Articles from kejmack

  1. Wildfire Prep For The Homestead

    September 2011 was my introduction to the Texas Wildfire Season. I had only lived in the Lone Star State for two years. I was still acclimating to the heat and drought conditions here. We had wildfires back in my home state but nothing like the fires I was to see here. Suddenly, my prepping took on a whole new dimension. This article is to help you prepare for fire prevention and possible evacuation, but not fire fighting. It is simply too dangerous. Plan to prevent a fire by making your...
  2. How much do I need to plant?

    Number of plants per person for a one year supply of food: Artichokes 3 plants per person Asparagus 10 plants per person Dried Beans 15-20 plants per person Lima Beans 10 plants per person snap/pole Beans 15-20 plants per person Broccoli 8-10 plants per person Brussel Sprouts 4-6 plants per person Cabbage 3-5 per person Carrots 40 plants per person Cauliflower 3 per person Celery 5 per person Sweet Corn 40 plants per person Cucumber 4 per person Eggplant 2 plants supply 3 people Kale 4...
  3. Survival Nutrition

    A prepper friend told me that she has 500 lbs of rice, wheat and beans stored. I asked her what else she had and she listed canned goods. So, I asked what about spices and seasonings? She replied that in a survival situation it would be a waste of resources to have them. She is making a common prepper mistake. Relying on just a few food source items can cause malnutrition. This is generally called "Rabbit Starvation" among preppers and survivalists. Spices and seasonings should be...
  4. Pet Preparedness

    According to the APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 60% of US households have pets. It is only in recent years that Emergency Preparedness planners have begun to consider pet ownership. During recent disasters, planners came to realize that nearly 20% of those who failed to evacuate did so because they stayed to care for pets. Nearly all of those who return during an evacuation did so for their pets. These numbers can be translated for preppers and survivalists and highlight the need to...
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