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Survival Seeds Bank – Save Money By Making Your Own

fresh organic vegetablesIt seems that everywhere you look, someone is offering Survival Seeds or a “Survival Seed Bank” for sale. I don’t know which is more unbelievable. The prices they’re asking for these Survival Seeds or the Survival Seed Banks or that there are actually people willing to pay the asking price! Many of these offers don’t have $10 worth of seeds in them and they’re being sold for $50 to $150!

Buying and storing seeds for survival is not hard and not expensive, certainly not as expensive as some of the survival seed packs being offered on the Internet.

How To Make Your Own Survival Seed Bank

First off, you want to use only heirloom seeds, not hybrid seeds. Heirloom seeds are open pollinated. You will get the same type of plant year after year by saving the seeds. With hybrid seeds, the plants are derived from two different plant varieties. The problem with seeds from hybrids is that when you save the seeds and replant them, you typically get one variety and not the other. That is, if you even get anything from the hybrid seeds.

You can find good quality heirloom seeds on the Internet. Several places that I re3commend are Heirloom Seeds, Baker Creek and Victory Seeds. Another good source of heirloom seeds is Seed Savers. Seed Savers is an exchange where people can share and trade heirloom seeds.

Before you start ordering any kind of seeds, sit down and figure out which varieties you want to plant and which ones you may want to plant in the future. Make a list before you start shopping for seeds.

For example, here are the seeds I buy, plant and put back in my seed bank.

Corn (sweet and field varieties)
Beans (pole, green and pinto)
Tomatoes (southern varieties that do well in the heat)
Onions (bulb and green type)
Potatoes (I prefer the red and Yukon golds)
Okra
Radish
Peas
Cucumbers (pickling and slicers)
Melons (watermelon, cantaloupe)
Peppers
Greens (spinach, turnip, etc)

The seeds that you’ll want to fit your situation will probably be different, but at least this will give you an idea of what types I put back. Make sure that you’ve actually grown the variety in your area to ensure that it grows well in your local climate. Here in the South, many Tomato varieties don’t handle our heat well, so we have to be selective in what we plant. For example, the heirloom variety Brandywines are great tomatoes but they don’t tolerate the heat near as well as Arkansas Travelers. So which one do you think I plant and put back the most of? You guessed it, the Travelers!

Now that you have your own list of heirloom seeds made out, go shopping. Depending on the variety, I try to buy all my seeds in bulk. I like to have at least several hundred seeds of each type in my bank at any one time. I will also add seeds throughout the early Spring as they become available and I also add some of my own seeds that I saved.

By saving seeds this way, you’ll soon find out that your survival seed bank grows quickly!

How To Make a Survival Seed Bank

Now let’s say that you have your survival seeds and you want to start your seed bank. I personally do not like to store seeds in the packets they come in, but I have done it without any ill effects. I normally put them into a plastic bag, put a label into the bag with the name of the plant and date I put them in and then vacuum seal the bag. Once I have a good variety of seeds, I will then store them in several manners.

My favorite way is to put all the vacuum packed seeds into a mylar bag and seal it. Once that bag is sealed, I then put it into a plastic bucket (2 gallon or larger) or a PVC pipe sealed at both ends (one end with a threaded cap seal).

Another way I store my seeds after I’ve vacuumed packed them is in a surplus ammo can with a good tight seal. These are normally seeds stored away from my home in remote locations that I can retrieve at a later date if I need them.

If this all seems over kill, just remember, moisture and air are your seeds enemy. Once your seeds get soaked, you’ll need to plant them right away or risk damage. Some may be okay by drying them quickly, but then again, you’re not generally around when your stored seeds become water logged!
Why Store Survival Seeds?

Many people question why anyone needs to store seeds for survival. If you find yourself asking this, you need to do some more research on hybrid seeds. I’ll just quickly give you my opinion here.

First, many genetically enhanced hybrid seeds produce great food. But I’m not real big on genetically enhanced anything and I prefer food from good ole heirloom seeds.

Some will argue that food from genetically enhanced food is not as good for you as food grown from heirloom seeds. I don’t know this to be true and have never read any hardcore evidence supporting this theory.

I know this to be true of many varieties. Heirloom seeds produced vegetables taste better than vegetables grown from hybrid seeds. This is true for Tomatoes, Melons, Corn and others.

