Jeanie Beales

Jeanie Beales
Traveler, photographer, writer. I'm eternally curious, in love with the natural world. How people can survive in harmony with nature has fueled my food safety and survival gardening practices. Over the years on numerous trips to wild places and cities I've learned all sorts of survival hacks, but there is always someone out there who can teach you a new trick so I remain an eternal student and forever humble.

60 Incredible Gardening Hacks

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Nothing to see here, just lots of gardening tips, tricks, secrets and hacks! 1. Honey for rooting slips Instead of buying hormone rooting powder use honey – when you cut your slip for planting, smear some honey on it. It will significantly increase the success rate of slips and give …

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21 Canning Tips for Beginners

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As a child, I would marvel at the canning exhibits at agricultural shows with my mother. The peaches, plums and apricots in the jars displaying the blue ribbons, were perfectly positioned and the color seemed to capture the essence of summer sun-ripened fruit. I could only imagine the taste of …

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How to Make Maple Syrup

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So you’re tired of paying high prices for that delicious maple syrup to smother pancakes with and you’ve decided it’s time to make you own? Well that’s great – after all its pure natural sugar without any additives. The Sugar Maple (scientific name Acer Saccharum) is native to Canada and …

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Senior body fitness exercises for Survival

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Younger people need seniors with all their accumulated knowledge in SHTF situations but wisdom needs to be backed up with fitness for a senior to be an effective member of the team. Some people may have retained their fitness levels by working hard and/or working out. Others let a busy …

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How to Build a Potter’s Wheel

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Want to make your own pottery for family use and perhaps make a small income from selling your ceramic wares? If the cost of buying a potter’s wheel is putting you off then take heart – making your own is not that difficult. There are as many designs as there …

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Basic Survival Advice for Non-Preppers

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When getting prepared, it is hard to imagine the actual havoc a disaster can wreak. it can be even tougher if you don’t know what scenarios to prep for. Survival information can be overwhelming so, the first impulse for many would be to go and buy a lot of things, such as backpacks …

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