Climate change is already here, it’s not a matter of if but when!
Yes, I accept I’m bit paranoid. But paranoids survive.
And remember "Wish for the best and plan for the worst".
I'm going to talk to experts and write a manual with more than hundreds of articles with details of how to build a self-sufficient farm and run it.
You all are welcome to use this manual and build a one for yourself or join one of our groups (coming soon) and build a one as a collective effort.
With a doomsday plan like this, you will always be ready for it or if it never happens (thanks god) you will be able to sell it to the next generation at a huge profit. So it's a win win!
These articles will be well structured and detailed to practical implementation too. So please stay with me and let's do this together."
Thank you, Randy B
Doomsday Manual A1 : Introduction
Self-sufficient farming is the ultimate goal of many farmers today without even considering a doomsday. It is the ability to grow your own food, sustain your livestock, and produce your energy.
However, achieving self-sufficiency is no mean feat. It requires a lot of effort, resources, and planning.
In this manual, we will explore the 21 key factors that are essential to achieving self-sufficient farming including a doomsday shelter
The first and most crucial factor in self-sufficient farming is land. You need enough land to grow crops, raise livestock, and set up infrastructure. The amount of land you need will depend on the size of your family and the kind of farming you want to do. It is essential to choose land that is fertile, has access to water, and has good drainage. Read more,..
The quality of the soil is critical for self-sufficient farming. It is essential to test the soil for nutrients and pH levels to determine what kind of crops will grow best in your area. You may need to amend the soil with organic matter or nutrients to improve its quality. Read more,..
Water is essential for farming, and you need a reliable source of water to grow crops and raise livestock. It is essential to have a well, spring, or irrigation system that can supply water all year round. Read more,..
Seeds are the foundation of your farm, and it is essential to choose seeds that are adapted to your climate and soil. You may need to save seeds from year to year to ensure you have a constant supply of the best seeds. Read more,..
Composting is an essential aspect of self-sufficient farming. It allows you to recycle organic matter and turn it into valuable fertilizer for your crops. You can use kitchen scraps, manure, and yard waste to make compost. Read more,...
Livestock is an essential part of self-sufficient farming. It provides meat, milk, eggs, and manure for your farm. You need to choose the right kind of livestock for your climate and land and provide them with adequate food, water, and shelter.
7. Crop Rotation
Crop rotation is essential for maintaining soil health and preventing pest and disease problems. It involves planting different crops in different areas of your farm each year to ensure the soil remains fertile.
Irrigation is essential for self-sufficient farming, especially in areas with low rainfall. You can use drip irrigation or sprinkler systems to water your crops.
9. Food Storage
Food storage is critical for self-sufficient farming. You need to store your harvests properly to ensure you have enough food to last through the winter. You can use root cellars, canning, and drying to preserve your food.
10. Energy Production
Energy production is essential for self-sufficient farming. You can use solar panels, wind turbines, or hydroelectric generators to produce energy for your farm.
11. Tools and Equipment
Tools and equipment are essential for farming. You need a range of tools, including shovels, hoes, rakes, and wheelbarrows, to maintain your farm.
12. Pest Control
Pest control is essential for self-sufficient farming. You can use natural methods such as companion planting, crop rotation, and natural predators to control pests and diseases.
13. Waste Management
Waste management is critical for self-sufficient farming. You need to manage your waste properly to avoid polluting your soil and water. You can use composting and recycling to reduce waste and protect the environment.
A greenhouse is essential for self-sufficient farming, especially in areas with cold winters. It allows you to extend your growing season and grow crops that would not normally thrive in your climate.
Fencing is essential for self-sufficient farming, especially if you have livestock. You need to protect your animals from predators and ensure they do not wander off your property. Fencing can also help protect your crops from wild animals.
16. Seed Saving
Seed saving is an essential practice in self-sufficient farming. It allows you to save money and ensure you always have a supply of seeds for the next planting season. You need to learn how to harvest and store seeds properly to ensure they remain viable.
17. Crop Diversity
Crop diversity is essential for self-sufficient farming. It ensures you have a variety of crops to eat throughout the year and reduces the risk of crop failure due to pests or weather conditions. You can plant a mix of annuals and perennials, fruits, vegetables, and grains to ensure a diverse harvest.
18. Food Preservation
Food preservation is critical for self-sufficient farming. You need to preserve your harvest to ensure you have enough food to last throughout the year. You can use methods such as canning, drying, fermenting, and pickling to preserve your food.
Education is essential for self-sufficient farming. You need to learn about best practices, new technologies, and new techniques to ensure your farm remains productive and sustainable. You can attend workshops, conferences, and read books to expand your knowledge.
Community is an essential aspect of self-sufficient farming. You need to connect with other farmers, share knowledge and resources, and build a support network. You can join a local farmers' market or community garden to connect with like-minded people.
21. The doomsday shelter
The doomsday shelter is the last piece of our puzzle here. It should withstand extreme weather conditions yet comfortable and specious enough to live in with or without a doomsday scenario.
In conclusion, achieving self-sufficient farming requires a lot of effort, planning, and resources. These 21 key factors are essential for ensuring your farm remains productive, sustainable, and profitable. By focusing on these factors and continuously learning and adapting, you can achieve self-sufficiency and enjoy the many benefits of farming your land even without a doomsday scenario.
Let's find out more about each point in our next articles of this manual and dig deeper.
What is A1:
A is the level of article where A is the height level. B is the second level.
1 or the number followed by is the article number of that level.