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Food Storage

Managing Your Food Storage

Methods for knowing what you have stored
Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 9:00 PM

While stocking up on food storage is essential for emergency preparedness, it is important to keep a detailed, up-to-date inventory list. This will help save time and money since you’ll know exactly when to rotate short-term and long-term food storage. It may even save you time from an emergency to the grocery store for some sugar!

To alleviate some of the stress on your preparedness journey, we will be discussing food storage inventory tactics.

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Phil Williams

Fall Gardening

Prep your garden now.
Saturday, September 3, 2016, 1:32 PM

Fall gardening is tricky for those of us in the north. The summer is warm and not conducive to propagating and growing cool season crops, fall is short, and the frosts come before Halloween. » Read more

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Phil Williams

Chestnuts

Harvesting & processing
Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 4:29 PM

I planted 4 chestnut trees in 2010. This past fall was the first time they produced any nuts. There wasn’t a ton, but I wanted to try harvesting and processing the nuts by hand to see if it was a viable convenient human food source on a permaculture homestead. Also, I’d never even tried chestnuts. » Read more

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31 Cleaning Uses of Vinegar

Natural cleaning solutions
Thursday, August 11, 2016, 1:21 PM

Every kitchen has a bottle of vinegar.

It’s great for your recipes, but it’s also a cheap, non-toxic and biodegradable household cleaner, deodorizer and disinfectant.

Although some tough germs will have to call for commercial disinfectants, vinegar is more than capable to meet the hundred simple cleaning needs of your home. » Read more

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Rotating Your Water Storage

Checking on your water preps
Friday, August 5, 2016, 4:28 PM

Water StorageA common question I am asked about preparing for any type of emergency is how often you should rotate your water storage. If you’ve tried to search around on the internet for an answer, there is a lot of conflicting information. I hope this article will not only answer your question but also help you feel more confident about preparing for an emergency. » Read more

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Cesspool: Free To Peak Prosperity Readers Until July 30

The new novel by Phil Williams
Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 11:36 AM

Peak Prosperity is featured in the new novel, Cesspool. The main character reads the daily digest, is aware of the 3E's, and invests in precious metals. Cesspool is available to U.S.-based Peak Prosperity readers for free Tuesday, July 26th through Saturday, July 30th, and heavily discounted for international members. Click the link below to go to the free deal. For international members, I set the price as low as possible in all the Amazon international stores. I am unable to set the price to free internationally at this time. » Read more

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Phil Williams

Introduction to Elderberries

The Medicinal Powerhouse
Friday, July 15, 2016, 7:52 PM

I planted a couple of dozen elderberry trees two years ago. They’ve grown rapidly and produced tons of berries this summer. When I planted them, I read that they were a very good medicinal plant to have around and they were essentially maintenance and pest free. As a bonus they produce beautiful flowers and are beneficial to birds and pollinators. » Read more

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DIY Beef Jerky

Make the best beef jerky at home
Thursday, June 30, 2016, 6:47 PM

It’s smoky. Savory. Salty. Sometimes a little sweet. It has been a favorite snack of travelers and nomads for thousands of years. I’m speaking, of course, of jerky.

Today, jerky is a big business. The Washington Post recently reported that it’s a $1.5 billion industry in the United States. Sales are up 46 percent since 2009. This high-protein, low-fat, low-carb, gluten-free snack has never been more popular. » Read more

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Phil Williams

All About Parsnips

Tips for cultivation and use
Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 6:57 PM

Parsnips are not typically found in home gardens, but they should be. Parsnips are root vegetables, related to carrots, but larger, and white in color. They are more cold hardy than carrots, and have a slightly stronger taste, and smell. I actually like parsnips better than carrots when cooked, as they are sweeter, and I prefer the smell of fresh parsnips to carrots. » Read more

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Phil WIlliams

Wood Mulch VS. Living Mulch

Best choices for food forests or annual gardens
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6:17 PM

Last season I planted perennials in my zone 1 annual garden in an effort to transition away from annual gardening. I'll always have an annual garden, but I am limiting the size, given the amount of energy required for their upkeep. I much prefer to mix in my annuals among my young food forestry.

Transitioning Living Mulch to Wood Chips » Read more