Gardening when your life depends on it

Here’s a good article about “food insurance” and how to achieve it.

Few of us like to think about what life would be like if our society were to break down, even temporarily, due to internal or external factors like war, insurrection, famine or natural disaster. But most of us do indeed plan for the worst, don’t we?

That’s why we purchase health, homeowners, life, automobile, flood and other types of insurance, right? We ought to add “food insurance” to that list, and that’s the concept behind “gardening when your life depends on it.”

As with any preparation strategy, planning and resultant implementation should begin now, while things are calm. If you wait until times actually get tough, you’ve waited far too long.

It would be like buying car insurance after you hit a tree or buying flood insurance when the water is three feet deep in your living room. Here are five food production and gardening strategies that will help keep you alive during hard times.

Just remember that you will get out of this what you put into it; if you just plan on things being “broken” for a few days, your meager preparations won’t matter much if the crisis lasts weeks, months or even years.

Source: Gardening when your life depends on it: five food production strategies that may keep you alive during hard times –

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