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25 GLASS GEM CORN SEEDS HEIRLOOM 2021 ORGANIC ( U.S SELLER! NON-GMO!) – $2.08

BOONE COUNTY WHITE CORN SEEDS – NON-GMO, HEIRLOOM, VEGETABLE FARM & GARDENING – $2.61

CORN, ASHWORTH SWEET, HEIRLOOM, ORGANIC 20+ SEEDS, DELICIOUS AND SWEET KERNELS – $1.79

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25 BLUE LAKE POLE BEAN SEEDS INDETERMINATE US SELLER SHIPS FAST – $3.05
Features:
*Type: Vegetable Seeds
*Common Name: Bean

Blue Lake 274 Bush Bean Seed – Fresh seed – Packed for 2021
Features:
*Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
*Life Cycle: Annual
*Type: Vegetable Seeds
*Common Name: Bean
*Features: Edible
*Color: Green
*Season of Interest: Spring
*Sunlight: Full Sun

Purple Mart Yard Long Bean Seeds | Organic USA Asparagus Asian Chinese 2021 – $3.80
Features:
*Common Name: Bean
*Type: Seeds
*Days to Germination: 7-14
*Days to Harvest: 80-100
*Seeds Packed For: 2021
*Sunlight: Partial Shade, Full Sun
*Vegetable Type: Bean

Contender Green Bean Seeds | Organic Non GMO USA String Vegetable Bush Seed 2021 – $3.80
Features:
*Vegetable Type: Bean
*Species: Contender

Vegetable Garden Varieties Pack! Prepper Seed Vault – Free shipping

Worried about the future of food security? Then consider developing a backyard homestead with this selection of seeds.

24 Vegetable Garden Varieties Pack! Prepper seed Vault – Free shipping – $23.76

350+ Heirloom Vegetable Seed 7 Variety Garden Pack #1 Emergency Survival Non-GMO – $8.99

SURVIVAL GARDEN SEED CACHE ORGANIC 151 Heirloom Varieties! WITH $30 HERB PACK – $165.89

Herb Seeds Variety Pack, 10 Non GMO Herb Seed Mix for Herb Garden, Free Shipping – $13.95

EMERGENCY GARDEN 20,000 Seeds 20 Variety HEIRLOOM NON-GMO VEGETABLE SEED PACK – $22.00

Vegetable Seed Lot $1.39 ea 163 Heirloom Varieties For GARDEN/ STORAGE Organic – $1.39

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Check out these seed deals on Ebay.   Want to start a prepper seed vault but not sure where to begin?  These should get you started.

24 Vegetable Garden Varieties Pack! Prepper seed Vault – Free shipping – $16.63

SURVIVAL GARDEN SEED CACHE ORGANIC 151 Heirloom Varieties! WITH $30 HERB PACK – $165.89

Herb Seeds Variety Pack, 10 Non GMO Herb Seed Mix for Herb Garden, Free Shipping – $13.95

350+ Heirloom Vegetable Seed 7 Variety Garden Pack #1 Emergency Survival Non-GMO – $8.99

Garden Survival Seed Cache 42,000 Seed; 126 Heirloom Varieties+ $30 HERB PACK – $142.99

Survival Garden 15,000 Non GMO Heirloom Vegetable Seeds Survival Garden 32 Pack – $40.29

24 Vegetable Garden Varieties Pack! Prepper Seed Vault – Free shipping

Interested in starting a seed stockpile but not sure where to start? Check out these seed variety packs. They are sure to get you started on your seed stockpile journey.

24 Vegetable Garden Varieties Pack! Prepper seed Vault – Free shipping – $16.63

SURVIVAL GARDEN SEED CACHE ORGANIC 151 Heirloom Varieties! WITH $30 HERB PACK – $165.89

350+ Heirloom Vegetable Seed 7 Variety Garden Pack #1 Emergency Survival Non-GMO – $8.99

Survival Garden 15,000 Non GMO Heirloom Vegetable Seeds Survival Garden 32 Pack – $47.35

25,000 Seed 50 Variety Heirloom Garden Cache + $29.99 Herb Pack Heirloom Non Gmo – $79.99

Survivalist: Starting a Seed Stockpile

Stockpiling Garden Seeds

Local farm supply stores are getting their summer seed shipments in. If any survivalist are looking to start a seed stockpile, or add to their current stockpile, now is the time.

The key is to buy your seeds early. If you wait too long, certain types of see will be sold out. Take corn for example. It is not uncommon for farming supply stores to sell out of their corn seed pretty quick.

There are also issues with seed shortages. This does not happen all the time, but it does happen from time to time. There may be issues with suppliers having shortages of certain types of seeds.

For example, several years ago there was a shortage in pickling cucumber seeds. The shortage did not affect me as I had a lot of them in my stockpile.

How would a survivalist go about starting a seed stockpile?

Buying Seeds

Difference Between Heirloom And Hybrid Seeds

Grape Tomatoes

What is the difference between heirloom and hybrid seeds? First of all, hybrid and GMO are not the same thing, and a lot of people seem to get that confused. GMOs are Genetically modified organisms. Meaning they have been altered by man on the genetic level.

GMO products can contain genes from organisms that will never meet in the real world. For example, let’s say some scientist splices the genes of a fish into corn seed. There is no way that would ever happen in the real world.

Hybrids

Hybrids are are when plants who are closely related cross pollinate. This happens all the time in the real world.

  • Corn can cross pollinate.
  • Squash and zucchini can cross pollinate.
  • Different types of melons can cross pollinate.
  • Peppers can cross pollinate… etc.

