Apocalypse Prepping

Are you a prepper?

  • Yes

    Votes: 5 19.2%
  • No

    Votes: 18 69.2%
  • Ain't sayin'

    Votes: 1 3.8%
  • No but I'm keeping a list of preppers in my neighborhood

    Votes: 2 7.7%

  • Total voters
    26

Lurker

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some chickens lol
Good fresh eggs are the best. Duck eggs are even better.
 






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The gardening stuff sounds great, but what do you do about natural pests without toxic chemical pesticides?
Neem based sprays work well. Pyrethrins, while natural, quite toxic to bees; follow label directions. Azamax is good stuff (OMRI listed) but pricey. There are some sprays with hot pepper to deter rabbits and such. Soap sprays are pretty good and you can make your own with Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap. Co-planting with marigolds as a deterrent plant or radishes as a diversion plant can go a long way.
So what's the best first step for people like me?
Start small. Figure out what grows well in your micro-climate. Check local nurseries, see what they sell as seedlings. Those varieties will probably do well for you. Check your nearest university for an IFAS ( Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences) extension website Lots of good information to be had there. Be sure to welcome the good bugs and don't give up.

Happy Gardening.
 






Dalit

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Neem based sprays work well. Pyrethrins, while natural, quite toxic to bees; follow label directions. Azamax is good stuff (OMRI listed) but pricey. There are some sprays with hot pepper to deter rabbits and such. Soap sprays are pretty good and you can make your own with Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap. Co-planting with marigolds as a deterrent plant or radishes as a diversion plant can go a long way.

Start small. Figure out what grows well in your micro-climate. Check local nurseries, see what they sell as seedlings. Those varieties will probably do well for you. Check your nearest university for an IFAS ( Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences) extension website Lots of good information to be had there. Be sure to welcome the good bugs and don't give up.

Happy Gardening.
Thanks! Will do.
 






Lisa

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A culture of fear in the United States is fueling a rise in ‘doomsday prepping’ where citizens stockpile food, medicine, and weapons in anticipation of apocalyptic disaster, a new study has found.
British researchers say that over the past decade, ‘doomsday prepping’ has shifted from the fringes and is increasingly going mainstream.

Initially, it was believed that the election of Barack Obama in 2008 was the catalyst for the rise in doomsday prepping.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7345383/Doomsday-preppers-mainstream-America-gripped-culture-fear.html
Prepping is still going strong..I guess.
 






justjess

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A culture of fear in the United States is fueling a rise in ‘doomsday prepping’ where citizens stockpile food, medicine, and weapons in anticipation of apocalyptic disaster, a new study has found.
British researchers say that over the past decade, ‘doomsday prepping’ has shifted from the fringes and is increasingly going mainstream.

Initially, it was believed that the election of Barack Obama in 2008 was the catalyst for the rise in doomsday prepping.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7345383/Doomsday-preppers-mainstream-America-gripped-culture-fear.html
Prepping is still going strong..I guess.
Do you have a problem with prepping?
 






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