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Planning A Real Fall Garden | 5 Tips & Tricks

It can be a sad time for gardeners when they see their summer garden slowly wither away when fall comes. But don’t worry, because working on a fall garden can be just as fun!

Tips for Planning a Fall Garden

Most Americans hate to see their summer garden go and that is often the reason they have an abysmal fall garden. The reason is that you need to commit to your fall garden long before your summer garden stops producing.

Planning a fall garden has the potential to put fresh food on your plate all through winter. Some plants like kale and brussels sprouts can sustain temperatures below freezing. If that is your game, well, it might be the year for you to consider your fall garden.


What most people get wrong about the fall garden is the timing. They assume that fall gardening should start in September. This is because most people want to get the most out of their summer gardens. Ideally, you should start planting a section of the garden for the fall around August, maybe as early as late July.

Giving these plants some of that long summer sun will make your seedlings immensely powerful. One of the biggest problems I have had, year over year, is getting seedlings in the ground and not seeing a lot of growth. Get your Brussels, cabbage, and broccoli a head start by getting them in early.

It might seem kind of crazy but trust me on this one!


There is no lack of plants available for a fall garden. You might have some favorites. Let’s look at four that every fall garden should have.

1. Butternut Squash

These ground vining squashes are incredible producers. You can eat them yourself, turn them into pumpkin pie and even feed them to your dogs! An all-around great food for the whole family.

2. Dark Leafy Greens

The health benefits of dark leafy greens are just so vast it would be silly not to grow some. I go for red beets in the fall because I get greens and a root!

3. English Peas


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When the weather cools again, you can get another round of those delicious English peas. I gotta have them climbing in my yard in the fall.

4. Carrots

Carrots and garlic are two examples of plants you can grow to overwinter. There is no reason not to put them in the ground and let them do their thing all winter long. If you pull some before the freeze that is a bonus. However, they are great the next spring and will surprise you at how delicious they are after a long cold winter.

Reinvigorating the Soil


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If you grew food in the same soil in spring or early summer, you need to add compost, fish fertilizer, or some other feed for your plants. They need a little kick and that must come from you. I prefer to fold in some quality compost and feed my plants with a fish emulsion.

If you neglect this step your plants will struggle to reach maturity. The soil is such a key element to the success of your plants, and you must saturate your soil with nutrients that can be imparted on the plants.

Watching the Sun

Another critical part of the fall garden is to understand the sun. Things change during the fall direct sunlight gets more and more limited. You must be even more careful with sunlight and where you plant. If you are getting four hours of sun a day, you will never see good growth from your plants.

Of the growing areas in your yard, be sure you plant a fall garden in the places that get the most sun. When the sunlight gets limited you will still be hitting those areas.


A game plan for preservation is another thing you will want to consider when planning a fall garden. That which you harvest in the fall could become the food you enjoy in the winter. There are several ways you can preserve your food.

Root Cellar
Leave them be! (like carrots some roots can be in the ground)

If you have a prolific garden, you are going to be giving food away or throwing it away. Maybe try and preserve some of it, too! That way you will have the things you need when you need them. Growing food is good but putting it up for later is the much better option.

Have a Bountiful Fall Garden

Gardening and raising food are essential to modern-day preparedness. You do not have to be limited to simply growing a summer garden. If you get your timing right and choose the right plants, you will have great success with your fall garden.

You know, the other strategy is to grow the hardiest plants you can in the fall and see if you can sustain the garden all through the winter. I have seen Brussel sprouts standing strong under inches of snow.

No matter which road you hoe, you will have more fresh food coming into the house if you set up a fall garden then simply pulling up the tomatoes and calling it a year.

Are you looking forward to your fall garden? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section!

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5 Prepper Medical Books For Your Survival Library

Reading is always helpful, especially if you want to learn more about increasing your chances of survival in certain situations. Give these prepper medical books a spot in your bookcase!

Prepper Medical Books as Survival Resources

Most preppers have a serious hole in their game when it comes to medical skills and preparedness. I’m consistently surprised at how many people are incapable of even basic first aid. They just don’t know where to begin!

What’s more interesting is that we are all able to take a free yearly course with our local CERT. These 8-hour classes give you hands-on training and tons of information.

There are also great resources, designed for preppers, that you can obtain and sit on a shelf in your home. Don’t underestimate hard copy information in the age of the digital.

