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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Survivalist Gardening

This came from an e-mail from one of our members, so good info to know...

Here is a summary you can post about survival gardening crops.-Heirloom and Open Pollinated seeds are the way to go for growing food at home. Many new companies are selling large collections of seed in a can. Unfortunately, the varieties are not always chosen by people with knowledge or experience saving seeds. While it is true Open Pollinated seeds can produce an identical harvest, the plants must not cross pollinate with related varieties. These could be other crops in your garden, or wild plants quite a distance from you. You have to know what will cross pollinate in order to save seeds. You also need to know how and when to collect mature seeds from a plant you grew. Each kind is different.Choose crops which provide calories and protein. You want to be able to harvest food over a long period of time. Plan to have food ready to pick as much of the year as possible. You need crops which store easily for Winter use. Different kinds of vegetable seeds keep for various numbers of years. Storing all your seeds together in one big can doesn't make sense. Some vegetable seeds are only viable the following year. Others last seven years or more. Whether you collect your own seeds, or buy them, you need to know how long different kinds of seed keep.On our free website we cover many aspects of homesteading, with 37 Articles, 200 photographs, and hundreds of links for information and supplies.> http://www.seedforsecurity.com/article.php?articleid=55

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mad As Hell

Howard Beale in the movie "Network," A movie made 30 years ago that perfectly describes the situation today about television, and mainstream media.
Are you “Mad As Hell”?
I don’t have to tell you things are bad everybody knows things are bad, it’s a depression.
Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickels worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there is nobody anywhere that seems to know what to do and there is no end to it.
We know the air is unfit to breath and our food unfit to eat. We sit watching out TV’s while some local newscaster tells us that today we had 15 homicides and 63 violent crimes as if that is the way things are supposed to be. We know things are bad, worse than bad, there crazy, it’s like everything everywhere is going crazy so we don’t go out anymore. We sit in the house and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller. And all we say is “please at least leave us alone in our living rooms, let me have my toaster, my TV and my steal belted radials and I won’t say anything just leave us alone.
Well I’m not going to leave you alone. I want you to get mad! I don’t want you to protest, I don’t want you to ride, I don’t want you to write to your congressmen because I wouldn’t know what to tell you to write. I don’t know what to do about the depression and inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is first you have got to get mad. You’ve got to say, “I’m a human being, god damn it! My life has value!
So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs I want you to get up right now and go to the window, open it and stick your head out and yell “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
I want you to get up right now and go to the window, open it and stick your head out and yell “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
Things have got to change, but first you have to get mad you have got to say “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
Then we will figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first you have got to get mad and say “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
Are You Mad as Hell?
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