Some also point out the controversy behind the so called Terminator Seeds or GURT seeds. These seeds are designed to be sterile and not reproduce. Although I can find nothing saying these seeds have ever been sold commercially, there’s always the thought in the back of some people’s mind.

So before you shell out big money for a survival seed bank or small packets of vacuum packed survival seeds, save yourself a lot of money and do it yourself. You’ll save money and come away with a lot more seeds for the money!

Prepare Your Survival Gardens For The Upcoming Economical Collapse

To put a face to the phrase “Crisis Garden,” watch the advertisement that has aired during The Glenn Beck Program.

Recall December 1999, when everybody began fearfully preparing for the approaching Y2K Armageddon by filling their cellars with gallons of drinking water and can lids of barely edible prepared vegetables? To Glenn Beck followers that’s occurring once again. While the commercial was broadcasted a number of times on his radio program before, tv audiences got a first glimpse of the Survival Seed Bank’s “Crisis Garden” vegetable seeds during Beck’s program, where the advertisement suggested that “non-hybrid seeds could become more valuable than even silver or gold” in the upcoming economic break.

The Survival Seed Bank promotes itself as a organization selling fruit and vegetable seeds which can be used in establishing one’s own plants once the country collapses under the enormous weight of its own enormous governing administration. The very first thing to be disturbed, they declare, is the food source, which will decline in virtually no time. And by “no time,” they mean:

As the meltdown progresses, one of the first things to be affected will be our nation’s food supply. Expect soaring prices along with moderate to severe shortages by spring. If you don’t have the ability to grow your own food next year, your life may be in danger. Supply lines for food distribution in this country are about three days, meaning a dependence on “just in time” distribution systems, which will leave store shelves empty in the event of even the smallest crisis.

To retain your family members harmless and spend less money on food, cultivate your own! Survival Seed Bank gives you “nutrient-dense food for pennies per pound… enough to feed friends and family forever!” They additionally guarantee the seeds won’t be biologically altered or hybrids, which often does not seem especially wise, since genetic modification of crops has developed bigger, more robust, and more nutritious plants.

The Survival Seed organization even has a testimonies page, where somebody named Brian Williams, standing over his survival garden, exclaims, “People would drive down my street to see ‘the garden in the front yard’!” It seems a bad idea to advertise that your backyard has tasty survival plants when the approaching worldwide economic crisis forces all Us citizens to scavenge and loot their neighbors’ homes for meals, but Mr. Williams obviously just can not keep the secret to himself. And at this time there are loads more pleased customers on the webpage.

The emergency seed psicosis appears to have been to some extent driven by reports distributed on World Net Daily, suggesting that the federal government is hoarding and progressively controlling food for nefarious motives. WND has been going after the concern regularly, publishing content articles denouncing the authorities for trying to examine a cow farm, concealing the upcoming food scarcity from the American consumers and actively playing chef in our kitchens. The advertising campaign appears to been working, as the concerns have spawned the creation of a company devoted to make America once again a country of vegetable growers and farmers!

Are You Ready To Take Control Of Your Own Food Supply?

Vegetable gardenCould you and your family get off the grid and survive in a panic? Do you have enough seeds to plant a survival garden and feed your family? Do you have the right kind of seeds to plant? If you’re answering no to these questions, you need to stop wherever you are and ask yourself… “What would I do if the grocery stores closed?” The answer sadly is that you’d probably go hungry.

A survival seed bank (or seedbank) is a collection of viable seeds for common grains, vegetables, herbs, and fruits; many survivalists maintain such banks so that they can feed themselves if an apocalyptic event occurs or if oppressive forces attempt to wipe out those species.

Emergency Seed Bank Vs. Survival Seed Bank

I’ve bought my first survival seed bank few years ago, and I was very pleased with it. It was sold by this company, and the package not only included really generous amount of different vegetable seeds all sealed individually and packed in a plastic seed bank, but also special manual on 81pages with detail instructions how to start and grow your survival garden using non hybrid seeds.

But, I decided it was time to buy another survival seed bank and before “closing the deal” I thought I would look around to see what’s new on the market. To my surprise, today there is almost a dozen different suppliers of survival seeds and survival seed banks!

Some seem really nice and could be a nice deal, but some look quite phony and I’m not sure they offer a great deal of vegetable seeds for the asked price. It seems I’ll need to have a closer look at each and every emergency survival seed bank offered, and then make my choice!

I’ll keep you posted with my findings!

