Chris Thompson

Author: Chris Thompson

Once obsessed with technology and gadgets, Chris now spends his time developing his North Dakota woodland into an edible food forest, storing his food for a rainy day.
How to Grow Microgreens Indoors: A Guide for Beginners

How to Grow Microgreens Indoors: A Guide for Beginners

From its high nutrients to aromatic flavors, microgreens deliver plenty of benefits. They enhance taste and improve texture in different foods, including salad, pasta, pizza, stir fry, wrap, and soup,…

Are Microgreens Healthy? What Are the Best Microgreens to Eat?

Are Microgreens Healthy? What Are the Best Microgreens to Eat?

Yes, they are healthy. After all, these micro plants aren’t different from the kale and broccoli on your plate. They are your regular vegetables and herbs but harvested in the…

11 Best Microgreens to Grow

11 Best Microgreens to Grow

Since they started showing up in menus in San Francisco back in the 1980s, microgreens have become more popular among health buffs. In fact, during the 1980s and 90s, the…

How to Set Up a Permaculture Farm — Methods to Start a Sustainable Farm

How to Set Up a Permaculture Farm — Methods to Start a Sustainable Farm

More and more people are adopting a more sustainable and self-sufficient way of living—now, more than ever. This trend is not just some fad, but more of a response by…

The Best Permaculture Books

The Best Permaculture Books

What is permaculture? Displeased with the environmental destruction all around, ecosystems expert Bill Mollison came up with the concept of permaculture.  This idea was derived from “permanent agriculture” and it’s…

15 Different Types of Edible Mushrooms

15 Different Types of Edible Mushrooms

How do you like your mushrooms?  Baked, grilled, roasted, added to stir-fries and soups? That’s how versatile mushrooms are. You know you can get edible mushrooms in a grocery store…

How to Grow Your Shiitake Mushrooms in a Log

How to Grow Your Shiitake Mushrooms in a Log

I’ll give you two reasons you should grow these mushrooms. One, shiitake mushrooms are rich in proteins, minerals, vitamins B and D. On top of that, they are low in…

Garlic Mustard Pesto: The Perfect Recipe For Foragers

Garlic Mustard Pesto: The Perfect Recipe For Foragers

Garlic mustard is an invasive plant that, thankfully, is edible and extremely healthful, and can be used in a variety of dishes. My favorite use for it, however, is a…

How to Prepare for Nuclear War

How to Prepare for Nuclear War

Nuclear war is unlikely, but not impossible. And learning how to prepare for nuclear war can help you prepare for essentially every other long-term SHTF event. Even if you think…

The Vermont Prepper’s Guide

The Vermont Prepper’s Guide

Located toward the top of the Appalachian Mountains and blanketed in lush forest, Vermont has a lot to offer in terms of scenery. Apart from the scenic landscape, the Green…

Bugging Out On A Motorcycle

Bugging Out On A Motorcycle

Many preppers keep dedicated bug-out vehicles in the form of trucks and SUVs with equipment and supplies. If you’ve got a family that you need to look out for, this…

How to Fireproof Your Home Against House Fires and Wildfires

How to Fireproof Your Home Against House Fires and Wildfires

Fueled by drought, dry vegetation, and extreme wind, wildfires across California wiped out thousands of homes and claimed more than 100 lives in 2017 and 2018. These were the deadliest…

A Prepper’s Guide: The Best Way to Store Herbs

A Prepper’s Guide: The Best Way to Store Herbs

In addition to being healthful, herbs are a great way to add flavor to dishes, create a relaxing and invigorating tea, or use topically as medicinal remedies. But with a…

Top 10 Best Wild Berries for Foragers

Top 10 Best Wild Berries for Foragers

Wild berries are an elusive fruit. They appear for a short period during summer and fall, and then seem to disappear just as quickly. Their period of perfect ripeness moves…

Top 5 Coffee Substitutes to Forage When SHTF

Top 5 Coffee Substitutes to Forage When SHTF

When the SHTF, assuming you are able to manage to create a stable situation where you are able to survive day-to-day, those small comforts of life are what you’ll really…

Why and How to Grow Green Onions

Why and How to Grow Green Onions

There are plenty of good reasons to learn to grow green onions. In fact, there are more and more reasons to grow your own food. The recent E. coli outbreak…