How Many Seeds Should a Survivalist Stockpile for SHTF

Stockpiling Garden Seeds

While we have discussed stockpiling seeds in depth. Something which may have been overlooked, is how many seeds should someone stockpile?

I have come up with a simple formula and would like to know what yall think.

How many seeds do you normally plant to obtain X amount of harvest? Lets say you plant 1 pound of snap beans or purple hull peas. With that one pound and a certain amount of fertilizer you have an idea of how much of a harvest you will get.

How many people are planning on using your place as a long term bug out location?

To keep the formula simple, take the usual number of seeds you plant and double it. Lets say you plant 2 pounds of contender snap beans. Double that for a total of 4 pounds. Doubling is for the extra people you intended to feed.

How Many Seeds Should Someone Stockpile

Important Survivalist Seeds to Stockpile

Lets say that some kind of long term SHTF / TEOTWAWKI survival situation happens. Whether its war, food shortages, some kind of new disease,,, something happens to disrupt modern society. What food group would you want to have stockpiled?

Fresh picked spinach and snap beans

Instead of saying what single food would be the most important to stockpile, lets look at it from a “food group” point of view. The fact is, there is no single perfect food. Humans are omnivores, meaning we are designed to eat a wide range of food.

Man can not live on bread alone, nor can we live on meat alone.

Lets look at four factors in selecting our food group

History – how long has mankind used the food group.
Ease of growing – how easy is the plant to grow. We should be looking at long term survival factors.
Production – how much food does the plant produce.
Storage – how easy is the plant to store.

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Springtime Survival Gear Preps for SHTF

Free ranging Dominique chicken

Spring is here, that means its time to stock up on seasonal preps. The local feed and fertilizer stores are getting their seed shipments in, as well as baby chickens, fertilizer,,, and so on.

Some stores carry farm supplies all year long, some places carry them on a seasonal basis. If at all possible, find a place in your area that carries farm and livestock supplies all year long. Here in Jasper Texas we have 3 feed and fertilizer stores that carry farm supplies all year long.

Pickle’s carries a wide assortment of seed, pesticide and fertilizer. If you want to buy corn seed, this is the place to go.

Circle Three Feed carries a lot of farm and livestock supplies. If you want to buy chickens, feed, deer corn, this is a good place to go.

Farmers Feed carries a lot of everything. I have bought deer corn, chicks, seeds, 16 gallon drums,,, all kinds of stuff from Farmers Feed.

Even if the stores carry supplies all year long, there are still items that are seasonal, such as seeds and chicks. If you want chicks and if you want seed, get down to a local feed store and stockup before the seasonal stuff is sold out.

Access To Land and Water For Surviving SHTF

water well for SHTF survival

While watching Doomsday Preppers last week, I observed one major difference in the various plans, and that was if the plan included access to land and water.

Its one thing to stockpile 2 – 3 years of canned goods, food in mylar bags, freeze dried food, have a rainwater collection system, small backyard garden.

Its another thing to have access to several acres of land, able to have chickens, a nice sized garden for a variety of fresh veggies, various types of fruit trees, access to fresh running water and access to land to hunt on. Maybe even have access to water to fish in.

Two of the main differences I see between the various long term SHTF survival plans, is access to fresh food and access to fresh water. People may argue there are lots of other differences, but for this article I wanted to talk about two main topics – water and fresh food.
Water

Projects for 2012

snap beans survivalist garden

Some random thoughts about projects I want to work on during 2012.

Build a portable chicken coop
Plant a summer garden
Look into building a rabbit pen
Stockpile more seeds

The chicken coop I am looking at building is going to be 4 feet wide, 4 feet tall and 10 feet long. The unit is is going to have a coop on top of the pen, with maybe 4 – 6 boxes for laying hens. No roosters, all the chickens will be for will be eggs. Plucking chickens is a pain, it would be a lot easier and productive to harvest the eggs, and that is what my wife and I am planning on doing.

Long Term Survival Food Preps For SHTF

Long term food storage

When someone says “survival food preps” or “stockpiling survival food”, what do you think of? Do you think of tons of dried rice and beans stored in mylar bags? How about a basement full of #10 cans, does that come to mind? Or is it a combination of several things?

When I was thinking of writing an article about survival food preps, the first thing that popped into my head was – MREs, canned goods and garden seeds. But where does perishable goods fit into that narrow picture?

For the first week or so people are going to be eating stuff out of their freezer. For the sake of discussion, lets move past that first week post SHTF. Something bad has happened, the food in the grocery stores has dried up, people have gone through their immediate perishable food items,,,, now what?

A book about the Roman military I just finished reading contained a quote from an ancient historian – “nothing caused as much stress within the troops as the lack of supplies.” Just like it says, when the supplies started to run low, the stress level went up. 2,000 years later, and nothing has changed.

Three Types of Seeds to Stockpile for SHTF

Radishes

Lets talk about food production during some kind of long term SHTF situation. Whether its nuclear war, some kind of new disease, climate change,,,,, combination of several things, there might come a point in time when you have to grow your own food. So what types of seeds should you stockpile for some kind of long term SHTF situation? Lets break it down to 3 categories – short term storage, mid term storage, long term storage.

Short Term Storage Foods

These are the foods that need to be eaten within a few days to a couple of weeks of being harvested. This is going to include most of your leafy greens, radishes, cucumbers, broccoli, spinach, summer squash and zucchini.

Beans and peas are a good example of short term and long term foods. We will get into storing peas and beans later in the article. For snap beans, they can be picked, boiled and eaten right after their harvested.

One of the benefits of beans – they do not require extra nitrogen to be added to the spoil. Throw some manure and pot ash down, and the beans will supply their own nitrogen.

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