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Citrus fruits are full of essential vitamins, great for recipes, and are a lovely addition to your garden. Some varieties, like lemon trees, can also be grown indoors.
If you’re trying to be self-sufficient and you start everything from scratch, buying a tree from a garden center isn’t an option. On Step To Health, there is a tutorial on how to grow a lemon tree from a seed. It may take a little while to yield fruit, but it’ll be well worth it to have your own trees.
The instructions call for things you probably have around already, especially if you’re a homesteader or avid gardener. Seeds, potting soil, water and sun will get a seedling sprouted and on its way to becoming a tree! Important tip: Use seeds from an organic lemon; a few years ago I started seedlings that grew into beautiful trees, but I didn’t get any fruit!
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It’s made of lean, dried meat that’s crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call “survival skills” now.