Let’s look at 5 prepper medical books for your survival library.

1. Survival Medicine Handbook

The Survival Medicine Handbook:  A guide for when help is NOT on the way

The Survival Medicine Handbook: A guide for when help is NOT on the way

Amazon Kindle EditionAlton, Joseph (Author)


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One of the first and most informative medical guides for preppers was put together by Joseph Alton and his wife Amy.

Joseph and Amy coming from an educated and practiced medical background compiled an amazing book that was the first of its kind for the average person to read and consider medical care during an SHTF Situation.

This book is deep with knowledge and does as much to inform you about the things you should have at home as it does with actual instruction on how to heal your loved ones when medical care is no longer an option.

2. Preppers Medical Handbook


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This book by William W. Forgey is an incredible collection of chapters on things like medical care off-grid, assessment, and stabilization as well as signs and symptoms. Everything from soft tissue trauma to bone and joint pain and injury is covered in this great read.

This book culminates with instruction to create your own DIY Off-Grid Medical Kit

3. Doomsday Book of Medicine

The Doomsday Book of Medicine

The Doomsday Book of Medicine

La Guardia M.D., Ralph (Author)English (Publication Language)


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The Doomsday Book of Medicine was the first prepper medical guide I received and that is a good thing because this book is a MANUAL of information. Ralph Laguardia created an incredible read.

This book is not just a medical manual but also covers incredible information on health and wellness discussing topics like fitness and diet as key players in the overall performance of the body.

This book also talks about using everyday items to treat injury and illness. The chapter on baking soda is particularly enlightening.

4. Alton’s Antibiotics


Alton's Antibiotics and Infectious Disease: The Layman's Guide to Available Antibacterials in Austere Settings

Alton’s Antibiotics and Infectious Disease: The Layman’s Guide to Available Antibacterials in Austere Settings

Alton MD, Joseph (Author)English (Publication Language)


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There are some infections that simply require antibiotics. It’s antibiotics or the coffin. Because of this, Joe Alton made his way back to publishing and created the definitive guide to preppers and antibiotics.

This guide is designed to teach people how to dose antibiotics for particular diseases and where a regular prepper can get the antibiotics they need. It’s not like you can just go to the doctor’s office and ask them for some antibiotics to weather the coming DOOMSDAY!

This book is a must-have for the dosing information on antibiotics. It is literally a lifesaver.

5. Bushcraft First Aid

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Dave Canterbury is one of the top bushcrafters of all time. He has created a catalog of videos on many wilderness survival, blacksmithing, and bushcraft videos. Dave also has a vast collection of products over at Self Reliance Outfitters.

His lifestyle has allowed him to spend countless hours in the woods developing his skills in this precious “dirt time” and logging that knowledge in a collection of books.

One of the best books Dave has ever written is simply titled Bushcraft First Aid. This title is a manual for caring for those suffering from injury and illness while in the wild.

This book covers all aspects of basic first aid, how to treat common injuries in the wild, and even a breakdown of wild medicines for the use of treating injuries and illness. I bought this book for the wild medicinal section but was extremely impressed with all that it offered.

There is also a color palette of all the wild medicinal mentioned in the section. These are great because each profile tells you how to use foraged medicine and what it would work best to treat.

Don’t Just Collect Gear, Collect Prepper Books, Too

In a true SHTF situation, there are going to be a lot of threats that keep you up at night. It’s one of the reasons we prep so hard. We want to either eliminate those threats or have a game plan to deal with them.

When it comes to first aid and medical care, the absolute best thing we can have on hand is a proper survival library. Remember, we cannot depend on the internet and Google to be around in an SHTF situation. All those PDFs you downloaded might not be accessible after an EMP.

Hard copy information like good books will always take the first position in times of chaos. Don’t be left wondering what is wrong with a family member or how to treat them. Get your hands on one or a few of these books, today!

What are your favorite prepper medical books? Do share it with us in the comments section!

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7 Tactical Skills Every Suburbanite Should Know And Practice

You might reside in a residential area however that does not suggest you’re safe from any danger or risk. As a real blue prepper, these are the tactical abilities you ought to equip yourself with.

.Tactical Skills for Self-Defense and Survival.

The prepper motion has actually been attempting to fume into the residential areas for a long period of time. There are lots of individuals who think that the area structure of the residential areas is one of the finest environments for preppers.

