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Free virtual survival summit with 29 speakers next week

Greetings!  I wanted to share with you about The Survival Summit that starts January 20, 2014 and runs 6 days!   It’s free.  It starts next week.  It’s online!  Here is the speaker line-up: http://thesurvivalsummit.com/schedule/

There is a wide range of topics, especially about homesteading and self-reliance — foraging, making biodiesel, first aid, trapping, food preservation WITHOUT electricity, growing food without irrigation (by Paul Wheaton, a favorite speaker), plus all of the zombie apocalypse survival stuff too. 🙂

I’m very excited to hear some of these speakers.  And I’m very excited about being able to stay at home and hear them.  How very energy-efficient! 🙂

I traveled 5 hours by car 2 1/2 years ago to go to a Mother Earth News Fair.  While it was neat to be there in person to see presenters, I wouldn’t drive that far again for it.  There was no hands-on learning; it was just watching presenters.  I was glad that I went once but, to me, I can watch a video presentation at home and save a lot of money and energy.

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Food Preservation Failure – Ick!

So, last summer I was all geeked out about a book that promised low-tech ways of preserving the garden’s bounty without canning or freezing.

Well, I followed the instructions for preserving small tomatoes in brine.  Didn’t work out so well.   Blah!

small tomatoes in brine

Have you tried any of the methods in this book?  How have they worked for you? Let me know in the comments.

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