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A Digest of Urban Survival Resources
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Frequently, I get questions from readers about prepping in an urban environment. I understand the limitations: Most people living in America’s cities heavily rely on infrastructure (water, power, sanitation)… space is at a premium, which makes it difficult to stock ample supplies… and keeping your emergency plans to yourself can be challenging with so many people living on top of one another.
So here’s some great advice if you’re an urban dweller looking to prep. This article offers five things you can do to make yourself an asset to your neighbors in the event of an emergency.
As this piece mentions, in more densely populated areas, cooperation is an essential virtue when it comes to surviving a crisis. So be a good neighbor and click on the link above.
According to this piece originally published on dengarden.com, a well-tended 400-square-foot garden will feed a family of four. Not to mention fresh fruits and vegetables from your garden will be a great addition to your emergency food stores in a crisis situation.
In this article, you’ll learn:
- How to grow produce from seeds as well as how to start a plant from a clipping
- Four ways to keep deer from eating all your hard work and no less than 13 natural ways to control bugs and insects
- Why canning is the preferred method of storing your garden veggies — especially if the SHTF
- Three household items you can use as mulch
- And how to harvest and make use of rainwater.
It’s not too late to start a garden this year, so check out these expert tips and tricks and get planting!
Has it become harder to put meat, veggies and milk into your grocery cart because of ever-increasing food prices? It is still possible to serve your family healthy foods on an affordable budget. Read more.
Recipe for Homemade Cleaner:
I put about 1/4 cup of baking soda in a small glass bowl and squirt in hydrogen peroxide until it makes a nice paste. Then I rub it on the offending dirt/stain/grease…whatever! I usually just use my fingers…but I also use a small sponge at times as well.
Glass Cleaner Ingredients
· 2 cups of water (distilled or filtered is best so it doesn’t leave residue)
· 2 tablespoons vinegar
· 10 drops essential oil of choice- I use lemon (optional- but it helps cut the vinegar smell)
Combine ingredients in a spray bottle (preferably glass) and use as needed to clean window. I like to use a microfiber cloth to wipe windows clean with this recipe.
Note: If you have always used commercial window cleaner in the past, mix a couple drops of liquid castille soap or liquid dish soap in some of this mixture the first time you clean the windows to remove detergent residue.
If you are new to natural cleaning, check out these other easy recipes for cleaning your whole house without chemicals:
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Yours for better living,
Bruce, the Poor Man
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You always feature a trainload of useful, viable resources and we try to share them with everyone we know-thank you and Happy Easter!
Always one of the best!
Lots of great info. Thanks! It will keep me busy reading.
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