Learning to live a more sustainable life-one that relies less on the store and more on your own skills seems like a pretty challenging task when you look at the big picture. But I don’t want you to be intimidated. I’m here to help you and I’m here to prove to you that you can do it yourself. You can grow your own vegetables, create a functional and economical long-term food storage system, raise your own animals and build the skills to provide for your family in an emergency.
Hey there. I’m Rachel and I’m going to be your guide through all things emergency-domestic. Obviously, you found Dan’s Depot because you have an interest in emergency preparedness and I’m here to help you build skills you’ll be glad to have when there’s nowhere else to turn; no doctors, no grocery stores, no gas stations.
I’m going to prove to you that panic isn’t necessary and that eating well and living securely can be a part of your everyday lifestyle. On this blog, you will read posts by burly, manly survivalists and while I do consider myself to have a survival mindset, I’m still dainty and delicate—proving that there’s a place in the survival world for you no matter how fragile you may think you are.
But right now there are a few items you can get out:
These veggies love cold weather; in fact, the warmer the growing season for these beauties, themore bitter they will become. So don’t wait until June to plant lettuce or you’ll be highly disappointed.
Getting your spring veggies going is simple. Grab a well-drained flower pot, rusted wash tub or other container with a fairly large hole in the bottom. Place a rock over the hole if it’s really large so your soil doesn’t fall out and fill with a high-quality potting mix. If you are planting lettuce, it likes a light soil that doesn’t pack, so you might mix in some sand (about 1/3 sand, 2/3 soil) to keep things light. Water frequently and in a few weeks you will be enjoying your own pesticide-free salads.