The residential areas have actually been threatened by a variety of things over the last 6 months. Early in the year, suburbanites viewed as grocery stores began to clear out. When empty and other resources vanished prior to their eyes, meat cases.

Then came the riots where residential or commercial properties were damaged, and individuals are still on edge about security in this country. While many demonstrations have actually stayed serene, it’’ s the violence that makes the 6 O’’ clock news.


This has actually horrified numerous Americans. Let’’ s talk about tactical abilities that all suburbanites must practice and understand.

.Speed Comms.

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Having more than one ways of interaction is important for all Americans. If the cell towers go dead, do you have a method to get in contact with individuals beyond your house or neighborhood?

.Main.Alternate.Contingency.Emergency situation.

You need to have an approach of interaction for each of these and make sure you understand how to utilize every one. Utilize those portable HAM radios for emergency situation interactions with your household. Take them on outdoor camping journeys to get comfy.

.Fight Tracking.

By collecting intel from locations like regional news, social networks, scanners, and neighborhood resources, you can really track mayhem in your city or town.

Using an easy Google map, you can start to mark where tranquil demonstrations are taking place and mark locations where authorities have actually been called, damage has actually been done, and fires have actually been lit.

Before your extremely eyes, a landscape of mayhem will start to take shape. You can then act appropriately if the instructions of that turmoil is headed your method.

.Firearms Training.

Firearms training is a necessary ability for all Americans. We have the 2nd Amendment, and we need to all make the most of that.

Carrying a weapon in these disorderly times is necessary. We do not understand when the dangers will appear, and we should be prepared to safeguard our liked ones.

Training things like dry fire, variety time and even simply taking your weapons apart and putting them back together can make a big distinction.


While it may look like understanding how to drop in to a scenario and bring the discomfort is what tactical training is everything about, there is another crucial element. You see, your capability to de-escalate a circumstance might be the distinction in between life and death.

Just since somebody turns up and begins assaulting you and you protect yourself doesn’’ t suggest that you will not be charged for something. Eliminating somebody with a gun is something you can not reverse.

Sometimes, the very best and most tactical weapon is to swallow your ego and de-escalate a circumstance.

.Urban Navigation.

Do you understand how to navigate your city? What if you must take a trip through the city to get to security?

Understanding your city and understanding where the hotspots are is particularly crucial. We typically over glorify the value of wilderness navigation however for individuals who reside in the suburban areas, understanding how to browse a cityscape is far more essential.

First, understanding the makeup of your city and after that comprehending where it’s safe and where it will not be safe is important. Comprehending how the numbered streets and opportunities of your city work and where they lead are likewise essential.

Study your city in case you are required through that city and even caught within it.

.Tactical Trauma First Aid.

Most individuals have little or no emergency treatment training. Do you have the abilities or the tools to handle something like a gunshot injury?

In the occasion of civil discontent, there will be injuries to the body. We have actually enjoyed this night after night.

Being able to stop bleeding need to be something you understand how to do with things like pressure, Quikclot gauze, tourniquets, and a lot of dressings to alter out.

.Hand to Hand Combat.

Let’’ s make this simple: Do you understand how to eliminate? Have you been trained to eliminate?

Thanks to the surge of MMA in this country, you can actually discover how to eliminate nearly throughout this country. You can manage yourself in a hand to hand fight scenario if you put a devoted year in at an MMA training center.

Learning how to strike through the research study of Muay Thai and boxing while discovering how to require the battle to the ground and send individuals through things like fumbling and Jiu-jitsu will provide you a major edge on the typical street bully.

.When we are assaulted, #ppppp> We all need to understand how to manage ourselves.

.Be Prepared Wherever You Live.

I hope this tactical abilities list is not too challenging. You can incorporate these practices into your life.

If you practice these things on a continuous basis you will be amazed at what you end up being in a years’ ’ time. Many people put on’’ t think they can alter, they put on’’ t have the self-confidence to take that on.

.As soon as were, #ppppp> My caution to you is that the suburban areas are not going to be the safe sanctuary they. In times of mayhem, you will lean on these abilities not just to keep you safe however to keep you relax.

When you are ready, you will rest much easier, even as the cities are under attack.

What about you, how have you been drawing up your city recently? Let us understand in the remarks area!

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