6 Tricks To Ensure Your Fruit Trees Survive The Winter

6 Tricks To Ensure Your Fruit Trees Survive The Winter

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6 Tricks To Ensure Your Fruit Trees Survive The Winter
Image source: Pixabay.com Experienced homesteaders know that just because the trees go dormant, the hens take a break from laying, and the garden goes fallow it doesn’t mean that you can go into hibernation from December to March. Among the many wintertime tasks on the farm, you can’t forget to include tending to your fruit […]
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6 Ways To Ensure Your Fruit Trees Survive The Winter

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Experienced homesteaders know that just because the trees go dormant, the hens take a break from laying, and the garden goes fallow it doesn’t mean that you can go into hibernation from December to March.

Among the many wintertime tasks on the farm, you can’t forget to include tending to your fruit trees. Proper overwintering of fruit trees helps them to survive the cold months and can get rid of any hidden fungal spores, bacteria, and insect eggs that can wreck havoc come summertime. The three simple steps include:

7 Things To Do Right Now To Get Ready For a Fabulous Summer Garden

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7 Things To Do Right Now To Get Ready For a Fabulous Summer Garden
Hold on to your hat! Spring and it’s warmer cousin, summer, are just around the corner. Yes, even if you’re looking out the window at piles of crystalline, white snow — believe! One day soon, the days will lengthen and your summer garden will become just as real as those freezing temperatures! Seed companies from […]
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Back to Basics Bundle: 70 Ebooks, Online Courses, and More!

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Back to Basics Bundle: 70 Ebooks, Online Courses, and More!
Skills and knowledge trump gear and miscellaneous stuff when it comes to survival, and this brand new Back to Basics Bundle will provide you and your family with hours and hours of great information related to many different areas of being prepared. WHAT IS A BUNDLE? With the popularity of ebooks and online courses, “bundles” have […]
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The Essentials of a Well-Made Daypack & GIVEAWAY!

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The Essentials of a Well-Made Daypack & GIVEAWAY!
It seems like the daypack, in one form or another, has become ubiquitous in the United States as well as in other parts of the world. However, the daypack in its early form was an elementary affair. Mostly used by settlers and colonialists, Native Americans, trappers, and mountain men when the United States was young. […]
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7 Crazy Ways To Use Tree Bark For Survival

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7 Crazy Ways To Use Tree Bark For Survival
Image source: Pixabay If you find yourself in a survival situation in the woods, you’re basically standing in a goldmine of potential resources, all of which are literally at your fingertips along the trunks of nearby trees. Knowing just how versatile tree bark can be might just save your life…  
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Homesteading In Alaska’s Wilderness, With No Cell Phones

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Homesteading In Alaska’s Wilderness, With No Cell Phones
  Alaska is often called the “Last Frontier,” with an untamed wilderness that is the envy of off-gridders everywhere. And while most homesteaders only dream of moving to Alaska and “roughing it,” one couple actually did something about it – and they accomplished…
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Bushcraft Basics for Preppers

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Bushcraft Basics for Preppers
Prepping is made up of many different aspects of life, and Bushcraft is one of them. You don’t need to be a Navy Seal to understand tactics and defense. You don’t need to be the CEO of a fortune 500 company to invest in gold and silver, and you don’t need to 30 days in […]
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Why a Dutch Oven Should Be Part of Your Survival Kit

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Why a Dutch Oven Should Be Part of Your Survival Kit
If you’re one of those folks without power, heat, or warmth because of the recent snow storms, you probably know that you need a cooking tool that can bake, boil, fry and saute. It should also be able to function with a variety of heat sources, since you don’t know when the electricity might come back […]
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25 Unusual Lessons From Long-Term Camping

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25 Unusual Lessons From Long-Term Camping
If you’ve ever gone long term camping, you’ll be nodding your head in agreement, and then will have plenty more observations to add to this list. The more camping and outdoor skills you have, the better. Just a few days ago, I was contacted by a man who is now homeless and plans on living […]
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11 Professions That Will Make You a Millionaire In a Post-SHTF World

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11 Professions That Will Make You a Millionaire In a Post-SHTF World
When I look at today’s young people, majoring in things like video game design and gender studies, I have to shake my head. Many expensive degrees today almost guarantee a life spent as a Starbucks barista. As well, in a post-SHTF world, those degrees will be worse than useless. The years spent in classes such […]
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Free Manuals to Download on Survival and Edible Plants

