I get a lot of emails from vendors asking me to put links to their sites on this blog. In order to maintain the integrity of my links I request the vendors provide me with some free stuff so I can review it and determine it is quality stuff or provide me with a credit so I can shop at their store and attest that it is a real store and you actually get what you order. To my surprise, NO ONE STEPS UP AND BRIBES ME! So guess what…NO LINK! What you they think – advertising is free? The only links on my site are ones that I use and can honestly guarantee. So for all you vendors… if you want a link – SEND ME SOME STUFF!!
Then along came hometownseeds.com. They stepped up and sent me a pack their “Survival Seeds” pack. Here is what I got and here are my thoughts:
I like the idea of having seeds even as a suburban prepper. Many of us have enough space to sow SOME sort garden. Buckets, bath tubs and other creative containers can be filled with soil and crops can be grown. But, if you don’t have seeds (and good seeds at that) all the soil, fertilizer and water won’t produce food. So, is there a practical and cost-effective way for Joe-Schmoe suburbanite prepper to stock seeds? YES…and the folks at hometown seeds have the answer. Check it out here…
Here we have a survival pack of Non-hybrid seeds. You get:
- Sweet Corn
- Swiss Chard
- Winter Squash
- Pole Beans and
- Squash Zucchini
According to Hometownseeds.com, the package will keep the seeds good for 5 YEARS!! You can store it in a cold, dark place or even the fridge or the freezer. The package is solid. I really like the fact that it looks like a package that would withstand water damage and light impact. In addition to the seeds, you get an informational printout. It gives you all the info you need about each variety’s garden location, soil conditions, moisture and planting. NICE!! You do not want to be second guessing your self when the S hits the F! As this is the winter, yes – even California has winter, I won’t be planting anytime soon. However, check back for my planting posts!
The package contains even seeds for 3/4 of an acre of crop! All that for $35? That is well worth it. The good people at hometownseeds.com have made the following generous offer…
In appreciation for your help, we would like to offer a 10% discount on all of our products to you and your web community. By entering the coupon code thanks, 10% will be reduced from the total cost of any order. The code will be good through February 28, 2010. Feel free to offer this to your readers and visitors.
I did a little research to check the price point on this seed pack and this pack is reasonably priced and a GREAT WAY to get a seed storage plan going! The one thing I saw on another site that I liked was a tobaccoseed pack. I like the idea of prepping something that will be a money maker if the worldgoes bonkers. If you have good non-hyrid tobacco seeds and some land (tobacco takes a lot out of the ground so you will need to rotate your crops) you can produce a crop that will be in VERY VERY HIGH DEMAND!!
Remember, you want non-hybrid seeds because they allow you to harvest the seeds of the crop you just grew and allow you to have a PERPETUAL supply of food. Food will be the currency of a new world! Remember my advice, Guns are great but there is a chance you won’t need them if the SHTF… there is a 100% absolute guarantee you will need food! Adjust your preps accordingly!