Tips on Gardening and Animal Raising Survival Skills

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( — August 7, 2014)  — 

My wife likes fresh tomatoes, so we always have grown tomatoes in the back yard. But was this effort a real, lifesaving process for providing food for my family? No, but there are many simple ways to grow your own food.


Even a small, 10 foot square area can raise a lot of food. It is all about knowing what and when to plant.


This past year, I used a garden strategy called “Gardening by the Foot”. As the name says, the garden plot is divided into 1 foot squares, and you plant whatever you want to in that square. It is a logical layout that lets you systematically try different crops on a small scale.


It is good for beginning gardners as well as experienced ones. And it is fun to see the different plants grow and produce. It gives you an opportunity to decide what you want to plant more of the next year, as well as seeing what items you do not want to plant next time.


“Raised Bed Gardening” is another method used by gardners that have limited space for a garden. You decide how much space you have, and build a frame of 2″x8″ lumber and fill it with garden soil. Your new garden is confined to a small space, and because it sits on top of your existing land, you don’t have to worry about your existing soil conditions, tree roots, rocks, etc.


Rabbits, Chickens, pigs, and other small animals can provide the meat and protein our bodies crave. And raising these animals is not hard if you know how. Learn to fish! It can be a life saving skill in times of an emergency.


Starting on August 26, 2014, Dennis Woods will be directing 5 fantastic Tuesday nights of Survival Skills Training.   Survival-Skills-Training  The Knowledge you want – The Skills you need. Class size is limited. Register early.


Don’t wait until it is too late.


Dennis Woods has studied and practiced preparation and survival skills for over 20 years. His latest book “The Preparation Grid” is on sale at Amazon Kindle  Dennis presents these concepts regularly to groups of all sizes, and leads seminars on disaster preparedness.


Dennis lives in Sugar Land Texas with his wife Brenda.


Dennis prays, hopes and expects the best, but plans for the worst – just in case.