Medicinal plants: 15 Must-have herbs in your survival garden

When SHTF, medicinal plants and herbs on hand become indispensable. But instead of foraging for them in the wild when disaster strikes, it’s better to grow them in an outdoor or indoor garden for a more sufficient and stable source of herbal remedies. (h/t to SurvivalSullivan.com) Potent medicinal herbs to have in your survival garden Here … Continue reading Medicinal plants: 15 Must-have herbs in your survival garden

Fluoride linked to IMPAIRED kidney and liver function in adolescents, warn researchers

A study that was recently published in the Environment International journal showed just how dangerous fluoride can be in adolescence. The study looked at the relationship between the levels of fluoride in young people’s drinking water and blood and the health of their kidneys and livers. The adolescents studied were part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey. … Continue reading Fluoride linked to IMPAIRED kidney and liver function in adolescents, warn researchers

Shake up your indoor gardening by planting these 8 fruits and vegetables in buckets

Gardening is a crucial survival skill, and this activity can be pursued whether you live in a spacious homestead or a cramped apartment. You just need to be creative. This is where bucket gardening comes in, which is a lifesaver for most urban preppers who wish to grow their own food. (h/t to HomesteadSurvivalSite.com) Bucket gardening basics … Continue reading Shake up your indoor gardening by planting these 8 fruits and vegetables in buckets

Shake up your indoor gardening by planting these 8 fruits in buckets

Putting that green thumb to good use is easier said than done if there is no outdoor space for a garden in the first place–or so people think. Little to no access to an outdoor area shouldn’t rule out the idea of starting a garden. Megan Falk, a gardening enthusiast and an editorial assistant at Shape magazine, explains that … Continue reading Shake up your indoor gardening by planting these 8 fruits in buckets

How safe are urban gardening crops?

As more people learn about their benefits, urban gardens have increased in number across the United States. However, there are several issues surrounding food production in urban areas, like soil contamination, that are thought to pose risks to human health. In a recent breakthrough, a team of researchers from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) in Spain conducted a probabilistic risk assessment … Continue reading How safe are urban gardening crops?

10 Best herbs to plant on your kitchen windowsill

Despite its health and economical benefits, gardening might be neither practical nor doable for most people in cities and urban neighborhoods. These places just offer little to no space for green gardens – or so people think. Lack of outdoor space shouldn’t rule out a garden, at least not in the traditional sense. Old plant … Continue reading 10 Best herbs to plant on your kitchen windowsill

Home gardening tips: For how long can you store vegetable seeds?

Growing your own food gives you access to fresh fruits and vegetables – something that is invaluable post-SHTF. Knowing how to store seeds properly ensures that you’re always ready for the next planting season. To the untrained eye, dry and brittle seeds may seem useless. However, gardeners know that vegetable seeds are key to starting … Continue reading Home gardening tips: For how long can you store vegetable seeds?

Superfoods in your backyard: 5 Root crops to plant for an amazing fall harvest

It’s best to grow root crops in early spring, but did you know that fall is also a suitable growing season? In fact, gardeners who didn’t have access to modern food preservation methods often planted crops during fall so they had enough to fill their root cellars once it was time to harvest. If you … Continue reading Superfoods in your backyard: 5 Root crops to plant for an amazing fall harvest

A miracle potion in your pantry: exploring the wonders of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a highly versatile kitchen product with powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. It contains potassium, the fiber pectin, malic acid and acetic acid, which gives it its strong, sour flavor. In times of crisis, valuable products and medicines may be out of reach, while you are more exposed to threats. Having apple cider vinegar in your cupboard is therefore a … Continue reading A miracle potion in your pantry: exploring the wonders of Apple Cider Vinegar

How do cell phones cause cancer? Studies explain

The latest data from the Pew Research Center estimates that 96 percent of American adults own a cell phone. Given the sheer number of people using cell phones, scientists have been keen to establish a link between cell phone use and chronic diseases like cancer. Recent research suggests that the brain is the most susceptible organ when it … Continue reading How do cell phones cause cancer? Studies explain