Welcome to BarterintheHood.com where knowledge is key to building a new economy based on home-grown food and barter and trade of products and services in your local communities. Utilize the .pdf document and the useful learning links collected from my favorite gardeners around the world. Self-sufficiency is awesome!
Grow your own food for self-sufficient living, barter and trade (the REAL economy).
Basil and Tomatoes are Best Buddies in the Garden.
Organic Strawberry Patch
Grow Tons O' Taters in Grow Bags
Props to these amazing Teachers:
Check out my go-to-guy for all things prepper - Mike Adams - The Health Ranger:
More from Mike: https://www.brighteon.com/channels/hrreport
Here's another GREAT information resource. Love this guy, Christian, the Ice Age Farmer:
Book: Grow Food for Free by Huw Richards https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/617484/grow-food-for-free-by-huw-richards/
•EPIC Gardening: https://www.youtube.com/user/EpicGardening
•Hollis and Nancy’s Homestead: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPVn9bDOp3DfMMKjPrEsIOw
•Home Grown Veg: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPrZIwOWNvem_IAuGgmIWlg
•Learn Organic Gardening at Growing Your Greens: https://www.youtube.com/user/growingyourgreens
•MI Gardener: https://www.youtube.com/user/MIgardener
•Next Level Gardening: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcJceGUaevGlP7s2xzL9akA
•Self-Sufficient Me: https://www.youtube.com/user/markyv69
•Simplify Gardening: https://www.youtube.com/user/knightreplica
•The Gardening Channel with James Prigioni: https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePermaculturGarden
•The Rusted Gardener: https://www.youtube.com/user/pilarchik
JUST FOR FUN!
Check out my friend’s new YouTube Channel (and yes, some gardening is involved).
Good compost takes time to develop. I build up compost during the Summer months then add to my garden soil in the fall. The effort is well worth it!
If you do not have access to traditional "browns" (dried leaves, twigs, branches, etc.) you may use brown grocery bags, paper, and cardboard. The more finely shredded, the better, as the total surface area is at its maximum potential which promotes rapid decomposition.
Do not use highly inked paper as the ink may be toxic.
Avoid glossy magazines; they are full of toxins. Be sure to remove labels, plastic, and shipping tape prior to your shred party. Have fun!
Plant a colorful and tasty assortment of organic lettuces!
There's nothing tastier than GMO-free home-grown tomatoes...
Need I say more?
Fruit or wine, grapes are good anytime!
I just whipped up a fresh batch of Fluoride-Free Tooth Polish for my roommate who absolutely loves the stuff!
After many iterations, I developed the following organic tooth polish recipe. Feel free to copy and modify the extract flavoring to suit your tastes! Also, this may provide a potential barter item for future consideration...
Use organic ingredients whenever possible. Add, in this order:
1-1/2 cups Diatomaceous Earth (food grade)
1 cup Baking Soda
5 Packets Stevia
Pulse a few times to blend evenly.
1 cup Coconut Oil (of a soft butter consistency - important)
Pulse until well blended.
While in full pulse, drizzle in:
1 tsp. Clove Extract
1/2 tsp. Hydrogen Peroxide (3% diluted)
The final product should have the consistency of thick frosting or peanut butter. You may add a few drops of Distilled Water to make more pliable. Transfer to an airtight container. I dole out a quarter cup at a time into a small glass jar then, when that runs out, dole out some more. The polish lasts a long time (a little goes a long way) and does not require refrigeration.
Add two full dropperfuls of super-strength peppermint oil to one bottle of hydrogen peroxide (3% solution). Shake. When ready to use, squirt a Tablespoon or so into a mouthwash cap, add a little water, then swirl in mouth for 15 seconds. Spit out. Give mouth a final rinse of fresh water. Then, most importantly, have a great day!
5 Organic Lemons
5 Organic Grapefruit
Take 2 TBLSP in the morning and 2 TBLSP at night or you may make into a tea, sweetened with organic honey, and sip throughout the day (quinine tastes bitter). The quinine may be frozen.
I supplement my health with daily doses of Zinc, Vitamin D3, and Vitamin E. Exercise and eating organic is key to robust health.
To reiterate, this is NOT medical advice but an old-school option that our Grandmothers and our Great-Grandmothers would endorse (when the sniffles start).
If you are feeling ill, seek professional medical advice!
VENMO: Esperanza Creeger@Esperanza-Creeger
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