Gardening with Survival Seeds

In the event of any kind of local or global catastrophe, the vegetable garden can ensure survival food if you have planted it on time. Learning how to plant a vegetable garden will ensure that you have enough food during these catastrophic events.

Your urban survival kit should include: gardening equipment, gardening almanac and survival seeds or survival seed bank.
You can plant a vegetatable garden in any plot or in containers if you don’t have the space. Just make sure that the location is sunny.
Sharing your survival tips, knowledge  and your food survival skills with others will help them survive too!

P.S. Emergency Seed Bank is having a sale! If you buy a survival seed bank now, you can save $40! Check it out here: http://mysurvivalgarden.com/survival-seeds-compared/

Why Should Everyone Need a “Survival Garden”?

Survival seeds safely stockpiled in a Survival Seed Bank and ready to grow survival garden is something every survivalist should have. In case of economical or natural disasters food production and food shipment might get disrupted.

Most grocery stores only carry a few days worth of supplies, which in case of wide spread disasters, isn’t enough. When panic buying kicks in, those grocery stores would be run over and wiped out in a matter of hours! And the only way to obtain food for you and your family is to grow it yourself!

Every time a hurricane makes landfall, or some flood is approaching, all the grocery stores in that area are practically cleaned out. The same would happen if there were any other type of world wide event (like the recent economical crises).

People who live in cities and other urban areas and who are dependent on the grocery stores and retail chains for their food – they especially need to take home gardening seriously and think about purchasing survival vegetable seeds for emergency.

Saving seeds for future years is a very essential project without a doubt. Actually, the modern society is slowly moving in direction of a critical point of no return, from which there will be no way back. The survival seed banks must be established so that the upcoming generations can at the very least have the most essential thing like food. For the reason that food is essential of the people, along with drinking water. But the issue that obviously comes up is this: why at all should all of us be worried about stocking food for the foreseeable future? This is because Mother Nature is really going for a disaster.

Environment experts indicate rising cases of climate alterations, erratic weather behaviours, raise of global temperatures, also known as global warming etc. These plainly suggest, that if we don’t prepare for the foreseeable future with prepper resources, we are going to be in a lot of trouble. There is also the importance for realizing that consumers cannot use the type of agricultural inputs that are applied these days. For instance, lots of inorganic components like pesticides and fertilizers are used in modernday agriculture.

But down the road, when things become really hard, people will have to use basic forms of gardening, like survival gardening and organic farming. So besides just storing vegetable seeds, there is also a neccessety of conserving the knowledge. This can only happen if the information and approaches for traditional gardening are handed down from generation to generation. To endure, people will have to return to the very basic principles and this is where the essential requirement for survival seed bank takes place.

Survival Seeds and Survival Seed Bank Review

survival seed bank casingI was recently contacted from one online company that sells Survival Seeds and Survival Seed Bank kits, asking me to take a look at their website and to review their best selling product, a survival seed bank.

Until know, I haven’t had any contact with survival seeds or survival seed banksand to be honest, didn’t know much about the subject. I investigated online a little bit, and this is what I found out.

Survival Seed Bank is a package (water and weather proof) that contains all the vegetable seeds you and your family might need to survive during a time of some weather crisis or food supply crisis (like economy downturn). All the seeds in the Survival Seed Bank are GMO free (non hybrid) and open pollinated, which means that you can collect the seeds from the crops you grow – this is very important step! Being able to grow vegetables, and then collect the seeds from that vegetables for future plantings, is the essence of every survival seed bank.

That’s why all survival seed bank contain ONLY non-hybrid survival seeds. This is a huge advantage since many commercially available seeds you can buy are treated (designed to be resistant but infertile) which means that you have to buy seeds year after year. And that, in the crisis, is the last thing you won’t to be necessary!

Survival seed bank may seem to be a little far fetched idea at first, but having a peace of mind that you and your family have a sustainable supply of reliable survival seeds ready to be planted is becoming more and more important to a lot of people. Having a food supply for you and your family has a comforting and calming feeling.

Being able to pick fresh vegetables right from your back garden in the times of a economics or food crisis is priceless!

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Survival Seed Bank is packed in a indestructible can.

But you don’t need world crises as a main reason to invest in survival seed bank! Using survival seeds and planting your own vegetables is becoming very popular way to help make end meet financially, for a lot of people. Planting just a few of the vegetables you and your family enjoy eating can make a serious improvement in your home budget, and ensure that you always eat fresh and healthy non- GMO vegetables!

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