Household Items That Serve As Organic Fertilizers

At some point of life, you may realize the importance of eating homegrown vegetables; or, you may be interested in growing vegetables to ensure your survival during emergencies in which you do not have access to the stores and markets. No matter what the reason is, you are going to have to make the garden fertile enough to grow the plants of your choice. And for this purpose, you can use certain household items as fertilizers.

In this article, we are going to talk about such household items which can be amazing fertilizers.

Materials from compost

Building compost heap is the best thing that you can do in order to get the best quality fertilizer to grow your plants in the garden. These composted materials have all of the necessary nutrients which your plants are going to require for having better growth. You can use a mix of green and brown materials to give the soil a decent supply of nitrogen and carbon.

Chicken droppings

You may find it interesting that droppings from your chickens can be the best fertilizer. So, you don’t have to waste the droppings from your chickens if you are growing your own vegetables in your garden.

Coffee grounds

One good way to increase the level of nitrogen, potassium and magnesium in the soil is to sprinkle dried coffee grounds on it. However, it can increase the soil’s pH.

Ash from the fireplace

You can sprinkle ashes from the fireplace to maintain the levels of potassium and calcium carbonate in the soil. This too can increase the pH of your soil.

Epsom Salt

A nice supply of magnesium and sulfate is quite important if you want to grow potatoes, tomatoes, and roses. For this purpose, you can add Epsom salt in the soil.

Powdered Egg Shells

Egg shells are quite beneficial when there is the requirement of raising the levels of calcium carbonate in your garden’s soil.


You can mix seaweed in the water and let it sit for a few months. This will prepare a fertilizer which his high in potassium.

Pine needles

You can supply nitrogen to your soil with the help of pine needles. This fertilizer can also decrease the pH of your soil.

Importance of Protecting Your Gear from EMP

You may have heard about EMP (electromagnetic pulse). It is actually a wave which can cause a wide range of electronics to stop functioning. In this article, we are going to talk about how you can prevent your electronic gear from getting affected by an EMP attack.

It would be worth mentioning here that we do not have access to the entire information about the EMP. Only the declassified parts of this information are made public. However, even this amount of information will be enough to make some reasonable projections.

To give you an idea about how bad the EMP can be, we sharing an estimate. According to this estimate, about 70% – 90% of Americans will be dead within 12 – 18 months after an EMP attack. The major reason is the high dependence on electricity based systems. This attack has the capability to disrupt the supply of resources like food, water and sanitation abilities on a very large scale.

In this scenario, it gets highly important to make sure that you are ready to survive such attacks. But you never know how much you are going to need to be prepared for it. In this case, we can say “more is less”.

Coronal Mass Ejection

A Coronal Mass Ejection, or CME, also has the capacity to take an entire grid down. It happens when highly charged plasma particles from the surface of the sun crash into the Earth’s magnetosphere. This event can lead the generation of an electrical current in bigger metal structures which have the capability to conduct electricity. This induction destroys the transformers responsible for power transmission. More specifically, this event can cause inability of the power grid to stay operational.

Nevertheless, CME is not dangerous for the electronic devices. On the other hand, EMP can cause stoppage of everything that creates electricity or operates on electricity.

Why do you need to protect your electronics?

It is very important to protect your electronic gear from EMP. The first reason is that you will want to communicate through radio. You also need to generate power.

And the second reason is that we hardly try to remember anything because information can be stored in digital format. So, you will want to have access to any of the information resource to get help in survival.

The Faraday Cage

Faraday cage is one of the ways to protect your electronic gear from getting affected by EMP. Good thing is that it is very easy to build and you are not going to have to spend a lot of money for it. Here is the guide to help you with the process of building a Faraday Cage. All you have to do is to put your most essential electronic gear inside this cage.