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Bat Guano and the Vegetable Garden

Without a doubt, bat guano has always been an effective organic fertilizer. That’s because it offers various benefits to your garden. They even sell it as a fertilizer mix. But wait! Do you even know what bat guano is? Well, you’ve come to the right place.  Here we will discuss all you need to know about bat guano and how to use this organic fertilizer on your vegetable garden. So, without further ado, let’s get started, shall we?  What is Bat Guano?  Bat guano is basically a type of fertilizer…

Pandemic Garden Tools and Tips

The phrase “pandemic garden” is new to our lexicon since the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. I find it a bit comical, frankly, that people are talking about making a “pandemic garden.” Really what they mean is what people have long called a victory garden, or what preppers often call a survival garden. Last week I started a short victory garden series of posts starting with What is the Best Victory Garden Size for You, then Preparing Soil for a Victory Garden, and then detailing 24 Must-Have Victory Garden Vegetables. Today I’m…

Big Berkey Water Filter Giveaway

SHTF blog and USA Berkey Filters are teaming up to give away a Big Berkey water filter to one lucky winner! This is our first giveaway, and what a first prize we have. Long-time preppers know the Big Berkey name. Their high-end are great for everything from emergency water purification to everyday use. This is a $278 value! Berkey Benefits Berkey water filters set the standards that all other household filters are measured by. They can purify even the smallest of water contaminants – including viruses! They are dependably simple…

Funny Coronavirus Pictures – COVID-19 Ridiculous

The coronavirus pandemic is no laughing matter. Many people have been negatively impacted. Some have become sick, some have lost their jobs, and some have lost their lives. So while the coronavirus itself isn’t necessarily funny, people are funny; and where you have funny people you have funny pictures. When you have a pandemic and funny people, you have funny coronavirus pictures. We could all use a good laugh, particularly during difficult times. I’m here to help! I’ve assembled some of the internet’s best funny coronavirus pictures. This is COVID-19…

Top Ten Best Survival Board Games

The COVID-19 coronavirus quarantine has got everyone going a little bit stir crazy. People are stuck in their homes. Kids are not at school. Most people can’t even get out during the day to go to work. You’ve watched almost every post-apocalyptic movie out there – now what? How do you pass the time and stay sane? Survival board games, of course. by Derrick James The games in this list are great for any SHTF scenario, not just a quarantine. Stack them on the shelf in your survival bunker! The…

Ultralight Grayl Water Purifier Review

One of the perks of science and technology advancing is the ability to accomplish tasks easier than before. Take for example drinking water. It used to be that the only way to be sure the water you are drinking was free of any bacteria, cysts, protozoa, and or viruses was to boil it. This is still a tried and true technique, but it takes time and requires a fire. by Grimm, a contributor writer Along came the filters, and at first, they were big, slow, limited at what they filtered,…

24 Must-Have Victory Garden Vegetables

I know, I’ve been on a victory garden blog post kick of late. There are a few reasons I’ve been writing about growing victory garden vegetables: first, victory gardens are the type of garden preppers should maintain; two, I love history, and victory gardens have a big place in American history; and third, victory gardens are on everyone’s mind right now with COVID-19, as evidenced by recent articles in Berkeleyside, CBS News, New York Times, and even Realtor.com. by Derrick James I’m no professional gardener, but I have dug into…

Preparing Soil for a Victory Garden

I covered what the best victory garden size for you is in my last post. Size and location are the first two decisions an aspiring gardener must make. The next task is preparing soil, but before grabbing a spade and turning up ground. Like the last post, I have pulled (and adapted) text from the Department of Agriculture‘s ABC of Victory Gardens guide published during World War II. This guide advised Americans on how to make a victory garden, with a particular focus on producing easy-to-grow, nutritious food to supplemental food…