Gardening

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFDad may earn a small commission at NO additional cost to you. While it may not rate very highly on the “must have” or “survival” lists, caffeine is something many of us consider completely normal and may […]

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No matter how small of a space you have, it’s important to plan for those times of crisis. Today we’ll talk about composting in small spaces, so that you can have all you need to grow your own food.  This article is for those of us who want to further our understanding of the complete […]

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A healthy garden is the best resistance against pests. The best way to avoid damage to your plants is to prevent pests from coming in. Once they invade your garden, getting rid of them can be tricky. These harmful pests can take up residence in your garden and wreak havoc on your plants: Beetles Aphids […]

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26 Useful Hobbies that Pair Well with Prepping Prepping, while a way of life, is usually accompanied with many hobbies. Hobbies are a great way to learn new skills and have fun at the same time. A hobby can even be trying new hobbies. Take a look at the list for ideas on any new […]

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10 Most Popular Foods to Forage The following article was graciously contributed by James Smith, an avid survivalist with a passion for prepping and homesteading.   Unless you’re living in the middle of the desert, there is a very good chance that the natural habitat around your home is abundantly stocked with wild foods just waiting to […]

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How Much You Need To Plant To Feed Your Family How much do you need to plant to feed your family? How many seeds/plants do you need to plant if you want to feed your family fresh produce during the growing season, and then can enough to last the rest of the year. The chart […]

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Smart baking soda tips are all over the web these days but do they really work? I don’t know about what other blogs say but the 13 smart baking soda tips I’m sharing below do work. How do I know? In my years of interest in prepping for SHTF, even SHTF Dads like me do […]

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Fall Gardening 101 Most people focus on spring and summer gardening but forget that the growing season can extend into the fall.  I really enjoy gardening later into the year and knowing I can feed my family healthy, fresh, organically home-grown veggies harvested straight from our garden.  Since it is now time to start planting your […]

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Knowing the best fruits and veggies to grow when you’re learning  about emergency preparedness after an SHTF event is critical survival knowledge every beginner prepper should be acquainted with. After SHTF, food resources will become more and more scarce as survivors use up any remaining food they have stored or scavenged. SHTF Dad’s View on […]

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Gardening without soil is fast becoming a trend among urban dwellers as well as prepping and homesteading enthusiasts and for good reason. When I first heard about the concept of hydroponics, the first thing that came to my mind was how cool would it be to be able to grow plants indoors without needing soil […]

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