that additional irrigation may be needed. For this reason it is advisable to install some type of drip irrigation system to efficiently water your plants.
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494 Convienient Meals In a Jar

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Meals canned for storage, ready to fix!

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2 Weeks to Make a 3 month Food Supply

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We encourage everyone worldwide to prepare for adversity in life by having a basic supply of food andwww.prepperideas.com bag
water and some money in savings.
We ask that you be wise as you store food and water and build your savings. Do not go to extremes; it is not
prudent, for example, to go into debt to establish your food storage all at once. With careful planning, you can,
over time, establish a home storage supply and a financial reserve.”
“Build a small supply of food that is part of your normal, daily diet. One way to do this is to purchase a few extra
items each week to build a one-week supply of food. Then you can gradually increase your supply until it is
sufficient for three months. These items should be rotated regularly to avoid spoilage.”
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Long Term Food Storage

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The home production and storage program is an integral part of welfare services but is undertaken individually, according to the needs of each member or family. It’s application, therefore, differs in relation to circumstances, but

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the responsibility of preparedness remains solely upon the individual family. The vast majority of commodities in the Bishop’s Storehouse system of the Church must be found, as the Brethren have counseled, within the home and basements of individual families. Refer to Church publication “Essentials of Home Production and Storage” (PGWE 1125) for guidance in planning your home
storage.
The following basic items are recommended for storage. Indicated is the approximate amount of each needed to sustain an average adult for one year:
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Properly Drying Foods

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Drying or dehydratiowww.prepperideas.com - drying foodn, the oldest method of food preservation, is particularly successful in the hot, dry climates found in much of New Mexico. Quite simply, drying reduces moisture necessary for bacterial growth that eventually causes
deterioration. Successful dehydration depends upon a slow steady heat supply to assure that food is dried from the inside to the outside. Drying is also an inexact art. Size of pieces, relative moisture, and the method selected all affect the time required to dehydrate a food adequately.

Methods of Drying
Foods may be sun dried with or without a solar dehydrator, in a gas or electric oven, or with a portable electric dehydrator. Dehydrators with thermostats provide better control over poor weather conditions and food quality than sun drying.
An effective solar dehydrator is the shelf above the back seat of a car. Clotheslines are another popular drying rack for ears of corn and strips of jerky. Colorful red chile ristras hung from vigas are practical as well as decorative.

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Cleaning with Natural Products

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cleaningAlphabetized Guide to Natural Cleaning Recipes
There are many products in your refrigerator and pantry that can double as natural cleaning products. Here is an alphabetized list of items and what they can clean

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Household Composting

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All types of shredded paper are great for the compost pile, as are a number of other kitchen items which you may not have considered. Check out this list of common household items that will give your compost pile a kick…and save space in the landfill at the same time:

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Homemade Granola Bar Recipes

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4ab630a00464200a89199fe740284a32I like granola bars. A good homemade granola bar can be very filling, easy to pack and you can pretty much make them with anything you want. Good for backpacking food or the school lunchbox. Here are a couple decent recipes for granola bars.

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25 D.I.Y Prepper Projects

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F8VYXH3HET2TJNS.LARGEI believe in the saying ‘practice makes perfect’ While looking through this site, I came across this article and was inspired to likewise put together a list of quick and easy projects that can be done in a weekend. Here are projects you can do around the house to get yourself acclimated to using these tools, see what they will and won’t do and how they can help you. Most of these would be pretty good for kids projects too

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