Archive for July, 2014

Pigeons

Posted: July 31, 2014 in Survival
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Pigeons are called flying rats but in a real SHTF senario they can be a great food source.

trap them with a mouse trap – or a dead fall cage …

they make great eating – but beware of worms and flea’s.

the younger birds are better … know as Squibs

 


Sorghum Millet- grains for guerrilla gardening

Hi Everyone

As some of you know, I often advocate responsible guerrilla gardening,

guerrilla gardening is planting on land that isn’t really yours – crops that someone can eat, that are not obvious to all, that are edible …

my favorite for jhb is pearl millet — or sorghum – they are really cheap – R20 a bag for 200g from these guys

www.sproutingseeds.co.za/products-page/other-seeds/millet-seeds/

Straight from Wiki

Sorghum bicolor,native to Africa with many cultivated forms now, is an important crop worldwide, used for food (as grain and in sorghum syrup or “sorghum molasses”), fodder, the production of alcoholic beverages, and biofuels. Most varieties are drought- and heat-tolerant, and are especially important in arid regions, where the grain is one of the staples for poor and rural people. These varieties form important components of pastures in many tropical regions. Sorghum bicolor is an important food crop in Africa, Central America, and South Asia and is the “fifth most important cereal crop grown in the world”.

Sorghum grows really well here and can provide grains for bread and other things, and is not immediately recognizable to most of the population as food , so its a good back-up crop.

Plant the crop on open land and let it grow, and reseed itself . Obviously don’t choose invasive crops and be responsible.

 

 


In my searches on the internet i often stumble across info that is new to me and might be useful to other in the prepping community

One of these such items is the catalan vault

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalan_vault 

 

the catalan vault is a really great idea and can be manufactured with limited resources, is very solid and can provide very stong buildings.

 http://architecture.mit.edu/class/guastavino/features/ramage/index-ramage.htm#

http://block.arch.ethz.ch/

the tiles used in the vault can be simple clay dried in the sun . and can be stuck together with a simple plaster –

http://www.notechmagazine.com/2011/12/sustainable-urban-dwelling-unit-sudu.html

 

check out some of these links for more info