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Free Manuals to Download on Survival and Edible Plants
  Everybody likes to get something for free and here’s a huge collection of free manuals for you to download. I have not had a chance to review all of them so I can’t say that everything they suggest is accurate. Many of them are hundreds of pages long, so take your time reviewing them […]
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Plant These Edible Flowers in Your Garden Now

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Plant These Edible Flowers in Your Garden Now
The first edible flower I ever ate was a nasturtium. We had giant nasturtium plants growing in our herb garden, nearly taking over, in fact, and decided we would start consuming the orange and yellow blossoms and leaves. They have a peppery flavor with a little bit of a kick. It’s always fun to discover […]
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The Ultimate Chicken Crap Composting Guide

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The Ultimate Chicken Crap Composting Guide
There are no two ways about it – your soil needs nutrition regularly. This isn’t just dirt that we’re talking about. We’re talking about soil and soil is alive. In order for plants to grow to their optimum capacity, they need bio-intensive nutrients present in the soil to assist with growth, root development and disease prevention. While […]
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Natural Medicine: How to Make and Apply an Herbal Poultice

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Natural Medicine: How to Make and Apply an Herbal Poultice
“The fruit of it shall be for eating and leaf of it for healing…” (Ezekiel 47:12) 5 years ago, I came down with a bad upper respiratory infection. I was taking over the counter medicines, but none seemed to work and I was worried about secondary infections. My wife grandmother suggested I make a mustard plaster (poultice) […]
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Wilderness Survival: 5 Self Feeding Campfires

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Wilderness Survival: 5 Self Feeding Campfires
  If you’re an outdoors aficionado and you go camping often, today’s article will tick you in all the right places, as I will present you, dear readers, with 5 ways to start a self feeding campfire. Making a campfire is arguably one of the most fun and interesting parts of camping, as it keeps […]
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6 Ways To DIY Emergency Firestarter Kits

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6 Ways To DIY Emergency Firestarter Kits
  To begin with, I’d take it as an axiom that any respectable prepper should know how to start a fire in an emergency. Also, I am a firm believer in the theory that any bug out bag or survival kit should pack a fire starter, together with a couple of Bic lighters, just in […]
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Prep Blog Review: 8+ Food Crops To Grow In Your Survival Garden

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Prep Blog Review: 8+ Food Crops To Grow In Your Survival Garden
Growing your own food makes you more independent, helps you save a lot of money and allows you to enjoy fresh ingredients any time of the year. It may be challenging to start growing your own food, but you will thank yourself later, in a survival situation, when all the shelves will be empty and […]
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Surviving Off-Grid: 4 Recipes To Cook In A Haybox

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Surviving Off-Grid: 4 Recipes To Cook In A Haybox
  I have to admit, this was a new one for me, and I thought that I’d tried every method of outdoor cooking invented since cavemen sporked frogs and roasted them over an open fire. As it turns out, haybox cooking is a combination of two of my favorite cooking vessels – a Dutch oven […]
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How to Use Essential Oils to Relieve Sinus Congestion

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How to Use Essential Oils to Relieve Sinus Congestion
A sinus infection is miserable. Technically called sinusitis, this is a common ailment that first appears to be symptomatic of a common cold but in reality, is the result of swollen and inflamed nasal cavities. It is often caused by a virus which means treating with antibiotics is useless. That is just one reason why […]
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Prepper Book Festival 13: Aquaponic Gardening

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Prepper Book Festival 13: Aquaponic Gardening
Lately, you may have noticed a recurring theme here on Backdoor Survival. Gardening and food preservation are on my mind and for good reason. I now own an acre of land with a decent growing season and plenty of sun. I may even have room for a modest aquaponic gardening setup. This Prepper Book Festival […]
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Prepper Book Festival: Heal Local 20 Essential Herbs for DIY Home Healthcare

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Prepper Book Festival: Heal Local 20 Essential Herbs for DIY Home Healthcare
Over the past few years, I have acquired a sizeable library of books and eBooks on natural remedies. Some are good but somewhat dry, boring, and overly technical. Others are fluff or simply a glorified blog post article. A select few are outstanding and today’s book is one of them. Heal Local: 20 Essential Herbs […]
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