Monday, January 9, 2012
Something that should be stored
There are a few things that cannot be replaced by skillsets and I want to point out one today. Whatever skills you have, you need to be able to produce food. Hunting MAY be a good option but growing crops is the best way to plan to go. That means you need to store SEEDS. Whatever you do, DON'T store hybrid seeds. The best way to go is with open-pollinated and/or heirloom seeds. These produce seeds that can be saved and used again the next season. You can't do that with hybrid (at least not easily) and sure can't with the sterile crops you get from Monsanto seed. Make a list of what you want to be able to grow and look for heirloom or open-pollinated seed suppliers. Buy the seeds and, if they are not stored in nitrogen, you need to do that yourself or using carbon dioxide (from dry ice) to make sure they store for the longest time. Of course, maintaining a continuous crop cycle so you always have new seeds is the best way and I encourage that. If you do this, keep it a secret. No telling what the US Department of Agriculture will outlaw someday.
Posted by Ken Shields at 6:25 PM