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Why Preppers Should Grow Certain Plants NOW to Survive SHTF [Prepper Food]


We’re going to stay on the air for as
long as possible. All we can say is what we’ve been repeating all morning: that’s
to get into any kind of underground shelter. So the purpose of today’s video is: is
that if you are planning to grow stuff other than just like your
normal tomatoes and other normal vegetables like that; but if you plan on to grow stuff after shtf, a lot of these things may be food-bearing plants that you want to get started now beforehand. A lot of these things… or at least several different things that you can grow after shtf… sometimes they
take several years before they will actually start producing fruit or
producing food that you can actually eat. These raspberry bushes here: these larger
ones like this we’re actually here last year. I think this is the third year for
them; last year these larger ones were here and actually produced a little bit
of fruit for us, but not a whole lot. But all of these smaller ones that you see
in the bed, all of these little small ones, down there, and down there, and down here, and down there, and down there… these are all new this year. If you’re not familiar with
how raspberry bushes operate or work: These plants (well actually the root) will go under the ground… and pop up as a new plant a
foot or so away. So in essence you can actually start off with one(1) raspberry
bush; and then over a couple years time you can have multiple raspberry bushes.
So that’s just another thing: if you are planning on growing raspberry bushes
at your bug out location, you might want to go ahead and get them started now,
that way if shtf happens in the future you could have a good bunch of them. Now one thing I like about raspberry bushes: is that they have all these little thorns on
them. And these could make a natural…. where you can use these to make a natural barrier with them. Now obviously if I were using these as a
natural barrier…. I mean this is my backyard, so I don’t want to make them a natural
barrier right now, but along with using these as a natural barrier you can actually use
these… you know plants like this that produce food and have thorns… but you can actually use these where they force people to go where you want them; where
you could actually use these to funnel people into a “kill zone.” I’m wanting to make sure that I’m articulating this correctly: if you are trying to make your retreat and your bug-out location defendable: you can use these… (of course a lot more of them, I mean a
thicker bed of them i guess you call it) But you can use these to “force” people
to go where you want them; to go and force them into your “kill zone” which would be in range of whatever firepower that you have, or booby traps or whatever you
use your in imagination to defend your bug-out location with. Besides these
raspberry bushes, I’m also gonna look at hawthorn bushes; and I believe it was
subscriber Tom M that actually brought those up a year or two years ago or something like that. But I guess they produce some berries and they have some pretty good
thorns on them too; that you can also use to act as a natural barrier to help
protect your property or to use it again in tactics again to protect your
property. But these things will even pop out from underneath the bed from
underneath the bed; I mean the roots will just travel underground and
just pop up. And you can see: here’s one here, and here’s some new ones here. Here’s some up here. Now these will be naturally kept down just by a
simple mowing. But it’s a great plant. because again, during the spring and
the fall they will produce raspberries that you can make jams and jellies, or eat them as the berry…. just a lot of different things that you can make with
them. But another good example of where you’re wanting get food-bearing plants started beforehand: this grapevine here is a good example. Now this is early April so things haven’t really started taking off yet; they are really just now
starting to show signs of life again because it is early April. And I don’t know
if you can see the little buds that’s starting to appear on the grapevine here, but this grapevine: this is going on its
third year. The first year this grapevine just barely survived, the second year the
grapevine grew out like it has, but it did not produce the first grape. So now
what I’m hoping for: is this third year that it will actually produce grapes
this year. But that’s my hope; and we’ll find out. But my point that I’m trying to make here in this video is: if I’m trying to do plants
like this and being dependent on plants like this to survive: I would die of
starvation before a lot of this stuff actually started producing fruit. Now
obviously I just wouldn’t plan on a handful of raspberry bushes and one or
two grapevines to try to eat on after SHTF; but my point is: is that as soon as you can possibly do so, you want to get this
stuff started, so that if shtf does happen, you will be able to eat, this
stuff will be producing food by that point, obviously unless SHTF happens
tomorrow or the next week or something like that.
Now for you folks that plan on doing guerilla gardening after shtf:
I’ve said this in another video: is the area that you are planning on
doing this guerilla gardening: have you already planted stuff there, so
that if shtf happens a month from now or a year from now or two years from now,
so that the guerilla gardening is already producing edible food for you? Because you don’t want for shtf to happen, and for you to go to your bug out location, and be dependent on a guerilla garden that
you are just now starting, and for it to have no food on it to eat yet. And i would
caution against purely thinking you’re gonna live off of wild edibles after SHTF. It’s my understanding (and i’m no expert) but from
my understanding most wild edibles are not that calorie dense; some of them are good for medicines, there’s a lot of them are
good for flavoring, a lot of them are good for extra nutrients…. but they’re not
the bulk of your meal, they’re not going to be enough calories to keep you alive.
So again, it’s early april it’s not safe yet to plant. I got my garden beds ready.
So in my area Mother’s Day is the date to plant. Any day after Mother’s Day, it’s super
rare to ever get a overnight frost that would kill your plants off. So I’m
just waiting on Mother’s Day, that’s a little bit over a month from now, and then I’ll plant my garden. Also my strawberry plants have done very well so far; they survived the winter.
I planted these last spring in this garden bed, and they grew throughout the
summer and then they just set here during the winter. And I did not know if
they would survive the winter or not, but they have. And now it’s early spring, and they’re
green, and they’re getting flowers, and of course where those flowers are:
we’ll end up being strawberries. Now I am going to end up putting about two or three more new strawberry plants into each square that you see. So I will be adding (counting out-loud: 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20)…. at least 20 more plants to this portion of this garden bed here. And I think they’re called June-bearing strawberry plants (I could be wrong on the name) But these strawberry plants are not the ones that I want. I’m going to get the ones where the stems actually kind of “spider out” and then plant new roots and then produce a new strawberry plant. Its the kind of strawberry plant that will keep reproducing itself. Where the older plants just die off naturally, the strawberry plants that shoot off new plants: they’re always making new ones. So that would be a sustainable way (I think and I could be wrong) but hopefully a sustainable way of having strawberry
plants, or almost endless supply of strawberries. So folks: the main point of
this video was just all about the fact that a lot of these plants (or numerous different
plants should I say) that if you plan on growing them or using them to feed you
after shtf, you possibly want to get those planted as soon as possible.
Because so many of them (that’s not your traditional vegetables)
may take 2 or 3 years before they start producing food, and you don’t want to starve or be lacking on vital nutrients or whatever until those things actually do
start producing food. And if you would like to learn about an off-grid cooking
stove that only cost $20; a light-weight stove that will fit in your bug out bag,
and you could also cook with it without using gas or charcoal: then click on the
video that should be appearing at the top of the screen just about now to
learn more about that. And if you would like to learn how you can find and join
a pre-existing prepper group, or even to start your own prepper group so that you
have a better chance of survival after SHTF, then click on the video that should be appearing on the right side of the
screen just about now. Anyways folks, if you made it this far: hey thank you very
much for watching, and I pray that you have a good night.

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