Posts Tagged ‘prepping’

Some of these design plans are dreamy.

1 Acre Farm

10,000-square-foot Solviva Greenhouse and 10 walk-in Solviva Coldframes,
plus outdoor growing beds, plus grazing areas for chickens and sheep, plus Store and Visitor Center.
No heating fuel or grid electricity. No toxic pesticides or water pollution.

Solviva Solargreen Home,
southwest adobe style
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The Solviva Backyard Food Factory: northeast view.
Vegetables, eggs, chicken year-round, without heating fuel or grid electricity or pesticides or pollution.

The Solviva Backyard Food Factory: southeast view.
It even has a small hottub and sitting area.

via Solviva – Sustainable Solar-Dynamic Bio-Benign Design: Offering Better Ways to Live, at Less Cost Today and Tomorrow, Anywhere on Earth.

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[via Preparing for SHTF ]

 

They forgot wear it as a halter top like a real Survivor!

Emergency Power Options for Your Home.

via Emergency Power Options for Your Home.

This is the start of a new feature here on the blog…People You Should Know. These are people you should get to know to better your chances of survival  for when TSHTF.

This is a great post from Joni Rae at Tales From A Kitchen Witch about her family’s Zombie Contingency Plan.

Read it here:

Our Zombie Contingency Plan

Or what we will do when we have to get the heck out of Dodge!

 

I need to re-vamp our own family plan. So far, this is all I’ve got:

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via How Much Land Is Needed To Be Self Sufficient | Small Footprint Family.

If the post-apo world turns out to be a watery affair, here’s an idea: Live on a tugboat and grow your food on a greenhouse barge.

 

The hydroponic system on the Greenhouse Barge

The Science Barge is a prototype sustainable urban farm developed by NY Sun Works and acquired by Groundwork Hudson Valley in October, 2008 to be operated as an environmental education center.

The Science Barge greenhouse, floating on the Hudson River, grows an abundance of fresh produce including tomatoes, melons, greens, and lettuce with zero net carbon emissions, zero pesticides, and zero runoff. All of the energy needed to power the Barge is generated by solar panels, wind turbines, and biofuels while the hydroponic greenhouse is irrigated solely by collected  rainwater and purified river water, thus operating completely “off the grid.” It is the only fully functioning demonstration of renewable energy supporting sustainable food production in New York.

The Science Barge is 1,300 square feet of protected, season-extending growing space on the Science Barge can grow as much as an acre of land. This means having the ability to grow 35 tons of tomatoes in just 3% the space traditional farming requires.

Mother and daughter checking out the cukes. Photo via AIDG’s flickr