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TEOTWAWKI FOOD PRODUCTION

This is an overview article on Food Production based on my current circumstances. It is based on the fact that I live in a high mountain desert. I receive 16.5″ of precipitation a year, have a 150 day growing season (days between average frost dates) and have a Zone 6B rating for plant hardiness (meaning […]

LAMBSQUARTER – WILD SPINACH

Edible wild plants used to be a subject I thought belonged to a far fringe of wilderness survival. There are a couple of wild edible plants that I think are important to urban emergency preparedness. The most important edible wild plant on my list as a sustainable food source is Lambsquarter (also known as Lamb’s […]

SALAD GREENS & SPROUTING

In my last article I stated that growing most vegetables doesn’t work well as survival food because of the cost of time and water for the caloric return you get back. Rather than low calorie greens it would be better to spend limited space and water on high calorie vegetables like peas, corn, winter squash, […]